Becoming a Non-Smoker

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Abstract DE is a 53 year old retired mother of 4 grown up daughters and also has 4 grandchildren (ages 6, 5, 3 and 1 years.) She lives at home with her husband. DE approached me as a volunteer for a case study, to help her become a non-smoker. As a student undertaking this case study, I discussed the ethical implications of our working relationship, and consent was given with regards to submitting the findings as part of my case study, in accordance with respecting client confidentiality. It was also agreed that there would be no fee for the therapy. Having interviewed DE and assessed the information in the Initial Consultation Form (annexe A), I am totally satisfied that there are no presiding medical or ethical issues. We discussed the possibility of DE approaching her doctor for advice to stop smoking, but she stated that she had already done this several times, and she no longer had any confidence in the techniques he was recommending. DE is keen to try hypnotherapy to become a non-smoker, as several of her friends have been successful in trying this route. We agreed to complete one session of hypnotherapy which would last up to 2 hours, in total, using the guidelines taught to me by my tutor. At the end of the therapy, DE was very motivated, confident, and looking forward to being a non-smoker (she gave me her cigarettes, which I threw in the bin). She gave me a lift in her car and was surprised that, for the first time, she did not feel the urge to light up her cigarette, on entering her car. Initial Consultation DE lives at home with her husband, HE, and has 4 grown up daughters, who have all left home. She also has 4 grandchildren, aged 6,5,3 and 1 years. She has retired due to ill-health and spends most of her time looking after her grandchildren, so that her daughters can pursue their careers. DE’s earliest

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