Can’t Quit, Won’t Quit? How Hypnotherapy Can Help You Quit Smoking
It’s national No Smoking Day today 13th March, and around three quarters of a million smokers will attempt to quit smoking. Will you be one of them?
Giving up smoking is no mean feat, because the body and the mind are addicted to nicotine and its effects. But if you use your willpower, and learn some powerful distraction and relaxatio
n techniques with a little help from hypnotherapy, you can give up for good.
But what if you’ve tried, and failed to give to give up many times, or you’re sceptical that smoking is actually as bad for you as they say? Hypnotherapy can help to remove the barriers that are stopping you from quitting smoking.
The barriers to quitting and how hypnotherapy can help you overcome them
You don’t want to quit because you’ve tried and failed before
Plenty of people who try to quit smoking fail a few times before they succeed. The key is to look at what caused you to start up again. Was it stress, or is smoking simply just a habit for you? Hypnotherapy sessions can help reduce stress and teach you powerful visualisation techniques to help you replace bad habits with healthier ones.
You don’t think you’ve got enough willpower
Giving up smoking is tough, but think about the times in your life when you’ve achieved something even though it was difficult. You do have the willpower inside, and hypnotherapy can help bring it out. Techniques like using positive affirmations and visualisation can help you realise that you’re a lot stronger than you think.
You think smoking keeps your stress levels down
This is a big myth. Smoking increases your heart rate and blood pressure, which are both physiological signs of stress. It’s likely that smoking is just a temporary distraction from whatever is bothering you. There are far healthier ways to reduce stress, and we’ll talk about them in sessions, and practice deep relaxation which you can carry on at home.
You believe you can just quit and you don’t need any other help
This is true for some people, and that’s great for them. But the statistics show that more people quit smoking successfully if they have some help, whether it’s in the form of nicotine patches, gum, medication, or other stop smoking aids. Hypnotherapy is an excellent therapy to combine with other treatments.
How can hypnotherapy help you to stop smoking?
Whether you have never attempted giving up smoking before or you’ve tried many times and failed, hypnotherapy can help you stop smoking in just ONE session. Yes, you read that right!
Hypnotherapy can work for you
Many of our habits and behaviours happen at a subconscious level, so if we want to make positive changes, we need to go deep into the subconscious and reprogramme it. That’s exactly what we do with hypnotherapy.
During a session, I’ll use hypnotherapy techniques to remove destructive thoughts and habits and replace them with positive thoughts and actions. One session is all it takes!
Contact me to find out how hypnotherapy can help you to stop smoking and say hello to a healthier body and mind.