Yes, it’s almost here. The NHS’s “Stoptober” event designed to help smokers quit before Christmas. They got a great support package and even a cute App to use.
In support of the event I’ve sent out a press release to local media addressed to those who are thinking of using hypnosis to support their efforts to quit. Here’s what it says…
Local hypnotherapist provides support for NHS “Stoptober” Campaign
A Havering based hypnotherapist is urging the public to look for practitioners registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) if they want to use hypnotherapy to help them give up smoking during the NHS’s Stoptober campaign.
Many people use hypnotherapy to help them to stop smoking. The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) was set up 18 months ago with government funding and support to provide a central registry of practitioners who are fully trained and qualified to meet the standards and requirements of the CNHC and to follow their strict Code of Practice.
Keith Jefford, who was trained by the Institute of Clinical Hypnosis in London and is among one of the first hypnotherapists in the UK to be registered with the CNHC says: “Hypnotherapy is often used to help clients achieve the behavioural change needed to stop smoking and it’s so important they use someone who knows what they are doing. In my experience, it is vital that the hypnotherapist has the training, skill and experience to be flexible. Each client must be treated as an individual, and the hypnotherapist has to adapt their treatment to suit each person’s requirement and personality. The CNHC symbol acts as a mark of professional quality and high standards of service”.
Keith added that: “members of the public can search the CNHC register at www.cnhc.org.uk to find practitioners in their local area. More than 170,000 searches have been carried out since the register first opened in 2009”
I know that I’ve blogged about this before, but the CNHC is there for the protection of the public and NHS therapy commissioning services alike, so if you know anyone who thinking about using hypnosis to quit the demon weed, please get them to check the CNHC Register first to ensure that they have the best possible chance of succeeding.