Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation
Cristina also provides clinical hypnosis for smoking cessation. Typically, clients experience success after only one session. Others may need up to three sessions. A second appointment is always scheduled for support and to promote strength as the client progresses. During the first 1-hour session, the client is able to understand the total commitment of never smoking a cigarette again. Cognitive Behavior Theory (CBT) is explained and applied to change the patterns of behavior that lead someone to smoke. Hypnosis helps the client to break the pattern of behavior as well as to let go of the cravings for cigarettes. It breaks the pattern of behavior by developing new behaviors as well as removing the craving or desire to smoke again. At the end of the hypnosis session, a CD of the session is provided so that the client may bring themselves back to a state of trance where cravings and behaviors can be let go. Most clients cancel the second appointment stating that they are doing fine and do not need to come back. Individual sessions are $150 for a 1-hour session.