We are providers of clinical hypnotherapy to help you stop smoking.
What is quit smoking hypnosis?
Hypnosis for quitting smoking has helped thousands of people to kick their smoking habit. Hypnotherapy is a proven, natural and effective approach to quit smoking permanently.
Are you ready to quit smoking for good? Then this program is for you.
What is the Shift Clinic Quit Smoking Program about?
The Shift Clinic Quit Smoking Program is individually tailored to your needs. Our experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist and Counsellor Rebecca Eather will work with you closely and support you to find your triggers for smoking and implement new goals and motivations in your life.
Each stop smoking hypnosis session will get you closer to living a healthy lifestyle – but you need to want to quit.
How hypnotherapy can help you to quit smoking
There are a host of underlying reasons why you are still smoking. Identifying and dealing with these issues as part of your smoking program is a big part of what makes hypnotherapy so successful in quitting smoking.
Most smokers find themselves reaching for a cigarette as the result of an unconscious emotional trigger. Often, it is not always something that you are consciously aware of.
Using hypnotherapy to quit smoking can help you to stop the perpetual habit of reaching for a cigarette and make the task of quitting smoking much easier.
Brisbane Quit Smoking Hypnosis Clinic
At our Brisbane hypnosis clinic in Milton, we take a realistic and holistic approach. We assess you as an individual to see what treatments and techniques will suit you best. Our hypnotherapist Rebecca Eather can usually help you kick the habit of smoking in just one session. We also have a second session included in our one-off price, just in case you need that little bit of extra support.
How long is the hypnosis session and how much does it cost?
Your Shift Clinic Quit Smoking hypnosis session is 90 minutes long and costs $495. For this price, you will also receive a second session two weeks later (should you need it) to ensure that there isn’t anything that could sabotage your ongoing success. That’s two sessions for the price of one and the smoking program is well worth it.
Are you worried about making the $ investment in yourself?
If you think that $495 is expensive, use this tool here to calculate how much you spend on cigarettes each year. The average smoker spends over $3000 a year on this habit. Yes, $3000 a year. You can’t afford not to quit smoking with just one hypnotherapy session.
Your first session for hypnosis to stop smoking
When you arrive at Shift at Brisbane Natural Health you will start your appointment with our hypnotist learning more about you. We’ll work with you to understand what triggers your smoking habit, what difficulties you’ve had in stopping smoking in the past and answer any questions you have about going into hypnosis.
During the 90-min session, we spend a lot of time guiding you into a relaxed state. We want to create an environment where you feel safe and secure and able to share your issues. We have an amazing team who will make sure you are comfortable during and after your session.
Here are some facts and FAQ’s about quitting smoking:
The decision to quit smoking is not taken lightly. The fact that you are reading this indicates that you are looking for a solution. It is important that it is your decision and you make it willingly and are completely committed to doing what needs to be done to get a positive outcome. This is not about preaching to you to stop smoking or telling you things you as a person already know. It is more about presenting some useful tips and ideas to help you quit smoking in a practical way to meet your to become a permanent non-smoker.
The obvious and immediate answer to this question is going to be a resounding “yes!” – otherwise why would you be doing it? But let’s pause for a minute and think about this in a bit more detail. What exactly is it that you are enjoying about smoking? Can you put your finger on it?
Is it the taste of cigarettes that you enjoy? If so, then why do you inhale when you smoke rather than leave it in your mouth?
You really should think long and hard about this. If smoking is enjoyable, do you believe that you could explain this to a non-smoker who hasn’t experienced it before? You need to be able to persuade a non-smoker about what it is that he or she is going to enjoy so much. And then when they start to cough and splutter, you need to be able to explain why they’re not doing it properly. It sounds ridiculous doesn’t it? But if smoking is enjoyable, then shouldn’t it be enjoyable to someone who hasn’t done it before?
Or, you can enjoy quitting smoking instead! It makes more sense, doesn’t it?
Nicotine is generally thought of as an addictive substance. But think about drugs that we know to be highly addictive. If the addict can’t get hold of them, they experience all kinds of serious, physical withdrawal symptoms which may require medical intervention.
Ask yourself the following question; if you were living on a remote mountaintop for a few days and couldn’t get hold of any cigarettes, would you suffer from such severe withdrawal symptoms such as vomiting and seizures? No, probably not.
You will hear continued arguing that smoking is not about addiction, it’s about habit. Nicotine leaves your system after a few days of stopping smoking. Once it’s gone what you are left with is a strong habit and cravings that you probably associate with other experiences – socialising, drinking coffee, driving etc. Habits can be very strong, but they don’t take long to form. We believe that you can develop new and healthy habits very quickly too.
Hypnotherapy is one of the best interventions when it comes to breaking habits like quitting smoking. With smoking, we are going to help to break the mental loops that keep you from smoking each day. You’ll feel less stress and more free. The fear you have about quitting smoking and how you will handle it will be gone.
Make no mistake, nicotine is a very powerful substance and the first few days can be uncomfortable because your body is losing the nicotine. It is important to understand this and be prepared for it. Perhaps pamper yourself a little, to begin with.
But always look for the positive angle to quit smoking. See the slight discomfort of the first few days not as your body withdraws, but as your body sheds the harmful toxins and poisons and starts to repair itself. Once those first two or three days are over you are dealing with a habit, albeit a strong one, but something that you can easily handle.
Find someone who has successfully become a non smoker and ask them how the first few days were. They’ll probably tell you they were fine. It is all part of the very positive process of becoming a non smoker.
Dr Alfred A. Barrios (PhD) conducted a study for the Psychotherapy Magazine (Volume 7, Issue 1) to investigate the effectiveness of Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychoanalysis (Psychology) on mental health disorders.
The results he uncovered astonished the clinical community…
After 60 sessions of Psychotherapy without hypnosis, there was a mere 38% success rate.
After only 22 sessions of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, there was a 72% success rate.
However, after just 6 sessions of Hypnotherapy, there was a whopping 93% success rate!
Using willpower to quit involves giving up smoking even though deep down you don’t really want to. Think about that. We have an inbuilt resistance to being told to do things that we don’t want to do, or don’t think we should do – it’s a basic survival instinct. The majority of people who try to quit smoking, particularly on their first attempt, are pulled into the myth that it will be unpleasant and difficult, and it will be if you use willpower. You are fighting your own instincts and creating an internal battle with yourself as the (formidable) opponent. So forget willpower and start thinking about what you really want in life.
Choice means you quit smoking because you want to give up. And when you reach the point when you stop because you want to, you’ll find that there’s no resistance left – nothing to fight against. This is the critical point when it becomes easy to quit smoking. Stop making yourself do it and start wanting to do it.
You don’t have to wait years to see all the positive effects of a quit smoking success. Your health will start to improve within minutes of stopping smoking as you rid yourself of harmful toxins. Again, according to medical experts, within 20 minutes of smoking cessation, your blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal. After eight hours, nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in the blood reduce by half, and your oxygen levels return to normal. Over the next few hours and days, you will see other beneficial changes, such as your lungs clearing themselves out and becoming strong again, your sense of smell and taste improving, and your breathing becoming clearer.
You will start to notice even more positive changes within the next few weeks and months after stopping. Imagine how you will feel after a year of being a permanent non smoker! Eventually, you can be as healthy as if you never smoked, as your body heals itself. This is amazing – but true. Think fresh air and health rather than a risk of lung cancer.
For many smokers, quitting is simply to do with the issue of how much money they spend on cigarettes. Of course, compared to your health, money absolutely is not an important issue, but perhaps you might like to spend a few minutes considering exactly how much money you spend on smoking, and what you could do with it if you stopped.
Use the calculator here to figure out how much you’re spending on cigarettes a year, and we think you’ll find that investing in quitting is a great long-term strategy.
The best time to stop smoking is when it feels right for you. Don’t let anyone tell you it can’t be done, including yourself. The problem with setting a date for the future is that it stops you from dealing with it now. It also doesn’t allow for the possibility that maybe you won’t want to stop that day. Forget significant dates like birthdays, New Year’s Eve, Christmas etc and stop when it’s right for you. That’s not to say that those dates aren’t OK to stop on, they may be right for you. Ideally, make that today, you’re obviously already thinking about it.
Every year, thousands of people stop smoking on a certain, pre-planned day and only manage to stay stopped for a few days. But don’t worry if this happens to you. Don’t beat yourself up or see it as a failure. You may have to try two or three times before you stop smoking permanently. View it as a platform for future success.
There are many natural ways to quit smoking that don’t involve drugs or nicotine replacement therapies. Hypnotherapy is one such natural method of stopping smoking that we would recommend. Hypnotherapy has helped a great many people stop smoking and its major benefits are that it’s natural, relatively cheap and doesn’t involve pumping nicotine into your body.
You’ll read or hear in some places that there is no clinical evidence for hypnotherapy’s effectiveness. Don’t believe a word of it. The problem is that the kind of research methods used to investigate pills and patches is not appropriate for assessing hypnosis.
What our patients say about our Brisbane Quit Smoking Program
“I sought out hypnosis treatment with Rebecca, after many failed attempts at quitting smoking. We met weekly over a period of a month. In our sessions, Rebecca was great at listening, uncovering triggers, understanding my inner workings, and how I used cigarettes in relation to these. It was remarkable how quickly she could process our conversations and create a hypnosis treatment accordingly. Her history in counselling was evident. I was apprehensive at the beginning about hypnosis, but after making it through the first three days of quitting, I had no doubt about the power of the treatment. I now see how her treatments could be used for all other types of issues – from negative thought processes to other forms of addiction. We concluded our treatments with a ‘self-help’ guide to hypnosis – the tools to create my own treatment. It’s now two months since I first met with Rebecca, and I’m no longer a smoker. I haven’t stopped socializing, and I still can’t believe the ease and strength her treatments gave me. I would highly recommend her and am constantly telling people of my experience. Thanks, Rebecca!!” – Darren
Make a Brisbane Hypnosis Clinic appointment with Shift
Making a Quit Smoking Hypnosis appointment with our Hypnotherapist Rebecca Eather is easy. Simply call our team on 07 3367 0337 or book an appointment with us using the online form below.