Are you ready to breathe easier, live healthier, and quit smoking once and for all? Join the Valley Hospital for a Hypnosis to Stop Smoking program on Wednesday, April 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Valley Hospital Conference Center, 223 North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood.
Giving up cigarettes can be difficult and many smokers grow frustrated after trying all sorts of methods unsuccessfully. This unique program is designed to help those with a sincere desire to quit smoking make a clean break from cigarettes – without bombarding you with gloomy statistics and scare tactics. 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 audio CD 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 entry to future seminars for one year.
The program will be conducted by Barbara Van Duyne, a certified professional from Alternative Health Systems, Wayne, NJ. Ms. Van Duyne has more than five years of 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 Therapists and the National Guild of Hypnotics.
What: Hypnosis to Stop Smoking
Who: Barbara Van Duyne, Alternative Health Systems
When: Wednesday, April 12 from 7 – 9 p.m. Additional sessions will be held on Wednesdays, June 14, and August 9.
Where: The Valley Hospital Conference Center, 223 North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood