Nearly nine years ago The Which? Report concluded that of all the methods available for stopping smoking, Hypnotherapy was the most successful, and the only one with no cravings, no irritability, no bad temper and no weight gain.
Stop smoking the easy way.
Hypnotherapy Anti-smoking therapy is done in one session lasting up to 2 hours. It includes a CD and no initial consultation is necessary.
Matthew Cahill is an APHP Quit Smoking (QS) specialist.
A smoker will have years of information built up in his memory store, such as ‘I am a smoker’, ‘I can’t stop smoking’, ‘I have to smoke to alleviate stress’, ‘It gives me confidence’. These are subconscious responses and we know the subconscious has been incorrectly programmed.
Because, naturally, we know that smoking is a major cause of mental and physical stress. We also know that we have much more control than we believe we have. Most of us give up when we go to bed, have an operation, etc, etc. With the help of hypnosis the subconscious mind can be reprogrammed, thereby enabling us to do whatever we consciously want to do.
Almost every smoker gives up during their lifetime. Because of the massive increase in pollution generally, smoking is now considered much more dangerous than it has been in the past. 80% of all cancers are now caused by smoking.
What is it that you need to quit smoking? Everyone has something that will make the difference, the key is finding out what that thing is.
Learn and use positive self talk, Tell yourself that you’re strong and powerful and that you can quit. Let yourself know that you believe in yourself and that you know you will be successful. When you make positive self talk a part of your life, success will follow. This is as true for quitting smoking as it is for every other aspect of your life.
Learn how to manage stress. One of the top reasons people smoke is because the nicotine can help them relax. Once you are able to quit, you are going to need to find another way to cope with your stress. You can get massages regularly, listen to relaxing music or learn tai chi or yoga. If you can, avoid situations that cause you a lot of stress while you are quitting and soon after.
If you have been unsuccessful at quitting smoking cold turkey, you should try to reduce the number of cigarettes that you smoke first. There are several ways you can do this such as setting a specific minimum amount of time between cigarettes, switching to a brand that you do not enjoy, or having someone else carry your cigarettes for you. Cutting back on the amount you smoke will make it easier for you to quit.
It does not matter how long it has been since you gave up smoking, you can never have “just one”. You are a nicotine addict. While just one does not mean you will be smoking a packet a day again by morning, it will mean that you have “just one more” a lot sooner than you would like.
It can be easier to quit smoking if you are able to articulate exactly why you want to quit. Try writing down a list of all of the reasons that you should quit smoking. This can include the benefits you will experience, people in your life, or any reasons at all that are important to you.
If you have decided to stop smoking, mentally prepare yourself for what’s ahead. Try to focus on the fact that you can stop, and that this is not an impossible dream. Set an official “quit date” and even consider adding it to your calendar. By taking such a positive approach, your chances of quitting will increase.
Regardless of your reasons for quitting, it’s not going to be easy. That being said, you can improve your odds if you have some good suggestions in your corner for beating the cravings and the psychological effects that you will go through.
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