HypNoSmoke™ is a multi-modal approach to stop smoking hypnotherapy that combines the evidence-based benefits of clinical tobacco treatment guidelines, the "mental potential" of hypnotic mindfulness and NLP, and over 40 years experience with smokers and smoking. Frank Oden's HypNoSmoke method provides a unique and flexible toolkit of best practices from the full spectrum of successful tobacco cessation techniques.
~ Kicking Butts in Denver Since 2005 ~
The Denver Tobacco Clinic, home of the original HypNoSmoke method, offers a full range of nicotine and THC cessation counseling services to suit your readiness level and preferred approach. Are you ready to stop immediately? Just thinking about it? Do you have questions about NRT or medications? Cold turkey? Maybe you could use some expert advice. Call for a free telephone consultation and, wherever you are in your process, Denver Tobacco Clinic can help you find and follow your next practical step
Credentialed expertise with the same evidence-based clinical guidelines used in hospitals, clinics and Quitlines. Formally trained in "Gold Standard" counseling techniques and qualified to properly assess and monitor NRT and prescription medications.
DORA Registered Psychotherapist
Positive Psychotherapy interventions (PPT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) are the essential core of successful tobacco counseling. Experienced life-coach drawing on 14 years and over 16,000 clinical hours working only with nicotine and THC users.
NLP Master Trainer
Neurolinguistic techniques focus on the transformational language of self-directed behavior change. Magical claims about instant NLP results have been properly debunked, but there remains an important psychological correlation between language, perception and behavior.
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Many hypnotists have only one technique to offer - a relaxing "trance" - which they see as a cure for every problem. DTC is focused on one topic - nicotine - using a wide range of methods including (but not requiring) trance, conversational, subliminal, Ericksonian and "micro-trance" hypnotic techniques.
Mindfulness & Positive Psychology
We have the innate ability to make instant and permanent decisions when outcomes are clearly aligned with deeply held beliefs and subjective well-being. Frank Oden is a skilled communicator of Positive Psychotherapy interventions, Stoic Philosophy, Mindfulness-Based Contemplative Therapy and most personal faith traditions.
Peer Specialist Expertise
As a former heavy tobacco and marijuana smoker for 30 years, with countless failed attempts to quit, Frank Oden has a literal lifetime's worth of personal immersion in the smoker's experience - the mindset, stories, fears, attitudes, cravings and conflicts. We Speak Smoker.
"Frank was warm and open as he greeted each nervous guest...(He) began speaking in a relaxed tone that was effortless and organic, not put on for any “hip hypnotist” affect. Expert in his subject and learned in his craft, Frank’s wry humor peppered his story as he gently led us down the garden path of our own addiction, revealing what an absolutely absurd mind game we’d been playing on ourselves. He was logical. He was truthful. And he was an engaging myth-buster speaking to each one of us personally, guiding us back to our power. -- Tracy Shaffer, Telluride Inside
A HypNoSmoke Seminar is a motivational, educational and entertaining process that includes interactive NLP, positive psychotherapy performance coaching, subliminal hypnotic techniques, and concludes with group hypnosis experience.
You'll learn how to take control of your own attitudes and behaviors, how to beat physical or mental dependence, how to banish cravings and prevent relapse, and how to capture and retain the most important factor in success -- the power of positive attitude.
Individuals, couples and friends can join a small group seminar for an ideal mix of effective personal attention and social interaction. The conversational dynamic provides each participant with personal connections to the process in the context of a fun and fascinating experience among friends. A complete experience including all private session techniques and group hypnosis.
Frank Oden has conducted over 100 HypNoSmoke seminars for companies, health organizations and the general public in Denver and throughout Colorado.
I wanted to say thank you! Since taking your seminar back in March I have stayed a non-smoker 'til my final day. My mother hasn't had a smoke since the seminar either! You were incredible, and you changed my life. I'm healthier, I can smell and taste again. I'm referring everyone I know that wants to quit, to you. Thank You!
Frank traveled to our community to provide a group session. The class filled up and we have had wonderful success following the event. From our small group I know of at least 13 that have completely quit, and others have cut back significantly. Everyone involved was very satisfied.
Cardiac/Pulmonary Services Director
Frank, I took your seminar a month or two ago. In the past, I lost the battle with nicotine so many times but with your help/session now I don't even give it a second look. You have given me my life back, if you ever need a referral please send them my way.
Individuals, Couples & Small Groups Nicotine and/or THC
Becoming nicotine free or stopping cannabis use is simple to do and easy to sustain for life, but that first big step can feel like a major challenge - not only for first-timers but especially for those who have struggled and failed in the past. Affordable private coaching is available for individuals, couples and small groups, to address your specific concerns, guide your transition and empower your resolve. Every process is unique, a customized approach is developed in response to each client's personal strengths and concerns.
Private Clients - $300 No charge for personal support / follow-up within 30 days. Includes lifetime free pass to group events (held monthly)
Two or Three Person Session - $250 each Couples, friends and family members save up to $150 in shared sessions.
Also includes 30 days direct support and lifetime pass to group events.
I really enjoyed the session and found you very easy to talk to. In addition to quitting smoking, I was also able to stick with my new workout routine and actually lost 50 pounds in under a year. Thank you for what you helped me do.
Commerce City, CO
You took the time to understand me and my life and how smoking affected it, and provided me with engaging intellectual conversation about smoking patterns that really tipped the scales of reason in my favor
You have given me the confidence to be a nonsmoker and to feel good about myself doing it. I was also able to incorporate your program into other aspects of my life. I am working out and even running a little. Just wanted to say thank you.
Health / Medical clinicians request this free informative and motivational session with talkback for patients and practitioners. Frank Oden presents compelling evidence for the ease and efficacy of drug-free cessation vs. "Trying to Quit" with tapered NRT or medications. No cost, no sales. Call to schedule.
An increasing number of THC users (many of them also smokers) now find their cannabis use difficult to control. Some try to quit both at once, others try to stop nicotine only. Frank Oden presents the physical, cognitive and behavioral factors that determine possible outcomes. No cost, no sales. Call to schedule.
Join Psychotherapist and Bad Habits expert Frank Oden for a guided tour of the difference between "Easy" and "Impossible" when breaking old habits and creating new ones. All behaviors are created, sustained or adapted by the same set of rules. Look inside the toolkit and take charge of your own behaviors.
Creator of the HypNoSmoke method for drug-free nicotine / THC cessation, Frank Oden specializes in cognitive behavioral technique and neurolinguistic hypnotherapy. He has worked with thousands of individuals in his Denver clinical practice and facilitated over 100 public seminars, coaching groups of all sizes on rapid tobacco cessation and practical "Mental Hacks" for self-directed behavior change.
HypNoSmoke is primarily a drug-free approach to stopping nicotine or THC, though clients who wish to use cessation medications and/or NRT can still find benefit from the coaching. Many clients have used the HypNoSmoke process to stop vaping, e-cigs, nicotine gum and/or patch as well as immediate cessation and complete abstinence for Cannabis/THC.
That smoker who "just quit" one day, and said it was easy? They did it with one or more (maybe all) of these tools.
Smokers tend to assume that aversive ideas and images about smoking are the best motivations to quit. But negative motivators like fear will quickly fade once a change has been made. Use valid strategies for creating long term self-motivation.
We prefer ideas that support existing views. As smokers we collected "proof" of need and desire (addiction, craving, failure). A nonsmoker rejects those false ideas and acts on facts that support nonsmoking. Choose your information policy wisely.
A smoker who is trying to quit thinks, "I want to smoke but I can't." Smokers are so familiar with that feeling they imagine nonsmoking as a lifetime of deprivation. A nonsmoker thinks, "I could smoke anytime I want to, but I don't want to."
Optimist / Pessimist choices may reflect situation over character. Were you thirsty or drowning when you saw the glass of water? Bad experiences can create pessimistic views and vice versa. Applied optimism is the strategic antidote.
Constantly reminding and scolding yourself and picking "Willpower" battles is an ineffective, punishing grind. But we never struggle at all when we're getting what we want. Know what you want and why and how to get it. Be certain that you will.
With the other five concepts in place, there's no battle to fight, no need for strength or resistance. When you know that something is easily done with simple skills you already possess, you do it with a relaxed and positive expectation of success.
"The basic tools and methods I teach rely on simple, common sense mental skills possessed by nearly every person. It costs you nothing to apply such techniques in your own mind, your own life - in fact, most of these mental tools have been in common use by humans for over 2000 years.” -- Frank Oden
With a 30 year past as a heavy tobacco and marijuana smoker, 14 years as a stop-smoking clinician and hypnotherapist, a life's career in public speaking and 16,000 hours coaching individual smokers and groups of all sizes, Denver psychotherapist, tobacco cessation expert and NLP master trainer Frank Oden combines Neuro-Linguistic persuasion skills with proven cognitive behavioral techniques in a compelling single-session process that has guided thousands of former nicotine and THC users to rapid and lasting success.
As clinician, speaker, author and coach, Oden is skilled communicator of the true nature of smoking, the intricacies of "the smoker mindset," and the role of language in self-directed behavior change.