I have been a smoker for about thirty-five years. I have now cut down to 5 cigarettes a day, but I am unable to stop smoking altogether. I can give up smoking for a day or two at a time, but after that I get really stressed, and feel that I need something to calm me down. Smoking calms me down. Smoking makes me relax. When I smoke, I become, somehow, philosophical and have the ability to deal with aspects of my life with more clarity. But as soon as I put the fag out, I feel dirty, as if I have done something wrong. Please help because I want to give up now. Smoking makes me feel wheezy when I go for a walk, and after I smoke people comment that I smell. Not all the time but when I least expect it. I hate it. I heard that hypnotherapy was really good and can help me give up very easily. Can you see me soon? 13SharonVigour
Yes. Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy is a very valuable tool and has helped many people give up smoking. At London Hypnotherapy UK, I use aversion therapy and a number of visualization and imagery in treatment. The results have been excellent. I have an appointment available for you next Wednesday. Please give the office a ring and they will sort out an appointment for you. The number is 0207 467 8564. The best of luck.
Dr David Kraft
Dr David Kraft is a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in private practice. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of BSCAH. He is also a member of the Section of Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine at the Royal Society of Medicine. He has a diploma in clinical psychology and two diplomas in clinical hypnotherapy. David has published several articles on psychotherapy integration: he has published in Contemporary Hypnosis, the journal associated with the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH) and in the Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. He has written on the addictions, on driving phobia, sexual disorders, IBS, anxiety, sleeping disorders, eating disorders (including bulimia and anorexia) and hyperhidrosis.