Hypnotic Suggestion Therapy to Stop Smoking: by Dublin based hypnotherapist Ailish McGrath


Before you read any more ask yourself…


  1. Do you want to STOP SMOKING for yourself?
  2. Are you ready to QUIT smoking for life?


Then this proven method WILL work for YOU…”


 Successful non-smoker…
“I am happy to recommend Ailish to anyone who wants to stop smoking. I have already told two of my friends about her and they are off the fags now as well. I smoked 20 a day for about 25 years (I started young:-() and I really thought they would be the death of me. I got a shock a couple of years ago when my cousin (who is the same age as me) died of lung cancer and I decided to take the time to lose weight, stop smoking, and get fit. I did fine with the weight loss on my own but just needed some help with the fags. I cannot thank Ailish enough. It was actually easy and my 25 year old habit is gone for good! ”

Anna Dowling, 38, Carlow

Since I started practising hypnosis I have helped hundreds of smokers kick the habit – it is joyful, rewarding work.
Here you will find a host of information on the proven successful hypnotic method employed by me to help you Stop Smoking Easily, Effortlessly and Permanently.
The single Stop Smoking hypnotic suggestion session takes 1-2 hours, and has a consistent success rate of 95%, with those people who want to give up smoking for themselves.

The Stop-Smoking session:

The successful single session is broken into two parts.
1) The first part is where we address any limiting beliefs that are in your way to achieving your stop-smoking goal.
2) The second part is where you are hypnotized and given powerful, proven effective stop-smoking suggestions that take root in your sub-conscious mind, permanently and easily turning you into a non-smoker for life.

The session overview is as follows:

1) Overcoming Limiting Beliefs about smoking.
This part of the session is designed to get whatever is stopping you from being a non-smoker right now out of the way. Whatever beliefs, fears or limited thinking that is holding you back at the moment get resolved during this insightful and enjoyable chat.
The hypnosis demo and chat is actually fun and easy to follow, leaving you feeling empowered, ready and sure that you are able now to become a non-smoker for life.
After this chat the hypnosis part is really just a formality, solidifying your new belief that you can now be happily smoke free forever.
What’s covered in this part of the session include:

  • Explanation of why hypnosis is the best way to access and instantly change a habit (regardless of how long you’ve smoked).
  • A Fun Demonstration of hypnosis, which will prove to you that you can accept a helpful suggestion in seconds, and get the results straight away.
  • How to take back control over the fags.
  • The Right Attitude / frame of mind you need to achieve freedom from your smoking habit and how to achieve it.
  • Dropping the belief that it’s difficult to quit.
  • Showing you to your own satisfaction that you are NOT addicted to nicotine.
  • Developing the sure BELIEF that you can be a Non-Smoker for life.
  • and

2) The Powerful Hypnosis part.

This is the second part of the session where you wholeheartedly, completely and with an unshakable self-belief accept subconsciously the suggestion that you are NOW a non smoker and will proudly remain a non-smoker for the rest of your life!

  • Relax Physically
  • Relax Mentally
  • Accept very positive, life affirming stop smoking suggestions that make you feel great and leave you with a wonderful sense of achievement.

It is often a hypnotist’s track record with stop smoking that is the measure of their success. In the early years working with smokers I was intrigued why some people quit so effortlessly using suggestion hypno-therapy and quite frankly why others just didn’t. I knew the process worked and was determined to find out why it didn’t seem to with some of my clients. So I set about finding out what makes this work , and how to improve its effectiveness.
Over the past few years I have tirelessly studied with the best in the world in smoking cessation (some who are analysts and explain the effectiveness of this treatment from the perspective of psychological triggers, motivation and conditioning; others whose sole business is ‘stop smoking’ and understand the importance of emotion in changing ingrained habits, and all other theories in between) and have taken the time to hone my skill as one of Ireland’s top stop smoking hypnotherapists.

“Stop smoking Hypnotic Method – The Rob Kelly technique”

The Stop-Smoking method I employ in my clinic is based on the proven, research verified program as designed and taught by Mr. Rob Kelly (Clinical director of the International Association of Pure Hypnoanalysts I.A.P.H)
This method has a client reported track record of helping smokers stop smoking easily in a single session of 95% – higher than any other form of smoking cessation intervention such as gum / patches, medication, standard suggestion hypnosis, NLP, self help books etc
As a result of thousands of clinic hours working deeply with a person’s sub-conscious emotions, feelings, drives, habits and thinking styles, Rob and fellow hypnotherapists are in the unique position of thoroughly understanding the underlying drives and reasons for a person’s behaviour.
With this insight and knowledge of

  • why you smoke
  • why you are having difficulty quitting on your own
  • and why you have to change how you think and view cigarettes and smoking first if you are to become a non-smoker
  • along with a world class understanding and application of hypnosis, the easy smoking cessation program was developed.

Stopping smoking has a good success rate with standard suggestion hypnotherapy. This is where you go to an ordinary hypnotherapist, and they would induce trance or hypnosis and then give you a number of stop-smoking suggestions. If those stop smoking suggestions were accepted subconsciously i.e. took root in your mind the session would have helped you quit.
What allows our members achieve even better success rates than this is that not only do you get the benefit of suggestion hypnotherapy for stop smoking, you also go through a process of changing how you view and think about smoking first, before the hypnotic stop-smoking suggestions are administered.
Changing your understanding of the smoking habit before you are hypnotized to accept the suggestion that you ‘are now a non-smoker and will remain so for life’, ensures that your mind is fully prepared, ready and willing to deeply accept your new perspective of yourself as a non-smoker.
In other words the talk before the hypnosis part relieves and releases all concerns you have about being a non-smoker, worries, doubts and fears that it won’t work for you, it cuts through and belief you have at the beginning that quitting is difficult, or that it’s a chemical addiction, or that you can’t be hypnotised.
You are therefore ready to wholeheartedly and with your entire mind say YES to you being a non-smoker forever.
With this method of helping you to quit you will not have the side effects commonly experienced by smokers who try to quit before. You will not be irritable, put on weight, be drowsy, anxious etc. Because you will be properly motivated and committed to stopping, and you will have come to realize that the benefits you get out of quitting are so much more that what you are giving up, you will be delighted to have become a non-smoker.
This treatment removes the Need AND the Desire To Smoke. You won’t need nicotine gum or patches. No inhalers or nasal sprays. No needles or lasers. All you have to do to stop smoking when you visit my clinic is 1) want to stop yourself for yourself (as opposed to being told you have to stop by somebody else) and 2) be open minded and engage fully in your session – that’s it!
It Works Even With Smokers who have been smoking for decades.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve smoked for 2 weeks or 40 years, 2 cigarettes a day or forty a day, your smoking habit can be eliminated easily in one hour.


Hypnosis is scientifically proven to be the best way to stop smoking!

To find the most effective method to stop smoking Franch Schmidt from the university of Iowa utilising the results of more than 600 studies totalling nearly 72,000 people.
The results, clearly showed that hypnosis, was many times more effective than NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy) or any other form of intervention. (Source: Journal of Applied Psychology)

Successful Smoking Cessation – Questions and Answers:

Q. Will I be ‘under’, or ‘out of control’ during the session?

A. No. Contrary to popular opinion hypnotists cannot make you do anything against your will or moral code. You are always in control and always decide the level of trance you go into during the session. This stop smoking method works in very light trance, and also in deep trance, and everything in between!
You will likely feel relaxed (although this is not necessary for success); you will be focused inward and engaging with the stop smoking suggestions. You will feel much like you would do when interested in a TV program or football match.
You will NOT feel hypnotized – there is no such thing as a hypnotised feeling.
That you can be hypnotised and are able to accept a suggestion that results in an immediate change will be demonstrated to you during the stop-smoking session.
You will BE hypnotised, and you will be able to accept the change to becoming a non-smoker by the time we get to the hypnosis part of the session.
Q. Do you offer any sort of ‘Guarantees’, or back up sessions if it doesn’t work’?

A. Yes, I guarantee that I will do everything within my power to ensure that you understand, follow and agree with the program every step of the way. I guarantee that you will get 100% from me, which includes years of experience working with smokers who quit successfully.
This is what I’m responsible for and what you are paying me for.
I can not guarantee how much you put into the session, whether you really do want to stop smoking for yourself or whether you are ready to become a non-smoker for life. Only you can give that guarantee, and only you can make that decision in the privacy of your own mind.
Three things make for success – the first 2 I can guarantee the third one is up to you:
1) the method – which is clinically proven and established and has stopped thousands of people in the UK and Ireland smoking permanently.
2) the hypnotist’s skill (i.e. my skill), understanding and ability to communicate – I make a successful living from this work and get great feedback so that is covered!
3) your decision, acceptance and willingness to change. This is something I have no control over and cannot guarantee.
Q. How much does the stop-smoking session cost and how can I pay?

A. The single smoking cessation session will require an investment of 250 Euro. I recommend that you pay in cash, although I also accept cheques.
The price reflects the amount of time, study, experience, practice and effort I have put into becoming a professional, successful and competent stop-smoking hypnotherapist.
It is also significant enough amount of money that only those who really want to quit for life would consider paying in order to achieve their stop smoking aim.
I have a busy practice, and enjoy a 95% success rate with this method. That in part is because the cost of the session deters those who are ‘trying’, ‘hoping’, ‘wishing’, ‘giving something a chance’ to work.
It attracts those who have made a firm decision to quit and are prepared to do what’s necessary of them to stop smoking, including spending their hard earned cash on achieving their goal.
Q. Why is your success rate SO MUCH HIGHER than most other therapists?

A. A number of reasons really:
I have been helping people to stop smoking for over several years, spending 1 year specialising in stop smoking.
I understand the requirement to change your beliefs around smoking and not just give you stop smoking suggestions. Unless you understand how and why you have become a non-smoker you are unlikely to remain one.
You change your perspective completely during the session to one of a non-smoker and therefore get far better results.
Most importantly of all…… I don’t approach stopping smoking from the same view point as ‘normal’ hypnotherapists.. I understand what’s behind the desire to smoke and therefore am better able to help you become a non-smoker.
Q. What happens if I stop smoking, but start again in six months time?

A. Non-smokers don’t EVER smoke, they don’t EVER have a life experience that would result in them smoking and they don’t EVER need a cigarette.
The question assumes you will be an ex-smoker, who much like an ex-convict is likely to reoffend at some time. You don’t become an ex-smoker, with this method you become a non-smoker, so the question of you smoking again does not arise.
Q. Is every smoker suitable for this treatment?

A. Yes, unless they have a history of psychoses.
Q. Will I need gum, patches, placebos, zyban or anything else to help me?

A. No. Nothing.
Q. I have been to another hypnotherapist before and it didn’t work – would it still be worth it coming to see you?

A. Yes, the technique I use is TOTALLY different to most other therapists. It is the Rob Kelly method. A stop smoking program that is tried and tested for years, already having helped thousands quit for life.
I studied many methods and approaches before settling on this one so I know the kind of therapy / methods used by other hypnotists. This is far better and consistently effective.
Q. Why is it better to pay cash for the smoking cessation session?

A. Part of the reason you will stop when you come and see me, is because you will have a tangible reason to stop. A lot of emphasis is placed upon what is tangible and not tangible. A cheque, or a credit card slip, is not tangible, and might affect your commitment. Cash is tangible, it is real… this helps to focus your attention.
Q. Do I need to put in any effort?

A. Yes you do. You need to engage with the conversation, think about what I’m saying, pay attention to the process. You need to be there of your own accord. I do not have a magic wand, I cannot control you and you cannot passively get effective change. To change you have to decide to become a non-smoker and allow yourself to think differently about smoking. It’s easy and enjoyable, and requires your involvement.
Think about it – would you really be happy if someone could change your smoking habit without your permission and commitment? That would be disempowering and frightening. So yes, I can not help you without your involvement.
I can help you become a permanent non-smoker for life, but only with your buy in.


A couple of things to ponder:

Why is smoking so dangerous? Within each cigarette can be found a cocktail of 4000 chemicals. Some of the headline chemicals are:

  • Ammonia – found in toilet cleaners
  • Acetone – found in nail varnish remover
  • Cadmium – a highly poisonous metal used in batteries
  • Vinyl Chloride – used to make PVC
  • Napthtalene – found in moth balls
  • Carbon Monoxide – a poisonous gas
  • Tar – a sticky chemical (what cigarettes mostly deposits in lungs)
  • Nicotine – believed to be a fast-acting and addictive drug.
  • Cyanide – a poisonous gas.
  • Formaldehyde – a preservative
  • Arsenic – poison.


The physical benefits of quitting are:

Time Stopped Smoking   Benefits  
20 minutes Blood pressure and pulse return to normal. Circulation improves, especially to hands and feet.
8 hours The oxygen level in your blood increases to a normal level. Chances of a heart attack start to fall.
24 hours Carbon monoxide leaves the body. The lungs start to clear out mucus and debris.
48 hours Nicotine is no longer found in the body. Senses of taste and smell improve.
72 hours Breathing becomes easier. Energy levels increase.
2-12 weeks Circulation improves throughout the body. Walking and exercise become easier.
3-9 months Breathing problems, coughing, shortness of breath, and wheezing improve. Lung efficiency increases by 5-10%.
5 years Risk of having a heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker.
10 years Risk of lung cancer falls to around half that of a smoker. Risk of heart attack falls to about the same as someone who has never smoked.

Of course the psychological benefits speak for themselves. Having become non-smokers, most clients feel a tremendous sense of achievement , a triumph over something they considered difficult before. Many feel empowered with a wonderful sense of personal control. When you succeed at this just imagine what other things, you previously considered difficult, are just waiting to be achieved……

Is this treatment for you?

  1. Do you want to be a non-smoker for yourself?
  2. Are you committed to investing the time and money needed to achieve what you want?
  3. Are you willing to accept you can comfortably and easily be a non-smoker?
  4. I guess the answer is yes or you wouldn’t be reading this section!



To start the journey to living as a non-smoker, just pick up the phone and call to book your appointment.


Telephone: 087 2201 453