Online therapy is incredibly useful, usually for follow-up sessions with my clients, or when they are unable to visit in person. It is obviously desirable to have face to face contact during the first appointment, but that is currently impossible. There are still huge benefits in seeing a client remotely, and many of the techniques I use will be of huge value. I only use either FaceTime or WhatsApp Video, both of which have end to end encryption for increased privacy.
A recent survey shows more than 300,000 have quit smoking during the coronavirus crisis. But more importantly another 550,000 have tried to quit. Public Heath England issued a warning last month that smokers were putting themselves at much greater risk of developing severe disease from the virus and putting their children at risk from passive smoking. This is such an important time to stop smoking, and I am here to help using therapy online.
If you would like to take advantage of online therapy, then here is how it works:
1) Contact me by phone on 07989 387660 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will explain the process, and we can then discuss your particular case and whether online therapy is suitable for you.
2) I will then send you some documents for you to complete and send back to me. This can be done either by email or post. We will agree a mutually convenient time for the session, and whether it will be on FaceTime or WhatsApp Video.
3) I will ask you to pay by bank transfer before the appointment.
4) At the agreed time I will be ready and waiting for your call. It is important that you are in a quiet and private place, and sitting as comfortably as you can.
5) After the session I will give you a recording to use at home, and techniques for self-hypnosis.
Please see FAQ page for fees and more details.
The average cost of a packet of 20 cigarettes in the UK is now £10.40 (after the 2018 budget) which monthly is £322.40 (based on 31 days in the month) and each year smoking will cost you £3,796. Most of us have better things to do with £3,796 which can be better spent on the good things in life for ourselves and our family.
Smoking causes lung damage and contributes towards cancers. Did you know that when you stop smoking your lungs will start to recover from the mug-full of tar that gets pumped into them yearly while you’re smoking? Over time your breathing will improve and your stamina and vitality will increase as your ability to breathe more easily improves. Stopping smoking will also give you fresher looking skin, better breath and enhanced enjoyment of food and drink as your tastebuds recover, never mind how much better your clothing will smell!
Many of us have read of the health issues associated with vaping. Unfortunately many people who have given up cigarettes are now addicted to vaping. Hypnotherapy can help equally well with stopping vaping as stopping smoking.
First of all, most clinical studies are undertaken by large drug companies and they have no interest in proving hypnotherapy is effective when they’d rather be selling you patches and sprays and other expensive ‘aids’. That means there are no large clinical trials to refer you to, but clinical hypnotherapy observations show that hypnotherapy is a very successful way to stop smoking altogether with an excellent success rate. There is no magic wand, but if you really want to quit then hypnotherapy can help you use your inner strength to achieve your goals.
Do I really want to stop, or am I being forced to come by a friend or family member? Am I fully committed to quitting from this moment? Am I prepared to come with an open mind? Am I prepared to do the work necessary as hypnotherapy is not a magic wand and we cannot do it for you? If you answer no to any of these questions, then please do not waste your time and money. But if you answer yes, then we can really help you to achieve your goals.
Mike Lane runs Stop Smoking Therapy and is a general hypnotherapy practitioner who specialised in stop smoking after he saw real improvements in the lives of those clients he helped to stop smoking with hypnotherapy. See the About Page for more information.