Smoking Cessation Workshop

Using hypnosis can be a successful and permanent solution for quitting smoking.  Combined with NLP, Neural-Linguistic Programming, you have even a more powerful set of tools for personal change.  As the cost of cigarettes and tobacco products continue to rise, quitting smoking now makes more sense if just for the cost savings.  This workshop helps attendees identify the triggers that cause them to smoke.  These triggers are used during the hypnosis portion of the workshop.  Self-hypnosis is taught and practiced during all workshops.

Some of the Hypnosis Success Center’s clients smoked two to three packs a day, sometimes more.  Using a cost of $5.00 per pack this equates to $450.00 a month (3 packs/day for 30 days).  This is for one person.  If their spouse, or partner, also smokes a pack per day this increases to $600.00 per month for cigarettes.  This is a rent or mortgage payment for some people!  That money could certainly be put to better use.

Almost everyone is aware of the health issues around tobacco products.  But tobacco users continue to use tobacco anyway.  Why do they continue to use tobacco?  Most of my clients say cigarettes (or chew) don’t taste good and they hate the smell and taste.  They understand that smoking and chewing is growing more and more socially unacceptable.  They very seriously want to quit and are very frustrated with their failed attempts to quit.  They do not understand the underlying reasons for why people can’t quit using tobacco.

There are many reasons for why attempts to quit fail.  The most serious reason for failure to quit arise from traumatic events that occurred in the past.  For example, a young boy had an abusive father who smoked.  This young boy takes on a belief system that his father is tough and nobody abuses him because he is tough and smokes cigarettes.  The boy’s belief system now supports the belief that smoking equals being tough and others will not assault him because he smokes.  Smoking makes him feel safe.  This belief was anchored to the trauma he experienced from his abusive father.  No matter how many times he tries to quit whether or not he is using smoking cessation products, his chances to permanently quit are thwarted because of this anchored belief.  He will only be successful when he resolves the issues around his father and changes his erroneous belief system.

Not all tobacco users have past traumatic experiences that prevent them from quitting.  Some start simply because it was the socially acceptable thing to do and peer pressure.  For many of these people smoking simply became a habit.  This group is the easiest to treat.  Most of the people that fall into this category can quit with only one to four hypnosis sessions. Many of these are people can, and do, quit on their own with no oustide professional assistance.

To be successful at quitting to use tobacco products a person must want to quit for their own reasons.  Not because their doctor, spouse,  friend or anyone else wants them to quit.  A person must accept responsibility for their problem and take action for their reasons, not someone else’s.  Once they accept responsibility their chances to successfully quit are greatly increased whether or not they choose to seek outside help.  Many people have quit on their own and remained free of tobacco without outside intervention.  The desire and intention to quit are paramount to success.

The Self-Hypnosis and NLP workshop is a customized for each group. In the workshop the group learns self-hypnosis. Several different methods are taught and practices. Each individual participant chooses the method that best works for him or her.  Next is a presentation on Neural-Linguistic Programming.  This is where each participant examines themselves and documents information about their smoking behavior and what they want in their future self.  This information does not have to be shared with anyone in the workshop.

The information documented by each participant is used in conjunction with the Six Logical Levels of NLP to fine tune what they really want. Next the information is used build a custom hypnosis script for each participant.  Using the hypnosis induction method chosen by each participant, each participant places herself or himself in hypnosis and applies the script as instructed by the facilitator.

Participants are instructed on how to use hypnosis for stress management and reinforcement.  It is very important to practice the skills learned in the workshop. Some people may be successful just from the workshop alone. Others may require practicing the program at home until they succeed.

All participants will understand how they can use the skills learned to address other personal issues.  Many possible issues will be defined and discussed during the workshop.

To arrange a workshop for your group or organization, please click Contact HSC to request a free consultation to address any questions and determine a location and time.

See the Stress Management page for information on stress.  Reducing and controlling stress plays a major part!