This script is an example of using hypnotic regression to stop smoking, or rather to stop a client from starting again. The majority of clients need only one session to stop smoking but some habits are more persistent than others. The client had been for one session to stop smoking, along with his wife. He and his wife both stopped smoking immediately and with no cravings or side effects, but after four weeks or so he began to think about smoking again, and in fact bought a pack of cigarettes and smoked some, much to his wife's dismay and anger. After four weeks without cigarettes, all the nicotine had left his body, and all of the possible triggers had become extinct, so the only reason he would want to smoke again was because of an unextinguished belief about smoking.
The regression therapy was used to find, identity and then remove the unconscious belief he had about smoking. The regression process was embedded in a long metaphor about scoring goals consistently. The metaphor chosen used rugby because the client was a fan, but any sport could be adapted. The script is broken into sections but was delivered in one continuous session.