Our Glasgow Hypnotherapy and Acupuncture Services
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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 Glasgow hypnotherapist has bookings from Monday to Saturday, and you can also be seen in the evening.
All patients are offered three treatments, typically about a week apart. We find this is ample for most smokers. The fee here includes all of these, plus our AfterCare Service.
We hope to bring AM to Glasgow by the end of 2017.
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR GLASGOW HYPNOTHERAPIST, AND CLIENT COMMENTS
Our hypnotist in Glasgow is Johan Maciver. Johan will explain how her session is going to work before making an appointment for you.
“Johan was a lovely supportive therapist. I really felt she went the extra mile to help me with my issues related to stopping smoking. Many thanks.” LC, Glasgow
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR GLASGOW ACUPUNCTURIST, AND PATIENT COMMENTS
OUR GUARANTEED AFTERCARE SERVICE
When you have seen our Glasgow hypnotherapist or acupuncturist we will enrol you in our NSSC AfterCare programme. The support that comes with each therapy is different, although in each case it provides access to our unlimited help by telephone counselling.
Glasgow Hypnotherapy AfterCare
This gives three years of support. We strongly advise you to call the helpdesk the day after your session. This will allow us to assess whether we need to give you any more help. A free second session with our Glasgow hypnotist will be arranged if you need one.
Glasgow Acupuncture AfterCare
You will be getting three years of counselling and support with acupuncture. In addition to the long-term support, we like to talk with you after the first treatment. This is to assess your progress and ensure that our Glasgow acupuncturist has feedback to prepare for your second treatment.
DIRECTIONS TO OUR GLASGOW BRANCHES
Directions to our Glasgow Hypnotherapy branch
Address: 752-756 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8UJ
Directions to our Glasgow Acupuncture branch
NSSC Glasgow hypnosis branch
UPDATES: OUR GLASGOW HYPNOTHERAPY AND ACUPUNCTURE BRANCHES
Bookings: week starting 19th March.
Our Glasgow acupuncture service can offer appointments this week on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, and Thursday morning or afternoon.
Our Glasgow hypnosis service has appointments this week most of Tuesday, Wednesday afternoon or evening,, and Friday morning.
To book for any therapy, or just to ask for our advice, click this button
A STOP-SMOKING TIP
We ask people, when they ring up about our Glasgow hypnotist or acupuncturist, the reason they can’t stop smoking. There is of course often more than one reason, but one that comes up time and again is habit.
Here is the reason why habit is not actually stopping you stopping. Habit is defined as something you do without thinking. You light up after a meal, when you make a long phone call or with a cup of coffee. It is true these are habit cigarettes. But is habit the reason you smoke them? No, the reason you smoke any given cigarette is because you have cigarettes to smoke. You can test whether this habit matters by not having them readily available.
Before you book with our acupuncturist or hypnotist in Glasgow, try breaking your habit. Don’t keep your cigarettes where you can just smoke them without thinking. Make yourself think, so that it’s not a habit. Even better, don’t buy any. Now try smoking out of habit. So, you would have to go and buy some. Fair enough. But it has at least proved our point, hasn’t it? Having to buy some is nothing to do with habit, is it?
THE NSCI STOP SMOKING HANDBOOK
Here is a small taster from the book. If you are going to see our acupuncturist or hypnotherapist in Glasgow, read the sample pages first.
Why don’t I enjoy all the cigarettes I smoke?
This is the acid test for addiction, or one of them. Many of the cigarettes you smoke are for no very good reason, just out of habit because they are there. If you don’t need nicotine, you won’t much enjoy smoking. If you do need nicotine, because you haven’t had any for a while, you will enjoy smoking. The pleasure of smoking is never anything more than the relief of the displeasure of not smoking. Thinking you are enjoying it with friends and a glass of wine is something else, which I have already explained.
Will I enjoy socialising with my friends after I stop smoking?
Look, I don’t know your friends, but in short, yes. Don’t you enjoy being with your non-smoking friends? Well, all your friends will enjoy being with you when you don’t smoke.
A SHORT CASE HISTORY
From our Glasgow hypnotherapy branch
At present we have just one hypnotist in Glasgow, covering the whole city. This means that clients have to come into the city from all parts of Greater Glasgow. This applies particularly since we closed our East Kilbride hypnosis branch, due to the retirement of our hypnotherapist there. We do hope soon to re-open a branch covering the south of the city, though.
Malcolm actually lived in Motherwell and had hoped to come to East Kilbride, but he worked in the city and our Glasgow hypnotist was able to see him just after he left his office, so that worked out well for him. Clients sometimes ask if they can come during the working day, but if this means they are going back to work after the session we don’t recommend it.
In fact Malcolm was glad not to do that. He had a lot of experience of friends and colleagues pestering him about how he was doing, when he tried to stop smoking previously. This is never helpful. Support is one thing, but pestering isn’t support. In fact we sometimes find that friends ask about the client’s progress not because they want to be helpful but for less constructive reasons. Sometimes, sad to say, they are looking for their friend to fail.
What he did was tell no-one at work he was coming to see our hypnotherapist. Then, the following day, one or two asked him to come outside for a smoke break, and he declined without saying why. What he found, after a few days, was that people did notice he wasn’t smoking, and he simply said he wasn’t at the moment and left it at that.
Do we recommend telling people you’re going to stop smoking? Well, it depends. Our Glasgow hypnotherapist often says this is a good idea, but again it depends on the circumstances. You will have to judge for yourself how people will react. If they are going to give you constructive support, fine, go ahead. If they are likely to be negative, or over-interested, then we suggest you keep it to yourself.
Interestingly, we also had a case, just after we saw Malcolm, at our Glasgow acupuncture branch, that illustrates this. Vanessa had made a point of telling her friends and family she was stopping smoking. They were almost all constructive in the right way. One, though, said he didn’t believe she would stop because she had always failed before. If anyone ever says this to you, they are not a friend.
A week after Malcolm had his session at our Glasgow hypnosis service, he did in fact have one slip-up when a colleague enticed him out of the office for a smoke break. Malcolm said he would go, but had no intention of smoking. What happened was that his friend asked him to hold his cigarette while he popped back to the office for a moment. Was it a deliberate ploy? Who knows. Malcolm made the mistake of doing this, and yes, he took a puff, in a moment of madness. What happened then was that it made him feel ill. So he recognised that he didn’t want to smoke, ever again. So we could say his mistake was a good experience. We don’t recommend this though!
Note: If you’re not sure whether to see our Glasgow hypnotist or acupuncturist, call us on 01200 40 50 22 and we’ll advise you.
OTHER GLASGOW STOP SMOKING RESOURCES
If you don’t want acupuncture or hypnosis you can try pharmaceutical products to stop smoking. See your GP or visit the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde website here.