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  1. Does Hypnosis to Quit Smoking work?

    Can Hypnotherapy help you to Stop Smoking for good this Stoptober ?

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    Last year Stoptober passed quite a few people by as we headed into another Covid wave and people had other things on their mind.

    This year as we head into a flu season with Coronavirus still around, there is no better time to look at giving up smoking for good. Studies have shown that being a smoker can make your reaction to both Covid and flu worse. Because we now know that Covid cases can cause even worse problems in the lungs of smokers, you may also wonder if Hypnotherapy could be the answer you are looking for, if you find it hard to quit smoking alone.

    What is Stoptober?

    It has now been going for a good few years. The idea of a month to help raise awareness of giving up cigarettes for good to help you and also of course the strain on the NHS in having to deal with more patients at a time when things are already very busy.

    It is a government backed scheme designed to help people who really want to give up smoking. The thinking of a month long campaign is that if you can give up for 28 days then you are much more likely to remain a non smoker.

    It takes about that long to break a habit so with a little support you can get to November and not need another cigarette again.

    The difference with Hypnotherapy to stop smoking... The biggest difference is that we really want you to leave after seeing me with the habit already in check. Rather than a struggle with willpower for a month, my aim is that you simply stop and don’t find any cravings or need to smoke any longer.

    How do I know Hypnosis works to quit smoking?

    Well...I used Hypnosis to Stop Smoking myself

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    For myself, I gave up smoking myself with hypnotherapy well over twenty years ago and now I help others to quit smoking with hypnosis in just one session! We have a session which lasts about an hour and a half and after we talk things through and I introduce you to how hypnosis works then you go away already a non smoker.

    I even make you a recording of the hypnosis that we do to help everything sink in and also act as a great way to switch off and relax at home.

    Many of the things that I help people with can take a few sessions, but quitting smoking with hypnosis is completed in one session for you. Don’t forget, I even make you a recording that you can listen to at home to really help you stay a non smoker.

    There are many different ways that you can get help and as a Clinical Hypnotherapist I know how successful hypnotherapy can be.

    The most important thing is that just starting to think about it and talk about it can lead you to really make the change.

    Having read this page on my website is a great start. You can either contact me now, or just let yourself have a few days to think about when you are ready to let go of the cigarettes and take back control from them.

    Skype Quit Smoking sessions.

    When Covid hit the world many people turned to working online. However, I have been working with people online to help them with Skype Hypnotherapy for about ten years so I already had lots of experience. If you are near to me in Redditch in the UK then you can come and see me in person. If you are further afield then you can still work with me online on Skype in the comfort of your own home.

    In 2021 the Covid crisis has made Stoptober even more important. If you catch Coronavirus as a smoker then the effects could be much worse for you as it affects your lungs. This year the UK Government will be making even more noise about the benefits of stopping smoking.

    You can read all about how I could help you to stop smoking with hypnosis and watch a video all about it here:         Quit Smoking Hypnosis - How does it work?

    You can email me for more details at [email protected]


  2. How can I lose that Covid Lockdown weight?

    Would Hypnosis work for me?

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    Over the past couple of years so many people have found that with lockdowns and changes to our habits around food and eating that the weight has crept up, sometimes even without realising. Even if you have never struggled with looking after yourself and weight loss has been easy for you, you may find that putting on weight during covid lockdowns just happened without realising it.

    Some people have spent a lifetime working their way through all the different diet companies and it can take a while to realise that their whole business model only works if you keep coming back. Every year we get to see the Slimmer of the Year photographs with inspiring stories. The problem is that two or three years later often that person has slipped back into old habits and put the weight back on.

    The truth about diets.

    Well, it's quite easy to sum up really...Diet don't work! You already know this inside I imagine. The problem is that you need to find another way forward.

    When I am helping people to find a new way forward we learn all about how diets don't work, but making some changes to your relationship with food and letting go of some of your past behaviours and even turning down cravings for the things you know are bad for you, can in fact be much more simple than you ever imagined. In fact what I do is the complete opposite of making you think about food and what you are missing. You can have what you want. You just find that it is easier to control and you are not missing out.

    Helping to change your thoughts about food, eating and exercise will have long term gains. Don't rush it, good things always take longer. A client wrote to me after we finished working together to tell me all about climbing up Snowdon and came up with a great way of describing what we did together. In fact the metaphor of climbing a mountain works so well I wish I had thought of it myself! You wouldn't go running up a mountain because you would never make it to the summit. You plan how you will go about it, equip yourself with the right tools and take all the time you need to do it.

    If you want to find out all about how I can help you with losing weight just drop me an email at [email protected] and I would love to send you some details on all the ways that I can help.


    You can read all about my No More Diets plan here: https://www.markpowlett.co.uk/slimmeryou.html