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Stop Smoking with Hypnotherapy

It's Never too Late to Quit Smoking - Give Yourself a Better Life!

Stop Smoking with Hypnosis in CheltenhamAddiction to tobacco is more psychological than physical. Many people don’t realize the physical side of addiction to smoking is less than 10% the remainder is all in the mind - the subconscious mind where behaviour patterns are stored. The big pharmaceuticals producing patches and nicotine substitutes would let you believe otherwise.

Your smoking is not a conscious behaviour, which is why trying to quit with conscious will power alone just isn't enough.

Hypnotherapy can access the subconscious mind, suggest new perspectives on the habit, and remove your desire for smoking. Smoking is one of the major causes of stress and anxiety because it increases your blood pressure levels. You may think having a cigarette is calming you, but it is in fact doing the opposite. As the blood pressure raises our body thinks we are preparing for a situation of danger and it turns on our survival mechanism, known better as “fight or flight”. Over a prolonged period this causes great stress on the body.

Smoking and the Brain

People who smoke throughout life are 80% more likely to suffer severe anxiety and clinical depression in middle age than non-smokers, because it depletes the body of the “feel good” hormone Serotonin.

Serotonin is what helps us feel motivated, enthusiastic, happy and in control of our life and has a big effect on our mood and behaviour. It also has an effect on our appetite, sleeping pattern, memory and learning ability.

Smoking does not just cause lung cancer and heart disease. There are many poisonous substances in cigarettes, including Benzene, Formaldehyde, Carbon Monoxide, Arsenic, Acetone, and Nicotine, which many people don't realise are used commercially in insecticide. This puts a strain on the liver, pancreas, bladder and kidneys, and you risk your chances of developing cancer in these areas too.

The great news is your body starts to repair itself as soon as you stop smoking and the risk of developing serious diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and strokes are reduced significantly.

Time to Take Control of Your Smoking Habit?

The right kind of hypnotherapy can indeed help you - but hypnosis can only really help you once you have decided to stop smoking and are ready to assume the responsibility for doing this.

If you don't want to quit smoking, but have been told to by a doctor then I'm afraid hypnotherapy won't help you. Many people each day give up smoking without any aids, showing it can be done, it just depends on how much you want to give up, and what you are prepared to put up with.

"If the motivation to make the change is present and is stronger than any motivation to oppose the change, then the change can occur." Dr B. Alman

In order for you to be successful, you need to end the excuses, the rationalisations, and the blaming and be ready to take full responsibility for stopping to smoke. After all, you and you alone are responsible for your actions and no therapy or therapist can compel you to do something that you yourself choose not to do. Therefore, a certain degree of will-power is needed.

Once you have decided and accepted the responsibility, however, then the therapy that I offer can greatly ease the process of smoking cessation, helping you free yourself of the chains of smoking addiction and habit, helping you to return to your birthright - the ability to live your life as a non-smoker.

Once a person regains control by quitting smoking, they are able to regain control in other areas of their life.

Hypnotherapy Helps you Stop Smoking

In order to stay stopped it is essential that the underlying drivers be neutralised so that the symptom of those drivers -- the smoking habit -- can truly become extinct.

The critical element in stopping to smoke is the ability to remain stopped once the initial period of smoking cessation is over.

My session approach is designed to help you accomplish exactly this. In addition to helping to end the smoking behaviour itself, we help you to systematically re-write the subconscious 'script' that may be maintaining the habit. This process is combined with therapeutic re-programming of the subconscious using safe scientifically researched techniques, thereby ensuring a systematic and comprehensive treatment approach to the person as a whole.

Cheltenham Hypnotherapy for Stopping Smoking

Many hypnotherapists work from a one off 2-hour session, however I have found that is more effective if the person has had hypnotherapy before. For those who are very apprehensive about the process, I find doing a 1 hour consultation and relaxation, followed a week later by the stop smoking is more effective as people take time to get used to being in the trance state. Please bear this in mind when you come to book a stop smoking session.

You will receive a FREE 30-minute relaxation/self-hypnosis CD that you are advised to listen to at night before you go to bed. This greatly assists the minds ability to relax and will help to get your Serotonin flowing again.

Take a positive step to change now by calling 07739 085 686 or 01242 279 562 to book your Smoking Cessation Hypnotherapy session in Cheltenham.

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