Press Release – Huia Publishers
The new book and CD ‘Quit – Say Goodbye to Smoking’ by Wellington doctor Pat McCarthy will be a welcome boost to smokers daunted by recent tax increases and with flagging New Year’s resolutions.
‘Quit – Say Goodbye to Smoking’ teaches his self-hypnosis programme at a fraction of the price of personal consultation sessions allowing people all around the country and the world to tackle their unwanted smoking habit.
Dr McCarthy has been helping people give up smoking for over a decade from his consulting rooms in Wellington and is the only medical doctor using hypnosis fulltime in New Zealand.
‘The success rate with smokers for my therapy sessions is around 65% which rates better than nicotine replacement at 22% and goes to show the power of the mind and imagination over physical cravings’ says Dr McCarthy.
Featured on TVNZ’s Close Up in 2008, Dr McCarthy’s therapy includes three sessions teaching an easy-to-learn self-hypnosis replacement for smoking. The book and CD incorporates these three sessions into a simple yet effective programme.
‘I want this method to be available to a wider audience than can attend in person or can afford personal one-on-one therapy’ says Dr McCarthy. ‘I have an intense passion to do whatever I can to help people stop smoking forever.’