Hypnotherapy for Stop Smoking

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Why quit smoking?

Hypnotherapy is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of treatment to help smokers to stop. A big part of quitting smoking is letting go of the smoking routine you once had and looking at cigarettes differently.

The first step is to make sure you are choosing to quit for yourself. Hypnotherapy is most effective when you really want to quit. If you are doing it because you think you ‘should’ or because a friend or family member is pushing you, you may not get the results you want.

Before you try to quit smoking it often helps to have a solid reason or goal in mind. You may want to quit because you are trying to have a baby or it may simply be because you want to be healthier. Whatever the reason, the more clearly you can visualise and want your goal, the better chance of success you have.

The Benefits of Quitting

It is important to know that it is never too late to quit. The sooner you stop smoking, the faster your body will recover and your risk of developing life-threatening conditions will decrease. Benefits of giving up smoking include:

  • Longer life expectancy
  • More energy
  • Boosted immune system
  • More money
  • Better breathing
  • Reduced stress levels
  • Younger looking skin
  • Better sense of smell and taste
  • Protecting loved ones from the risk of passive smoking

How can hypnotherapy help to stop smoking?

There are some very positive advantages hypnotherapy to stop smoking has over other methods to stop. The first is the success rate. Hypnotherapy to stop smoking offers a much more holistic approach as it addresses the powerful sub-conscious reasons for smoking, such as :

  • Fear of change
  • Fear of ‘withdrawal symptoms’
  • Strong associations of people and places with the habit
  • The power of ‘triggers’ to smoke (stress, excitement, boredom, nerves…)

We can make breaking the habit to become healthier and wealthier much easier and give you the tools to make the change permanent, but only you can make the decision to be a non-smoker. In doing so, imagine if you chose to…

  • Have improved health
  • Have increased fitness
  • Look and feel younger
  • Have a better complexion
  • Feel more attractive
  • Have more energy
  • Have fresh breath
  • Save (lots of!) money
  • Feel great and live longer

As long ago as 1992, the New Scientist Magazine reported that “Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit.” (31.10.92) This study, which was carried out at The University of Iowa in the United States, was a summary of hundreds of studies investigating the effectiveness of hypnosis in hypnotherapy to stop smoking carried out over the previous decades.

“The latest findings from the British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis show that hypnosis has a 60% success rate in helping people give up smoking (in a single session).” In another recent study, reported in the Journal Of Applied Psychology, which involved 72,000 people in the US and Europe, hypnosis and hypnotherapy came top as the most effective therapy to help people to stop smoking.

Good reasons to quit

Smoking increases your risk of developing a wide range of health ailments and diseases including the following:

  • Lung cancer
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Heart disease
  • Other cancers
  • Infertility
  • Gum disease
  • Common fears when quitting

When you have made the decision to stop smoking it is completely natural to have some initial fears. Some of the most common fears include : gaining weight, not having a social tool and feeling it’s just not the right time. Whether you consider yourself a social smoker or a heavy smoker, the thought of quitting can be daunting. While it certainly can be tough, it is the absolute best thing you can do for your health.

Change the habit of a lifetime and use Hypnotherapy to Stop Smoking!

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