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New Magazine – Stop Smoking

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The Celeb fans are…

Mel B, Will Young and Danniella Westbrook are among the famous smokers who have used hypnosis to help quit.

 

Why do they love it?

Forget nicotine patches or going cold turkey – hypnosis is the most effective way to help ditch cigarettes , plus its natural and drug free.

 

The science bit…

You may have decided you want to stop smoking, but nicotine cravings can thwart the steeliest of resolves. Hypnosis induces a state of deep relaxation allowing the therapist to direct anti smoking messages straight into your mind to help beat unconscious cravings.

 

So what happens…

After discussing why I wanted to quit with hypnotherapist Darren Marks, I lay on the couch and he started talking to me in a low calm voice – no swinging watches were involved despite popular belief! Once I was relaxes he counted down from ten to one, after which everything’s a bit of a blur. I remember him telling me to go back to my 15 year old self and come to agreement to quit. I also remember him saying that whenever I saw the colour brown I would be invigorated in my decision to quit – perhaps because my handbag is brown! The whole process took an hour although it felt like ten minutes.

 

Does it hurt?

Despite initial jitters it was a pleasant and relaxing experience.

 

Does it work?

Its two weeks since I saw Darren and I still haven’t had a cigarette…