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Smoking Cessation Diploma Course




A fully comprehensive

Smoking Cessation Therapy

Correspondence Training Course


By Andrew Hillsdon




Key Points   Introduction   Smoking Cessation   Support   Your Tutor    Synopsis    Frequently Asked Questions







Key Points


Easy to understand format


Study at home at your own pace


Up to a year to complete


Open to all qualified Hypnotherapists


Training to a high professional standard


Diploma in Smoking Cessation Therapy


Designated letters DSCT


Full support





Thank you for your interest in this distance learning training course.


It has been designed and developed to enable you go into practise as a Smoking Cessation specialist with confidence and it is suitable for all qualified Hypnotherapists.


The procedures taught here have been developed and evolved over many years of successful practise at Hypnotherapy South West. The whole process is based on a single fully integrated therapy session lasting 90 minutes, this has proved to be the most successful format for smoking cessation.


Every step of the 90-minute procedure is discussed in the finest detail to instil confidence and understanding, allowing you to use your new skills immediately.


You have up to a year to complete the course so you can proceed comfortably at your own pace and will have the benefit of full support throughout.


Once you have completed the course there will be a straightforward open book test paper taken at home and when this has been completed you will be awarded your Diploma in Smoking Cessation Therapy You can then practice with the letters DSCT after your name.


There is nothing complicated in this course and you can work through it at a steady pace to suit you and with your commitment to the training program you will achieve your aim.



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Smoking Cessation




There are about 12 million adult cigarette smokers in Great Britain.

There are another 2.3 million who smoke pipes or cigars.

There are a similar number of ex smokers



A very large percentage of these people also fall into the category of those who ‘Really want to give up Smoking’, so there is a huge potential for this type of business within the normal every day practice of Hypnotherapy. This is also a very lucrative component of our industry.


By learning the skills presented within this course you will be able to treat even the most addicted of smokers with a greater confidence than ever before.



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The course has been carefully developed over a period of time, based on the many years of personal experience in Hypnotherapy. Therefore, throughout the training your tutor is able to offer as much support as required. This is totally flexible as we appreciate that we are all individuals and some of us prefer close supervision, while others wish to work through the course with little contact. It is your course and you can do it in the way you want to. All you need to do is be committed and learn to the standards that allow you to be a confident and competent Smoking Cessation practitioner.



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Your Tutor



Andrew Hillsdon has been practicing for many years as a Hypnotherapist, specialising in Smoking Cessation, Past Life Regression and Weight Management. He holds qualifications in Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Past Life Therapy and belongs to The National Council for Hypnotherapy and The Past Life Therapists Association. He founded the PLTA to recognise and support Past Life therapists in their own field.


Hypnotherapy South West is based in Devon and has run two successful regular practices, using the methods taught in the course.



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The course is divided into nine lessons



Part 1


The theory behind the use of hypnotherapy for smoking cessation is offered. Along with a presentation of smoking statistics, the merits of the 90-minute format are discussed. Appointment making, being the beginning of the therapy, is also covered.


Part 2


This section covers the first 30 minutes which is a pre-therapy counselling session, where you gain information from your client and explain what you are going to do. This will provide you with the material you need to customise the therapy for each individual.


Part 3


Hypnosis begins with some suggested inductions and deepeners. The first therapeutic tool used here is replacement therapy where an anchor is created to equip the smoker with a substitute.


Part 4


Positive imagery is used to instil the positive benefits your client will gain as a non-smoker.


Part 5


Aversion therapy. The negatives are explored here along with additional anchors to affect your subjects taste and reaction to smoking.


Part 6


This section looks at rejection; the ability to refuse a cigarette when one is offered.


Part 7


The emotional connection with smoking is presented here, focusing on the importance of your client taking control and being there for loved ones. This is usually the most powerful section within the therapy and provides the wake up call that is needed.


Part 8


A variation of parts therapy is used here in the final segment of the therapy, where the ‘smoker within’ is called upon for negotiation and agreement.


Part 9


The whole 90-minute session is now brought together and put into chronological order. Timing is very important so the whole procedure is mapped out with time prompts. All the scripts used within the session are individually presented for ease of use and/or copying. Advertising is also covered.



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Frequently Asked Questions



How long does it normally take to do the course?

You have up to a year so you can work entirely at your own speed. On average students take two months to finish it.



Do I need any special qualifications to be able to enrol for the course?


Only a qualification in Hypnotherapy.



Will I need to attend any residential classes or workshops?


No. All the training is done in your own home in your own time.



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