Frequently Asked Questions
For majority of smokers just one session of hypnotherapy/hypnosis is sufficient to stop smoking forever. However, in the unlikely event that the first session doesn’t stop you smoking completely, regardless of how long it has been since your initial session, all you would have to do is get in touch and book in for a free backup session. Every effort will be made to fit you in as soon as possible.
No, there is no time limit. Most therapists have a 3 month time limit, but with Helen you are welcome to come back anytime until you stop.
Payments can be made by Cash or online banking. See the fees page for more details.
Yes. Just because hypnotherapy hasn’t worked for you in the past it doesn’t mean it won’t work for you now. Helen has seen many people in this situation and they have still stopped smoking in just one session.
Yes. A long as you want to stop smoking hypnosis will help you stop. Most people that come for hypnosis to stop smoking have already tried: willpower, patches, chewing gum, NHS classes, champix, inhalers, Allen Carr and zyban and failed but then stopped smoking in one session of hypnosis.
Yes. It is common for women who are pregnant to use hypnosis to stop smoking. It is perfectly safe for pregnant women to be hypnotised.
The hypnosis stop smoking session is done on a one-to-one basis. If you and your partner or friend would like stop smoking together you will still require separate sessions as the stop smoking hypnosis sessions are tailored to each client’s individual needs. However you can book back to back sessions so you can arrive together, there are comfortable waiting facilities so you can wait for each other.
Yes. Other treatments include: weight loss, stress, anxiety, phobias, confidence, self-esteem, sports performance plus more. For more information visit Helen James Hypnotherapy.
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No. You are awake and alert, aware of everything that is happing.
No. You are in control. The client remains in control of their thoughts and behaviour at all times with you being the ‘Captain’ and the therapist being the ‘Navigator’.
You can. Everyone can. As long as you wish to enter hypnosis you will.
Yes. Not to be confused with stage Hypnosis, Clinical Hypnosis is absolutely safe, respectful and confidential.
No. Most of the time you’ll remain silent but even if you do speak, you won’t say anything you didn’t want your therapist to know as you will remain in control of your thoughts, actions and behaviour.
Hypnosis is a deep state of mental relaxation
Once a hypnotic state has been reached, the subconscious mind can then absorb information, suggestion and other content, which can bring about therapeutic changes.
Hypnotherapy works by you allowing communication with your subconscious mind – the part of your mind that controls your habits, emotions and behaviour.
Unlike many other forms of treatment that produce results in months or even years, hypnotherapy communicates suggestions and alternative behaviours directly to your subconscious mind, meaning that changes will take place immediately.
Hypnosis is not magic but it can have magical results!