Hypnotherapy Blog

This hypnotherapy blog is a place where I share my insider knowledge as a hypnotherapist. I also share news and information about subjects that are linked to hypnosis. I regularly write on subjects like weight loss, smoking and confidence.

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NHS Boss Says Overweight Doctors And Nurses Should Slim Down

Simon Stevens, the NHS chief executive, has said that doctors and nurses should set a good example and be of a healthy size. Within the NHS there are estimated to be 300,000 staff within the NHS who are overweight or obese.
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Fear Of Driving On Motorways

The fear of driving on motorways is actually surprisingly common. I was prompted to write this post today after another enquiry from someone wondering if hypnosis for driving anxiety could help. The short answer is YES....hypnosis CAN help! You are not the only one with this fear, I promise.
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Weight Loss Before Operations

Obese people will have to complete weight loss programmes before they can have operations, if proposals by a Welsh health board are approved. Cardiff and Vale University Health Board also says requiring smokers to go on courses to help them give up before surgery may save over £400,000
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New York smoking ban: 10 years on

Smoking bans are becoming more common around the world and New York has just got into double figures! It is great that smoking is becoming less socially acceptable.If governments were REALLY that concerned about protecting people's health surely they would just ban them. Unless they LIKE all the revenue that cigarettes generates for them??
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Scotland 'tobacco free' by 2034

What a bold move! It looks like Scotland's drive for independence is forcing them to look at issues in a new way.IF they go solo and have to look after their own out of their own pocket then changes will have to be made. Scotland is traditionally a VERY unhealthy country so it won't take much to bring about some improvement to the country's population.
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Nigella Lawson's two-stone weight loss secret revealed: hypnosis

On top of exercise and portion control the celebrity chef has been undergoing regular hypnosis sessions with Susan Hepburn who counts Lily Allen as a client.Domestic Goddess Nigella Lawson forgot to mention a key ingredient when revealing the secret of how she lost over two stone in weight – large helpings of hypnosis.
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Sarah Houston's Family Call For Weight Loss Drug Ban

Family of medical student Sarah Houston call for Government to make drug used for weight loss illegalThe family of a medical student who suffered from bulimia and died after taking an overdose of a banned weight loss drug have called for the drug to be made illegal.Medical student Sarah Houston was found dead by her housemates after she had taken a combination of antidepressants and the banned fat burning pill DNP.
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A hypnotherapist's view on Trance

"Danny Boyle's film feels 20 years out of date", says hypnotherapist Deborah Marshall-Warren, taking us right back to the cliché of the swinging watch."In the two decades I've worked as a hypnotherapist, the biggest myth I've encountered…
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"This hypnobirthing quackery shows profit has no place in healthcare"

The largest and most recent study found no difference in the need for epidurals between the hypno-birthed mother and the regular mother. The consensus on PubMed, the US database of clinical effectiveness reviews, is a stern "more evidence required".
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Smoking to be banned in all U.K. prisons

More and more people are quitting smoking. The quit smoking numbers increased when the smoking ban was introduced. The Prison Officers Association has recommended that a smoking ban be implemented in all prisons so their members are not…
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Dido Hypnotised To Beat Stage Fright

Dido had hypnotherapy to cure her stage fright.The 41-year-old singer underwent treatment to combat her nerves and was pleased it was successful as her anxiety was affecting her performances.She said: ''I went to hypnotherapy for stage fright…
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Adele Has Hypnotherapy To Cure Her Stage Fright Over Oscars Performance

Singer Adele has been visiting a hypnotherapist to cure her phobia of going on stage.The star has been having the treatment in LA in a bid to conquer her anxiety over her upcoming Oscars performance.Adele is booked to perform her Bond…
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Your Hypnotherapy MP3 Download You will shortly receive an email from me. When you get the email click on the "yes, subscribe me to this list" button. This is done to confirm that you are a real person and that you do want the free hypnotic…
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'Hooker' Helped To Get Off The Ground Through Hypnosis

I have recently had my most intriguing and interesting client and she was very happy for me to share a few details of her experience. She is happy for her experience to be used to inform and educate people who are maybe oblivious to the types of things she, and others, do.Vicky came to me as a failed 'hooker'. She had tried it before and was unable to get over the mental blocks which were preventing her from enjoying the activity she had decided she was going to do.
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Friday The 13th - Triskaidekaphobia

It has come round again. Expect your day to be filled with the pessimistic types out there bemoaning their bad luck and blaming the difficulties on Friday the 13th.This type thought process can become even more pronounced in some people and can develop into Triskaidekaphobia - a fear of Friday 13th. For some people this leads to them not doing anything 'risky' on that day.Risky things can include walking under ladders, seeing one magpie or not saying "touch wood" when appropriate. For some Triskaidekaphobia sufferers they just say indoors all day and don't leave the house for fear of what might happen.The vast majority of these Triskaidekaphobia sufferers don't know all the facts though. They have this Halloween-type association with Friday 13th. The Friday 13th horror films that began in the 1980's have further amplified this mistaken belief.13 Being An Unlucky Number Has A Long History
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Hypnotension CPD Review For Hypnotherapy Practitioners

"I have recently completed the Hypnotension Continuing Professional Development course and I am very impressed with the course and thought I would share my thoughts on it. wanted to write a short review of the Hypnotension course for all my followers out there who are hypnotherapists."
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Obesity Ruining Children’s Grades

A study conducted in America has revealed that children who are overweight or obese could be doing less well in exams as a direct result of their weight.The author of the study, Sara Gable said “Our study suggests that obesity in the early…
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Would You Rather Be Thin Or Slim?

Now to you there may not seem to be much difference between the two choices. "Slim" or "thin"? Surely they're both pretty much the same?No. They aren't.As a hypnotherapist specialising in weight loss I spend my days talking to clients…
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World Hypertension Day 17th May

High blood pressure or hypertension as it is medically known is known as the 'silent killer' because people with high blood pressure rarely know they have it. This does not mean that just because they have knowledge of the problem that it isn't…
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Forget BMI - Use Height And Weight Say Scientists

Trying to work out your BMI (body mass index) and then figure out of the number you get is 'good' or not is a faff for a lot of people. If you want things to be taken on board and used in the way they were intended it is often best if there can be as few stages as possible and that those stages are simple and straight forward.
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Top 10 Tips For Sticking To a Healthy Diet

It’s nearly summer and for some, a time to get back to healthy eating and maybe lose some weight for a holiday. But, staying motivated and on track can be difficult.  So here are my top tips for staying motivated and on track with healthy…
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How To End Your 'Diet Mentality'

Low carb, low fat, Dukan, South Beach or the diet of the moment? What is a body to do? While each approach may have something to teach us, it is clear that nothing is clear when it comes to weight loss.I believe that when scientists and…
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Is Clinical Hypnotherapy Effective?

Clinical hypnotherapy is being used by Jeanne Safer, a psychologist in New York, to help her cope with the chemotherapy she is receiving for her rare but curable leukaemia. On her way to one of her chemo sessions she hypnotises herself in the…

Desperate Jordan Turns To Hypnosis For Weight Loss

A Sydney resident weighs 300kg/47 stones and is looking to use hypnotherapy for weight loss to assist him in his attempt. Jordan Tirekidis is 44 years old and is looking at a very early death unless he can make some drastic lifestyle changes.…
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Kerry Katona ‘Hypnosis Keeps Me Off Junk Food’

And Closer can reveal 5ft 4 Kerry has told friends her success is thanks to hypnotherapy sessions, which are helping her make healthy choices and keep her weight at around 8½st. A friend reveals: “She visited a hypnotist up in Cheshire and,…
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How Does Hypnotherapy Work?

This is one of those questions that I get asked over and over so I thought a page about it on my website would help.If you are short of time the quick answer is "yes, hypnotherapy does work" but there is a 'but'. Let me explain.Hypnosis…
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3 Reasons Hypnotherapy Is The Best Choice For Panic Attacks

Panic attacks often happen as a result of extreme anxiety. Panic attacks feel powerful. Entirely mental, panic attacks feel like a physical problem, and when they're triggered, they can send the mind into a cloudy panic that some describe as…
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Bristol Zoo Provides Hypnotherapy For Fear Of Spiders

Bristol zoo is running an arachnophobia course to help people to enjoy all of their animals, not just the cute and fluffy ones. Through a combination of discussion, hypnotherapy and education they hope to help people to understand spiders…
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Hypnotherapy For Jungle Celebrity With Phobias

Coronation Street favourite Anthony Cotton (AKA Sean Tully) is going to be one of the celebrities going into the jungle in the most recent series of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and he has increased his chances of survival through…
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Derren Brown, Assassins & The CIA

Last night (21/10/11) Derren Brown showed how he took an average guy off the street and through hypnosis ALONE was able to turn him into an emotionless assassin, capable of murdering a person (Steven Fry) and to then have no knowledge of the…
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Are You Struggling To Get Pregnant? Smoke Could Be To Blame

In American a report from Tobacco Control suggests that second-hand tobacco smoke could be a factor in women having difficulty getting pregnant.A study of 4800 women discovered that those raised by a parent who smoked could have more difficulty…
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Could Your Weight Loss Medication Kill You?

Are You Willing To Die For Your Weight Loss Tablets?Orlistat is a drug that stops fat being absorbed by the gut and is instead excreted and is also known by various other names around the world including Alli and Xenical and has been linked…
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McDonald's To List Calories On Menus To Fight Obesity

McDonald's have agreed that the number of calories in their products will be listed on menu boards in all its 1,200 outlets from this Sunday. They have been working with the government who are very concerned about obesity within the UK population.McDonald's…

Listen To Your Gut Instincts To Increase Confidence And Motivation

Instincts have been a part of who we are since humans became humans. They are hard wired into us and they are what allowed us to evade that sabre tooth tiger in prehistoric times and survive.Nowadays we are more likely to talk about…
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How To REALLY Relax With Focused Hypnosis In Sheffield

Relaxation is something we all need more of in our lives but so few of us actually make it happen. This leads to us always being on the go, always rushing to that next appointment or doing just one more thing before we stop for the day.By…
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Could Hypnotherapy Help Increase IVF Success?

A study presented to the European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology conference in Berlin has claimed that hypnosis can boost IVF success. The research focused on the embryo transfer stage of the proceedure and hypnotherapy was used…
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Dragon's Den Star Uses Hypnosis For Insomnia

Evan Davis the Radio 4 and Dragon's Den presenter has revealed that he listens to a hypnotherapy CD every night to ensure he gets a good nights sleep. Because of his presenting work on Radio 4 he is usually awake by 3.30am which means he often…
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Would You See A Fat Hypnotherapist If You Wanted To Lose Weight?

Would You See A Fat Hypnotherapist If You Wanted To Lose Weight?If you talk the talk don't you have to walk the walk? You go to the doctors because your chest regularly hurts and you are having difficulty breathing.After a check up where…
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Is Obama Using Conversational Hypnosis?

The Tea Party movement have just re-hashed an article that appeared just after Obama was sworn in as president of the United States of America. The Tea Party website claim Obama is using conversational hypnosis to make the people of America…
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Hypnotherapy Could Save The NHS Millions

A report issued today by the The Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine Section of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) has recommended that hypnotherapy be used more widely within the NHS. The RSM feel that this would help patients with issues…
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Did The Hypnotist REALLY Knock Himself Out?

The BBC recently reported on stage hypnotist David Days who supposedly knocked himself out live on stage leaving a number of people 'stuck' in trance on stage (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-13653944)The hypnotist is said by…
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If You Don't Lose Weight You Will Be Fined

In Arizona people who are overweight and who do not lose weight after getting medical health advice and support could be fined under a proposed change in the law. The cost for failing to stick to an agreed weight loss programme will be $50 if…
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Proper Sleep And Reduced Stress Levels Can Help You Lose Weight

Scientists have published findings in the Journal of Obesity which indicate that you can double your chances of reaching your target weight if you get between six and eight hours sleep a night. Any less than this and then there is an increase…
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Hypnosis In Birth Preparation Cuts Caesarian Rate

A survey of 1250 pregnant women has been undertaken by the NHS and has found that teaching these women self hypnosis techniques will significantly reduce the caesarian rate. The women who learned the techniques had a better birthing experience…
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Woman Loses 4 Stone Through Self Hypnosis

A woman from Gateshead has lost over 4 stone in weight by learning how to give herself hypnotherapy. Fay Laidler enrolled on a hypnosis study course but didn't finish it but then went on to write her own hypnotic scripts and recorded them onto…
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Tobacco Displays Will Be Banned

Today is Wednesday 9th March and it is National No Smoking Day. In the news today is the story that the government will announce two ideas which are intended to reduce the number of smokers in the UK. The first idea is to ban displays of tobacco…
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Why Exercising WON'T Help You Lose Weight

There is increasing research that shows that going to a gym and pounding away on the running machine will not help you to be slimmer. I know that you may be reading that sentence with your jaw on the floor but for many people, it is a…
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Channel 4's Embarrassing Bodies Use Hypnotherapy For Cervical Dystonia

Dystonia is a medical term that refers to a range of movement disorders that can lead to a tightening or spasms in muscles. Cervical Dystonia, or Torticollis, is a specific form of dystonia and is a neurological disorder. It causes the tightening…
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Pregnant Women Given Hypnotherapy To Help Them Relax During Birth

A 2 year study is being conducted by Sheffield University & the University of Central Lancashire into how hypnotherapy may be able to help pregnant women to relax more and to reduce the perception of pain. As similar study has been done…
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A Combined Approach To Insomnia

Insomnia is a big part of my business at the moment. I am seeing more and more people suffering from insomnia and sleeplessness at my Sheffield hypnotherapy practice. I'm not sure if it is the economy that is to blame or the fact that we are…
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Hypnotherapy In Sheffield For Stress Management And Reduction

Hypnotherapy is a way of accessing your unconscious mind to introduce long desired changes. I have used hypnotherapy at my Sheffield practice to help people quit smoking, be more confident and relaxed or less stressed and worried.As…
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Chocolate Can Lead To Increased Chance Of Depression

Chocolate Can Lead To Increased Chance Of Depression I'm sure that you know someone who likes to eat chocolate every now and then. You may even be that person. There's nothing wrong with eating chocolate a couple of times a week...is there??New…
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How To Reduce Stress In The Workplace

At my Sheffield hypnotherapy practice there has definitely been an upsurge in the numbers of people seeing me for stress, anxiety and depression. I am also seeing more doctors, nurses and medical students. This could be due to the enormous pressure…
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Insomnia Can Be Eased Through Hypnosis

In the last 6 months I have seen more people at my Sheffield hypnotherapy practice for sleep disorder than ever before. Many of these people regard hypnotherapy as a 'last resort'. Maybe it should be higher up people's list of methods of…
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Kate Moss Uses Hypnotherapy To Help Conceive

Kate Moss is somewhat notorious for her party lifestyle but things may be changing. She has hired a hypnotherapist as she wants to quit the fast lane and stop drinking and also wants to quit smoking to give herself the best chance possible…
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Mindfulness: A Powerful Way For You To Feel Healthier

Mindfulness is another way of saying meditation. Meditation has been misunderstood for many years but it seems as if it is finally emerging from the associations with the 1960's and the hippy movement and about time many would say.
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Lilly Allen Uses Hypnosis To Lose Weight

Lily Allen has revealed that her dramatic weight loss has been due to hypnotherapy. Lily Allen has dropped 2 dress sizes after several sessions of weight loss hypnotherapy.
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Hypnotherapy Used To Help Fear Of The Dentists

For many people just the thought of visiting the dentist fills them with dread. It could be one of many things that causes them the most difficulty. Some hate the sound of the drill, others hate the smell at the dentists while others are afraid of the potential pain and insist on anaesthesia but this comes with a number of unpleasant side effects for many people.
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Self-hypnosis May Help Tourette's Tics

For those with Tourette's syndrome life can be pretty tough but research suggests that children and young adults may be able to gain some degree of control over their involuntary tics through self hypnosis. The research is still at a very…
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Mindfulness And Hypnotherapy Could Save The NHS

Doctors have claimed that the NHS should give patients with depression courses in meditation. This could halve the risk of depression coming back and could save the NHS millions of pounds. The Mental Health Foundation found only 1 in 20…
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Hypnotherapy To Quit Smoking Sees Strong Results

A new study has shown that quit smoking hypnotherapy could give you a better chance of stopping smoking than other other methods like patches or gum.
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Hypnotise Your Patients, Surgeons Told

Hypnosis has no negative side-effects. It makes operations quicker, as the patient is able to talk to the surgeon as the operation proceeds, and it is cheaper than conventional pain relief. Since it does not interfere with the workings of the body, the patient recovers faster, too.
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Reduce Hot Flushes Through Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy has been found to be a very effective tool for women going through the menopause. The visualisation of cooling images and remembering being cold can reduce the severity and frequency of the hot flushes a new American study has found."This…
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Can Nicotine Patches REALLY Help You Quit Smoking?

NRT has become the government's number one tactic to help people to stop smoking and has been for over 10 years, surely in that time there have been significant strides made in decreasing the number of smokers. Right? Well, not quite.
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Quit Smoking Hypnotherapy Is Better Than Willpower

If you had no desire to smoke you wouldn't need to use willpower to control that desire. Hypnotherapy tackles the root cause of the smoking habit instead of tackling the symptoms of that habit.
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Beat Your Phobia With Hypnosis

Over the last few weeks there has been a definite increase in the number of people coming to my Sheffield hypnotherapy practice looking for help in resolving fears and phobias, one of them had a fear of clowns which I helped to reduce. It is…
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Is It Time To Get ON The Roller-Coaster?

I see lots of people at my hypnotherapy Sheffield clinic for phobias. Over the years I have had some unusual ones but a fear of roller coasters is one that very few hypnotherapy practitioners have ever treated but there are hundreds or maybe…
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Change How You Talk To Yourself And Feel Differently

First of all just let me assure you that talking to yourself is NOT the "first sign of going mad". Everyone talks to themselves. A lot of people aren't even aware that they are doing it.Your self talk or the things you say to and about yourself…
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Find Out How You Could Use Hypnotherapy To Lose Weight

I see many people at my Sheffield hypnotherapy clinic who are interested in using hypnotherapy to help them lose weight but how does it have an effect?Most people who want to gain or lose weight are very aware of their internal dialogue…
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Hypnosis Is Not Just A Stage Trick

Researchers told the British Association Festival of Science in Exeter that using hypnotherapy people could learn to manage pain better.
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The True Cost Of Nicotine Replacement Therapy

the NHS has paid Novartis, Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline around £80 million for patches and other forms of nicotine therapy since they became available on the NHS prescription four years ago, and spent a further £90 million on smoking clinics that rely heavily on NRT.