Gaynor Mitchell

Analytical and Cognitive Hypno-Psychotherapist

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SMOKING/ADDICTIONS

London Stop Smoking ClinicSmoking is one of the major causes of heart disease, stroke, and disease of the arteries.  Smoking has been banned in all public areas, restaurants, pubs, and bars.  As a result of this, smoking has become very anti-social and smoking cessation treatments have grown - both in the NHS and privately.  Gaynor offers a guaranteed treatment for smoking cessation which comprises on (long) appointment with one follow-up if required, although the second appointment is very rarely needed.

During this session, Gaynor uses a range of techniques including NLP (aversion therapy), analytical hypnotherapy and suggestion therapy.  The combination of these techniques is tried and tested and is extremely successful is achieving the goal of becoming a non-smoker.  The technique leaves the client believing that they never smoked at all.

 

10 Reasons To Stop Smoking

  1.  Lung cancer

  2. Heart attacks

  3. Stroke

  4. Emphysema & Bronchitis

  5. Cancer of the throat

  6. Premature ageing

  7. Infertility, Impotence & Pregnancy problems

  8. Amputation from Peripheral Vascular Disease

  9. Financial Cost

  10. Bad breath, stained fingers (anti-social behaviour)

Things you didn't know about smoking:

Cigarette smoking has been identified as the most important source of preventable morbidity and premature mortality in the United States & World

Smoking-related diseases cause an estimated 440,000 American deaths each year

Smoking costs the United States over $150 billion annually in health care costs

A 2004 Study by the CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion found that cigarette smoke contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer

Over 2,000 years ago, South American Cultures began using tobacco. Brazilian peoples invented cigarettes by rolling tobacco leaves in paper

The First Europeans to use tobacco were sailors. 

Christopher Columbus took tobacco leaves back to Queen Isabella of Spain .

People used to believe Tobacco had medicinal value. A French Ambassador named Jean Nicot brought Tobacco plants to Portugal in 1559, telling friends it was useful in treating wounds, asthma and cancer.

The words nicotine and nicotiana come from Jean Nicot's last name.

The long-term health benefits from smoking cessation are: reduced blood pressure, reduced carbon monoxide level in the blood, nerve endings regrow, coughing stops, cilia recover, after 5 years the chance of dying from lung cancer decreases by almost half, and after 15 years the risk of heart disease is equal to a non-smoker.

Symptoms of smoking cessation

The longer a person have smoked, the more intense the following symptoms are likely to be:

Slower pulse

Drop in blood pressure

Occasional constipation

Occasional drop in the ability to perform difficult tasks and loss of concentration and/or patience.

Dizziness

Tingling in the arms and legs

Coughing

Feelings of craving

Tension

Irritability

Restlessness

Depression

Other Addictions

Similar techniques are employed for other addictive behaviours:

nail biting

alcohol (excess consumption)

unwanted habits

the abuse of recreational drugs

 

Copyright 2010 Gaynor Mitchell, Analytical & Cognitive Hypno-Psychotherapist,  Witney, Oxfordshire, UK