Why not quit for good?
Maybe you’ve already tried to stop smoking before. Maybe you have used the nicotine patches, the nicotine gum or acupuncture. You may even have attempted to tough it out and go “cold turkey”. The fact is that 80% of smokers who attempt to quit smoking without using an appropriate cessation program will eventually relapse.
As an ex-smoker, I was one of those 80%. Willpower and cold turkey used to work for a while, until I eventually reverted to the same exact behaviour, over and over again. As Mark Twain, once wrote: “It’s easy to quit smoking. I’ve done it hundreds of times”
No matter how much you smoke or how long you have been smoking, you can stop without anxiety, irritability or cravings. Hypnotherapy is a resoundingly modern yet remarkably simple way to help end your smoking addiction for good.
The sub-conscious battle
One part of you knows you should stop smoking for your health and survival, yet another part of you simply won’t let you. The part of you that will not allow you to quit is your sub-conscious mind, the one that drives all your beliefs, motivations and emotions. Trouble is, you cannot change your sub-conscious patterns by force or will power alone.
The good news is, change can happen in an instant. Once you make the conscious decision to quit, you have already taken the first step. Hypnotherapy will simply help you tap into the powerful resources of your sub-conscious mind enabling it to catch up with your conscious decision to quit.
The reason it’s easier to quit smoking with hypnosis is that we transfer the pleasure derived from smoking to a healthier new habit. Therefore many people find they do not gain any unwanted weight or have other problems associated with kicking the habit.
The health benefits of stopping smoking
- After 12 hours your carbon monoxide and blood oxygen levels return to normal
- After 1 day you will start to notice your chest clearing
- After 2 days Your taste and sense of smell improves
- After 3 days your body is completely nicotine free.
- After 3 months your lung function will have improved by 30%
- After 9 months your lung cilia has all regrown
- After 1½ years your risk of heart disease, stroke and heart attack will have reduced by 50%
Your health is the most precious thing you have. Safeguard it by becoming smoke free.
How can I help?
Together we will work to explore and understand your motives for smoking, what does smoking give you, what is it doing for you, how is the habit protecting you? does it keep you safe?, does it help you relax? We will also explore why you may have previously failed in your attempts to stop smoking. Once the motives and emotions underpinning your smoking habit are understood we can develop new strategies for lasting and permanent change.
Finally: If you are considering hypnotherapy to quit smoking, the first step is to make sure you are choosing to quit for yourself. Hypnotherapy is most effective if you really want to quit. If you are doing it because a friend or family member is pushing you, you may not get the results you’re expecting.