After watching her father die of lung cancer and still wanting to smoke, it was no wonder Charlotte believed nothing could shift her smoking habit, but in a last ditched attempt to quit she decided to visit a hypnotherapist who had been recommended by a friend.
The first step of the session was for the hypnotherapist to find out as much about Charlottes relationship with smoking as possible, questioning her on what she liked about smoking and why she felt it made her life better.
Giving up smoking is one of the most difficult things to accomplish. According to the charity Action on Smoking, at any given time between 5 and 15 percent of smokers are trying to give up, with very little success.
The next stage of the session was to explain and employ Neuro Linguistic Programming, which frowns upon using negative language such as ‘giving up’, which forms associations in the mind with deprivation and instead focus on what is being gained.
At the end of her one hour long session, Charlotte agreed to call and book a top up session in the next couple of weeks or whenever she felt she needed it. However, six weeks down the line and they haven’t spoken and Charlotte no longer thinks of herself as a smoker.
Charlotte has since reported brighter looking skin, more money, heightened sense of smell and no more colds!
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