On Wednesday, March 12, beginning at 7 p.m., The Valley Hospital will sponsor a two-hour Smoking Cessation Program that will provide behavior modification and hypnotic suggestions to participants so they can make permanent lifestyle changes to stop smoking successfully.
This unique program is designed to help those with a sincere desire to quit smoking. The first portion of the program is dedicated to understanding the reasons why you smoke, as well as identifying why you want to stop. The second portion will address the self-defeating obstacles that often undermine your desire to quit smoking by using hypnotic suggestions and behavior modification techniques to recognize them.
Hypnosis is a universal way of reaching the subconscious mind and effectively communicating new ideas and suggestions to enhance motivation and change. When a person understands why they smoke, they can make changes without feeling denied or deprived. By communicating in a relaxed – or hypnotic – state of mind, internal strengths and resources are brought to light, alternative behavior patterns are discovered, motivation is increased, and the self-confidence to overcome the unhealthy habit is achieved.
Participants in the program receive a 30-day reinforcement audiotape and a series of behavior modification cards to be used daily as positive reinforcement. The program fee is $75, which includes the cost of materials and revisits to future seminars for one year for reinforcement.
The program will be conducted by Barbara Van Duyne, a certified professional from Alternative Health Systems, Wayne, NJ. Ms. Van Duyne has more that five years experience in the field of habit control. She has conducted wellness programs on a monthly basis in more than 20 hospitals throughout New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. She is a member of the International Association of Counselors and Therapist and the National Guild of Hypnotics.
For more information, or to register, please call 1-800-VALLEY 1 (1-800-825-5391).