Tuesday, 26 September 2017



How often have you quit smoking with all the best intentions to stay smokefree for life, then find yourself back in the smoking habit within days or, at best, a few weeks?

Does this make you feel like a failure and wonder if you’ll EVER find a way to quit smoking for good?

Well, there’s no need to despair – of the tens of thousands of people who have quit and stayed quit, most of them used to feel the same way as you.  Yet many of them did it “cold turkey” – HOW?  They did it by changing their mind-set and developing the will to quit smoking permanently.


The key to freedom from smoking is already there – in your own mind!  If you want to change something in your life, the best way to start the process is by examining and changing unsupportive beliefs.

When you smoke, you believe that cigarettes have an uncanny ability to offer comfort, “companionship”, stress relief, increased social skills, and entertainment.  At the same time, you relate stopping smoking to feelings of pain, misery and sacrifice – to name just a few “unsupportive” beliefs.   Once a belief has been formed it becomes part of your subconscious “programming” and then invisibly dictates your habits – basically, we all act and behave in accordance with our beliefs.

The result is that you accept and adopt these unhelpful beliefs as facts, when actually they are nothing more than a distorted perception of the truth.


A positive first step in successfully developing the mindset to quit smoking for good involves learning how to pay attention to what you tell yourself and correct unhelpful statements as they occur.  You can condition your mind to build new beliefs and associations that will help you put smoking permanently in the past.

Work with the unhelpful thoughts as soon as they crop up, then change the language and restructure your thoughts in ways that will help you.  For example:

Change:   “I’m bored without cigarettes. Life’s no fun without them”

To:   “At 10 minutes per cigarette, I used to waste nearly 3 hours every single day smoking. It’s great to have my life back.”

Instead of:   “All my friends smoke, it’s not fair, I’m missing out”

Try:   “I bet they wish they could stop smoking like I have. I remember how desperately I wanted to quit every time I lit a cigarette. It’s great to be out of that vicious cycle.”

Replace:   “I feel so irritable. I’m impatient and angry without cigarettes”

With:   “It was the cigarettes that made me irritable in the first place, not the stopping smoking – you don’t hear non-smokers saying that a lack of cigarettes makes them irritable!! It’s just a feeling and it will pass.”

Keep replacing thoughts that don’t help you with thoughts that do and they will start to over-write the faulty subconscious “programming” that has been keeping you stuck.

Smoking cessation is a gift that will reward you with benefits far beyond what you can probably imagine. Believe in yourself. You can do it.

If you live in the Rhyl, Prestatyn, Kinmel Bay and Abergele area of North Wales and feel you need a little help to stop smoking, hypnosis can greatly speed the process of subconscious change.  Hypnosis is a natural state of mental focus in which positive suggestions become at least twenty times more powerful and effective and therefore more readily accepted by the subconscious mind.

Just contact me at Alison Bird North Wales Hypnotherapy, Rhyl
Quit Smoking
By phone on 07947 817464,
By email at: abird073@aol.com
For more information or to book a session.


I am currently offering the 2 hour Easy Quit Smoking Hypnosis session in Rhyl at a reduced price of £95 (down from £150).

At 20 cigarettes a day, it pays for itself in less than a fortnight!

Tuesday, 7 October 2014


DON'T MISS OUT. For the month of "Stoptober", The *Award-winning Easy Quit Smoking Programme is Only £95 for the Full, One-Session Programme. LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Book Your Colchester Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy Session in October to Secure Your Stoptober Smokefree Discount, and Take the Session Any Date Between October and December 2014.

BOOK Now.  Call 07947 817464 or visit: www.alisonbird.co.uk/stoptoberoffer.html

*The Hypnotherapy Society's Award for Excellence

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Attention all Smokers in Colchester Who Want to Quit Smoking - Find Out How YOU Can be Smokefree Within Two Hours for Just £99!

The price of the award-winning "Easy Quit" Smoking one session Programme has been reduced to JUST £99 (formerly £150), so it pays for itself in around a fortnight!

With hypnosis to help you quit smoking, you have nothing to fear.

You may have tried all the smokefree therapies offered on the NHS, the nicotine patches, Zyban, Champix, electronic cigarettes, and found they just didn't hit the spot.  With hypnotherapy, you are helped with the psychological aspects of smoking, the actual habit - with hypnosis to help you quit smoking, this is your opportunity to be finally free from the weed.

Smoking is like having an itch. If you have an itch, it's nice to scratch it.  But better to have no itch at all!

If you live in or near Colchester and want to stop smoking, this ninety minute session of conscious hypnosis to stop smoking could at long last be your passport to freedom from tobacco.  The Easy Quit Smoking Programme received the Hypnotherapy Society's "Award for Clinical Excellence", and incorporates all the most up-to-date psychological methods to help with the smoking habit, including Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and hypnotherapy.  The programme is tailored to your own specific requirements, taking into account your personal reasons for wanting to quit, and the factors that have been keeping you smoking.

If you've tried nicotine replacement therapy (nicotine patches or nicotine gum) or Zyban (which is a strong anti-depressant!) for smoking cessation, you have probably realised that, although nicotine is an addictive drug, it's not necessarily the drug that drags you back to cigarettes.  It's more likely to be the HABIT and the identity that you miss.  As one client said, "I like the paraphernalia of smoking roll-ups, I'm going to miss that". Habits are governed by our subconscious mind, we do them unconsciously, without thinking.  Hypnotherapy helps you to work with your own deeper subconscious resources and gently reprogramme your mind to feel differently about the smoking habit and change any beliefs or benefits you may subconsciously link to smoking.

One reason why many people feel they can't stop smoking is that they FEAR a future without cigarettes.  They try to imagine what life would be like without cigarettes and just can't see it or can't bear it. This is actually negative self-hypnosis!  It's an example of using your imagination to create an outcome - if you couldn't imagine life without cigarettes, it wouldn't be easy to quit.  Hypnotherapy helps you to imagine how great it is to be free and to think and feel like a non-smoker.  Imagine happily letting go of your habit, rather than reluctantly trying to give up.

There is nothing to fear about being free - stop scratching the itch, and let hypnotherapy help remove it for good!

With the award winning "Easy Quit Smoking Programme" you can do it - without drugs, patches, gum or even willpower!  All you need is the desire and commitment to stop smoking and the ability to just imagine being free.

Hypnotherapy has been proven by the New Scientist magazine to be the most successful way to help you become a non smoker.


To book an appointment or to find out more about hypnosis to quit smoking in Colchester, Clacton, Tendring and North Essex, CONTACT ALISON BIRD CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY COLCHESTER ON: 01206 548175 / 07947 817464, visit http://www.alisonbird.co.uk/homehypnotherapy/bookanoobligationchat.html, OR E MAIL ABIRD073@AOL.COM