HYPNOTHERAPY and ACUPUNCTURE
Everything you need to know about our Orpington hypnotherapy 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 Orpington hypnotherapist has bookings from Monday to Saturday, and you can also be seen in the evening.
We find that our three-treatment course is enough for almost everyone to stop smoking. Our fee is inclusive.
NOT STOPPING SMOKING
Smoking reduction that works
Not yet available here.
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR ORPINGTON HYPNOTIST
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR ORPINGTON ACUPUNCTURIST
OUR ORPINGTON HYPNOTHERAPY AND ACUPUNCTURE AFTERCARE
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Directions to our Orpington Hypnotherapy branch
Directions to our Orpington Acupuncture branch
Updates: Our Orpington Hypnotist And Acupuncturist
2nd June 2018. You might get an appointment sooner at our Bromley hypnotherapy service than our Orpington hypnosis branch.
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A SHORT CASE HISTORY
From our Orpington hypnotherapy branch
Frances’s came to us for hypnosis to stop smoking, without really understanding how it works. We advised her, before coming along, to read about it on our website, but she didn’t.
We try to speak with every client the day after they have acupuncture or hypnotherapy with us, to see how they are getting on. We also want to assess whether they need more help, which we are happy to provide. So the day after Frances saw our Orpington hypnotist, we called her. Her first statement was that the hypnosis wasn’t at all what she had expected. She sounded quite disappointed, so we asked her what she had expected, and she said she didn’t know. So our next question, obviously, was how she was doing. Oh, she said, fine. Not smoking? No, not smoking. She had no idea what our hypnotherapist had done, and, as she said more than once, it wasn’t what she expected, but it had worked.
We didn’t need to go into a lot of detail with her, because she plainly didn’t actually want to know. That’s frustrating, but we always leave it. The question it raises for our Orpington hypnotherapist, and our AfterCare team, is whether clients need to understand the therapy we are providing. Is it possible to stop smoking with hypnosis if you don’t understand hypnosis?
Well, yes, of course it is. Frances did. And bear in mind the effect of her not understanding. This was to worry her that it hadn’t really worked. Strange but true. Logically, she could see that our Orpington hypnotherapist had helped her to stop smoking. But because she didn’t understand it she worried that it ‘might not keep working’. This raises questions about clients understanding not hypnosis but the process of stopping smoking, and their part in it. Ideally we should have liked to teach this to Frances, but she wasn’t amenable to that kind of support, so we just left it. As it happened, as far as are aware, she didn’t start smoking again. Was this because she finally understood how the hypnotherapy had worked? Unlikely, but did it really matter?
THE NSCI STOP SMOKING HANDBOOK
Here’s a snippet from the book. There are lots of pages you can read for free. Do this before you see our Orpington hypnotist or acupuncturist.
You took a psychotropic drug: How they work
They do approximately what hypnotherapy does, but they do it chemically.
This means Zyban (buproprion hydrochloride) or Champix (Chantix in the United States), or any other drug marketed between me writing this and you reading it. If you had a bad reaction to the drug, then it is not for you and you need to look at some other method. These products, being drugs of last resort, will not have been prescribed by your GP unless they had already tried to help you with nicotine replacement products, so at this point you have reached the end of the road as far as taking drugs to stop smoking is concerned.
If you have been given this Handbook as part of one of the Institute’s programmes, then obviously you have already sorted out how you are going to stop.