Get Your Smoking Cessation Clients on Your Side – Against Cigarettes!
Tutor-supported home study course gives you a quit smoking system to help your clients stop for good
More and more people are trying to stop smoking, but few know where to look for truly effective help, because it can be rare. You can step up to fill this urgent need, add healthful years to others' lives, and dramatically enhance their quality of life. Indeed, this may be the most important thing anyone ever does for them. But this is no small feat; you need the right approach and skill set.
An unfair 2-against-1 fight
If you've spent any time treating clients for their smoking habit, you'll be familiar with that 'ganged up on' feeling. You know: the sense that you're fighting what sometimes feels like a losing battle because your client has an ally in the treatment room - the cigarettes. Except that you know that ally is stabbing them in the back...
Creative battle strategies
Although your smoking client came to you asking for help, the grip their addiction holds grants them increasingly creative 'logic' to justify their habit, dismiss their ability to stop smoking, resist your ability to help them, and keep on smoking. No matter what you try, whatever 'punches' you throw, one or both of your opponents is ready for you.
It's human nature. Even your client's most unreasonable and self-defeating contrariness seems perfectly reasonable to them, because the maddening (to you) behaviours that surround addiction and habit operate on an unconscious level. Which is why, despite its critical importance to the client's health, smoking cessation treatment can feel to the therapist like an interminable crusade. It's all too common to hear:
- "I had such a bad day; I really needed that smoke."
- "I can't stop; my father was addicted and I'm addicted... It must be genetic."
- "I don't think I'm ready to quit just yet."
- "This just hasn't worked for me."
And the phrase that strikes fear into the hearts of so many competent smoking cessation practitioners:
- "The trouble is, I really like smoking."
Your smoker might even agree with all you say and seem to take it to heart, not realizing that their inner resistance is working hard to sabotage both of you. And there's the key:
Turning your client into a 'double agent'
You need to recruit your client to your side, against the cigarettes. When you learn how to sidestep all resistance, it's like dropping your end of a tug-of-war rope. The struggle ends and you can then help them turn that resistance against the smoking habit and pull together to defeat the real enemy once and for all.
And when you have such confidence in your smoking cessation approach, it sets your creativity free to make each session more enjoyable for both you and your client.
More than just new techniques; an entirely new plan of 'attack'
When you learn 'How to Stop Anyone Smoking', you'll start by gaining an empowering new mindset for you about smoking cessation. This new way of thinking will obliterate your old beliefs and give you a fresh understanding of how smoking works.
Armed with this new Uncommon Knowledge, you will see your smoking clients' habitual behaviour through a fascinatingly clear lens of understanding. No longer will the rationale for their responses, actions, and arguments be perplexing. And the steps you need to take with them will feel so obvious, you'll be amazed you didn't see them before.
Recruit the unconscious to win the campaign
Your client may act like their smoking is a conscious decision, but no one consciously wants to smoke. (If you need further proof of that, remember who set the session appointment.) The smoking habit can entangle the smoker's life by fertilizing itself with powerful human emotions, all the while convincing the smoker they're the one who planted the choking weed.
We all know that attempting to argue away beliefs is like hacking away at the stems of garden weeds; they may back off for a time, but until you exterminate the root, they'll continue to choke off positive new growth. This is why How to Stop Anyone Smoking teaches you how to work at the unconscious level to change the smoker's attitude towards their habit.
Keep your own mindset in mind for success
You're probably familiar with marketing material from various smoking 'experts', claiming a certain percentage of success for their approach. But because so much depends on individual practitioners and clients, it is impossible to ascribe a success rate to any one smoking cessation treatment protocol.
Even when using precisely the same words, two different practitioners can have vastly different results - where one succeeds, the other may fail. This is because your nonverbal communication is just as vital to any therapeutic interaction as the words you use (if not more so). This even includes your own expectation. If you expect that your client will stop smoking, you're well on your way to success.
Another key element of the Uncommon Knowledge smoking cessation system is the awareness that rapport is everything in therapy. The approach we teach enables you to maintain high levels of rapport with your client throughout the smoking cessation process. You and your client will feel you're fighting together against the cigarettes, rather than you struggling with your client over an attempt to steal something they love. Just imagine how this will revolutionize your experience with smoking clients.
Regrouping after relapse
As we said, no system can be assigned a perfect success rate. But if your smoker does relapse, you'll know how to steer them gently back to the non-smoking road using the tried-and-tested responses we'll teach you.
Trainers with real experience, not a smokescreen
How to Stop Anyone Smoking is led by Mark Tyrrell and Roger Elliott of Uncommon Knowledge: engaging trainers who conduct hundreds of hours of training every year and use experience gleaned from thousands of smoking cessation clients to lend a light touch and clear view to the topic.
To get the most out of the How to Stop Anyone Smoking course, you must have an existing understanding of hypnotic language. Being familiar with using hypnotic language in therapy will make treating smokers much easier. We recommend that you have at least one of the following:
- A diploma or certification in hypnotherapy or NLP.
- Completed our introductory Hypnosis Unwrapped course.
- Attended our Hypnosis Training Weekend.
- Thorough knowledge of the content of the Hypnosis Unwrapped DVD set.
Still uncertain if you're prepared for How to Stop Anyone Smoking? Ask us here or call +44 (0)1273 776770.
How our home study courses work
All you need is a computer with a USB socket and internet access, and you can learn this highly effective approach to turning smoking clients into non-smoking clients!
When you receive your pack, you get your access details to the Knowledge Lab, our online training center. Within this private login area, you have access to discussion forums where you can ask a question of the trainers, bounce around an idea with others to further your understanding of the information, or just chat with and get to know your fellow delegates.
And support doesn't end when the course does! From the day your learning commences, you will have continuous access to the Lab Lounge, a post-course forum for support and community with other Uncommon distance learning delegates.
Here's more information on how our home study courses work.
What do I get in my pack?
- A beautiful 4GB Uncommon Knowledge USB stick!
- Five studio-recorded audio presentations.
- A workbook with overviews and summaries of each session, transcripts of the presentations and checklists to work through.
- Our complete 10 Steps to Become a Non-Smoker HypnosisDownloads.com program, including ten hypnosis scripts and ten hypnosis MP3 sessions (a $294 value).
- Videos of one of our most challenging smoking cessation clients ever.
- An additional 'mind setter' MP3 session for your own use; because if you're in the right frame of mind, smoking cessation treatment becomes much easier.
- 'Audio Insights' (MP3s) into the psychology discussed: 'Beating Addictions and Smoking with Hypnosis' and 'Dealing with Resistance'.
- A clear summary of the reframes and metaphors you will employ.
- A comprehensive outline of the Uncommon Knowledge smoking cessation treatment, providing a guiding map for every stage of the session.
- 13 supporting articles and other documents (pdf format).
- Online tests to check your understanding of the material.
Proof of attendance
Once you have successfully completed the How to Stop Anyone Smoking course, we will mail you a certificate of attendance.
Money back guarantee
We aim to over-deliver on our promises in order to provide you with an enjoyable and enriching training experience that will get you not only returning for more training, but recommending us to your friends and colleagues! Part of that goal is our promise that you will find treating your next three smoking cessation clients to be an effective and highly enjoyable experience - for both you and them! If not, simply send back your course pack and we will give you a full refund.
Please note that while we will train you in the skills needed to implement our smoking cessation approach, it is down to you to assess your capability and experience and decide to practice the techniques with your clients.
Price: $ 395
Questions? Please ask here.
How to Stop Anyone Smoking