HYPNOTHERAPY and ACUPUNCTURE
Everything you want to know about our Glasgow hypnosis and Acupuncture services
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 three treatments are included in our fee.
NOT STOPPING SMOKING
Smoking reduction that works
Not yet available here.
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR GLASGOW HYPNOTIST, AND CLIENT COMMENTS
“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.
Our Glasgow hypnotherapist in the city centre is Johan Maciver, and our Bearsden hypnotherapist is Christine Retson Hogg.
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR GLASGOW ACUPUNCTURIST
OUR GLASGOW HYPNOTHERAPY AND ACUPUNCTURE AFTERCARE
DIRECTIONS TO OUR GLASGOW HYPNOTHERAPIST AND ACUPUNCTURIST
Updates: Our Glasgow Hypnotherapy and Acupuncture Branches
25/06/2018. Please note that we now have a second Glasgow hypnosis branch, in Bearsden.
To book at our Glasgow hypnotherapy or acupuncture branches, 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 something you do without thinking. You light up after a meal, when you make a long phone call or with a cup of coffee. 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 Glasgow hypnotist or acupuncturist, 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? True, but it has at least proved our point. 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 coming to our Glasgow hypnotherapy or acupuncture branch, 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
We have two Glasgow hypnotists. We have recently 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. 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. 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 said he wasn’t at the moment and left it at that.
Do we recommend telling people you’re going to stop smoking? 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, go ahead. If they are likely to be negative, or over-interested, then 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 with our Glasgow hypnotherapist, 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. 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.
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 Glasgow hypnotist phone you. They are highly qualified, of course, but you will still want to see if you like them. 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..
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. If you need DO want to see our Glasgow hypnotist or acupuncturist, call us.