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Hypnosis and NLP to Quit Smoking for good.

Hypnosis and NLP to Quit Smoking for good.

Stop smoking TODAY

Quitting smoking is very easy with Clinical Hypnosis and extremely effective.  Using Hypnosis will change the way your brain automatically feels when you think of a cigarette and allow you to have no cravings as you easily and effortlessly, make change in your behaviour.  Before reading on imagine, what it would feel like to finally stop without cravings.  Now imagine yourself breathing easily and feeling great.  See yourself and notice how good you look.  Notice what people are saying to you and really imagine that sense of accomplishment.  Notice the new sense of smell and the freshness of the air.  Think of all the things you could do with the money.

NOW ask yourself What needs to happen to make it happen?


To Understand how the sessions work I’ve outline below the 6 – Step strategy that I use to allow people to stop.  This process has incredible results and is very unique.  That’s because in the session I utilise two of the most effective forms of behavioural techniques.  Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hypnosis.  Using both techniques has amazing benefits.  Firstly it’s instant, secondly it’s permanent, lastly and importantly it stops you from substituting smoking for a new unwanted behavior like overeating or indulging.  Below is my unique 6 – Step Process.

Step 1)  You are not addicted to smoking

That’s right you are not addicted. In fact smoking is not addictive.  Addiction is a loosely used term to describe compulsive behaviours.  In fact the moment you truly decide and believe that you want to quit, you CAN.  Let me explain.  How many people have you heard quitting smoking instantly? They go to the doctor find out they are sick and stop.  They learn they are pregnant and stop.  IMMEDIATELY.  Where is the addiction here? Every patient that leaves my clinic no longer wants to smoke.  Addiction GONE!  Step 1 begins with challenging your belief systems and your unconscious mind learning the truth about addictive behaviour. The best part is now, it’s already begun.

Step 2) Part of you wants to smoke, Part of you wants to quit

This is probably the most common and profound process for smokers.  To break this down I use an amazingly successful NLP technique that allows your mind to actually understand the reason for your behaviour.  Basically until you accept and understand that you smoke for secondary gain and benefits (mostly unknown to you today), change and at a deep and unconscious level is very difficult. That’s why this works.

Step 3) Your Future Self.

Most people are not able to effectively see themselves in the future without smoking. Most people who I have met who have tried to quit in the past, never really could imagine themselves without a cigarette. This will change after our session.  You will be comfortable in seeing yourself in the future around smokers, bars and people who smoke.  Yes, even your morning coffee will be possible without the slightest craving for a cigarette.

Step 4) Hypnosis.

Hypnosis is a focused state of awareness that can happen to anyone who allows it.  It allows me to communicate with your mind, bypassing your self talk or critical faculty.  (The part of the brain that overthinks basic things and complicates the issue). During hypnosis I can create states in which you strongly dislike smoking and the thought of smoking actually makes you uncomfortable.  This step is one of the most crucial in introducing change. During this step your mind will make the decision that it has had enough and will stop.  A very profound decision and one that gets results.

Step 5) Eliminate Triggers / Cues

During this part I can quickly change the way you feel when you think about a cigarettes or smoking.  Perhaps it’s a having a coffee, or being stressed, whatever your triggers, changing the way you think and feel when triggered is key for your change.  You will no longer have the same association or feeling when you think of smoking or any of the triggers related to your smoking.  This step breaks the cycle and sets up a compelling smoke free future.

STEP 6) Deep awareness and other stuff

Although this step is only necessary sometimes, it’s used in the event someone believes there is a deeper reason that they smoke. Past history, trauma, childhood memory etc. If necessary changing the way in which this is experienced is very beneficial for change and very relieving. This leaves you at ease with your choices and decisions moving forward and stops you from using the past as a reason for your behaviour.


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About the author


Dr Themos Gourlas. B.App.Sc (Osteo) M.Ost, Cert M.NLP, Cert C.Hypnosis Osteopath, Master NLP practitioner and Clinical Hypnotherapist. Founder and developer of the PracTx exercise platform. Director of Bankstown Health and St George Health. I specialise in pain management and the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. I utilise my skills in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and Clinical Hypnosis to help people quickly and effectively transform their behavioural choices and their lives.

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