With three years of counselling to keep you stopped
Everything you want to know about our Altrincham hypnosis 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 Altrincham hypnotherapist has bookings from Monday to Saturday, day or evening.
Not provided here at the present time.
NOT STOPPING SMOKING
Smoking reduction that works
Not yet available here.
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR ALTRINCHAM HYPNOTIST
Our Altrincham hypnotherapist is Alex Buxton. See below for the actual location of this branch.
OUR ALTRINCHAM HYPNOTHERAPY AFTERCARE
Directions to our Altrincham Hypnotherapy branch
Address: 6 Elm Tree Road, Lymm, WA13 0NB
NSSC Altrincham hypnosis branch
Updates: Our Altrincham Hypnotherapy Branch
27th June 2018. For the next three weeks, our Sale hypnotherapy clients will be offered appointments here at our Altrincham hypnosis branch.
30th April 2019. After a lengthy illness, we can now offer appointments again with our Altrincham hypnotist.
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A SHORT CASE HISTORY
From our Altrincham hypnotherapy branch
Julie and her mother, Avril, lived together and were ‘smoking buddies’. At first Avril had felt bad about Julie’s smoking, but when her daughter moved back in with her after a marriage break-up, she was an adult and made her own decisions. For quite a while they saw smoking as something they did together that was a comfort. That’s a common belief among smokers in any case. But at some point Julie realised this wasn’t going anywhere, that it was self-destructive behaviour. And she stopped believing it was a comfort. Suddenly she saw that it was giving her nothing. Her problem was that her mother still didn’t see that.
Julie booked to come to see our Altrincham hypnotist, hoping her mother would come along too. Avril, though, said she ‘wasn’t ready’ to stop smoking. That wasn’t hard to understand. She hadn’t had the epiphany her daughter had had. It tends to come to smokers suddenly, and it would be unlikely to have come to both of them at the same time. Would her mother’s reluctance put Julie off? She said it didn’t, but we could tell she was disappointed. Not only that, but she was also concerned about her mother still smoking after she herself had stopped. We always advise clients to insist other people can’t smoke in the house, but as it was Avril’s house Julie didn’t feel she could do that.
So she came to see our Altrincham hypnotist full of hope but also with a number of worries. Actually, although the circumstances weren’t common, that mix of hope and anxiety is. Most people have it when they are going to stop smoking. It’s really quite normal, so we were able to address Julie’s concerns in the hypnotherapy session. What remained then was whether her mother was going to support her in this. You would suppose that since Avril had said she wanted to stop smoking she would have given her full support to Julie, but it wasn’t that simple. Julie called our AfterCare service to say that her mother was leaving her cigarettes around just as usual, and we and she agreed that this was not what is meant by support. It was as if Avril was trying to sabotage her daughter. Julie, of course, didn’t want to believe that.
What happened was that Julie gave in to this pressure. After some more telephone counselling it was decided she should come back to see our hypnotist in Altrincham again, although we were still worried about the domestic situation. In the event, what happened was that Avril realised the damage she had done. This was inspired by Julie having to come back for a second session. She understood then that she had caused the problem. At the very least she announced that she would smoke outside and also keep her cigarettes well out of sight.
This went on for a few weeks, and Julie did very well. And what that did was to inspire Avril to bite the bullet herself. Perhaps she just needed her daughter to stop smoking so she could believe in it. We shall never know. In any case, she saw our Altrincham hypnotherapist and stopped very easily. And so it was another of those stories that ends happily ever after.
THE NSCI STOP SMOKING HANDBOOK
Here is a very small taster from the book. If you are going to come to our Altrincham hypnosis branch, it’s a good idea to read the free sample pages first.
Smoking and breathing
When you smoke for stress, you inhale deeply. Thus you learn to breathe deeply when you’re stressed, which is a good thing. The problem (apart from smoking not being a good thing) is that now you can’t cope with stress without breathing deeply and you think the only way you can do that is to smoke.
There are two ways to get out of this dead-end. Use herbal cigarettes, in the short term, to inhale deeply on something that is not addictive, and/or learn the breathing exercise in Project 6 and use it regularly.
OTHER ALTRINCHAM STOP SMOKING RESOURCES
Hypnosis may not be what’s best for you. If you want to take pharmaceutical products to stop smoking, ask your GP.. Or visit the NHS Smokefree website here. If they can’t help you, you are welcome to see our Altrincham hypnotist then.