Smoking cessation: Information, tips and help in Berlin & onlineHypnotherapy and Hypnobalancing™ in Berlin-Charlottenburg
Frequently asked question
What does smoking cessation mean?
Smoking cessation is the process of stopping tobacco use. Today, it may also involve forms of delivery other than cigarettes and tobacco.
How long does nicotine withdrawal take?
Nicotine withdrawal symptoms usually begin a few hours after the last cigarette. They are usually most severe during the first week. For most people, nicotine withdrawal symptoms subside and are gone after about 2 to 4 weeks. Thanks to Hypnobalancing™, patients typically report few, if any, uncomfortable symptoms.
How does nicotine withdrawal feels like?
Without assistance, quitters report that the most common negative feelings associated with quitting are feelings of anger, frustration, and irritability. These negative feelings peak within 1 week of quitting and can last 2 to 4 weeks. When using Hypnobalancing™, significantly reduced or even no withdrawal symptoms are reported.
Why is smoking cessation so important?
Smoking cessation reduces the risk of many negative health effects, including reduced reproductive capacity, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cancer.
Smoking cessation with Hypnobalancing™ in Berlin
Is it possible to quit smoking using hypnotherapy? Is this question playing on your mind? Read the article and find the answer. Discover the effective step-by-step process of smoking cessation session with Hypnobalancing™ in Berlin.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
- How about letting go of your smoking habit?
- Are you ready for the next step?
- Hypnosis and the Way to be Free from Tobacco
- The effectiveness of hypnosis to give up smoking
- Advantages of Hypnobalancing™
- The process, Duration, and Price
- Your therapist
- What does hypnotherapy for smoking cessation cost?
- Appointment booking
- You are not in Berlin or prefer an alternative to sessions in my practice?
- Preparing for your first session
- The first session
- Just ask me personally
You think about quit smoking and wonder how hypnosis can support you?
Let me tell you that after years of helping people to quit smoking, I have been told later by former clients that they benefited – not only directly from the cessation – but additionally from regaining trust in themselves.
Are you ready to stop smoking and want to take hypnotherapy with Hypnobalancing ™?
Then you can arrange an appointment immediately. Otherwise, you will find more information here to help you make the decision.
Depending on which research you read, there are different success rates mentioned when hypnosis is used to quit smoking. But this is not the relevant point because every hypnotherapist is different.
The three-phase process mentioned below relies completely on the integrity of the client’s decision to cease. Hypnosis is a very effective way to make it much easier to reach this goal. It supports your process by opening the doors – and it’s you who must go through.
My observations indicate that the success rate is comparable with other methods when there is only a single session. The developed three-phase process, with an average of three sessions, allows considerably higher success rates with more than 8 of 10 remaining non-smokers after a year.
Many of my clients have already made several attempts with different methods. Use the experiences from the earlier experiments and learn from the partial successes. This will make it easier for you to finally get rid of smoking.
Let us work together to find out what you really need to do to help you achieve your goals with proven weaning methods. Hypnotherapy with Hypnobalancing™ strengthens your will!
Everyone knows that smoking is a potentially deadly behavior. What most people don’t realize is that smoking is both a habit and an addiction, and both aspects must be addressed for optimal success.
By reprogramming your subconscious mind, you will be able to remove your nicotine cravings and re-associate your habitual behavior. Many people succeed with little or no withdrawal symptoms. Customized to your specific needs, this program will give you the tools to eliminate this life-threatening addiction.
Many people who come to hypnosis to give up smoking have already tried before to quit, but didn’t reach the goal. That means that there are aspects that have not been addressed in prior attempts.
It is in the three-phase process that these issues are accessed and resolved in order to succeed.
The price is the same as for every session. The process with Hypnobalancing™ consists of three phases. There is usually one session for each phase. The first meeting last 90 minutes, and the subsequent meetings 60 minutes.
Analysis of the influencing factors and resources, as well as practical assistance and preparation for your day X, the day of the cessation.
We look at your previous smoking habits, your needs, and intentions associated with smoking. Step by step and with a focus on getting rid of the cigarette, you develop your own new ways and perspectives.
We prepare you for letting go of old habits.
Smokers who have their first smoke within 15 minutes after waking up sometimes need an extra session for that phase to learn the methods of EDxTM™.
The hypnosis session for the official farewell to the cigarette. You will be prepared at different levels to enjoy your life smoke-free.
Well-prepared and in harmony with yourself, you say goodbye to smoking, welcome, and enjoy the regained freedom. Another aim of this step is to stabilize what has been reached and to prevent you from falling back to old patterns.
How about letting go of your smoking habit?
You will see some results of quit smoking immediately.
Within 20 minutes of your last cigarette your blood pressure, pulse, body temperature of hands and feet drop to normal. Studies prove that the heart begins to heal as soon as a smoker quits smoking.
Within a very short time, the heart will begin to relax as the blood begins to thin and arteries start to heal.
After a year, the chances of heart disease drop by 50 percent. Within three years, the chances are almost equal to someone who has never smoked.
For about two decades, I am specialized in the field of fears and anxiety disorders. I spend about 20 hours a week helping people to free themselves from their limitations and thereby gain a better quality of life. If you want to know how it all started and what you should know about me, please read my profile. And yes, therapy is a very personal matter: Because it is a very intensive collaboration, I reveal some details about myself. So you can get a first impression of me. Trust is important and that is why I focus on transparency.
The sessions are conducted either in German or English.
Here are some organizational details. Please read them before the appointment reservation. People often ask, "How much does hypnotherapy cost?" What is meant by this are the presumed total costs, which result from the fee and the duration of the psychotherapy with hypnotherapy.
Fee for psychotherapy
The fee per session hour of psychotherapy (60 minutes) for appointments from Monday to Thursday from 10:00 to 18:00:
- A. Sessions by telephone or online with video support 169,- Euro
- B. Sessions in my premises 199,- Euro.
- C. For options A. and B. plus short-term appointment changes* once up to 24 hours before, add to the hourly fee 35, - Euro.
The fees for psychotherapy are exempt from VAT according to § 4 No. 14 a) UStG.
The first session usually lasts 90 minutes. Outside the mentioned business hours (Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.) I add a 35 % surcharge. The minimum duration of a session is 60 minutes, billing beyond that in 30-minute units. The minimum duration of a session is 60 minutes, billing beyond that in 30-minute units.
The fees do not include travel, accommodation, and allowance costs, which will be charged to the client. For traveling on my behalf: The costs for the journey will be charged according to time and effort. Within Berlin, at least an hourly fee is charged. Relevant is the individual agreement.
Postponement of meetings: For hourly fees A. and B. sessions that last up to 120 minutes can be once rescheduled up to 72 hours in advance (only weekdays count Monday till Friday, no holidays), longer sessions, or more than 120 minutes within 7 days at least 14 days in advance. Otherwise, they will be charged in full.
You can't come to my practice? Switch to a session with video or use your telephone.
Method of payment: The fee must always be paid in full by bank transfer 7 days before the session. I will send you details by mail so that you are well-informed.
Right of rescission: If registration by consumers for an event is made by telephone, letter, e-mail, or online form, the provisions of the Distance Selling Act shall apply. If the intended start of the event at the time of registration is within the withdrawal period according to the Fernabsatzgesetz (Distance Selling Act), the registration is considered a request to start the service within the withdrawal period. You have the right to revoke a service order/date without giving reasons. This is possible within 14 days of the order by telephone and in writing.
Cost coverage by health insurance companies and other insurers
Usually, the fee is not paid by national health insurance companies. Please contact your insurance company to find out about their policy details. Please discuss this with your insurer in advance. You will receive an invoice from me with classification according to ICD-10. Should applications etc. be necessary, we can do this together during the meetings.
The first therapy session lasts 90 minutes, subsequent sessions can also be 60 minutes long. The number of sessions required is as varied as the personalities and situations of the clients. For anxiety disorders, I usually see clients for 3 to 8 sessions. Frequently, this question can be estimated by the clients themselves after the second session. I will then also give you an estimation based on previous experience.
Please read the important information before making an appointment with me, including the contraindications for psychotherapy with hypnotherapy. I have answered frequently asked questions for you. For the success of your therapy, this information is of crucial importance. If this attracts you, then you can find out about booking your appointment here. The better you are informed, the faster we can focus on you and your wishes.
There are only a few practice hours available, and they want to be used well. The fee for individual session hours is therefore always to be paid in full by bank transfer, with payment received at least 7 days before the session.
Why at least 7 days in advance? I would like to do it differently, but this is the best practice. Appointments that have not been confirmed with payment received seven days in advance are noticeably more likely to be canceled. And the repeated callbacks take up a lot of time. Because of this, I'm currently faced with the decision of whether and how to either significantly adjust fees to absorb this or to consistently organize in a way that is fair to all parties. Because of this, I am also offering options in terms of shifting appointments with the fees.
There is a maximum of 20 hours a week available for psychotherapy, and any canceled appointment means patients are unable to benefit from psychotherapy help. I understand that it would be more convenient for you otherwise, but this solution is the fairest for all involved.
You can use real-time bank transfer (costs 25 Ct. at Sparkasse Berlin, for example) for time-sensitive appointments, and the transfer takes a few minutes, or we can make an appointment with appropriate advance preparation. If this is not an option for you, please let me know immediately so that I can assign your appointment. Otherwise, I appreciate your understanding and look forward to intensive cooperation.
Answers to frequently asked questions can already be found on the homepage, such as the fees. There are also numerous articles and details about me (profile) helping you to get an impression of me. This will also make it easier for you to decide whether I am the right therapist for you and your issue.
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With the confirmation of your appointment, you will receive recommendations on how to prepare for your first session with me. With your appointment confirmation, you will receive recommendations on how to prepare for your first session with me. You will also get an overview of what to consider regarding the Coronavirus during in-office appointments and how to prepare best for online sessions.
The optimal prerequisites are set right at the beginning. In the first meeting, we create the basis for intensive cooperation. Step by step:
The first session is generally 90 minutes so that there is enough time for an in-depth preliminary discussion, in which we can clarify questions. Then we begin with a detailed dialogue, with the anamnesis, in order to adapt the therapeutic plan individually to your personal needs. For this purpose, we define your goals and motives and discuss the steps.
2. First intervention
As soon as you are ready for it, we get to work. You set the pace. In the second part of the session, we figure out the easiest way to get you into a comfortable, relaxed hypnotic state. You will experience an introductory trance. This enables access to your unconscious and permits initial suggestions. How far we proceed with this in the first session will be determined by your reactions. Finally, I gently lead you out of the trance.
3. Evaluation, options, and outlook
Following the first trance, I will respond to your questions, and we will discuss how to proceed with your hypnotherapy. In most cases, you will receive recommendations you can apply to complement and enhance the work we do together, even beyond the sessions. It is crucial that you not only feel better in the session, but also have an improvement in your everyday life. The more effectively we work together, the sooner I make myself superfluous as your therapist. That's it!
You are not in Berlin or do not want or cannot come to the practice for other reasons? Then it is worth reading the following information about the options:
a. Travel to Berlin
For clients traveling to Berlin, there is the possibility, if booked in advance, to hold 2 sessions on the same day. It should be discussed in advance by telephone whether this is a recommendable option, as it requires appropriate prerequisites. Any sources of additional pressure should be avoided in the interest of the therapeutic success.
b. Online sessions
At times a personal meeting is not possible. In such cases, a telephone session or a session with video support via the Internet is an alternative or supplement. I have been using this setting for many years, and many clients have achieved excellent results with it. These experiences make it easy to achieve very intensive sessions in this way as well. You are more flexible and can also use my support very promptly. There are currently reduced fees for such sessions.
You are also on the safe side regarding the coronavirus. By the way, this is also an option if you should be unexpectedly unable to attend a session personally.
Before contacting me, please read the detailed information on fees, booking, contraindications of hypnotherapy, and the answers to other common questions (FAQ). I would be happy to discuss your specific needs with you in a free preliminary telephone consultation.
These pages are intended to provide information to those interested in psychotherapy with hypnotherapy. They are neither intended to replace psychotherapy nor a personal consultation, examination, or diagnosis by a licensed physician. I am not a medical doctor. I am specialized to help people with fears and anxiety disorders. The profession of a hypnotherapist (official permission to practice psychotherapy according to the HPG) is fundamentally different from the practice of a medical doctor. Medical diagnoses are not made, nor are promises of healing made or medications prescribed. A medical or psychiatric intervention, if necessary, is not to be replaced by hypnotherapeutic treatment under any circumstances.
If you have questions about psychotherapy with hypnosis, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to inform you.
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