Why is it so hard to stop smoking and how can hypnotherapy help?
People may smoke for all sorts of reasons. Stress, social habits or just sheer enjoyment can all have people reaching for the ciggies. Smoking can start out as a normal part of a night out when you’re younger but leave you with a serious addiction to nicotine later. Stop smoking hypnotherapy could be the cure you are looking for.
As a former smoker myself I only know too well how hard it is to stop smoking. Every smoker has their own methods that they use when trying to quit. These may include NRT (nicotine replacement therapy) such as patches, inhalers, drugs like Champix, or even just good old-fashioned going ‘cold turkey’. Sometimes these methods work for people and sometimes they don’t. If you really want to quit but still find yourself asking “I have tried everything to stop smoking, what else can I do?”. Perhaps trying hypnotherapy could be the answer to your problem. Hypnotherapy is a wonderful tool that can be used to deal with a number of issues, including helping you to stop smoking.
Motivation to stop is of the utmost importance when using hypnotherapy to stop smoking. You need to really want to kick the habit. If you are not motivated and deep down you don’t really want to stop, then no therapy or other method is going to help.
In health psychology there is a social-cognitive model called the health belief model which explains why people engage in unhealthy behaviors and what affects their decision-making process when they decide to stop doing something.
Why is hypnotherapy so effective in giving up smoking?
Hypnotherapy is proven to be effective as it can work with underlying impulses, weakening the desire to smoke and strengthening the will to stop. A study published in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis shows that hypnotherapy can be useful and effective as a method of smoking cessation. Out of 81% of people who stopped smoking, 48% reported abstinence one year post-treatment.
How can my stop smoking hypnotherapy programme help you to quit?
I offer a 2 session stop smoking programme (with a free follow up session if needed).
The first session is the most important session of the programme and it usually takes twice as long as a regular hypnotherapy session. For this reason it costs twice as much as a regular hypnotherapy session. I take a detailed questionnaire about your smoking history as well as your motivation and reasons for stopping. It will aslo help me to determine the triggers for your smoking. We then we conduct the session which will be tailored to your circumstances. I will also give you a hypnotherapy MP3 recording (value £10) to have at home with you which will supplement the session and work we did together.
Many smokers stop smoking after this first session but I suggest that you have another follow up session in order to reaffirm the work we already did (included in the price). This session will also help should you experience any withdrawals (not all smokers do). And then if needed, you can have a free top up session within the 6 months after that.
Become a non-smoker!
(Not just a smoker who is courageously resisting cigarettes).
Everyone knows someone who has quit smoking but still says they’d like one with a drink, or after a meal.
And what a terrible place that is to be. Having to deny yourself something you want all the time.
That’s why I use an approach that helps you become a true non-smoker, not just someone who is resisting smoking.
The ‘stopped smoker’ courageously resists having a cigarette, while the non-smoker couldn’t think of anything worse than smoking.
That’s if they give it a thought at all. It just becomes irrelevant to them.
My approach to smoking cessation hypnotherapy changes the subconscious mind of a smoker to an effortless non-smoker.
The techniques I use address every single psychological trick that smoking addiction plays on you and frees you from its grip.
My stop smoking hypnotherapy programme will gently move your mind from its current addicted state to complete freedom from cigarettes.
No longer will you be controlled by the need to smoke: No more planning your day so you can smoke, no more running outside at work or at parties, no more worrying whether you have enough cigarettes left. No more stressing about what smoking is doing to your health.
Take the first step towards quitting smoking by making a booking
Contact me now and I’ll send you a free eBook called ‘Get Ready to Quit’ which will help you prepare in a way that will make quitting smoker much easier than you could ever have imagined.
I will also give you a ‘Stop Smoking’ hypnotherapy MP3 to have at home with you (value £10.00) which will support you in the process of becoming a non-smoker.
If you are ready to stop smoking then please contact me using the form below and we can discuss your next step in more detail.
Please note that at present, in line with the advice of my professional governing bodies re: Covid-19, I am only able to provide online therapy sessions.
Where am I based?
I’m based in Larbert. If you’re not sure how close that is to you, I’m:
- 3.5 Miles from Falkirk (direct trains)
- 9.1 Miles from Stirling (direct trains)
- 9.9 Miles from Cumbernauld
- 12.3 Miles from Linlithgow
- 12.5 Miles from Alloa (direct trains)
- 18 Miles from Dunfermline
- 22.7 Miles from Glasgow (direct trains)
- 30.7 Miles from Edinburgh (direct trains)