So what is the process when using Hypnotherapy to give up smoking. I use a three prong system. Firstly we address the addiction aspect of smoking (smoking is, after all, an addiction) then re-program the mind to become a non-smoker then finally the withdrawal symptoms are relieved. This is all done while the client is in trance, a state similar to when you first wake up or just before you doze off. A very simple but yet powerful process.