If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. Lao Tzu
Smoking Cessation Sessions
Smoking cessation sessions are done in a 5 session package, with a 6th session offered, 3 months after 5th session, if additional reinforcement and support is needed. This session is free of charge. All of the appointments will be about 2 weeks apart, apart from the previously mentioned 6th session. Each session is about 2 hours in length. If more sessions are indicated, we will discuss that at our last session. To find out the fees for this program go to the Services page, or click HERE.
The first session is for us to get to know one another, figure out the smoking cessation goals, plan how we are going to accomplish those goals, answer questions and, esp. important, to introduce the client to hypnosis, and to begin the suggestions that allow the client to begin to work on their smoking cessation goals. At that time we make a CD for you to take home and practice with until our second appointment. There is also available a CD specifically for sleeping - you listen to the CD while you sleep - to help reinforce the non-smoking lifestyle. This CD is free of charge to the client.
Think about it this way - In the Syracuse, NY area, a pack of cigarettes costs between $9.00 and $10.50, on average. This program would take between 10 and 12 weeks, depending on scheduling. So, if we look at the numbers, the money a one pack a day smoker spends during that time would be between $630 and $882. The financial savings, not only through the period of quitting, but from that point onwards, is clear. The cost of the program is paid by no longer buying cigarettes.
The second session continues the work of the first one, further tailoring the suggestions and guidance to the individual client’s goals and needs. With hypnosis, the more you do it, the easier it is to do, practice really does make perfect. The rest of the sessions help to reinforce and support the non-smoking lifestyle, with techniques such as Age Regression, Emotional Freedom Technique, Stress Management, and even some weight management if indicated. If additional sessions are needed we can arrange for that at the last session.
My office hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10AM to 4PM. Let me know if you want to make an appointment, and what days/times would be best for you. You can call me at 315-243-1828, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
GateKeeper's Group Clinic
for Smoking Cessation
Research shows that the best way for people to quit smoking is through evidence-based smoking cessation technologies and programs. Such services include, among others, prescription drugs, insurance programs, nicotine over-the-counter products, and quit lines. Smokers who take part in cessation programs are more likely to successfully quit smoking—defined as abstinence for six months or more—than those who attempt quitting on their own.
Working in a group to accomplish goals and change patterns of behavior has been shown over and over to be more productive and successful, long-term, that going it alone. A group clinic is just that, a group of people who are committed to a personal goal that is shared, supporting each other as they move through the objectives that bring them to success, and reinforcing the commitment each one has made. The use of hypnosis techniques helps to reinforce and support the commitment to these goals, helps to bring them much closer to accomplishment.
This group clinic for smoking cessation is designed in 6 modules, each one building on the previous and moving participants forward to accomplish the goal of becoming a non-smoker, permanently. Each module has a focus or theme, incorporating behavior modification, group support, hypnosis techniques, and homework assignments that are structured to help and support the process of removing tobacco in all its forms, permanently. This group clinic is for those who are truly committed to becoming a non-smoker. If that is you, and if you are willing to make the commitment and do the workto accomplish your goal of being free forever from cigarettes, then join us! For each module there will be class materials, including CDs, provided by the instructor, that will be used during class and between classes.
Virginia Waldron is a Certified Consulting Hypnosis and Hypnosis Instructor through the National Guild of Hypnotists. She has had a private practice in the Syracuse area since 2000, working with clients individually, as well as teaching classes in a wide range of topics from self-hypnosis to meditation, Reincarnation and Angelology.