Hypnotherapy For Stopping Smoking

Naomi - Support With Stopping Smoking

"I would definitely recommend Rosie, I've been stopped smoking for 9 weeks the longest I've done in 23 years."

Supporting people to stop smoking once and for all is one of the areas I am most passionate about in my work as a hypnotherapist. Many a time clients tell me they have previously tried on multiple occasions using multiple different methods to stop, yet not found success just yet. The wonderful thing about hypnotherapy is that it enables us to work together to get to the root of what might have pulled you back to smoking in the past & set out a clear path for your future smoke free. 


I often talk to my clients about the distinction between being ready to make a change versus being prepared to do it. Knowing that you're absolutely ready can be a difficult thing to feel when embarking on a big change - often we can feel we need to have all the answers and know exactly how we'll do it but often it doesn't feel this way. It also stacks the pressure on us can make us feel we'll never be fully ready.


Being prepared to make the change to stop smoking is a very different thing & a much more revealing way to understand whether now is the right time to stop smoking. You don't need to have all the answers or an exact plan of how you'll do it, you just have to be willing to take the necessary steps. 


I often liken this to setting out on a trek to an unknown place - you may not know exactly where you're going, how to get there, what you might have to navigate etc. Having the support of hypnotherapy sessions is like having a guide to support you and show you the way, helping you to navigate the path you'll follow to becoming a non smoker & to maintain this amazing change. You have to be the one to move your legs & take those steps & that's where the importance of being prepared to make the change comes in.

Understanding your motivation for stopping smoking is a really important part of our work together - this may be for a variety of reasons and all are equally valid. It could be due to wanting to save money, improve your health, breathe easier, smell fresher, create more time in your day, follow your own scehdule & no longer plan everything around your next or last cigarette or simply no longer having that feeling hanging over you every day that you should be stopping. The great thing is that we can work with whatever is motivating you to make this a lasting change. 


All of my sessions are tailored to each of my clients as individuals - we'll work together to find a way forward that fits with your lifestyle, motivations and how you'd like your future to be. I use a variety of different techniques and always include practical advice on ways to find comfort and enjoyment in other areas of your life. It can feel like a big thing stopping smoking, like there will be a gap in your life, but what my clients tend to find is that they don't miss it at all once they learn how to meet that need in a different way. 

Whatever your journey so far, hypnotherapy can be an amazing support to help make this change feel natural and one that really lasts. As you'll already know, nothing can make you stop smoking until you are prepared to and decide that the time is right for you.


I offer a 3 step stop smoking programme which I have found to be the most effective way of supporting clients.  These steps support you to feel prepared for the change before starting and then fully supported throughout the process too. 


  1. The first step is to help you prepare for this change. When we speak to book your appointment, I will talk you through some small shifts you can make to prepare for this change in advance of our first session. Small shifts in your habits & thinking leading up to this are so helpful. 

  2. The second step is our first hypnotherapy session which usually lasts for 2 hours. During this session we'll spend some time talking through your history with smoking, such as previous attempts to stop, why you went back to it and what your motivation is now for stopping. We'll explore what you feel smoking gives you and work together to find new ways for you to meet this need in a way that's in line with how you'd like to live your life. I'll also teach you some great practical coping strategies to help make the transition easier and more natural for you. Hypnosis is an amazing way to make this change and a wonderfully relaxing experience too which is always a bonus!

  3. The third step is a follow up hypnotherapy session approximately a week later which usually lasts for an hour. We can use this session to focus on anything relating to your stop smoking experience. For instance some people like to use this session to combat any food cravings if they have any, reinforce any changes or simply reward themselves with a lovely relaxation session instead!


My stop smoking package can be adapted too for clients that feel they would benefit from a hypnotherapy session to prepare them a week or two before taking the step to stop smoking. All of my sessions are tailored to the needs of my clients and we’ll discuss what feels right for your journey to becoming a non-smoker once and for all.

Due to the current situation with COVID 19 I have moved all of my sessions online & it's a fantastic way to continue to access the support. I've got lots of experience of successfully supporting clients this way & have always offered this as an option, long before lockdown. Feedback about online sessions has always been fantastic - you really do forget about having a screen there within a few seconds & it's great to be able to access the support from the comfort of your own home without needing to travel. All you need is a laptop, tablet or even your phone, a quiet, cosy spot & an internet connection.

I’m always happy to answer any questions you may have or explain more about the support I provide to help you understand whether hypnotherapy is right for you so please get in touch with me anytime either by calling or texting me on 07305870208 or via my contact form.


Supporting people to make this change is something I'm really passionate about as it has the potential to make such a positive impact in so many areas of a person's life. If you are considering this change and are feeling motivated towards a life free from cigarettes, I'd love to hear from you. 

Alice - Support With Stopping Smoking

"My sessions were over Zoom, which is really easy to use and was very convenient for me. I got comfortable in my own space which I found very relaxing. Rosie was so kind and my sessions were designed for my individual story. The best thing is I've been a non smoker now for 3 months. Also I've saved the environment a car journey and me some time xx."

Helen - Support With Stopping Smoking & Self Improvement

"Being a 'down to earth', northern, working class woman, I'd always been quite sceptical about things like hypnosis and the power of the mind. Not for any particular reason other than, it all sounded a bit 'mystical' and 'fanciful'. After having attended several sessions with Rosie Cathro, I've changed my mind. There is nothing fanciful about Rosie's sessions. Instead, I was given a comprehensive, well thought out, practical way of improving my life for the better.


Rosie's detailed and bespoke programme has helped me remove self constructed barriers in many areas of my life – some of which I hadn't even been aware of until Rosie reconnected me with the depths of my subconscious. These areas include personal relationships, self doubt, self criticism, health improvement and many others.


The biggest practical result has been to help me stop smoking. I've been a smoker for over thirty years and, thanks to Rosie's sessions, I have broken free of this debilitating and life restricting addiction. Rosie has a relaxed and unfussy style of approach which helped me open my mind to different ways of developing my own potential. For that, I can't thank her enough."

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