How to Stop Smoking with Hypnosis

How to Stop Smoking with Hypnosis

Helping people to stop smoking with hypnotherapy is one of the most common requests in my years as a hypnotherapist. So many people today want the benefits of stop smoking hypnosis. London is full of people who are desperate to quit but don’t know how.

What is the best way to stop smoking? During my hypnotherapy training in the late 1990s, I was very impressed by a review article which compared various methods of smoking cessation and found that “hypnosis was the most successful single therapy” (Viswesvaran & Schmidt, 1992).

For many people, the reality is that using hypnosis to stop smoking is a relatively easy way to quit. It can take only one session, and it is usually a very pleasant experience. Most people come out of the session feeling very happy and relaxed (in fact many people use hypnotherapy for anxiety issues) and most importantly of all, they no longer want to smoke.

It is important though that you have a quick talk with me before booking a session to make sure that you are a suitable candidate for 1-stop hypnosis. This is because some people don’t really want to quit smoking at all but are being pushed into it by someone else, and this can have an impact on the success of the outcome of hypnotherapy. One of my tutors, who some would argue was the best hypnotherapist in London (though now retired) once told me that understanding the client’s motivations was the key factor in successful treatment. I continue to take that advice today and treat it as a golden rule of smoking cessation.


Viswesvaran, C., & Schmidt, F. L. (1992). A meta-analytic comparison of the effectiveness of smoking cessation methods. Journal of Applied Psychology, 77(4), 554.

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