Everything you want to know about our Chertsey 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 Chertsey hypnotherapist has bookings from Monday to Saturday, and you can also be seen in the evening.
Not provided here at the present time.
NOT STOPPING SMOKING
Smoking reduction that works
Not yet available here.
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR CHERTSEY HYPNOTIST
Our hypnotist in Chertsey is Jacqui Maclean. Jacqui also sees clients in our Bognor hypnotherapy branch.
OUR CHERTSEY HYPNOTHERAPY AFTERCARE
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A SHORT CASE HISTORY
From our Chertsey hypnotherapy branch
Maria had never tried to stop smoking. This is really quite uncommon. The median age for our clients is, like Maria, mid-forties, and they have almost always tried to stop before coming to us. Most smokers try drug products before coming to therapy. So the question we asked was why Maria was thinking of coming to our Chertsey hypnotherapy service if she hadn’t tried to stop on her own. This is because we don’t want people to spend money on therapy if they don’t need to.
Having said that, we would never turn away anyone who is in the same position as Maria. This is partly because we don’t make judgments about people. There may be an underlying reason why a smoker looks for help as a first step, which we can’t know about. So we booked Maria in to see our Chertsey hypnotist, and she stopped smoking after just one session.
So could she have done it one her own? We advised her to think about doing it on her own, but we didn’t put it any more strongly than that. Had she had money worries we would have tried harder, but money was not the issue for her. As it turned out, our Chertsey hypnotist felt there were a number of other issues that Maria needed help with. These issues might well have impacted on her stopping smoking, and for this reason it was probably a good thing that she had sought professional help.
There is a limit to how deeply we will go into a client’s psychological issues, but on the other hand they cannot be ignored. Such issues do not impact on smoking cessation, or at least very rarely. Hypnotherapists do see such cases, of course, but quite separately from smoking cessation. As it happens, Maria was so happy with the outcome on this occasion that she booked in with our Chertsey hypnotist for help with other issues.
THE NSCI STOP SMOKING HANDBOOK
Here’s a snippet from the book. There are lots of pages you can read for free. We suggest you do this before you come to our Chertsey hypnosis service.
….. People always say take a deep breath when you’re stressed, don’t they? But you can’t take a really deep breath unless you use the bellows, your diaphragm, to expand and contract your lungs properly.
This is how you learn to do it. Take a book (preferably not this one, unless you’ve got a good memory), lie down, and put the book on your belly.
As you breathe in, make the book rise. No, it doesn’t seem natural, but in fact it is. How do we know? Look at a small baby breathing in its sleep. Look at a cat or dog sleeping. They all do it. It’s something we grow out of because we’re so clever.
As you breathe out make the book go down. Once you’ve got the hang of it do it several times. Learn what it feels like to breathe correctly. Then, you can try it standing up, and you should repeat the exercise for a minute at a time several times a day.
I regularly hold my breath in for sixty seconds, and I’ve been tested while I do that and my pulse rate drops dramatically. Now, whenever you feel stressed, you can switch on this wonderful technique and switch off your stress reaction. It won’t pay the gas bill, but it will make you feel better about not being able to pay it. Use it at night especially if you can’t get to sleep.
TALK WITH OUR HYPNOTHERAPIST FIRST
When you enquire about hypnotherapy we will discuss whether it’s what you need. If it is, we will have our Chertsey hypnotherapist phone you, because you will still want to see if you like them. Hypnotherapy is great, which is why we provide it, but your success will also depend on your relationship with the hypnotherapist you see.