Hypnotherapy – Quit Smoking

Applecross Psychological Services proudly offers our clients hypnotherapy in conjunction with our usual Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT) and other therapies to help you quit smoking!

Psychological literature indicates that with CBT, hypnotherapy is an effective aid in finally kicking the habit.

Planning to Quit for Good?

How many ways have you tried to give up smoking?

None of these are the perfect method; each has their failures and successes. Some people give up without any outside help whereas others need lots of support and guidance. This just demonstrates how addictive a habit smoking really is. To fail when you are trying to quit, or ask for help, is not a sign of weakness.

Hypnosis, like any other method, has its limitations. Integral to both giving up smoking and successful hypnotherapy is a positive attitude. The decision to quit and persevere in abstinence, ultimately depends on you. Furthermore, research has shown that hypnotherapy is the most effective when you believe that it will have the effect you desire.

How does it work?

Contemporary clinical hypnotists do not use a swinging watch. They tend to use hypnotherapy in conjunction with established therapies such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), to enhance the effectiveness of these treatments. CBT focuses on changing the thoughts and behaviours to overcome a problem. Psychological research suggests that using hypnotherapy with CBT can enhance the effectiveness of treatments for smoking cessation.

Preparing for Hypnotherapy
  • First, it is important to think about your reasons for wanting to give up smoking. It is hard to persevere with a task that you do not see as making your life better on strive towards a goal that you’re not really interested in. Perhaps you want to give up smoking because you don’t like coughing, or those yellow stains you’re getting on your teeth. Maybe you can no longer justify the money you’re forking out every week for smokes when the same money could get you a holiday. It could be that you want to set an example for your children, or you don’t want to get cancer or the host of other nasties that plague for your favourite habit. Before coming to therapy, it is important to think about these things. That way, you can judge for yourself whether therapy has helped you meet your goals.
  • Second, before coming to therapy, get rid of all your smokes (including the ones behind the couch!)
  • Third, contact us as you will need to book two hypnotherapy sessions on two consecutive days
Your Practitioner – Dr Marilyn Barton
  • Dr. Barton possesses a Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis, in addition to a degree in Psychiatry including a PhD.  She is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Clinical Psychologists and The Australian Society of Hypnosis. Dr. Barton is experienced at dealing with chronic pain cases, and hypnotherapy complements her interventions.

    Marilyn is an experienced clinical psychologist, who has been counseling children, young adults, parents families for the last 25 years.

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Is Hypnotherapy Right for You?

We understand that hypnosis is not for everyone, but APS would like to extend the opportunity for interested patients to be treated with hypnotherapy and CBT.

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