Using hypnotherapy to quit smoking

Give up cigarettes with hypnosis

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Around 114,000 people die each and every year in the UK due to smoking-related problems; examples of these are smoking-related types of cancer (lung, bladder, pancreatic, stomach, colon, head & neck, and more), cardiovascular illnesses, and chronic lung illnesses like emphysema.

In spite of knowing the risks, many smokers find it difficult to quit smoking. They frequently try many times, yet are consistently unable to give it up long term. Individuals smoke for a variety of reasons – perceived stress relief, the feeling of boredom, as a social thing or simply out of sheer routine. Whatever the reason, stopping can prove virtually impossible for many.

Many smokers mistakenly believe that they have been smoking for too long to experience any benefits from stopping at this stage. But the likelihood of developing smoking-related conditions drops when you quit smoking, no matter what your age or the length of time you were smoking. A smoker’s health starts to improve rapidly as soon as they stop, no matter how long they were smoking for.

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Were you to give up cigarettes today, in only 14 days from now your circulation and lung function should have improved; in five years’ time your risk of stroke can tumble to that of a non-smoker; in a decade, the likelihood of developing lung cancer will have dropped to 50 percent of that of a smoker and after 15 years your risk of coronary disease is likely to be the same as a non-smoker.

Why is it so hard to quit smoking?

A study issued by the Journal of Applied Psychology suggests that smoking cessation hypnosis is 3 times more effective than nicotine replacement and 15 times more efficient than using willpower alone. Physical Nicotine addiction is less of a problem for smokers than the dependency of the subconscious mind on the habit of smoking.

Can a hypnotic approach help?

Quitting smoking doesn’t have to feel difficult with the right help and support. Hypnotherapy can enable smokers to make permanent changes and liberate them from the risks and expense of a dangerous habit.

Not only does this provide enormous health rewards to the cigarette smoker but also for their family and others around them who may have been exposed to second-hand fumes.

A clinical hypnotherapist, master NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) practitioner based in the South East of England, Karen Martin has many years of experience treating a wide range of conditions and disorders. Anxiety in its many forms, from phobias to panic disorders, and behavioural change, like weight management and smoking cessation, are issues she specialises in and has a consistent track record of successfully treating.