Hypnotherapy to quit smoking

Not mystical and magical but scientific! Hypnotherapy can be a highly effective method of breaking deep seated habits.

The hypnotic scripts that Briony uses for people who wish to give up smoking are a combination of the world’s best practice and evidence-based approaches for dependence/addictive behaviours.

Briony has been an Honorary Lecturer in Addiction Studies at Flinders University when employed as a Senior Education Officer at the National Centre for Education and Training on Addictions so this is one of her specialty areas.
She uses a combination of:

  • Psycho-education
  • cognitive behavioural therapy (including looking at triggers)
  • mindfulness
  • motivational interviewing
  • relapse prevention strategies

Hypnosis is a useful way to deliver some of the above, the research supports success rates for using hypnosis or hypnotherapy/or hypnosis to give up cigarette smoking.

While some people find one session sufficient, others require more. The factors that determine success include:

  • how long you have smoked; 
  • how motivated you are to give up; 
  • the level of dependence at the time of hypnosis; and 
  • the supportive or protective factors, such as a non-smoking encouraging partner or group of friends/colleagues with low levels of smoking behaviour.
As a highly qualified therapist, Briony will discuss your needs with you to determine the most effective treatment.

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