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As a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, I have specialized advanced training in smoking cessation. If you are ready to quit smoking once and for all, I can help you!



Did you know that smoking cessation programs are more effective than medication or quitting cold turkey?


While there are some very exaggerated claims of hypnosis being 100% effective, research has shown that in reality it that hypnosis does work for the majority of people (60%) or greater (some research quotes 80%-90% success rate, which is very realistic). By tailoring my approach to the client and adopting individualized sessions, I can offer even a higher success rate.


My role as a hypnotist is to offer coaching and my skills in reprogramming your subconscious to help you finally reach your goal of being tobacco free.





Hypnosis does work for the majority of people (60%) or greater (some research quotes 80%-90% success rate, which is very realistic). By tailoring my approach to the client and adopting individualized sessions, I can offer even a higher success rate.

My role as a hypnotist is to offer coaching and my skills in reprogramming your subconscious to help you finally reach your goal of being tobacco free.


Hypnosis deals with more than the cravings!

Smoking is not just about the cigarette or the nicotine. It is a pattern that becomes a part of one's lifestyle. There are cues that constantly remind you to have a cigarette, be it finishing a meal or driving to work. Sometimes picking up a cigarette is a way to cope with stress. That is why quitting can be difficult for some.

In hypnosis, we deal with more than nicotine and the cravings:

  • we deal with the fear associated with quitting.
  • we also help develop healthy habits that can replace the desire to smoke.
  • we teach new stress management techniques.
  • we help decrease withdrawal symptoms and many clients don't even experience withdrawal or cravings!
  • where appropriate, we deal with past issues that are holding you back or sabotaging your success.
  • we offer support, coaching and encouragement that will put you on the path for success.


How does hypnosis reduce withdrawal symptoms, isn't that a physiological response?

Withdrawal is a physical response, but hypnosis can help reduce or eliminate withdrawal symptoms. Much in the same way that my sessions can help reduce pain in my pain management clients, I can help smoking cessation clients experience a dramatic reduction of withdrawal symptoms. Hypnosis is used for dental patients who are allergic to anesthesia so that they can undergo treatment even surgery without medication this same power of the mind is used to reduce or remove the withdrawal symptoms.


Why do some sites offer a 100% guarantee?

There are sites and services that offer 100% guarantee for smoking cessation (some of which have plenty of fine print and conditions). Given my hourly rate, you can book 3 or 4 services (sometimes, more) for the same rate as some of the services that offer one session smoking sessions. All too often, if the hypnosis was not successful, many clients simply do not return because they are embarrassed or felt like they were not hypnotized and consider the funds as "lost".

My approach is clearer, no large upfront fees! You pay per session and only use the number of sessions you need. I pride myself in focusing on the issue at hand and not doing up-sells (trying to get people to buy more than they need). My approach does not take the responsibility away from the client. I offer world-class hypnosis services to empower, coach and motivate a client to find within them the ability to quit smoking or chewing tobacco (dipping).


Want to quit with a partner?

Working with a partner can help motivate you towards your goal of being smoke-free. Please contact me for a special rate if you are bringing a partner who can challenge, encourage and motivate you (it can be a spouse, life partner, friend, work colleague or even an online acquaintance). As you quit together, you can experience the freedom from smoking and all of the associated health benefits.


Need more motivation to quit?

Check out http://therealcost.betobaccofree.hhs.gov/costs/are-you-hooked-on-nicotine/index.html and http://wheredoesallmymoneygo.com/smoking-a-pack-a-day-can-cost-you-millions/


Visit my blog article on stopping smoking (http://www.derrickbarnes-hypnotist.ca/quit-smoking.html).