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Why don’t people just stop smoking?

As an ex-smoker myself who tried & failed to stop more times than most, I understand exactly how you might feel when considering stopping smoking.

I have helped hundreds of people stop smoking for life – I know this problem from the inside out and I am fully confident that every smoker can stop more easily than they think.

Most people know that by stopping smoking they will:

  • Save thousands of pounds a year
  • Add years to their life
  • Save their health before it’s too late
  • Stop affecting those around them through passive smoking

So why do people continue to smoke?

Experience gained from the USA & the UK shows that the answer is the same across the world….FEAR.

  • That you’ll have to give up your crutch or pleasure
  • That you won’t be able to enjoy life or handle stress
  • You will put on weight
  • That you will have to suffer awful trauma to get free
  • That you will never be completely free of the craving

All of these fears are examples of one overriding fear.

The one reason that you have not stopped smoking is that you: Fear that it’s going to be too painful & too difficult!

As an ex-smoker myself I understand the feelings of powerless around stopping smoking & have developed a programme which combines a number of therapies to make it easy

Stopping smoking using will power alone has a 2% success rate, with nicotine replacement therapy just  4%
I have a 93% success rate & offer free back up support if you start smoking any time from 2 days to 2 years down the line.  All you will need to do is commit to keeping your alcohol consumption down to no more than 1 or 2 drinks at a time for 2 or 3 weeks & to use the tools I give you to clear any cravings.
1,000 people stop smoking for life every day in the UK – you can choose to be one of them!

How the unconscious mind makes it easy

The unconscious mind runs everything – your heartbeat, your fears, your habits, your beliefs about what you can & cannot achieve. If you can change your unconscious mind you can change your life.

The unconscious mind is always trying to help us out but tends to take the shortest route to solve a problem eg when we have nicotine craving it will suggest a cigarette. However, using Hypnosis & NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP) we can enable the unconscious mind to see the longer-term benefits of choosing a different route. Once the unconscious mind has decided to support you in your conscious decision to stop smoking success is easy  – if any cravings arise you simply use a basic acupressure technique, which I will teach you in the session, & dissolve cravings in less than a minute.

What will happen:

The stop smoking programme is a single session that lasts for 2 hours.
We start off talking a little about the physiology of smoking – it’s good to have it top of mind to help convince the unconscious mind that the change is of long term benefit. Then we go through each of your personal triggers for smoking eg stress, boredom, socially with a drink, using a technique called NeuroLinguistic Programming. This is a technique which uses language & visualisation to shift the mental programming we have around cigarettes. We develop new strategies for you to gain the same benefits without cigarettes eg a breathing technique to help relieve stress.

I use painless ear acupuncture to help you with detoxing & reduce cravings (optional)

After the first hour, you are in a position where you are giving nothing up you are just planning to do things differently.

Then I teach you an acupressure technique which enables you to clear nicotine cravings within about 30 seconds.
Then we do the hypnotherapy session which reinforces all the changes at an unconscious level & is recorded as an MP3 so that you can use it at home.
I then give you notes on everything we have covered & on what to expect over the following days, weeks & months so that there are no surprises.
You leave feeling positive, confident & ready for a smoke-free life of health & vitality.

Free Backup support:

I offer free backup support if you start smoking any time from 2 days to 2 years down the line.
Over 90% of my clients have only one session – almost invariably if I see people a second time its because they had more alcohol in the 3 week detox period after the session than recommended or they didn’t use the acupressure technique.

I strongly encourage all clients to come back if they are struggling at any time – even years down the road – I take great satisfaction from helping people to stop smoking for life – I know how impossible it seems when you are a smoker & how easy it is to stop for life using these techniques.

If you would like to discuss your needs further or make an appointment please call me on 07946 526 838 or email on

Freedom is much easier than you imagine


Hi Nicola,I came to see you with my friend Tara on May 6th to quit smoking and wantedto send you a quick thank you as I'm still a non smoker 4 months on! I didhave huge withdrawal symptoms but absolutely no to desire to smoke or be asmoker, all the reasons for falling off the wagon before have beencompletely eliminated. Tapping was really helpful and knowing aboutreaction arcs was also extremely helpful. I cannot thank you enough! All thebest,Jemma


Well it’s good news… absolutely no cigs….. It is so very weird not to be a smoker anymore.  Not unpleasant either – just unusual. My sense of smell is much more acute & I am not eating more to compensate.You should be very proud of yourself that after 36 years of smoking you have deprogrammed me!  Thank you!!Mia x


When I met Nichola I was a very overweight and 30 a day smoker I would be sweating and out of breath by climbing the stairs or even just walking on a humid day.  Two years later  I haven’t thought about having a cigarette and I am very close to being my ideal weight having lost over 4 stone (26 bags of sugar or over 56 slabs of butter!) . I have rediscovered my love of sports, playing tennis, I’m going to the gym 3 / 4 times a week, cycling everywhere and I can run 10km in under 45 minutes. More important that than I am not killing my children through passive smoking or showing them smoking is a good idea instead showing them what a healthy lifestyle looks like.None of that would be possible without Nichola when I thought of hypnotherapy I thought of being hypnotized and really was skeptical thinking it was mumbo-jumbo. Nichola immediately put me at ease I have never felt judged just understood. For me the important part is not the hypno part but the therapy and I have come to understand what is important to me and found new confidence in myself. I can honestly say that since I started the therapy all areas of my life have improved! - Ray


Ray, Recruitment Consultant, Smoking & Weight Loss
I had a session with you early October 2006 to stop smoking and I have not smoked since then!  I must say, it was much easier than I ever though it would be and I am eternally grateful for your help.”Dominique -  PA, Stop Smoking


Well I'm delighted to say that as of January 10th 2009...2 days ago...I have made it! I don't smoke anymore & I'm so chuffed that its been over a year.So a huge thank you again..if anyone ever asks me,,,I will always recommend youHave a great 2009Elin


Dear NicholaMany many thanks for what you have enabled me to do (I think that’s probably right)Over 4 weeks gone and a healthy return showing on my investment already.1200% return in just 1 year..!You should forfeit your fee and simply ask for 10%/ year of what the person saves for the next 3 years.It really is the most fantastic sense of freedom and actual fitness that I really thought had gone forever.I was valuing a flat on the 8th floor the other day and the lift had broken. The owner told me to wait through the intercom while he summoned the porter. I leapt up the stairs and reached the 8th floor without even breaking a sweat.Swimming and running every day and smelling the blossom and wet earth in the morning...fantastic!The other day I was gushing so much to a friend about the joys I had found that he felt rather tempted to take up smoking just so he could give up and experience what I am feeling.Thank you so won’t be seeing me again! But I shall be singing your praises for a long time to come!Kind regardsPete


You hypnotised me over three years ago at Chiswick Esporta and I have not touched a cigarette to my lips since - insane" Jordanna