HYPNOTHERAPY and ACUPUNCTURE
With three years of support to keep you stopped
Everything you want to know about our Birmingham 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 Birmingham hypnotherapist has bookings from Monday to Saturday, and you can also be seen in the evening.
This fee is inclusive of three treatments. We find most patients stop smoking quite easily with this number.
NOT STOPPING SMOKING
Smoking reduction that works
Birmingham clinic opening autumn 2019.
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR BIRMINGHAM HYPNOTIST
Our hypnotherapist in Yardley Wood is Helen Lesser.
“Not knowing what to expect, Helen immediately puts you at ease. I’m not sure how it works, but relaxation is the key and coming up to 2 months now as a non smoker.”. RK
Our hypnotherapist in Edgbaston is Stuart Downing.
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR BIRMINGHAM ACUPUNCTURIST
OUR DUDLEY HYPNOTHERAPY AND ACUPUNCTURE AFTERCARE
DIRECTIONS TO OUR BIRMINGHAM HYPNOTIST AND ACUPUNCTURIST
Directions to our Birmingham Hypnotherapy branches
We have two Birrningham hypnosis branches
Directions to our Birmingham Acupuncture branch
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Updates: Our Birmingham Hypnotherapy And Acupuncture branches
12th April 2018. We welcome Stuart Downing in Edgbaston. This is our second Birmingham hypnosis branch.
23rd November 2018. At our Yardley Wood branch we now offer a discount for NHS and emergency services staff, and armed forces personnel.
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A SHORT CASE HISTORY
From our Birmingham hypnotherapy branch
Sue couldn’t understand why she couldn’t stop smoking. Her GP had prescribed various NRPs, at first individually and then, in desperation, in combination. To be fair, he also couldn’t understand why she couldn’t stop, and decided finally that she didn’t want to. When Sue asked him to refer her to a Birmingham hypnotist, he said he couldn’t do that. Well, that much was true. GPs can’t refer patients for hypnotherapy, or indeed for any smoking cessation therapy. Because of the contractual relationships between the pharmaceutical companies and the NHS, GPs can only prescribe drug products.
So Sue looked online for a Birmingham hypnotherapist. There were so many, she got confused, but when she saw National Stop Smoking Centres it became easy. She wondered why her GP had not at least told her about our service, but she was unaware of the above. Patients assume that the NHS informs patients about their health choices. It’s a reasonable assumption, and of course it ought to be true.
Sue booked in to see our Birmingham hypnotherapist in Yardley Wood after a lengthy chat with us. She stopped smoking much more easily than she expected. We could have told her she would, but that would constitute a claim, which we don’t make. Sue was one of the lucky people who understood that the pharmaceutical industry may have a monopoly in smoking cessation through the NHS, but patients still have a choice. Hypnotists and acupuncturists are powerless in this arena, but smokers are not.
There are many Birmingham hypnotherapists and acupuncturists, hundreds perhaps, and they are providing an important resource for smokers. That the NHS won’t work with therapists is a great shame, because at the end of the day what matters is the health of people, not drug company profits or GPs’ earnings. Sue actually went back to her doctor to tell him she had stopped smoking with hypnotherapy, but he wasn’t interested. That surprised her, but it didn’t surprise us. GPs are paid by the NHS to help people to stop smoking, within the NHS model. And therapy is not a part of that model. So when Sue stopped smoking with hypnotherapy, it fell outwith her doctor’s field of interest.
Sue recommended our Birmingham hypnotist to several friends, all of whom had tried to stop smoking and failed with the NHS model. People will find what they need, no matter how many obstacles are put in their way.
NO, YOU DON'T HAVE TO STOP SMOKING
Sometimes, people come to us not to stop smoking but for smoking reduction. It’s a choice they make. We publish a book on reduction. It’s called, No, You Don’t Have to Stop Smoking. You might like to read some of it before you visit our Birmingham hypnosis or acupuncture branch. Here is a very small taster.
….. The benefits to your child of reducing your smoking in pregnancy (as well, remember, as in breast-feeding) are exactly the same as the benefits to you at any other time. Bearing in mind that your unborn child is very very much more sensitive to the poisons in tobacco, every cigarette you don’t smoke is a good thing. If you really can’t, for some reason, stop smoking in pregnancy, the fewer you do smoke the better. The subtitle of this book is ‘How to become a light smoker and feel good about it’, and within the constraints of the difficult subject I would say if you can’t stop smoking when pregnant you can allow yourself to feel good if you reduce the damage you are doing.
So to summarise, if you are pregnant or you think you are likely to get pregnant, try as hard as possible to stop smoking, but if you can’t take cutting down very very seriously.
TALK WITH OUR HYPNOTIST * FIRST
When you enquire about hypnotherapy we will discuss whether it’s what you need. If it is, we will have our Birmingham hypnotist 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.
– or acupuncturist, as appropriate..