Stop Smoking With Hypnosis


Unlike some other "stop smoking in one session" hypnotherapists, who often charge £250 or more, I don't just read a standard script, or stick you in front of a video, or whatever.

I take the time to find out your triggers - the things that make you reach for a cigarette. I then work those into a personalised session, and focus on the motivational factors that will help you stop smoking.

You still need a genuine personal desire to stop smoking. If you're just coming because you've been pushed into it, or don't really want to give up, then hypnotherapy (or anything else) is not going to work. It's not a silver bullet or a magic wand.

But, if you really want to give up, and you're serious about it, my techniques will give you the extra help you need to stop smoking - and stay stopped.

Just imagine...instead of being ruled by your cravings, and your subconscious, becoming completely disinterested in smoking - almost like you'd never started.

When I ask my clients at the end of the session if they would like a cigarette, they usually look very confused - because the desire to smoke has simply gone!

I have an excellent success rate and receive a high proportion of my bookings through being recommended by people I have already helped stop smoking with hypnosis.

"Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit. Willpower, it turns out, counts for very little."

"Nicotine gum had only just over a 10% success rate, our results have shown us that Hypnosis is the most effective way to become a non-smoker."

"To find the most effective method to stop smoking, Frank Schmidt and research student Chockalingham Viswesvaran from the University of Iowa used a meta-analysis, utilising the results of more than 600 studies totalling nearly 72,000 people.

The results which were published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, and included 48 studies of hypnosis covering 6000 smokers, clearly showed that hypnosis was many times more effective than nicotine replacement therapy."

New Scientist vol 136 issue 1845 page 6

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a stop smoking session cost?


Why does it cost so much?

As I said earlier, I actually charge less than many stop smoking therapists, who can ask for £250, £300 or more.

But the question shouldn't be "Why does a stop smoking session cost so much?" - it should be "How much will I save?".

Use this little calculator to work out how much you spend a month on cigarettes, and then compare it to the cost. You might be shocked how quickly you start saving money.

What do you pay for a pack of cigarettes? £ 

How many packs do you smoke in a week?    

You currently spend £ a month on cigarettes. By attending my stop smoking session, in less than weeks you will be saving money.

By the time you've stopped smoking for a year (and discounting the cost of the session), you will have saved £!

And that's just the cost of buying the cigarettes. How much is the benefit of stopping smoking worth to your health, and the health of those you love?

How long is the session?

Two hours.

Do you offer a free follow up if it doesn't work?

No - and for two very good reasons.

  1. I don't charge what I consider to be an exorbitant price in the first place - just a fair charge for my time and skill.
  2. The vast majority of my clients stop in one session. For the very small number that don't, I only charge my regular hourly rate as there are occasionally deeper issues that need to be addressed as well.

Does it work for everybody?

No, it doesn't. However, for those who don't stop, it's almost invariably for one of two reasons.

  1. They have come to the session 'under duress' i.e. someone else has booked the session for them or they have been pressured into coming by a partner/family member and/or
  2. They just don't really want to give up in the first place. There are some who simply want to be able to claim that "I've tried everything, including hypnotherapy, and nothing worked" to excuse the fact that they in fact enjoy smoking and have no real desire to give up.

That may seem harsh, but that's what I've found.

(There are a small number that need to have a deeper issue addressed too, but for the vast majority of people who genuinely want to give up, one session is sufficient).

I'm scared of hypnosis - how do I know hypnosis is safe?

Please read the sections on misconceptions about hypnosis and what is hypnotherapy?.

Do I need nicotine patches or gum to deal with the physical cravings?

No. Because your brain has effectively been 're-programmed' to think of you as a non-smoker, there are no cravings to need patches for.

Can you stop me from over-eating after I've given up?

If you do not currently have an eating problem, then you should not assume that just because you stop smoking, you will necessarily start over-eating.

The reason this happens with some people is that although they may stop reaching for a cigarette, the brain still expects you to reach for something to put in your mouth, and food is the obvious substitute.

With my stop smoking sessions, I don't just use aversion therapy to, for example, make you feel sick every time you reach for a cigarette. Aversion therapy has a habit of just displacing the behaviour i.e. you feel sick reaching for a cigarette, but not for a cream cake, or whatever, so you eat instead.

With my sessions, I focus on your personal reasons for giving up smoking i.e. health, money, smell, etc. You may think "Those reasons haven't stopped me smoking so far!".

Well, the reason they haven't worked is that they haven't been given to your subconscious mind - the part of your mind that has the most powerful influence over your emotions and behaviour.

Once that is done, the physical and mental compulsion to smoke is removed.

Consequently, you just become a non-smoker, with no desire to reach for anything in particular. Most of my clients report feeling very surprised because the desire has just gone.

If you are over-eating already, dealing with this is a separate issue and not something that can be properly dealt with in a single session, or combined with stopping smoking.

Unlike smoking, over-eating is usually symptomatic of deeper issues which take more than one session to resolve. For example, it may be related to stress, historical issues, emotional pressures, etc. It would normally take 3-6 sessions to get to the root cause of the over-eating and help eliminate the reasons that cause you to over-eat in the first place.

How to book

For more details or to book a session, please contact me (Jenny Mullan), either by email on or by telephone on 0845 652 2271.


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