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Quit Smoking Through Hypnotherapy

“I didn’t realise how tense I had become when I started seeing Bobby with my list of things I wanted to change…stopping smoking, not putting on weight and wanting to be comfortable with uncomfortable conversation’s. I haven’t had a cigarette for 6 weeks, it hasn’t been replaced with food and unpleasant conversation’s are carried out with a positive outcome! And I am able to switch out of work mode and completely relax. I’m looking for an excuse to go back!”

Denise, Cirencester

Even though the vast majority of people are well aware of the damage that is caused by smoking, statistics indicate that there are around 10 million smokers in the United Kingdom. This is around a sixth of the total population and when you factor in the fact that smoking is illegal for children, this indicates that there are a high proportion of adults who smoke.

Why We Smoke

While the dangers of smoking are well known, it is important to remember that the nicotine within cigarettes is addictive. This means that many people would like to stop smoking but find themselves unable to because of their addiction. Not everyone who smokes wants to give up, for many people, it is a natural and prominent part of their life, willing to take the perceived risks to obtain the benefits they perceive from smoking.

Reasons to quit smoking

While most people are aware of the negative elements to smoking; it is never harmful to be reminded of the positive reasons to quit smoking, which include:

  • Quitting smoking will reduce your chances of suffering a stroke or a heart attack
  • Quitting smoking will reduce your chances of suffering lung diseases, lung cancer and emphysema
  • Your skin condition will improve
  • You will have more energy and vitality
  • You will save considerable money
  • Your clothes and belongings will not smell of smoke
  • You will be setting a better example to any children or impressionable people in your life

These are all strong reasons to stop smoking and no matter what the most important issue in your life is, you can use this to encourage yourself to stop smoking. If you appreciate money and how hard you work for it, stopping smoking will be a great way to get more for your money. If you enjoy physical exercise and staying fit, stopping smoking will provide you with more energy. If there is a lot you still want to achieve in life or you desire to see your children and/or grandchildren grow up, staying fit and healthy should be a major aim in life.

These are all very strong reasons to stop smoking so you should focus on the reason that is most pertinent to you and then focus on that.

Statistics indicate that people who seek professional assistance are far more likely to stop smoking than people who attempt to stop smoking through willpower alone. Stopping smoking is a big step and sometimes the involvement of others can provide you with more support. There are many people who are looking to quit smoking and it may be that if you share your experiences and troubles with other people, it will feel easier to achieve your goals.

It is very important to know that there is a strong psychological element involved with smoking which is why many people feel that undergoing hypnosis treatment to award off cravings and beat the mental associations they have with smoking really helps. If you undertake a task like finishing diner or having a drink and then automatically reach for your cigarettes, obtaining help to break this chain is likely to provide you with success.

Quit smoking statistics

While the negative effects of smoking are well known, the figures for UK smokers have remained fairly constant since 2007. This indicates the difficult in giving up but it may also mean that for every smoker who manages to give up, a new smoker joins the ranks. With statistics indicating that around 70% of all smokers are keen to give up, finding proper support is crucial if you are keen to break free from cigarettes and nicotine.