As a registered Hypnotherapist I am encouraging 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 Public Health England’s (PHE) Stoptober campaign.
According to the Royal Society for Public Health and the government-backed Professional Standards Authority (PSA), practitioners on Accredited Registers such as CNHC’s are an untapped resource who have a key role to play in supporting public health initiatives such as giving up smoking.
Commenting on the accredited registers workforce, PSA Chief Executive Harry Cayton said: “It is a vital network through which we can support behaviour change and ultimately improve the public’s health: whether it is signposting people to smoking cessation services or offering brief lifestyle advice on healthy eating, accredited register practitioners are undoubtedly an unsung and instrumental part of the wider public health workforce.” 
Hypnotherapy is often used to help clients achieve the behavioural change needed to stop smoking, but it’s so important the public use someone who knows what they are doing. As a CNHC registrant my credentials have been checked so the public can choose with confidence.
So make the decision to stop smoking today and request an appointment. If you have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 016898 31662, and I will be happy to help.
 ‘Untapped Resources: Accredited Registers in the Wider Workforce’, Royal Society for Public Health and Professional Standards Authority, 2017