A Penryn-based hypnotherapist is urging the public to look for practitioners registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) if they want to use hypnotherapy to help them give up smoking during the NHS’s Stoptober campaign.

Many people use hypnotherapy to provide extra help when giving up smoking. The CNHC is the UK regulator for complementary therapists that was set up with government funding and support. All practitioners registered with CNHC have demonstrated they meet UK-wide standards.

Amanda Hudson is the local champion for CNHC and would be happy to talk with GP surgeries about the work they do to support patients.

“Hypnotherapy is often used to help clients achieve the behavioural change needed to stop smoking and it’s important that people use someone who is professional and qualified,” she said.

Amanda has over ten years experience and has supported many people to become non-smokers - their testimonials can be read on her website at hpnotherapycornwall.co.uk.

Amanda added: “Hypnotherapy is one of 15 therapies registered by the CNHC. There are around 5,700 practitioners on the register and members of the public can search the CNHC register to find practitioners in their local area. More than 350,000 searches have been carried out since the register first opened in 2009.”

For further information, contact Amanda on 07958956216 or 01326 372156 or email hypnocornwall@gmail.com. Visit cnhc.org.uk for a list of registered practitioners.