Quit smoking now
It can be easier than you think to free yourself.
People all over the world find hypnotherapy for smoking an effective treatment. The method works to break the negative behaviours and thinking patterns associated with smoking. The thoughts and behaviours the smoker holds is often what prevents them from successfully giving up.
When a person makes the decision to stop smoking, the key aspect is to let go of the routine and change their perspective of cigarettes. Breaking an addiction like this is a challenge. Many people find changing how they think about something difficult. As hypnotherapy focuses on this change, it is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of treatment.
It is never too late to quit smoking. Whatever age the smoker is, if they make the decision to stop, their health will benefit. However, the sooner a person quits; the faster the body can recover and the risk of developing serious health conditions will decrease.
How does hypnotherapy work?
Hypnotherapy works by putting the individual into a deep, relaxed state. During this time the mind is more open to suggestion. At this point, Brad will look to change the thought patterns of the client who wants to give up smoking. He will make suggestions such as, “I do not want a cigarette” or “the smell of cigarette smoke makes me nauseous”. Brad may also ask the individual to imagine unpleasant smells and feelings that they can associate with smoking. The Client may also be taught various stop smoking hypnosis techniques so they can practise at home and work.
It is important to remember that hypnotherapy for smoking is not a quick fix. While for some people, just one session is enough to quit smoking (or continue the journey alone), others may benefit from follow-up sessions. The ultimate aim of stop smoking hypnosis is to empower people to take control of their addiction. Hypnotherapy for smoking will promote healthier behaviours. It can help the individual to develop new patterns of thinking.
Health risks of smoking
Smoking increases the risk of developing a wide range of health ailments and diseases. But the habit does not only harm the smoker’s health, it can also have a negative impact on the people around them. Children and babies living with people who smoke are vulnerable to many health problems. This includes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and an increased risk of cot death.
Common smoking-related illnesses
Infertility - Smoking affects the fertility of both men and women,
Gum disease - Smoking can cause premature tooth loss due to gum disease.
Heart disease - Nearly one in six cases are smoking-related.
Lung cancer - More than eight in 10 cases of lung cancer are directly related to smoking.
Other cancers - This includes mouth, throat, nose, blood, cervical and pancreatic cancer.
Benefits of quitting
Improved immune system
Longer life expectancy
Younger looking skin
Common fears and misconceptions
When making the decision to stop smoking, many people have some initial worries. Common fears include:
Weight gain – Nicotine is an appetite suppressant, so it is possible for a person to feel hungrier after quitting. This is not the case for everyone but it is worth preparing for. If a person is ready to stop, they could stock up on healthy foods to nibble on when feeling hungry. They can also increase their levels of physical activity.
Not having a social tool – For some people, smoking is considered a social tool that brings people together. However, smoking outside has become a more isolated experience. It is important for people to remember that they are able to stay inside with those who do not smoke. Quitting doesn’t have to damage a social life.
Feeling it’s not “the right time” – A common excuse and sadly it is unlikely there will ever be a “good time”. Life will always have its ups and downs. The trick is to learn to cope with them without turning to a cigarette. This is where self-hypnosis can help.
A person is more successful in quitting if they make the decision themselves. If they have a goal in mind, they can work towards it and stay focused. Once the commitment to change has started, a person should seek help. Stop smoking hypnosis is one approach that can help a person kick a habit. Contacting a local medical professional can let the smoker know their options.