HYPNOTHERAPY and ACUPUNCTURE
Everything you want to know about our Belfast 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. We have two Belfast hypnotherapists, covering the city centre and Newtownabbey.
You will have three treatments, all of which are covered by our single fee.
NOT STOPPING SMOKING
Smoking reduction that works
Not yet available here.
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR BELFAST HYPNOTIST, AND CLIENT COMMENTS
“Very helpful, and very positive. Made me feel really relaxed. Great success so far.” BC, Kilkeel
“Jim was extremely professional and helpful.” DQ, Co Down
Our Belfast hypnotherapist in the city is Joe Boyle. If you would like to speak with Joe, complete the contact form and he will call you. Our Belfast hypnotist in Newtownabbey is Jim Hannah.
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR BELFAST ACUPUNCTURIST, AND PATIENT COMMENTS
OUR BELFAST HYPNOTHERAPY AFTERCARE
DIRECTIONS TO OUR BELFAST HYPNOTIST OR ACUPUNCTURIST
Directions to our Belfast Hypnotherapy branches
We have two branches here
Directions to our Belfast Acupuncture branch
Updates: Our Belfast Hypnotherapy and Acupuncture Services
12th May 2018. For the coming fortnight, our Newtownabbey hypnotherapy clients will be offered a slot at our Belfast hypnosis branch.
To book with either our Newtownabbey or city centre Belfast hypnotist, or our acupuncturist, or just to ask for our advice, click this button
THE NSCI STOP SMOKING HANDBOOK
Here is a small taster from the book. If you are going to come to our Belfast hypnotherapist or acupuncturist, have a read of the sample pages first.
….. The problem wasn’t that Michael actually believed smoking was relieving his stress. After all, he was just as stressed with it as without it, and he knew that. The problem was that his brain was hardwired to smoke when he was stressed, not listen to logic. His brain was simply incapable of rational thought when he got stressed. Appealing to his intelligence was pointless, because smokers hand their intelligence over to the tobacco companies when they sign up.
On the intellectual level Michael knew what was going on, but on the emotional level he was putty in their hands. He had no power to resist them. He could have a cigarette in his hand while he was saying this isn’t helping, but carry on smoking it. He would know, while he was doing it, that it made no sense, but he couldn’t stop doing it. If you have any doubts at all about the awesome power of tobacco, this is what it’s capable of. Tobacco can make you say black is white and white is black, know you’re wrong, despise yourself for saying it, but say it all the same.
Michael was desperate. We were not a little otherwise ourselves. Our work is largely predicated on logical argument – tell the patient the facts and he will use them to save his life. You might have noticed that, reading this Handbook.
A SHORT CASE HISTORY
From our Belfast hypnotherapy branch
Janice was quite certain that she was not addicted to nicotine. Then she added that even if she was it wasn’t the reason she couldn’t stop smoking. She wanted to see our Belfast hypnotist because it was, in her words, ‘all in the mind’.
Is smoking all in the mind? And if it isn’t why do we provide hypnotherapy? To answer the first question first, no, of course it isn’t. Every smoker knows that nicotine is an addictive drug. So now to the second question. Why, if all smokers are addicted, don’t we just provide treatment for the addiction? Why do we provide a therapy that actually ignores it? Well, hypnotherapy only appears to ignore it. What it is actually doing is using the power of your subconscious mind to overcome the addiction. What our Belfast hypnotherapist will NOT be doing is ignoring the root cause of your problem, which is your physical need for nicotine. What he WILL be doing is tackling the psychological dependence that was created by the addiction.
You are addicted, and when you stop smoking you will have to withdraw from nicotine. The key here is what you brain does about that. If you stop on your own, your brain is very likely to respond by making you smoke. You know this because you’ve been there before. What happened in Janice’s case, when she saw our Belfast hypnotist, was that he gave her control over how her brain responded to the need for nicotine. He didn’t eliminate the withdrawal, which can’t be done, he enabled her to ignore it. Without the symptoms, it was then easy for Janice to stop smoking, because there was no reason to smoke.
This is how hypnotherapists treat addiction. Not by denying the facts, but by changing them.
And it’s worth adding here that there is another way to achieve the same result. Our Belfast acupuncturist will do this in exactly the opposite way. By controlling the withdrawal symptoms physically, she will give you control over your perceived need to smoke. So the two therapies achieve the same end, but they do it in opposite ways. Is one better than the other? No. If you’re not sure which way to do this, just call us, on 01200 40 50 22, and we’ll help you to decide. If you decide on hypnotherapy, we have hypnotists in Belfast and Newtownabbey as well.
OTHER BELFAST STOP SMOKING RESOURCES
You may not be looking for Belfast hypnosis or acupuncture. If not, we suggest you see your GP.. You can also visit the NHS Belfast website here. If you then need help from our Belfast hypnotist or acupuncturist, we shall be pleased to hear from you.