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07 Dec 2004

Hypno Thearopy to Quit Smoking
Hi there
I am wanting to see a Hypno Thearapist? However I am very wary of the entire process! Do you know of any good hypno thearopsits in Cape Town? I need to quit smoking
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

I know of absolutely not one single good hypnotherapist , anywhere. Hypnosis is NEVER ever effective as the only part of treatment of any problem, so anyone who can only do hypnosis cannot possibly be competent to treat anything. There are no recognizeable valid qualifications in hypnotherapy either --- a pal in the States managed to get his pet cat fully certified as a hypnotherapist !
And people who ask for hypnotherapy to help them deal with ANY problem, are generally looking for magic --- a painless, effortless, immediate cure, and there is never any such thing, and only quacks will tell you otherwise.
Stopping Smoking needs hard work, because cigarettes were carefulty designed to induce addiction. Nicotine patches and chewing gums, as part of a programme like Smokenders, usually works best ; and there are signs of some newer meds which may also make the stopping less disturbing.
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