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Complementary Therapies that can help anyone Stop Smoking
Smoking is one of the main causes of serious health diseases, such as cancer, stroke, diabetes, emphysema, heart and lung problems. Recent law changes has seen bans on smoking in many public places and there has been an increase in anti smoking advertising. These are just some of the factors that has seen an increase in the number of people attempting to give up smoking and in an effort to help quit smoking, many people are turning to Alternative Therapies to stop their smoking habit without using medication or nicotine replacement.

Therapies that can help to quit smoking

Therapists that offer Stop Smoking Therapies and advice.

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Quitting Smoking Tips and Benefits


Attempting to give up smoking is not easy. Nicotine contained in cigarettes is a powerful and addictive drug making it very difficult for many people to kick the habit of smoking even though they are aware of the danger to their health. There is currently much evidence to suggest that nicotine is as addictive as heroin, cocaine, or alcohol.
There is no safe limit to smoking, just one cigarette will reinforce the addiction.


Therapies than can help quit smoking
Most smokers that have successfully quit the habit have been shown to try and give up smoking two or three times, or more, before they finally kick the habit. When conventional methods to quit smoking have been tried and failed, there is now a growth in popularity for smokers to look outside these mainstream approaches and turn to complementary or alternative therapies and medicine for a solution and help to stop smoking.

  • Medication Therapy
    Many people stop smoking with the help of medicine. Quit smoking medicines aim to reduce any nicotine withdrawal symptoms, reduce the urge to smoke, and therefore they boost your chances of quitting. Research has shown that these quit smoking medicines can double or triple a person's chances of quitting. It is often recommended that the success of any of these medicines can be enhanced when used in conjunction with
    behavioural quit smoking methods, like group support and counselling or some of the complementary or alternative therapies available.
    These medicines can be presribed by your Doctor who can usually give you advice on any other medicines and methods would be useful to help you cease smoking.

  • Nicotene Replacement Therapy (NRT)
    This is a type of treatment that uses special products giving small and steady doses of nicotine which help stop cravings and relieve symptoms that occur when a person is trying to quit smoking. These products include nicotine patches, nicotine gum, nicotine inhaler, nicotine nasal spray, and nicotine lozenges. These do not require a Doctors prescription they are usually supplied by a Pharmacist

  • Hypnotherapy to Stop Smoking
    The use of hypnotherapy has seen many people abandon smoking and manage to stay successful ex-smokers. Hypnotherapy has enjoyed a high success rate with smoking cessation and stopping smoking is said to be one of the most common reasons why people consult hypnotherapists
    Hypnosis is basically a state of relaxation affecting both your body and mind. In this state the subconscious and conscious parts of the mind start to work on the same concepts at the same time thus your mind becomes open to cleverly worded influences and suggestions.
    These will help you stay mentally calmer, more physically relaxed, reduce any stress you may feel as a result of not smoking and how to cope with the inevitable situation of being around other smokers

    Often these stop smoking sessions will include hypnotherapy techniques, including techniques teaching self-hypnosis, positive affirmations and suggestions. Often you will be given a stop smoking tape or CD to take away enabling you to continue to reinforce the suggestions when required.

    Hypnotherapy is generally accepted as one of the best methods to help people stop smoking. Much research has been done on the subject and possibly the most famous was undertaken at the University of Iowa, it involved more than 600 studies, totalling over 70,000 people and concluded that Hypnosis was 3 times as successful as Nicotine Replacement Therapy.

    ”It took away the physical desire and need to smoke. I did not feel deprived or suffer any withdrawal symptoms “ is typical of the reaction many people feel after quitting smoking through the use of Hypnotherapy.

    The aim of Hypnotherapy is not to try and treat the craving but to change the mind set promoting the positive outcomes of quitting and the benefits of a smoke free future.

'Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit.' - New Scientist v136

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
    Cognitive behaviour therapy is a psychotherapy technique that focuses on identifying negative thoughts and developing new ways of thinking about situations. The therapy has proved to be effective in helping many people stop smoking. It is usually considered to be a short term solution typically 4-8 sessions can be sufficient.
    When a person uses cognitive therapy to help quit smoking, the therapists focus will be on:-
    Increasing the patient’s confidence in their ability to stop smoking by exploring any lack of conviction about quitting
    and introducing ways of coping with stress and urges to smoke.
    The therapist will work with you to develop responses to these thoughts, and have you practice them until they become almost automatic.
  • Acupuncture used as a therapy to stop smoking
    Acupuncture is successful with smoking cessation and has turned a growing number of cigarette smokers into permanent ex-smokers. However anyone eager to try Acupuncture Therapy as a means to quit smoking must realise that they must be serious about stopping they should be at the stage where they are ready to put down cigarettes for good. Acupuncture can help you quit, but it can’t make you quit.
    Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese Therapy that involves inserting extremely thin needles into specific parts of the human body. The areas the needles are applied to will correspond to the meridians or pathways providing energy to the affected body area, in the case of smoking cessation, needles are inserted in the areas that will affect energy flow to the mouth, lungs and respiratory system as well as parts of the brain that generate cravings for tobacco smoke.
    Acupuncture makes no use of drugs or medicines but is sometimes used in conjunction wih herbal therapies and has been successful therapy in helping many people stop smoking

  • Laser Therapy
    The use of Laser Therapy as an aid to stop smoking is a relative new treatment available to help people quit their smoking habit.
    Laser therapy is very similar to Acupuncture in concept but instead of using needles low level "cold lasers" are used to stimulate parts of the bodies surface mainly on the face, ears, hands and arms.It is a pain free and drug free solution usually requiring a relatively small number of sessions
    The application of the low level lasers stimulates endorphins by concentrating them on certain areas of the body. Smoking a cigarette has a similar affect of realeasing endorphines This release of endorphines (which is similar to the release experienced by smoking tobacco) will greatly diminish the physical dependency and addiction to nicotine, in addition it will alleviate the withdrawal symptons, cravings and stress which are normally experienced when quitting smoking. In general endorphine release also leaves you feeling much calmer and relaxed.

  • Water Therapy
    There is a very simple and inexpensive way of helping anyone to quit smoking and has been used successfully by many people. Drinking water instead of smoking a cigarette will help get rid of the craving for nicotene which happens during the inital weeks. Increasing your water consumption is a well known method of flushing toxins from the body the same apples to eradicating nicotene from the body. Quite often doubling your intake of water can be a good method of removing nicotene and many other toxins if practiced regularly.
    Water therapy is often us in conjunction with other therapies and also reinforcing the will of people who have stopped smoking but occasionally feel the odd craving for just one more cigarette.

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A guide to Complementary Therapy Stop Smoking Specialists.

Happiness From Within

153a Bath Road

TelNo: 07534911166

EmailAddress: donna@happinessfromwithin.co.uk

Fully qualified and insured hypnotherapist helping with anxiety, quit smoking, weight loss, sleep disorders, phobias, free initial consultation

Area: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Elise De Viell Hypnotherapy

41 Highbridge Road
Burnham on Sea
TA 8 Ill

TelNo: 07795561905

EmailAddress: edvhypnotherapy@yahoo.co.uk

Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy.
Free yourself from past past problems.
Hypnotherapy can help with depression, anxiety, phobias, smoking, weight issues, insomnia and much more.

Contact me for a free initial consultation and CD

Area: Somerset
Towns: Burnham on Sea, Bridgwater, Taunton

The Therapy Centre
Centaurus Clinic
Innovation Court
Yarm Rd. Stockton on tees

TelNo: 0753342704

EmailAddress: hgproperties@hotmail.com

Counselling and Psychotherapy. Clinical Hypnotherapy for weight loss and stop smoking, stress and anxiety. Phobias. Pain. Hypnobirth for a calm controlled reduced pain birth.
Helping people to help themselves to a better life

Area: Teesside and Durham
Towns: Stockton on tees, Middlesbrough

Paul Green Healthcare Ltd
Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire

TelNo: 079817687606

EmailAddress: paulgreenplt@gmail.com


I am a Certified Master Hypnotist with a Full Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, since 2006 I continued Professional Development with Higher Advanced Certificates: Certified Weight Loss Specialist, Hypnosis and Pain Management Specialist, Hypnosis and Sports Performance Specialist, Stop Smoking Specialist.

Area: Somercotes
Town: Alfreton

Hypno1 (Dr. Dylan Morgan)
249a Otley Road
West Park
LS16 5LQ

Very experienced. Satisfaction guarantee. Much free information. Hypnotherapy, counselling, stop smoking, weight loss, stress, blushing, phobias, addictions, insomnia ,blushing, sport enhancement and more.

Visit our websites use the link above

Timica Therapy Centre. Gayle Joubert
3 Elm Close
Middlesex TW2 5JR

TelNo: 0208 274 2806

Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Energy Healing, EFT, NLP. OCD and Anxiety Disorders specialist.
Specialising in self-esteem, confidence, phobias, panic attacks, depression, stress, relationship counselling, stop smoking, past life regression and hypnosis in childbirth. Tel: 01329 823112.
Hampshire: Fareham, Portsmouth, Southampton, Gosport.
Surrey: New Malden, Kingston, Wimbledon, Richmond, Twickenham, Surbiton. ,

Mind Matters Clinical Hypnotherapy
The Stables
Upper Marehay
Derbyshire DE5 8JG

TelNo: 01773 746502

EmailAddress: jane@mindmattersweb.co.uk

Extremely effective for Weight Loss, Fears and Phobias, Smoking Cessation, Panic Attacks and so much more. Usually only one session of 1.5 hours needed for the aformentioned issues. HERE TO HELP YOU TO ACHIEVE!

Area: Derbyshire
Town: Ripley

Westcliff Parade

TelNo: 01702-529-919 01702-529-919

EmailAddress: LifeFluency@resourceful.com

Stop Smoking, Manage Your Weight
Banish Phobia
Work Through Loss And Bereavement
We Can Help You And More...
Attain The Life You Want


TelNo: 0870 7650601


Peter Gilmour is a fully-qualified, Master Hypnotist with an advanced diploma from the British Academy of Hypnosis. Peter offers individual or group hypnotherapy sessions for a range of issues including sports improvement, stop smoking, lose weight, fears and phobias, confidence, pain relief, stress relief, pass exams etc

Timica Therapy Centre. Gayle Joubert
The Avenue
Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Energy Healing, EFT, NLP. OCD and Anxiety Disorders specialist.
Specialising in self-esteem, confidence, phobias, panic attacks, depression, stress, relationship counselling, stop smoking, past life regression and hypnosis in childbirth.
Hampshire: Fareham, Portsmouth, Southampton, Gosport.
Surrey: New Malden, Kingston, Wimbledon, Richmond, Twickenham, Surbiton. ,

Harness Your Mind 
Herefordshire HR1 4EP
TelNo: 01432 851059
Stress Management
Meridian Energy Therapies For help with Fears,Phobias,Stress,Anxiety,Unwanted Habits and much much more

Your Quest 4 Tranceformation
7 The Green
Nr. Baldock

TelNo: 07967 709369


I am a qualified cognitive hypnotherapist, master NLP practitioner. I can help you overcome issues involving confidence and self esteem, fears, phobias, unwanted habits, compulsions, stress, panic, anxiety, improving performance, weight loss, depression, trauma, smoking cessation, managing pain and fighting disease and more

Area: Newnham
Town: Nr. Baldock, Herts.

BeFreewithEFT with Grace DaSilva-Hill
Station Road
Charing - Ashford
Kent TN27 0JA

TelNo: 07590 524795

EmailAddress: gracehomeopath2@aol.com

EFT "often works when nothing else will". Powerful life transformations in physical and emotional health. Safe and effective in building confidence, healing traumas/ phobias, stop smoking, manage weight successfully etc. Experienced registered advanced practitioner/trainer and supervisor. EFT courses

Area: Kent
Town: Charing - Ashford

When Nothing Else Works
85 Broadway,
Lancashire ,
Phone: 0161 626 2656
Hypnotherapy, EFT, Stop smoking, Phobias

Ivan Lawrence Hypnotherapy 
The Lawns Business Centre
The Lawns
Hinckley LE10 1DY


Ivan Lawrence Hypnotherapy has helped people STOP SMOKING (in just one session); LOSE WEIGHT; overcome Stress/Panic; deal with PHOBIAS eg Flying; and much much more...CALL NOW for a FREE discussion on how Ivan could HELP YOU. Ivan is a member of the GHR and GHSC so you can proceed with confidence. Activate Your Healing Power and Release Your Potential NOW

The Alternative Centre
25 Braybrooks Way
Moulton Chapel

TelNo: 0870 080 1830

Hypnotherapy for Birthing and Fertility, Critical Illness,smoking, Weight Loss, Reiki and Life Coaching
I can help you live a longer and happier life

ClearVision Holistic Therapies
35 Eastgate
Lincs LN11 9NH

TelNo: 07534 125 889 or 01507 602636


Ellen offers a confidential and compassionate professional service offering: Life Coaching to help you achieve your goals; Stress Management help with everyday or work related stress and Clinical Hypnotherapy to stop smoking,deal with fears, confidence building,bullying, stress, anxiety or weight issues.

Areas: Louth, Grimsby, Boston

By Appointment Only. Located within the Jigsaw Counselling premises and above Wrights Booksellers. Healing therapies entered separately. New Business.

Peter Salisbury. Cognitive Hypnotherapist
Maida Vale
Harley Stree
Central Londont

TelNo: 08450522795


Cognitive Hypnotherapist and Advanced NLP Therapeutic Specialist.
Specialist services: 'Personal Lifestyle Enhancement program'. Also: Phobias,emotional problems,habits,Stress,confident childbirth,stop smoking and weight loss.




I use Emotional Freedom Technique, Tapas Acupressure Technique and Neuro Linguistic Programming to help clients overcome phobias, anxiety, depression, abuse, grief and other emotional traumas. I also help clients to stop smoking. All resolved with the minimum emotional upset to my clients.

Sarah McCready Hypnotherapy
Elsing, Dereham,
NR20 3EN

TelNo: 01362 637560


Sarah McCready offers a confidential and caring approach to Hypnotherapy and NLP. Specialising in Anxiety and Stress,Confidence, Weight Management, IBS, Smoking and many other emotional and health problems.
Sarah McCready is also a practicing Registered Nurse.

Area: Elsing, Dereham, Norwich

The Alternative Centre
25 Braybrooks Way
Moulton Chapel
TelNo: 0870 080 1830

Hypnotherapy for Birthing and Fertility, Critical Illness,smoking, Weight Loss, Reiki and Life Coaching
I can help you live a longer and happier life

Top floor
4 High Cleeves Barn
Over Norton,
Chipping Norton
Hypnotherapy stop smoking, lose weight hypnosis and hypnotherapy for stress management, weight loss

Creativeself Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy

Hypnotherapy and psychotherapy in Oxford. Hypnosis for Smoking, weight loss, Anxiety, phobias, fertility, HypnoBirthing, Past life regression and much more...

71 Mayshade Road
EH20 9HL

TelNo: 0131 440 2989 or 07724741570


:I offer sympathetic Hypnotherapy interventions and Counselling for a variety of common issues, including weightloss, birthing, anxiety, IBS, phobias, stop smoking etc. Call me for a "no obligation" chat about your concern. I'll be happy to listen and help.

Area: Central Scotland

Town: Edinburgh, Loanhead

Lichfield Hypnotherapy Clinic
5 Carmichael Close
WS14 9YW
Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis to assist people to Stop Smoking , help with Weight Control and Life Coaching

keith travis hypnotherapy
14 Quinnell Way
Suffolk NR32 4WL

TelNo: 01502732247

EmailAddress: keithtravis@talktalk.net

Help with Phobias, Give up smoking,Weight loss, depression,anxiety,sleep problems

Area: Lowestoft

Towns: Lowestoft,Great Yarmouth,Beccles

Brief Interlude

Willow Cottage
Glaziers Lane, Normandy
Guildford GU3 2EA

Tel: 01483 558 435
mobile: 07788505053


Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Counselling, Energy Healing, EFT, NLP.
OCD and Anxiety Disorders specialist.
Specialising in self-esteem, social anxiety, confidence, phobias, panic
attacks, depression, stress, relationship counselling, stop smoking.
Surrey: Guildford, Woking, Farnham, Worplesdon, Godalming, Reigate,
Leatherhead, Cobham, Weybridge, Byfleet, Camberley.

Christina Terry
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Droitwich, Worcestershire
Dubai, UAE

TelNo: 0800 242 5176


Christina Terry is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner
& Smoking Cessation Specialist

Area: Leamington Spa

Town: Droitwich

Scarborough Hypnotherapy Practice   
1st Floor, 29-31 Falsgrave Road
North Yorkshire
YO12 5EA

TelNo: 01723 506013
North Yorkshire's Leading Specialist
Helping clients to: QUIT Smoking LOSE Weight CONTROL Fears BANISH Stress BUILD Confidence, and much more.
Alan Gray is one of the UK's most qualified practitioners

Rainbow Wellbeing
Barnsley Business Innovation Centre
Snydale Road
Cudworth, Barnsley

TelNo: 07810697229


Specialising in Smoking Cessation Hypnotherapy & Hypno-analysis

Looking for partner to share premises at Cudworth, Barnsley
280 sq foot space

£30 per week - days and times to be decided together.

Karen Riley Hypnotherapy 
The Astwood Clinic
22 New Hey Road
TelNo: 01422 373321
Clinincal hypnotherapy for smoking cessation, IBS, anxiety, Phobias, confidence depression and more we also offer hypnosis for fertility and hypnobirthing

S W Hypnotherapy
3 Mill Parade

TelNo: 07429495974


Professional hypnotherapy and pure hypnoanalysis assisiting with weight, addictions,anger,phobias anxieties,quit smoking and much more

Town: Pillgwennly
Area: Newport

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Stop Smoking Books

Scores of self-help books and booklets have been written on the subject and have proved to be very successful, we have included some that will help you in your quest to stop smoking.




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Quitting Smoking Tips and Benefits

20 Quick Tips to Help You Quit Smoking

1. Believe in yourself. Believe that you can quit. Think about
some of the most difficult things you have done in your life and
realize that you have the guts and determination to quit
smoking. It's up to you.

2. After reading this list, sit down and write your own list,
customized to your personality and way of doing things. Create
you own plan for quitting.

3. Write down why you want to quit (the benefits of quitting):
live longer, feel better, for your family, save money, smell
better, find a mate more easily, etc. You know what's bad about
smoking and you know what you'll get by quitting. Put it on
paper and read it daily.

4. Ask your family and friends to support your decision to quit.
Ask them to be completely supportive and non-judgmental. Let
them know ahead of time that you will probably be irritable and
even irrational while you withdraw from your smoking habit.

5. Set a quit date. Decide what day you will extinguish your
cigarettes forever. Write it down. Plan for it. Prepare your
mind for the "first day of the rest of your life". You might
even hold a small ceremony when you smoke you last cigarette, or
on the morning of the quit date.

6. Talk with your doctor about quitting. Support and guidance
from a physician is a proven way to better your chances to quit.

7. Begin an exercise program. Exercise is simply incompatible
with smoking. Exercise relieves stress and helps your body
recover from years of damage from cigarettes. If necessary,
start slow, with a short walk once or twice per day. Build up to
30 to 40 minutes of rigorous activity, 3 or 4 times per week.
Consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.

8. Do some deep breathing each day for 3 to 5 minutes. Breathe
in through your nose very slowly, hold the breath for a few
seconds, and exhale very slowly through your mouth. Try doing
your breathing with your eyes closed and go to step 9.

9. Visualize your way to becoming a non-smoker. While doing your
deep breathing in step 8, you can close your eyes and begin to
imagine yourself as a non-smoker. See yourself enjoying your
exercise in step 7. See yourself turning down a cigarette that
someone offers you. See yourself throwing all your cigarettes
away, and winning a gold medal for doing so. Develop your own
creative visualizations. Visualization works.

10. Cut back on cigarettes gradually (if you cut back gradually,
be sure to set a quit date on which you WILL quit). Ways to cut
back gradually include: plan how many cigarettes you will smoke
each day until your quit date, making the number you smoke
smaller each day; buy only one pack at a time; change brands so
you don't enjoy smoking as much; give your cigarettes to someone
else, so that you have to ask for them each time you want to

11. Quit smoking "cold turkey". Many smokers find that the only
way they can truly quit once and for all is to just quit
abruptly without trying to slowly taper off. Find the method
that works best for you: gradually quitting or cold turkey. If
one way doesn't work do the other.

12. Find another smoker who is trying to quit, and help each
other with positive words and by lending an ear when quitting
becomes difficult. Visit this Bulletin Board and this Chat Room
to find a "quit buddy."

13. Have your teeth cleaned. Enjoy the way your teeth look and
feel and plan to keep them that way.

14. After you quit, plan to celebrate the milestones in your
journey to becoming a non-smoker. After two weeks of being
smoke-free, see a movie. After a month, go to a fancy restaurant
(be sure to sit in the non-smoking section). After three months,
go for a long weekend to a favorite get-away. After six months,
buy yourself something frivolous. After a year, have a party for
yourself. Invite your family and friends to your "birthday"
party and celebrate your new chance at a long, healthy life.

15. Drink lots of water. Water is good for you anyway, and most
people don't get enough. It will help flush the nicotine and
other chemicals out of your body, plus it can help reduce
cravings by fulfilling the "oral desires" that you may have.

16. Learn what triggers your desire for a cigarette, such as
stress, the end of a meal, arrival at work, entering a bar, etc.
Avoid these triggers or if that's impossible, plan alternative
ways to deal with the triggers.

17. Find something to hold in your hand and mouth, to replace
cigarettes. Consider drinking straws or you might try an
artificial cigarette called E-Z Quit found here:

18. Write yourself an inspirational song or poem about quitting,
cigarettes, and what it means to you to quit. Read it daily.

19. Keep a picture of your family or someone very important to
you with you at all times. On a piece of paper, write the words
"I'm quitting for myself and for you (or "them")". Tape your
written message to the picture. Whenever you have the urge to
smoke, look at the picture and read the message.

20. Whenever you have a craving for a cigarette, instead of
lighting up, write down your feelings or whatever is on your
mind. Keep this "journal" with you at all times.

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