Do you want to quit smoking for good?
Would you like to do it easily and without psychological cravings?
Are you keen to start feeling the benefits of quitting?
If your answers are “Yes” then quitting smoking can be easier than you think. The truth is that it’s easy once you have made the decision to give up. Hypnotherapy achieves quick and effective results in helping clients permanently dispel their unwanted habits – and quitting smoking is the most straight forward.
Did you know that physical addiction is less than 10% of the reasons for smoking? It’s true, the remainder is entirely psychological. This isn’t the information generally promoted by companies with a vested interest. Hypnotherapy can help you break with the emotional/psychological attachment to smoking.
How do we get trapped in this habit?
Most smokers are aware deep down that smoking is dangerous. So what makes us carry on doing something which is so harmful to ourselves? If it was anything else which was harmful you could normally stop it, so why is it so much more difficult with smoking?
The unconscious mind stores all our habits and behaviours and its purpose is to guide you to do the right thing for you. When you first started, the natural response to cigarettes was to make you nauseous and light headed. Although your body wanted to reject these poisonous substances you finally combated this natural response and began creating a negative habit. Smoking started to make you think of comfort and good, sociable experiences to see you through life’s challenges.
Your association between cigarettes as a comfort during a stressful time just provides provide temporary relief from the actual habit itself. The stress doesn’t go anywhere – it is still there. In fact the cigarette causes adrenalin to be produced and is therefore creating a habit for you to live with increasing levels of stress hormone in your body. The stress hormone which meant to be produced when you are in a fight or flight situation. If each time you smoke a cigarette you’re releasing adrenalin, this is inevitably going to lead to stress, anxiety, depression or all three. Because your subconscious has stored false information – that smoking eases stress, it will encourage and remind you to continue the habit and light up the next one.
So we know that adrenalin can lead to increased stress but did you also know the nicotine replaces the function of serotonin? The urge to light up the next cigarette is largely driven by the need for a lift – from the deadly substance which causes deterioration in your ability to cope unless you increase the cigarettes……
How can Cardiff Hypnotherapy Solutions help you quit?
Stopping Smoking is one of the main reasons clients make appointments with Hypnotherapists and hypnosis is the most effective way of breaking the habit, following the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of stopping. Cold turkey, it appears, is less so.
Hypnotherapy helps you to access the unconscious part of your mind and retrain it so that it no longer encourages you to smoke. When you eradicate that deep motivation to smoke quitting permanently is easier.
One Hypnotherapy session of between 90 and 120 minutes duration is usually required during which we will use Hypnotherapy techniques and specific positive suggestions to help you draw upon your resources to ensure you quit smoking for good.
I will give you a CD/Mp3 recording as part of the programme for you to listen to in your own time.
There may be niggling feelings during the first couple of days after your session, but these can be easily beaten especially with the thought of being free for ever, with all the health benefits that brings!
What you need to do
The biggest step you need to take is to decide to quit once and for all. There can never be a better time than right now – so just go for it! Just think about the health benefits; the reasons for protecting your health and well being – as well as the financial advantages to quitting! This has to be a win-win decision. So, with help from Cardiff Hypnotherapy Solutions why not let your unconscious let go of that unhealthy association and focus on the positive benefits of quitting smoking for good!