STOP SMOKING with the MINDCODE Method

A breakthrough in smoking cessation! Recall your natural smoke-free state of being with our highly effective whole-mind smoking cessation method.

Take your first step towards health and freedom. Join one of our Saturday group sessions or book an individual 2-hour session with us!

A breakthrough in smoking cessation! Recall your natural smoke-free state of being with our highly effective whole-mind smoking cessation method.

Take your first step towards health and freedom. Join one of our Saturday group sessions or book an individual 2-hour session with us!

The MINDCODE method is a NEW approach to smoking-cessation. Most other smoking-cessation methods focus either on the conscious mind or the unconscious mind and, unfortunately, deliver limited success as a result. The MINDCODE method is a whole-mind approach to stopping smoking and as a result is most highly effective.

The MINDCODE Method borrows elements from cognitive behavioural therapy, that work with the conscious mind, as well as insights from advances in behavioural science, and combine them with breakthrough techniques that allow us to very quickly and effectively make behavioural changes with the unconscious mind.

The MINDCODE program is designed around a deep understanding of the smoking habit and is a result of several years of experimentation with various methods and insights from feedback from a vast number of clients. It works! And it can work for you too!

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THE MIND

To understand how MINDCODE works it’s useful to have a basic understanding of the workings of the human mind. We have one mind, however one’s mind works on two levels; the conscious and unconscious.

The unconscious mind is the automatic mind and is programmed from birth to respond automatically to the world, in five ways; through repetition, through peak emotional experiences, direction from authority such as parents and teachers, a desire for identity and through our imagination.

You can think of the unconscious mind as the automatic pilot of the mind. It runs the things we don’t need to think about, including our breathing, heartbeat and immune system, as well as our automatic emotions and our habits, both good and bad habits. The right-brain left-brain model in psychology suggests that the right side of the brain is the seat of the unconscious mind.

And we also have a conscious mind. It is the part of the mind where we tend to live. It is whatever we are aware of in any given moment. We think, we make decisions, and we are motivated to act on those decisions with our conscious minds. The right-brain left-brain model suggests that the left side of the brain is the seat of the conscious mind.

Both levels of mind are contributing their part to the smoking habit and so to stop smoking permanently both levels of mind must be attended to. Each level of our mind has a different mind language, a different code, if you will. And this is the basis of the MINDCODE approach. It is a whole-mind approach to stopping smoking.

THE HABIT

Since the unconscious mind is the automatic mind, it’s the mind that runs the smoking habit and it also generates the craving to smoke. Smokers feel they NEED to smoke because they have cravings. The only thing preventing someone who really wants to stop smoking easily, from being able to do so, are cravings.

The conscious mind is the thinking-mind and is where one’s perception of smoking resides, the idea that smoking is enjoyable or beneficial. And this is where one’s motivation or WANT to smoke is generated.

The vast majority of smokers start smoking at a young age. When a youngster starts smoking they don’t have unconscious cravings. They have a strong motivation to smoke, based on their conscious perception that smoking is cool or that they will be cool. That motivation is so strong that they force themselves through the unpleasantness of starting smoking.

For the unconscious mind to form a habit all we do is to practice it, making use of conscious repetition. The unconscious mind trusts that if we are consciously choosing to repeat something that it must be important to us and our survival. And so an unconscious craving is generated at those times that smoking is repeated.

And so adult smokers have both an unconscious NEED to smoke, based on unconscious cravings through repetition in the past, and a conscious motivation or WANT to smoke, based on their perception that smoking is enjoyable or beneficial in some way.

In order to stop smoking permanently one has to change one’s unconscious habit of smoking, and the resulting craving, as well as change one’s positive perception of smoking, and the resulting motivation to smoke. When a person that has successfully stopped smoking relapses, they made a conscious decision to smoke again, because they had not yet completely changed their conscious perception of smoking.

THE PROGRAM

Most smoking-cessation methods and books focus primarily on the conscious mind. The foundation of these methods is using conscious willpower to train in a new unconscious non-smoking habit through repetition, which takes time and can, of course, be very challenging.

Other methods, such as NLP and hypnosis, focus primarily on the unconscious mind. These methods are very effective at removing unconscious cravings, but, of course, they don’t remove the conscious motivation to smoke. And so, after hypnosis one can still decide to smoke, if that is what one wants to do.

The MINDCODE method is different from other methods. We work with both levels of mind, by combining the best of both approaches, to make your transition to a freer healthier lifestyle as easy as possible!

Firstly, the pieces of the smoking puzzle are systematically revealed to your conscious mind, changing your conscious perception of smoking, so that you are able to see the truth of smoking the way that a non-smoker does. The goal is to increase your conscious motivation to stop smoking, so that you WANT to remain a non-smoker for life.

Secondly, we communicate with your unconscious mind. The five ways in which the unconscious mind is naturally programmed can be self-directed, meaning that the unconscious mind receives its direction from the conscious mind. Using techniques derived from NLP and waking hypnosis, we appeal to the unconscious mind to cease the smoking habit and adopt a healthier way of living.

Lastly, we practice a breathing technique. Unfortunately, most smokers that stop smoking experience a 3-day nicotine detox. The effect of the detox can include a sensation of anxiety. Fortunately, with the assistance of the unconscious mind, the detox effect can be completely overridden, or at the very least drastically reduced. And the breathing technique assists in alleviating anxiety, within a few breaths.

Following the session, if you are not finding it easy, you have telephonic support for a period of 7 days. This is to ensure that you do successfully make it through the detox period without smoking.

Traditionally, the leading theories of therapy viewed behaviour change as an event, such as quitting smoking or drinking, or overeating. However, more recently, behaviour scientists have investigated the structure that underlies behaviour change and found that people move through a series of stages when changing behavior.

They found that people that go through a particular process to make a behaviour change are more successful than those who don’t. That process is called the Trans-theoretical Model or simply the Stages of Change.

While progression through the Stages of Change can occur in a linear fashion, in real life circumstances a nonlinear progression is common. Often, individuals recycle through the stages or regress to earlier stages from later ones, due to the fact that people often do not succeed in maintaining changes in their lifestyle.

The key prinicple that facilitates progress and prevents relapse is decisional balance, which is a comparative weighing-up of potential gains and losses from making the change. Simply put, for someone to stop smoking permanently the cost of continuing to smoke must, at least in their own mind, outweigh the cost of stopping smoking. And similarly, the benefits of stopping smoking must outweigh the benefits of continuing to smoke.

When decisional balance is weighed in favour of stopping smoking the whole process becomes a lot easier. The MINDCODE method is designed to assist you to achieve your decisional balance in favour of stopping smoking and staying stopped.

FAQ

Isn't nicotine a drug like heroin?

Nicotine is a plant poison. Most plants have poisons as protection against foreign insects. Even the plants we eat do; almonds have arsenic and potatoes have nightshade. Some plant poisons are psychoactive, meaning they’re drugs. A psychoactive plant poison changes a person’s emotional state and their perception. Nicotine doesn’t do either and that’s why it’s not a drug. It’s also the reason that people are able to smoke cigarettes and still go to work, because they’re not high!

Humans have been aware of and used the known psychoactive plant poisons like marijuana, cocaine from the cocoa leaf and heroin from the poppy flower for thousands of years. And nicotine has never been sold on the street as a drug. Nobody would buy it, because you can’t get high from it. In fact it is quite unpleasant to consume nicotine. If a non-smoker, without a tolerance to nicotine, were to use a nicotine patch, within a short period of time they would experience the side effects of poisoning, including elevated heart rate, nausea and anxiety.

Most people know about the plant poison arsenic. Nicotine is the protective plant poison of the tobacco plant and it is in fact three times more toxic than arsenic.

Isn’t nicotine physically addictive?
It has been scientifically proven that smoking is not a result of a physical addiction to nicotine. Two very well respected professors of psychology, at the University of Tel Aviv, have reviewed every published experiment proving that nicotine is addictive. Of the more that 700 experiments reviewed not one experiment tests whether nicotine is addictive or not. They were all conducted to confirm that it is addictive, starting with the assumption that it’s true. There isn’t a single experiment that conclusively proves that nicotine is addictive, because in fact it’s not.

Their work was published in 2002 and it was open to peer review, so the scientists that did those more than 700 experiments had an opportunity to defend their work. And they didn’t get a single response from the scientific community. They received one response, from The Addiction Journal, questioning their funding.

Interestingly there are a number of experiments proving that nicotine is not addictive. In studies in which nicotine is introduced directly into an ex-smokers body, bypassing the structure of the smoking habit, not one person started smoking again. And in studies in which ex-smokers smoked nicotine-free tobacco cigarettes many started smoking again, because it is the structure of the smoking habit not an addiction to nicotine.

Is smoking really just a habit?
It has been proven since 2002 that smoking is a compulsive behaviour, similar to a compulsion to gamble. If a gambler were to try and stop gambling they would experience what a smoker does. Apart from a 3-day nicotine detox, of course. A gambler would experience physical cravings that last about 3 to 5 minutes. And if they were to continue to restrict themselves they might begin to feel irritable and experience mood swings.

Most compulsive behaviours express themselves through a physical craving, including “addictions” to watching television and playing internet games. Almost any behaviour that is repeated consistently, where there is also an anticipation of a reward from the behaviour, will eventually develop a physical craving.

Prior to 1993 the definition of compulsive behaviours was quite distinct from the definition of addictions. The word addiction used to refer to a substance dependency. Now the word addiction applies to any behaviour that is repetitive in nature over which we feel we don’t have control. No substance required.

What is a craving?
The unconscious mind is the automatic mind and one of the ways that it learns is through repetition. If a behaviour is repeated consistently enough, like driving a car, and there is also an anticipation of a reward from the behaviour, then an unconscious craving is generated at those times that the behaviour is repeated.

The reason most of us don’t have a craving for driving a car, is because there wasn’t that anticipation of a reward from driving when we learned to drive, that there was from smoking when we learned to smoke.

An unconscious craving is a physical sensation in the area of the abdomen. It can be described as an empty feeling that needs to be filled. It is often referred to as a physical urge to do something. It usually lasts 3 to 5 minutes and if one is distracted by something else, it simply disappears.

Smokers use the word cravings to describe detox symptoms, desirable conscious thoughts of smoking as well as actual unconscious cravings and the reason that they do this is they are all impulses to smoke. The three impulses are distinctly different and require different solutions and that’s why there are three parts to the MINDCODE session.

Will I experience withdrawal symptoms afterwards?
When a smoker attempts to stop smoking with willpower they describe a number of side effects, which are collectively referred to as withdrawal symptoms. The term withdrawal symptom is misleading since we know that nicotine is not a drug. Typically a heroin addict, that is physically addicted, would experience withdrawals.

Smoking “withdrawal symptoms” are a combination of detox symptoms, desirable conscious thoughts of smoking as well as unconscious cravings. The extent to which a smoker experiences one or all of these varies from person to person. The MINDCODE method is designed to address all three of these smoking symptoms.

Most smokers that stop smoking experience a 3-day nicotine detox. The effect of the detox can include a sensation of anxiety. Fortunately, with MINDCODE the detox effect can be completely overridden, or at the very least drastically reduced.

And the breathing technique that is included in the MINDCODE program assists in alleviating anxiety. So the breath will be your tool. However, if it’s not as easy as you think it should be there is seven-day telephonic support following your session.

What is a relapse?
When a person that has successfully stopped smoking for a period of time relapses, it simply means that they have not yet completely changed their conscious perception of smoking. And we can be sure of this because they made a conscious decision to smoke again.

The Trans-theoretical model of change includes Relapse as one of the stages one goes through on the journey to stopping smoking permanently. It takes one back to the contemplation stage in which one can convince oneself of the merits of stopping smoking permanently. A relapse should be seen as a part of the process of stopping smoking permanently, as long as one learns from the experience it is not a failure.

Stopping smoking permanently can be compared to ending a toxic relationship with another human being. Occasionally after ending a relationship a couple will get back together, only to be reminded of why they ended the relationship. Usually after that the break-up is permanent.

ABOUT US

Craig Evans, the principal of the MINDCODE practice, initially began helping his clients quit their smoking habit primarily using hypnosis.

With time Craig noticed a corresponding pattern with clients that struggled with thoughts of smoking after their hypnosis session and those that relapsed after some time. Many of those same clients experienced no physical withdrawal symptoms.

A search for an answer through the literature ensued. A number of books and articles provided pieces to the puzzle, but there were pieces to the smoking puzzle that were either missing or didn’t make sense.

And so through a number of years of feedback from clients, as well as continued reading through various fields, Craig discovered the missing pieces of the smoking puzzle. And the MINDCODE method evolved into the highly effective program it is.

Craig is a licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Ericksonian Hypnosis and is an expert in the area of smoking cessation. He completed his NLP training in London with Dr Richard Bandler, the founder of NLP, and is a member of the Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Craig furthered his studies in the application of NLP and hypnosis to smoking cessation through Clinical Hypnotherapist and trainer, David Botsford, also based in London. David developed a very successful smoking cessation method that consistently delivers results within one session.

Craig is also a member of the South African Institute of Hypnosis (SAIH) and is trained and certified in the SAIH smoking cessation approach. In addition Craig is trained through SAIH in the complex hypnotherapy technique of Parts Therapy. Craig is certified as a Parts Therapy Facilitator through the Charles Tebbetts Foundation, based in the USA.

Craig Evans

Mindcode Principle

TESTIMONIALS

Morning Craig

On my way home after my session on Saturday I thought that this is too easy, how can this change 17 years of smoking. I kept my cigarettes in my bag, because at the time I didn’t feel like a cigarette, so I was waiting to feel like one.

Well it’s now been 5 days since my last cigarette and I still have not felt like one so I have thrown the packet away and I feel great!

Thank you for helping me quit smoking after it’s been a full part of my life for 17 years! It’s amazing! So simple but yet so powerful!

Have a good day!

Genine
Brackenfell

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Dear Craig,

I just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you.

It’s been just over a month since we came to see you and we have not looked back. Both Gary and I are now happy non-smokers. I personally am amazed with the outcome and very impressed with how well it worked. It’s hard to believe it was so easy.

I really believe in your method as it’s made a huge difference in the way Gary and I live and enjoy life.

I have been recommending you to everyone who is willing to listen and even those who aren’t.

Thank you once again from the both of us.

Sunette and Gary
Sea Point

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Good evening Craig

More than one month has passed….and guess what?…….no craving, no side effects…..no nothing!

I feel great and my wife can’t believe it.

Thank you, and I will promote you accordingly!

Kind regards

Rudi
Rondebosch

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Hello Craig,

Well you will be happy to hear that I have still not smoked since I saw you so I am most grateful for all you did.

I do have to confirm though that at no time during the session was I hypnotised in any way, I was fully conscious while you were chatting to me, it was all very soothing and helpful. I can’t remember when I came to see you maybe end May or possibly some time in June? In which case it has been about 8 weeks!

Thank you!

Mary
Hout Bay

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Hi Craig

I just wanted to let you know that the session we had, has had such a huge impact on my attitude to smoking that I haven’t even considered having one since then.

It’s been hugely effective and I appreciate the effort you put into researching my specific situation.

Thanks very much!

Carla
Constantia

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Hi Craig

We just want to say a big thank you for your help.

I smoked for 22 years and Leon smoked for about 28 years or so. We thought we would never be able to stop, as we had tried stop smoking gum and prescription pills, to no avail, but your method worked from the moment we walked out of your office.

People that knew us, as smokers, are amazed and we find ourselves telling colleagues, friends and family how we did it and they cannot believe that it was that easy. Well, we must admit, we also didn’t think it was that easy a month ago when we drove to your office – all I kept thinking was how hard this will be and we must just stay motivated, but it wasn’t difficult at all!

The first few days we would chat to each other and tell each other whenever we had had a ‘moment’ – a situation that would remind us that that would’ve been a time we would’ve lit up. Also, when the actual desire would arise to light one, we would just do the breathing exercise like you explained and yes, that definitely helped – but those moments would be far and few apart. Now, a month later, we have to remind ourselves that we even smoked – how funny is that! All our friends are proud of us!

Again, thank you very, very much for all your help – now we look forward to a healthy and fuller life!

Thank you, Craig.

Regards

Debby & Leon
Ravensmead

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Craig,

Just to let you know that today is one week since I came to see you and I have not had a cigarette or wanted one.

Thank you again for your help and I will definitely recommend you to family, friends, etc.

Regards,

Kenny
Plumstead

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Hi Craig

Things are going well.

The second session was incredibly powerful. I just stopped instantly with very little desire to smoke at all. There were very few cravings and I did not have to use very much willpower at all.

Occasionally, I have really wished I could have a quiet cigarette, but it has been pretty easy to just close the door again and change my attention to something else.

I am hugely grateful to you for this!!

Whatever you did in that session… if you could package it in a bottle, you would make a huge difference in the world.

Anne
Stellenbosch

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Hello Craig!!

I actually can’t believe that I’m not smoking anymore and neither can a lot of other people!

Once again, thank you for the help!!

Regards

Carrie-Ann
Sea Point

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Hi Craig

Just would like to thank you, its been over a month and still haven’t had a cigarette.

Was quite sceptical when I came to see you, but am shocked and surprised that I haven’t had one. When I think about having one, it passes quickly. The breathing really helps a lot. It gets easier and easier as the days go by.

Have given quite a few surprised people your details.

Thanks again.

Michael
Table View

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Hi Craig

I trust that you are doing well? I am doing fantastic!!!

My sleeping pattern is back to normal and I am a different person, thank you so much! You did mention that you can also assist with weight loss, as I mentioned to you, I am really struggling to get rid of the last 10kg of the 14kg that I picked up the last time I tried to stop smoking with willpower. I could really do with your help. I have also given your contact details to a couple that also want to stop smoking.

Have a great day

Jacquie
Simonstown

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Hi Craig,

This last session was the last. Despite a fair amount of stress in my life, I sailed right through and past the odd stray thought of smoking and on day four I am totally happy with the result.

Many thanks for your patience and belief in what you do.

Simone
Sea Point

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Hi Craig

I’ve been “smoke-free” for 70 days and it’s a fabulous feeling and state of being.

The first few days were a little hard to get through, but they passed and before I knew it I was 2 weeks down the road of not being a smoker anymore.

I feel free, finally, for the first time in years, and all is good.

Thank you.

Marcelle
Claremont

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Dear Craig

Thanks again for the awesome session, it’s been over two months and I’m still clean!!!

Thanks once again.

Kind regards

Marc
Lansdowne

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Hi Craig,

I trust you are doing well.

I wanted to send you an email to tell you what a difference you have made in our lives. Both my now husband, Gary, and I had our session with you in May.

We got married in June and fell pregnant in September. We are now more than a year smoke free and have a little bundle of joy, which would never have happened if we were still caught in that horrible trap.

I am eternally grateful for what you’ve done for us. We have an entire new, better life thanks to a few minutes spent with you.

All the best,

Sunette
Sea Point

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Hi Craig,

I sent my father to you in December last year, and would like to thank you as he has yet to pick up a cigarette. 🙂

You are a champion.

Thank you kindly.

Makis
Durbanville

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Good morning Craig,

It’s been one week smoke free and I feel amazing!

Thank you so much for everything. I’ve been passing your contact details around so hopefully we’ll have fewer smokers in the world soon 🙂 Hope you are well. Have a great day and thanks again.

Tamsyn
Camps Bay

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HI Craig

Writing this email took longer than I planned. I think a part of me kept wanting to wait till I reached a milestone. And then when I reached it I was surprised and thought “Better wait and see first” ha-ha

But Craig, it’s been 1 month and 11 days since I had a cigarette. I remember crying in your office when you offered me one and subconsciously feeling really sad to lose my “best friend”. I honestly thought at first that I was saying no out of politeness! I even tried to smoke that night but my mouth wouldn’t “work”!

Instead in these 42 days I have started Muay thai training, running and belly dance, gave up caffeine and bread and feel better than I have in at least 8 years. From pack a day smoker for 17 years to runner in 42 days!

I do still think about smoking. The emotional connection was strong! But each time I successfully make it through a trigger I feel even stronger.

I can’t thank you enough. Your method works!

Shafeeqah

Maitland

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Hi Craig,

I am another of your success stories. You helped me stop smoking after one session in June and I don’t think I have ever bothered to thank you, because to begin with I didn’t think I would last, but I have, so thank you.

Mary
Hout Bay

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Dear Craig,

How are you? I’m fine! Without smoking since Friday. Happy!

I like to know if it’s possible we have another session for the sleep pills? Can email or write to me a MSN!

Thank you!

Gabi
Palo Alto, Brazil

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Dear Craig

I trust you are well. Gareth has been a non-smoker since seeing you. So easy and painless it was for him that I just stopped like he had.

So a BIG THANK YOU – what a wonderful life it is without that nonsense!

Much appreciated

Janine
Kirstenhof

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Dear Craig,

I just wanted to give you an update since seeing you in July. Well, it has been 8 weeks now and I have not smoked one cigarette nor have I even wanted to smoke a cigarette.

I would like to thank you so much for giving me the tools to be able to quit. I seriously wasn’t convinced about the whole hypnosis thing, but have found it to be a very powerful experience all-round.

Thank you so much for everything and I will keep you updated.

Kindest Regards

Jonathan
Newlands

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Hi Craig!

Wanted to let you know… its almost 2 months now and NO SMOKING!!!!!!!

Thank you so much!

Regards

Mari
Citrusdal

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Good day Craig

I came for a stop smoking session in June this year. Since then I have stopped smoking, aside from a few initial cravings during social situations, I have completely stopped.

I was wondering if you do any other therapy? And whether or not you could help me get over my failed relationship faster, so that I can get on with my life, and move forward in a meaningful way?

Thanks in advance

Claire
Vredehoek

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Hi Craig

Just to give you some feedback. I’m now on day 8 and feeling good. I’m still just getting used to the habit of not smoking, but found a box of cigarettes at home and wasn’t tempted at all.

Been having a few glasses of wine, without smoking, and feeling good.

Thanks for all your support.

Lee
Tokai

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Good Evening Craig

Thought I would just follow up with you about my first day. It went very well and I feel unusually calm.

I have been doing the breathing exercises that you taught me. I have also been experiencing the anxious feeling on and off throughout the day, which I assume is normal, but the main thing is I still have NOT touched or felt the urge to light up a cigarette!

It’s also a lot easier then I expected to say NO when my family around me smoke or offer me one.

I just wanted to say thank you for helping me with this, I will refer anybody to you. It’s really brilliant!!

Have a good evening.

Regards

Brendan
Monte Vista

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Hi Craig,

Still smoke free. I did do the breathing exercises, as you suggested.

I think the craving I mentioned is more of a thought association. I sometimes think of having a smoke break, but then when I actually think about it I breathe and tell myself how stupid it would be to smoke again and then I’m fine.

So all in all doing OK I think.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Joelle
Hout Bay

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Hello Craig,

I am very happy with the result from our session, thank you! No cravings, however the occasional thought still lingers, but so far so good and I am feeling better every day.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Heidi
Franschhoek

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Hi Craig.

Not sure if you remember me, I met with you for a smoking hypnosis session during December. Anyway it definitely worked and I haven’t smoked a cigarette since our session.

I wanted to enquire about a session for alcohol. I remember you mentioned that you had just helped someone with that back then.

Please let me know if this is something that you could help with.

Regards,

Chris
Sea Point

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Hi Craig,

For the most part, we’re okay. I must also say that the process definitely feels manageable and considerably easier than the acupuncture etc.

I’m hugely anxious and stressed about work, but I don’t feel like I need to smoke through it. I think Sam might be struggling a bit more.

Thanks!!!

Britke

Hi Craig!

I got your message and discussed it with Sam. Thanks so much for making yourself available.

He says that he’s feeling much stronger and he’s doing ok. I’m sure he will contact you if he needs further help.

Thanks again for your support and assistance!

Regards

Britke
Hout Bay

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Hi Craig,

Day 14 of being a non-smoker and all’s well.

Thanks for your help.

Regards

Kathy
Sedgefield

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Hi Craig,

Since my session last week Thursday I have had a stressful few days. Have had no urge to smoke a cigarette and feeling very energetic.

Thank you.

Charise
Hout Bay

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Craig,

One year today and still off the cigarettes!

Regards,

Kenny
Plumstead

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Hi Craig,

Sorry!! I misdialled your number. I was giving your number to a friend. Nearly 10 months without a cigarette!!!

Regards,

Mari
Protea Valley

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Many friends of mine have tried to quit smoking using willpower, nicotine patches or even anti-depressants. Recently I recommended that a friend of mine try quitting with the help of hypnosis. As Hypno-smoking was a client of ours it seemed like a no brainer to give Craig a call.

Overcoming the actual physical addiction to nicotine may be relatively easy and may only take a few days; while stopping the deeply ingrained habit of smoking is far more difficult and usually takes years. Hypnosis may be an effective way of giving up smoking by accessing the subconscious mind and reinforcing the message of wanting to be a healthy non-smoker.

Although this may sound rather esoteric, most smokers serious about giving up smoking surely would like to make this transition as easy as possible and should therefore consider the help of hypnosis. In a nutshell it has been 6 weeks and my friend is still not smoking…

Danni Thunell Ende
Editor, The Bay Magazine

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Hi Craig

I thought I would give you some feedback. I still have not smoked so I am officially a non-smoker. I am feeling so healthy it is unbelievable. I have so much energy.

I spoke to my mother about you. She might be giving you a call soon. I joked with her that now that I have stopped smoking, it makes her the only smoker in the family.

Thank you so much for your help.

All the best.

Janine
Southfield

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Hi Craig

Just wanted to let you know that I am still a non-smoker. It is just over a month now and I am really starting to feel the benefits. The first week after our session I was a bit dazed and confused – but now things are going well.   Thanks so much – I have given your number to many people already.

Much thanks and regards

Kim
Claremont

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Hi Craig

It has been over two months since my session with you and I am happy and proud to say the habit has been kicked for good. If only I had known about Hypno-smoking sooner. Thank you very much for your professional service, I am recommending you to everyone I know that would like to kick the habit as well.

Warm regards

Lindsay
Sea Point

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Dear Craig,

Thank you for what you have done. I feel great and am so scared this wonderful great feeling won’t last……….I am free of that dreadful demon.

I just wanted to let you know. I have also referred a few people to you.

Have a great day.

Regards

Lisa
Newlands

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Hi Craig,

I am doing so well, I stopped smoking and never looked back. In fact, I have referred my friends ‎to you too.

‎So, thank you very much, I am very grateful.

Kind regards,

Veronica
Sunnydale

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Craig,

I hope this email finds you well. Since my session with you, I have not had a cigarette and I do not suffer the cravings for any either. However, I do still feel like I miss certain cigarettes that I used to have, “the important ones”. So trying to find something else to replace them has been a bit difficult. It feels like I want one, because I miss it, but I cannot seem to bring myself to actually do it. Does that make sense? So I am in a catch twenty-two, but I know better than to pick one up and light it.

I am very fortunate to have a boyfriend that also decided to quit the same day as my session to support my decision to quit. That unfortunately has led to unnecessary arguments and short tempers, as he has all the cravings that I do not seem to have. I have suggested countless times for him to book a session with you, to help him with his cravings, but like you said, it’s a decision one has to make on their own (I hope he makes it soon, he’s driving me mad).

Lastly, I would like to thank you for the help that you offered and for the session. I was terribly nervous about giving up control, but you made it very easy to take the step, so thank you. I have passed around your details, and my experience, in hopes that you will be able to help more and more people give up a horrible, unhealthy habit.

Thank you again.

Kind regards,

Lauren
Fish Hoek

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Hi Craig

I trust you are well? This is just a quick note to express my gratitude for your help and to let you know that things are going very well.

There’s this weird scenario where I’m struggling to completely trust the peace, but the fact is that I’ve been nowhere near smoking since I left your office. I feel wonderful, and on the few occasions that I’ve thought about smoking, I’ve dealt with it with great ease thanks to the breathing technique you prescribed.

Thanks again, take care.

Louis
Schotsche Kloof

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Hi Craig.

I thought it was time for a quick update for you. It has been 18 days and I have not had a cigarette. I find it surprisingly easy. There are days that I think about possibly maybe just having one, then I snap out of it and realise that it’s rubbish that I don’t need.

Thank you very much for helping me to change my life.

Regards

De Villiers
Camps Bay

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Hi Craig

I hope you are well. I am well and enjoying life as a non-smoker, it’s amazing. I have a few friends and colleagues I have already referred, but are still reluctant to book an appointment with you, as they want to “enjoy” smoking a bit longer. They are still in awe of my achievement, as they know what type of committed smoker I was.

Thank you once again for your awesome service, I’m living proof that it works!!!

Keep well and chat soon.

Best wishes

Marcello
Lansdowne

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Hi Craig

Going strong so far and exercising every day without any cravings.

Thanks for a professional session.

Regards

William
Durbanville

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Dear Craig

I must admit I was sceptical at first to try hypnosis, after trying so many other methods. Whatever you did has worked and I cannot thank you enough for changing my life. In view of this, I will definitely recommend you to all those that I know who want to stop smoking. I feel so different already. My breathing is better, and my colour… I’m actually pink and not yellow. (LOL)

All I can say to you is thank you so much for changing my life.

Nadia
Parow North

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Hi Craig,

This Saturday coming will be 10 weeks for being smoke free and still going strong. I have my days, and I do still think about it sometimes, but now I can resist it.

Thank you!

Janine
Hout Bay

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Hi Craig

I’m still going strong, haven’t smoked since the Hypnosis session. Thanks for all you have done for me I’m grateful.

All my best

Margaret
Constantia

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Hi Craig

Just a thank you-note for helping me quit smoking.

It’s been 3 months after our session and I’m still a non-smoker. Being healthy is the best present I could have given myself.

Every now and then a very tiny craving hits me out of the blue, but then I just do the breathing and swoosh thing and it’s gone again quicker than it came.

So, thank you for giving me the tools for this.

Regards,

Nini
Bloubergstrand

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Hi Craig,

Just wanted to send a quick note to say that I think Tuesday’s session was fantastic. I am already feeling much better.

All the best,

Megan
Constantia

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Hi there Craig,

Thanks so much for the session and just to let you know that I am still smoke free, the breathing is helping me! My husband has said that he would also like to come and see you, I have copied him into this email. Thanks once again! So happy to be smoke free!

Take care,

Jacqui
Paarl

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Hi Craig,

I’m on at day 8 and completely smoke free!!! Thank you thank you thank you! It has been so much easier this time round after the Parts Therapy. Feeling fantastic and making better decisions about everything. It seems like all the little parts have come to an agreement and are after the same thing. Been doing my breathing exercises and when a small craving has reared its ugly head I’ve breathed easily through it. I think I might just be smoke free for life… Finally I believe it.

Thank you so much!

Caitlin
Vredehoek

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Hi Craig

Happy New Year! Many thanks for not only putting an end to my smoking, but my wife quit the afternoon after I saw you and we have been smoke free since September, too boot we have completed our first two long-distance trail runs and will be tackling our first multi-day stage race in May. It feels great to be a non-smoker and I am dead sure it would not have been possible without your help!

Wishing you a successful year ahead!

Regards

Mark & Shannon
Gordons Bay

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Hi Craig,

Just to let you know that the penny dropped yesterday, hooray!!!! As soon as I woke up, I just knew that I was a non-smoker instead of a smoker trying to give up.

On Tuesday afternoon after lunch we carried on socialising back at ours and I have to say I was panicking on the drive back as this would normally be the time I would be looking forward to getting home for a cigarette (as I never took them out with me) and I was. I was so angry with my husband and my sister in law for not making it easy for me to just light up.

Then yesterday I never even thought about anything to do with smoking or quitting. In the evening we met up with friends in a smoking bar, I had a cigarette in my bag just in case and like the day before, that situation would have been a trigger, but I was absolutely fine, nothing registered. One of our smoking buddies was smoking close by, it was not a problem, nothing registered.

I am so excited, I feel like I have been reborn. I feel so confident and so free and so strong. Thank you Craig.

I truly believe that the telephonic support was vital to my success. When you reassured me that the session had worked and that my initial struggle was something else entirely, which you helped me with as well, I had belief in what you were telling me. Without the after support I would have been confused and just accepted that it hadn’t worked and gone back.

Thank you.

Kind regards

Karen
Birmingham, England

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Hi Craig,

I hope you are well. I just wanted to give you some feedback after Christo and my session with you in February. Since then we have not touched a cigarette and are extremely happy to be non-smokers.

You mentioned you were busy with a weight loss program. Could you perhaps share some info regarding this?

Regards,

Monalize
Durbanville

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Craig,

Hope all is good on your side of the world. I am happy to let you know that the second session has been successful and I am well on my way! I still have the occasional thought about smoking, but it’s becoming less and less and I can manage it quite easily.

Thank you for your support with this process, I appreciate it and I am delighted with the outcome.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Regards

Jedi
Kleinmond

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Hi Craig

I heard about your success rate with getting people to quit smoking from my GP. Please advise the cost of the session, as I am willing to give it try.

Thanking you in advance,

Naa’ilah
Crawford

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Hi Craig,

Hope you’re well… Just wanted to let you know that I’m doing well!!! Today is day 5 as a non-smoker. I’m so strong in the days, but I’m still having a few battles at night.

It’s like the trigger of sitting outside on my deck having a cigarette at the end of the day is so strong! I almost feel like something is missing, like I haven’t finished my day properly! Do you think I should have a follow up with you?

Thanks

Kim

Hi Craig,

Today is day 9 and I’m strong! I’m feeling great and I’m loving the freedom of being a non-smoker.

The thing I’ve noticed is how much more time I have in the evenings. I do still think about that last cigarette of the day, but I absolutely know that I’m not going to have it…

Hope you’re very well…

Kim
Noordhoek

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Good Morning Craig

I trust you are well and busy. I just wanted to touch base and let you know how things are going. I came to see you a month and almost 2 weeks ago and I am NO LONGER A SMOKER…yeah!

Are you able to assist me with weight loss as well?

Look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks

Saroj
Diep River

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Hi Craig

It’s been two weeks since I saw you so thought I’d let you know that I’m handling pretty well. I’ve had the occasional craving, but found the deep breathing helped a lot.

Do you have any colleagues in JHB you could recommend? My mother in law would also like to stop smoking.

Thanks – have a super day

Clare
Hout Bay

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Hi Craig.

Just to let you know that I am doing so well after the session yesterday. I was weirdly emotional and tearful last night, but am much better today.

My mom is a smoker and is staying with me for two weeks and I feel no interest whatsoever to join her in a smoke.

THANK YOU!

Di

Hi Craig

Day 9 and going well!!  Have passed your name on to quite a few people…

Thank you!

Di
Marina Da Gama

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Good morning

We made it to day seven. Claudette and I have been each other’s support and it has been going great.

There have been times when the thoughts were there to smoke, but strangely it just disappeared.

The breathing exercise has been absolutely amazing. So thank you from both of us.

Iolanthe and Claudette
Plumstead

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Hi Craig,

1 month down. Would occasionally like a smoke, but fortunately I’m not interested in getting back into that habit! It’s actually quite easy.

For the first time I am aware of the dangers and I refuse to put myself through that again!

Thank you!

Patrick

Hi Craig

22 weeks down! Feeling great! I have a friend who needs help… he drinks too much… can your magic help or is it only smoking related?

Thanks again Craig

Patrick
De Waterkant

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Hi Craig,

I came to see you quite some time ago because I wanted to stop smoking. I am very happy to say that I have never touched a cigarette since that day and can’t imagine ever smoking again.

I am struggling with my weight and seem to eat anything and everything that is not good for me.

I wanted to know if you also did hypnosis for overeaters?

Kind regards

Delia
Rondebosch

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Hi Craig

I came to see you just over a month ago and am happily not smoking cigarettes anymore.

Can I please book another appointment with you to sort out my marijuana habit some time next week?

Best Regards,

Mary
Somerset West

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Dear Craig

Just to let you know it worked. It’s been pretty easy actually. My wife would like to make an appointment. Do you have anything available for next Friday?

Best,

Ross
Observatory

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Hi Craig,

First Ramadan without smoking! What a pleasure!

Thank you!

Shereen
Thornton

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Hi Craig

Hope you are well. All good on the no smoking side! Thanks very much! It’s good to be free!

Many thanks!

Shannon
Edgemead

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COST

Below is a table indicating the amount you may be spending on cigarettes. The table doesn’t consider the increasing costs of cigarettes, or the costs of smoking-related illnesses, premium medical care, or days off as a consequence of smoking. Consider also that when you stop smoking, according the World Health Organisation, you will add an estimated 3 to 10 years to your life!

Per/day 1 Day 1 Month 3 Months 1 Year
10 R12
R23
R360
R690
R1,080
R2,070
R4,368
R8,372
20 R24
R46
R720
R1,380
R2,160
R4,140
R8,736
R16,744
30 R36
R69
R1,080
R2,070
R3,240
R6,210
R13,104
R25,116

Note: Average cost of least and most costly cigarettes from 5 stores

Investment or Expense? Of course this is an investment. Being freed from the habit of smoking is an investment in one’s health and wellbeing for the rest of one’s life. And on average one’s investment pays for itself within four to six weeks from one’s savings of money that one used to spend on cigarettes!

Saturday Group Sessions

Your R950 investment includes:

  • Your 3-hour stop smoking session
  • Daily emails for 7 days
  • (Repeat session R475)

Weekday Individual Sessions

Your R1950 investment includes:

  • Your 2-hour stop smoking session
  • Daily emails for 7 days & telephonic support
  • (Repeat session R1250)

CONTACT

If you would like to go ahead and book your session to stop smoking, please feel comfortable using our Booking page. We use Payfast, South Africa’s biggest online payment gateway and our website is secured.

However, if you have any questions before making your booking, we will be happy to chat with you. We look forward to helping you become free of your smoking habit.

Open Times
Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 1pm

Contact
076 983 6384

az.oc.edocdnimgnikomspots@ofni

Address
Unit 5 ERF: 4316
Hout Bay Road
Hout Bay
Cape Town

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