Hypnotherapy to Stop Smoking
If you are a smoker then you’d probably agree that smoking is a difficult addiction to break. Perhaps you’ve tried other stop smoking methods such as patches or vaping and had no luck. If you’ve been smoking for a very long time, you get so used to tobacco that the thought of quitting alone could already make you feel sick.
Smoking is by and large a psychological addiction. Someone who smokes 80 cigarettes a day will often sleep happily throughout the night, yet when they wake up, all the self-programmed associations begin to kick in; Cigarette with first drink, cigarette in car on way to work. Many people manage to quit smoking without hypnosis, however they often never lose the desire. How often do you hear an ex-smoker tell you how they would love a cigarette and it is still a struggle not to have one?
Benefits of Stopping Smoking
According to experts, quitting smoking can already add more years to your life. When you break this addiction, you start to feel more energized because of lower levels of carbon monoxide in the body. You’ll also notice that your skin looks better and that you get to increase your lung capacity by up to 10% so you can breathe easier.
In addition to the health benefits, once you quit smoking you will also have more money in your pocket! Many smokers who smoke a pack of 20 cigarettes a day at roughly £8 a pack, could save over £2500 in the first year alone of being a non-smoker.
By making the decision to live your life as a non-smoker, you will:
- Chose to increase your life expectancy by 10-11 years
- Reduce your chances of developing certain tobacco related illnesses or diseases
- No longer be exposing your friends and loved ones to harmful toxins
- Save money
- Improve your appearance and smell better
- Sleep better
- Be more relaxed and less stressed
Why Use Hypnotherapy to Stop Smoking?
We can hold all sorts of self-limiting beliefs about why we ‘can’t’ give up cigarettes. Perhaps you believe that smoking helps you relax or feel somehow better; that there are certain times when you simply have to have a cigarette; or that you enjoy the actual experience of smoking? Or perhaps you’re afraid it’s going to be really hard to quit; that you won’t be able to deal with the ‘cravings’; or that you’ll put on weight?
Hypnotherapy can rid you of all those limiting beliefs and fears which have been preventing you from quitting and make them a thing of the past. In their place, you can develop natural and healthy strategies which allow you to feel mentally calmer, physically more relaxed and altogether more confident without cigarettes.
How Effective is Hypnotherapy to Stop Smoking?
More and more people are turning to hypnotherapy to stop smoking. The New Scientist has reported on a study by the University of Iowa covering 72,000 smokers/ex-smokers from America and Europe. It concluded that hypnosis is the most effective ways of giving up smoking. “Sadly”, reported the New Scientist, “willpower counts for very little.” Hypnotherapy in general is also proven to be more than twice as effective compared with nicotine gum.
Research shows that stop smoking hypnosis is three times more effective as a tool to stop smoking than nicotine patches and other medications. Since the habit of smoking is mostly in the mind, hypnosis helps you to imagine a life without smoking and set your mind to the many benefits that you get to enjoy once you stop your addiction.
Hypnotherapy helps to tackle the subconscious habit and desire to smoke, helping you to change the way you think about smoking and transferring the pleasure you get from smoking to a healthier habit (e.g. exercise, drinking water, relaxation).
What to Expect During a Session
During our session we will spend time discussing your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes towards smoking, helping you to change the way you feel about smoking and the actual effects on your body. We will move onto the Hypnosis and, by accessing your subconscious mind during trance, we can reprogram the inner mind to diminish cravings and so that you start to believe that you are a non-smoker.
Imagine how healthy you would feel every day if you were no longer smoking. Stop Smoking and start to feel fitter, healthier and happier. Knowing that you are in control rather than being controlled by when you can have that next cigarette.
If you have a strong desire to quit smoking and would like to save both time, money and your health, then get in touch and I’m happy to help you.