Stopping Tobacco Use
Three sessions of hypnosis to support your goal
Please note: you must be a current counseling client at Associated Counseling Professionals. Outside referrals for this service are not accepted.
Here’s the stop tobacco service I offer:
- Foundation Session: During this session, we’ll get fully oriented to your situation surrounding stopping tobacco use. Additionally, I will provide an introductory session of hypnosis to form a foundation for the remaining elements of my stop tobacco intervention. The focus will be to establish a safe working relationship between you and me, to support personal growth, and to enable you to have an initial experience with hypnosis. I will also ask you to set a stop date for your use of tobacco, and review things that you can do to prepare. The fee for this session is $175 – session length: approximately 50 minutes.
- Smoking Cessation Intervention: two sessions, ideally 7 to 10 days apart. You must have already completed the Foundation Session. The first of these sessions will focus on the task of stopping all tobacco use completely. Practical ideas, problem-solving, and hypnosis will be used. The hypnosis portion of the session will be recorded for you.The second session will be used to review any concerns that arise after stopping tobacco, and to provide guidance and hypnosis in support of life-long success. You’ll receive a second recording at the end of your session, as well.The 2-session Smoking Cessation Intervention is priced at $350 – Each of the two sessions is approximately 50 minutes. Payment for the service is due at the time of the first of the two sessions.
- Yes – we can do all of this over the internet using secure, HIPAA-compliant web video conferencing services. You’ll need to arrange your personal space [home or office] to support comfort, privacy and quiet. You’ll need a tablet, smartphone, or computer with a solid connection to the Internet. For most people this is wifi or a network connection to a home router. Others have had good success with their 4G or 5G data connection. More details here.
Your readiness to stop tobacco use
“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.”
It is critical that you determine for yourself that you are ready and committed to stop tobacco. No one else can do that for you, as far as I can tell. It’s okay if you are scared that you might not succeed, or that the first few days might be challenging. That’s normal. But, you must decide, and commit to that goal.
Please, review this information from WebMD – it will help you assess your readiness to stop smoking and will offer you tips and resources if you are not quite there yet. This podcast from NPR summarizes what science has to say about smoking cessation – and the multi-modal approach that seems to work for most people.
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