HYPNOTHERAPY and ACUPUNCTURE
Including three years of support to ensure you stay stopped
Everything you want to know about our Oxford hypnosis or acupuncture service
Most clients stop in a single session, but a free follow-up is provided within three months in the event that you have a problem. Our Oxford hypnotherapist has bookings from Monday to Saturday, and you can also be seen in the evening.
This is a three-treatment programme, and the fee includes all of this.
NOT STOPPING SMOKING
Smoking reduction that works
Not yet available here.
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR OXFORD HYPNOTIST
Abi Strevens, our Oxford hypnotist, sees clients at both of our Oxford hypnotherapy branches. See the location details below.
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR OXFORD ACUPUNCTURIST
OUR OXFORD HYPNOTHERAPY AND ACUPUNCTURE AFTERCARE
DIRECTIONS TO OUR OXFORD HYPNOTIST AND ACUPUNCTURIST
Directions to our Oxford Acupuncture branch
Updates: Our Oxford Hypnotherapy and Acupuncture Branches
20/03/2019. At the moment our Bicester hypnotherapy clients are being offered slots here at our Oxford hypnosis branch.
Here are some of our other local branches. Click on any for the full details.
To book with our Oxford hypnotist or acupuncturist, or just to ask for our advice, click this button
THE NSCI STOP SMOKING HANDBOOK
Before seeing our Oxford hypnotherapist or acupuncturist, why not read the free sample pages on our website.
Here’s a taster for you:
….. If you want to know more about it, here goes, but if you don’t skip this next paragraph.
The doctor who did the original work, Dr Richard Mackarness, wasn’t actually looking at addiction at all. He was an allergy specialist. He developed some research work that was done in the US that enabled him to produce an antidote for any known allergen. It was a great success, even though the NHS in the UK wouldn’t back his work, and he wrote books about it and over the years became rather famous in his specialised field. Then he got to thinking that if he could cure allergy, which he could, he might be able to cure addiction. Why? Well, think about it. What does allergy mean? In simple terms, that your immune system mistakenly thinks a substance is a poison and gives you the symptoms of poisoning when you ingest it. When you inhale tobacco smoke and force your immune system to adapt to it, it does exactly what it does in an allergic reaction, only now instead of reacting when you have it it reacts when you don’t have it. Allergy doctors call this masked allergy. Your immune system only reacts to tobacco smoke when it doesn’t get it. What Dr Mackarness had done by discovering how to switch off an addictive reaction was simply to expose what the mechanism is that causes that reaction. That he didn’t win international acclaim is purely a function of commercial imperatives and is a disgrace.
So what you’ve got is an immune system that has been trained not only to accept poisons without producing symptoms, but in fact that will produce symptoms when it doesn’t see the poisons. That, in a nutshell, is the sum total of how addiction works. Withdrawal symptoms are signals from your immune system to your brain to look for the poisons it is adapted to. The same, by the way, applies to all addiction, not only tobacco.
A SHORT CASE HISTORY
From our Oxford hypnotherapy branch
Mark wanted to know how successful hypnosis is for smoking cessation. We gave him the same answer we give everyone, which is that there is no answer. Any therapist who puts a figure on this is behaving unethically, because they can’t prove it, which makes it nothing more than a claim. Our Oxford hypnotherapist will give you same answer – that they won’t make a claim they cannot prove.
Mark accepted this answer as both valid and ethical. He had been hoping, probably, for a nice figure that would provide him with reassurance. He knew our answer was correct though.
Everyone coming to our Oxford hypnosis branch has, to some extent, to take us on trust. But in fact is that any different from seeing an independent hypnotist? Mark picked us out because he understood that National Stop Smoking Centres is something more. We don’t claim to be the best, even if we often are, and we don’t claim that everyone will stop smoking when they come to us. We can’t claim that, because we can’t say what other people will do, only what we will do.
Luckily, Mark accepted this ethical stance. In fact he actually told our Oxford hypnotist that the reason he chose to come to us was that he appreciated our honesty. He had spoken with a couple of local hypnotists on the phone before choosing us, and whilst there was nothing wrong with them he didn’t get the feeling he was looking for. It was our refusal to overstate our case that impressed him.
He knew more than one local smoker who had been to an Oxford hypnotherapist, and both had successfully stop smoking. He very nearly went to one of those therapists himself, but something made him look again. He may have stopped whoever he had gone to, so this short case history is itself not a claim. It’s just food for thought.
TALK WITH OUR HYPNOTIST * FIRST
When you call us about hypnosis, or complete the enquiry form, we will contact you to discuss whether hypnotherapy is what you need. Once we are sure, we will have our Oxford hypnotist phone you. Of course she is highly qualified, but you will still want to see if you take to her. Hypnotherapy is great, which is why we provide it, but your success will to some extent depend on your relationship with the hypnotherapist you see.
– or acupuncturist, as appropriate..