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How Helpful Is Hypnosis To Quit Smoking?

How hypnosis has proven to help smokers to quit smoking

Smoking is a fixation that is hard to get by once you are entrapped in the habitual chain. There are many type of cessations available on the market that advertise the quitting process. However, nicotine patches, gums, and tablets all fail to work on the psychological aspect of smoking as well as the individual’s motivation to quit.

Hypnotherapy in the recent years has seen traction among celebrities to quit smoking, Such as Matt Damon and Ellen DeGeneres to abdicate smoking. It gives a more holistic appeal to the quitting process and it works as a catalyst for greater health and a more fulfilling lifestyle.

Many individuals have reported success in releasing the habit of smoking with the help of a hypnotherapist. However, there is one big factor that has made hypnotherapy to be a winner amongst the reported clients who have experienced success. That being faith in your hypnotherapist.

To the uninitiated, some feel hypnotherapy is some kind of ‘mind-trickery’ non-scientific.

However, many scientific journal publications have peer-reviewed articles that demonstrate the effectiveness of hypnotherapy. We at Melbourne Cognitive Hypnotherapy have hundreds of client testimonials form those ho undertook a hypnotherapy quit smoking program to release the habit.

What Is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a proven cognitive treatment and has been in use since the 1950s. The psychiatrist Milton H. Erickson exhibited the capability of hypnosis to assist in conventional treatment. Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness or awareness in which the patient is diverted to a frame of mind that makes allows to enter a form of trance.

Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic tool that guides ones’ mind to immerse themselves in relaxation with a steady build of concentration and focus. This therapy brings in ‘insightful awareness’ which aids psychological issues. However, it can also be used to treat certain physical conditions such as chronic pain.

It is being stated by most clients that in the state of hypnosis they are more willing to listen and implement ideas that are being presented and told consistency to the unconscious. You can further read the benefits of hypnotherapy sessions to know how our hypnotherapist can help.

How Is Hypnotherapy Employed To Help Quit Smoking?

In the initial contacting period, a consultation is arranged with the therapist. This includes questions about your medical history and what factors motivated you to quit smoking. Your hypnotherapist will then explain how hypnosis will work, giving an explanation of the overall experience, whilst providing an overview of what is expected to make it truly successful.

The hypnotherapist will also share the support you will receive, such as a follow-up email to check-in on your progress a day later. A reinforcement mp3 is sent out after the quit smoking session. This further bolsters the principles and ideas that were presented to you in the quit smoking session. An explanation of a ‘craving destroyer’ hypnosis technique to remove pesky cravings in an instant. Although, it is unlikely they will return after a quit smoking session.

One hypnotherapy session typically last 90 minutes. Some may require further assistance which is perfectly OK since the support is included in ANY of the quit smoking programs. Many people have quit successfully after a single quit smoking session. However, you can ask for further assistance if required. The option is there for you. It is recommended you follow the instructions outlined by the hypnotherapist (Marco Auciello) to be guided properly and quit smoking completely.

At Melbourne Cognitive Hypnotherapy, we help you discover your new and improved self by using hypnosis as a proven tool to help you quit. If you are one of those who has struggled with different cessations methods with not experiencing the success you deserve, then hypnotherapy is the answer for you.

Reach out to us at 1300 180 631 for more elaborate discussion. We are also available on Skype for people all across the entire globe. Learn how to schedule a Skype hypnosis session here.

My Detailed Response To Seka’s Google Review

I found Seka’s Google review to be quite surprising considering how positive she felt upon leaving her quit smoking session.

As unexpected as this is, I do take all feedback (positive or negative) very seriously. Let’s break down key aspects of this review and fact-check these claims.

1. “Hypnotherapy is done via Skype.”


I conduct sessions beginning on Skype as a way to introduce myself, but the hypnosis component is carried out over a phone call.

I have been doing this for years and the results are just as (if not more) effective than traditional face-to-face sessions. Don’t believe me? Read my reviews.

2. “Marco than fake can’t hear you and goes on phone with some inexperience’s hypnosis talk.”


When the Skype session began, I was unable to hear her at first. Then I said I’ll call on her phone which I was going to do eventually.

The reason why I was not able to hear Seka is unclear, but I suspect there was a microphone setting on her end that needed to be adjusted.

Keep in mind, I have worked with hundreds of Skype clients from around the world and have not experienced this problem before.

Still, aforementioned, the hypnosis component of the session is typically conducted over the phone anyway. This is because it’s clearer, louder, and more stable. Therefore, it will make no difference how the session is carried out.

3. “Load you with email messages with ‘kind of support.’” I believe the email message Seka is referring to is the 24-hour ‘post-session’ support.

This idea has proven to be effective for client monitoring and popular amongst other hypnotherapists who are now following suit.

Every hypnosis ex-smoker wants to know they have support in case they relapse — or, at the very least, have a qualified practitioner check up on them to track their progress.

I do this with my follow-up email (I used to do so via text message). See my website under ‘SMS Feedback’ for some responses I have received.

The relapse support is offered to all my clients — including Seka. I have reached out to help by offering my support but, unfortunately, I have yet to get a response.

Think of a doctor or a nurse who checks in their patient, it’s similar to that. If I have surgery or a procedure of some sort I would want to know my nurse will check on me from time to time.

4. “It does not work because his hypnotherapy is rather comedy.”


I am honestly not quite sure on what to make of this. First of all, stage hypnosis is mostly comedy and that has proven to effective in entertainment.

I like to think sessions evoke wonder, inspiration, and — for some — they are profoundly moved by the experienced.

If you don’t believe me, take a look at the two reviews on either side of this one. Both mention the words “life-changing.” Please don’t take my word for it, read their comments.

5. “Or if you like story in hypnotherapy.”


I do use stories. Why?

Because stories have the ability to change lives. I strongly feel that the ability to tell a story — and especially a hypnotic story — is crucial to improving any area of one’s life.

A hypnotherapist’s main strategy is to embed certain suggestions within hypnotic stories.

I tell stories to my clients to welcome a  positive change in their own life story. In turn, this replaces the old story they kept telling themselves that kept them feeling trapped inside their own heads. 

This is why people with bad habits turn to artificial means to make them feel good. They tell themselves elaborate stories in order to justify their behavior.

So stories can be influential, transformative, and seductive in nature. They can connect with people on a deep emotional level and compel them to take positive action.

These Google reviews are people’s own stories of their experiences with my services. I am humbled by having accumulated more than 300 reviews, testimonials, and positive feedback over the years.

Stories can change lives and even save them, as some clients have truly been at their wits end with unwanted habits and destructive patterns.

We tell ourselves certain stories about who we think are what we are capable of. But, as you can see, stories can work both ways.

Seka has told herself a story that this process of hypnosis and my approach in helping her has failed. She has also embellished this by placing inaccuracies here and there.

This is rather unfortunate.

Upon closer inspection, I see she only leaves negative Google reviews. How one evaluates an experience reveals a lot about that person.

Our minds will always find what we’re looking for. Evidence of this is mentioning of a previous client I once saw in 2015 referencing her ‘traumatised’ experience.

Despite the fact I’ve had 50+ 5-star Google reviews since then.

In the psychological and cognitive science field, this is called ‘confirmation bias’. In other words, you’re looking to prove yourself right. And this is what Seka has conveyed with her message.

Emotions will find a reason to justify a decision being made. Only then we justify that decision with logic or rational thinking.

I do have a hypnosis practice in New York, therefore much my time is spent there. New Yorkers are perhaps some of the toughest clients in the world because they can be a quite skeptical to hypnosis.

That said, I have received countless glowing reviews and testimonials already in my NYC office as well as on Skype.

I write this because results are more important to me than revenue — just as a client’s attitude is more important than the actual problem. This will be a good measuring stick for success or failure.

How can you conclusively decide something hasn’t worked if you are not working on it? By working, I mean being open to my support. Seka has turned around and closed the door — despite me reaching out to her.

This experience has been awakening call and a lesson learned. Everything I have shared here is 100% truthful and accurate. That said, a person will believe what they want.

My genuine approach to life is you can’t force someone to do anything, only to invite them to think differently. By thinking differently they will feel different and, therefore, their behaviours will be different too.

So here’s my challenge to you in thinking differently, Seka. It’s up to you on what you do next.

You can keep telling the world on how you ‘wasted’ your money —


 — you can use this as an opportunity to grow and see how we can both fix this together. Giving false meaning to a unsatisfactory experience simply because you’ve abandoned it prematurely is a mental trap.

Failure is not an outcome, it’s an attitude. It’s nothing to do with the results produced but everything to do with how you perceive things.

My invitation to you is to look at this specific situation and, rather than label it as failure, take a step back and look at the bigger picture.

Put it in a proper perspective.

That said, I understand nobody wants to be disappointed. Hence why I am giving you the opportunity to take my support. Disappointment in life will happen. You will have setbacks. But they can be temporary, they don’t have to be permanent.

It’s up to you, Seka. 

P.S. I am the only hypnotherapist that I’m aware that responds in detail to all my Google reviews. That should tell you the lengths I go to in taking care of my client after leaving the session.

My sessions are not Youtube hypnosis, they are personalised and catered to the client needs. I like to believe, I place much value on my service  and offer much support when needed. 

All the best, Marco – MCH 

Busting 5 Myths About Hypnotherapy


Let’s admit it, hypnosis or hypnotherapy has always fascinated us. But let’s also admit that we most of us have not experienced it in person. Consequently, there are a lot many myths about it that we have actually ended up believing in as an integral part of this kind of therapy. When we talk of hypnosis in Melbourne, the story is not very different. But, the truth is very much far away from the common perception. This is why this blog here, aims to bust 5 massive myths about hypnosis.

Coming to Terms with Hypnosis as a Real Life Practice


When it comes to believing in hypnotherapy for smoking, there are very few people who get convinced at once. We all make an audience for Hollywood movies, and I’d only believe you if it has made you perceive hypnosis like magic conjured by hypnotists with pocket watches and pendulums for fun, for revenge, for harming the others. Perhaps this is the reason why we fail to understand its instrumentality in de-addiction, weight loss, treating pains, depression alleviation, and stress relief.

Quit Smoking Hypnosis is NOT The Only Efficient Hypnosis Around. Here’s Why:


While some people in Melbourne may still not believe in the power of hypnosis, there is an increasing number of people who have benefitted immensely from the hypnotherapy, especially from programs on smoking hypnosis. Effective as hypnosis is, there are is definitely more to it than just quit smoking programs.

What You Should Know About Hypnotherapy


Nowadays, handling stress is a lot more difficult than it ever was before and the problem with this is that your “feelings” can get to you and make you feel negatively about yourself. Not understanding these emotions is what eventually enables you to dig a deep pit for yourself that you feel you can never get out of.

Hypnotherapy and Self Esteem


Many people suffer with low self-esteem. A lot of them are unable to understand the underlying causes for their situation and state. Prescription drugs and other extrinsic aids can only help deal with the issue to an extent but in order to resolve the problem one must get to the bottom of it. That is specifically what hypnotherapy can help with. 

Hypnotherapy and Weight Loss


Losing weight can feel like a major task, especially when it comes to managing various aspects of your life, simultaneously. Stress levels skyrocket and are usually affected negatively due to which most people tend to gain weight rather than lose it. Such is the impact of stress! Weight loss is all about managing stress levels to make your life easier. So, how can a hypnotherapist in Melbourne help you lose weight?

Hypnotherapy For Smoking


Hypnosis is often confused with ‘magic’ or as a tool used, by hypnotherapists, to convince people to reveal their secrets. This is an inaccurate and untrue assumption and, despite popular belief, it is a state that a certified hypnotherapist would induce to help you quit a habit or to develop one. A person who is hypnotised may appear to be in a state of trance, they can be highly focussed in that state. Research shows that a person, when hypnotised, is subject to higher neurological activity. Yet, a person could still be aware of their surroundings and the sounds around them.

Robert’s story…

I thought I share some feedback I received

from a client who had been battling his

gambling addiction for years.