Quitting smoking is very difficult and frustrating. Many people attempt to quit but take back the habit again. This is called relapse. Even though they are determined to fight the smoking habit, many cite lack of willpower, environmental stress or withdrawal symptoms as a main reason for failing. As you can see here, the mind actually affects the outcome of smoking cessation greatly. In our approach, we utilize elements of:
* Behaviour Modification Techniques
A review published in 2012 said that studies do support a possible benefit from the use of hypnosis for smoking cessation. In discussing alternative methods for quitting smoking on its website, the American Cancer Society says that while controlled studies have not supported the effectiveness of hypnosis, there is anecdotal evidence that some people have been helped. The basic principle of the use of hypnotherapy for smoking cessation is to bring those unhealthy thoughts to the surface of the mind and replace them with more positive thoughts that encourage the smoker to break his/ her negative patterns of behaviour.
After 20+ years of smoking, I didn't think I could do it. I was sceptical in the beginning but I am amazed by the outcome after just 1 session. I didn't feel the need to smoke after my session with Joyce. I did try it once about a week after just for curiosity and I realized that I didn't like the taste anymore. Never touched cigarettes since then.
- Raj, Petaling Jaya.
I've tried patches and medications. It worked for a while but it only lasted at most for 3 weeks. I went to Joyce, as recommended by a friend as I am really happy with the results so far. It has been 5 months now and there aren't any thoughts or cravings.
- Wong, Bangsar, KL.