Stop Smoking – Break the habit

Quitting Smoking

There is no doubt smoking is a powerful addiction. Studies by doctors in the US show that by using methods other than hypnotherapy, it takes smokers 5 or 6 attempts to end their expensive and unhealthy habit. Nicorette patches and gum aren’t cheap either so with a high success rate, if you really want to stop smoking, then one session of hypnotherapy with me could be all you need to help curb your addiction. It should be easier than relying on willpower alone, although you do still need to have a degree of your own motivation to succeed, I don’t do 100% of the work for you!

When giving up smoking in conventional ways, sometimes the ex-smoker finds themselves drifting back to cigarettes maybe when they are tempted by other smokers, or they feel stressed out. The reason this happens is because they have never overcome their psychological habit of being a smoker. The habit is lodged in the subconscious mind so that there is a constant desire for a cigarette. It could be this nagging desire which will gradually wear the ex-smoker down; until in a moment of weakness they give in and light that first cigarette.

Why do you smoke?

Stop Smoking, start livingI won’t bore you with details of how bad cigarettes are for your health or the number of toxic cancer inducing chemicals there are in each cigarette because you know that already and you still smoke. You still smoke because you believe cigarettes sometimes do things for you, like helping you relax and de-stress. In the short term sometimes those who have given up cannot immediately appreciate benefits of being a non-smoker and this is what can lure them back into smoking again.

When thinking about quitting smoking do the following cross your mind? :-

  • How will I get over the cravings?
  • How will I cope?
  • Will I still like going out to socialise?
  • Will I be able to be friends with people that smoke?
  • Will I put weight on?
  • Will I be bad tempered?
  • What will I do to entertain myself?
  • What will I do to relax and de-stress?
  • What if I fail?

Thinking any or all of the above is common in people wanting to stop smoking, but if you have your own motivation to succeed then hypnotherapy will aid you and mean that you no longer worry about failure or doubt your abilities to stay stopped. Just image what you will achieve when you’ve quit:-

  • You have better health
  • You live longer – 8 to 12 years longer in fact
  • You no longer smell of stale tobacco smoke
  • You have more money – a 20 day smoker spends about £2,900 a year on fags
  • You no longer feel guilty as the burden of smoking is lifted from you
  • You are no longer an addict, you are in control

Help quitting cigarettes in Milton Keynes using hypnotherapy

Emily Heale is a National Smoking Cessation Institute Therapist

I am a member of the National Smoking Cessation Institute which chooses two hypnotherapists per town to work with, to support smokers who want to stop smoking for good. You can also find me on the Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists with is administered by the General Hypnotherapy Register.

Find out more about me on the About Me page.