Do you want to stop smoking, but you’re really struggling and just can’t seem to kick the habit?
You’ve probably tried several different ways to stop smoking – maybe nicotine patches or gum, maybe sheer willpower.
You might have been successful in stopping smoking for a short time, or even many months, and then something happened to throw you off course and you went straight back to the cigarettes.
Perhaps you’ve heard or read that hypnotherapy has helped other people stop smoking and you’re curious about how it works.
In fact, research has shown:
With hypnotherapy, smokers are over FIVE times more likely to break the habit with hypnosis than by willpower alone.
Hypnotherapy in general is also proven to be more than TWICE as effective compared with nicotine gum.
If you really want to stop smoking, then two sessions of hypnotherapy could be all you need.
What are your compelling reasons for stopping smoking?
There are so many good reasons for stopping smoking, but you have to want to stop. Which of these good reasons is motivating you?
- You are worried that smoking is affecting your health and making you more prone to colds, ‘flu, and teeth, gum and skin problems
- You don’t your children to be exposed to passive smoking, get the habit themselves or lose a parent early
- You would like to be around to see your grandchildren grow up
- Your work and relationships are suffering because you have to take time out to find somewhere to smoke
- You realise how much money you are wasting. (The average smoker spends about £125,000 on cigarettes over their lifetime, or about £2,500 a year. Maybe you’d prefer to have a nice holiday or 2 instead.)
So what’s stopping you? Are you held back by any of the following thoughts?
Smoking helps me relax – If you turn to cigarettes to help you relax, or when you are bored, or to help you feel more comfortable in social situations, you need to know that nicotine is actually a stimulant. Sure, when you inhale you might get that initial buzz and feeling of contentment that lasts for about 10 minutes. Then nicotine gets into your bloodstream, triggers adrenalin, and you will start to feel on edge and restless again. The reality is that cigarettes are contributing to the very problems you are wanting them to solve.
I’m worried I’ll put on weight – US Government statistics do indicate that about 75% of people put on a little weight when they stop smoking. BUT the vast majority (more than 95%) of these people put on less than 2 to 3 kilos, or 5 pounds. Replacing cigarettes with something to eat might mean that you gain a few pounds. However, if you reach for a healthy snack, like an apple, instead of a calorie-laden biscuit, you are less likely to put on weight. With clear lungs and easier breathing, you’ll feel more like exercising. An active lifestyle and a healthy diet are the main weapons you need to keep weight gain at bay.
I’ve tried to stop smoking before and it hasn’t worked – Studies have shown that people, who have tried to stop smoking before, are actually more likely to succeed with hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy has a proven track record for help with stopping smoking. Research comparing many different studies of hypnotherapy has shown that on average smokers are over five times more likely to break the habit with hypnosis than by willpower alone. Hypnotherapy in general is also proven to be more than twice as effective compared with nicotine gum.
Stopping smoking is one of the most important health decisions you will ever make! You really will be transforming your health when you stop smoking. If you are in any doubt, read my blog post about the full reality of how smoking damages health.
The good news
As one of the Government health warnings says, stopping smoking reduces the risk of fatal heart and lung diseases. Within 10 to 15 years of stopping smoking, your risk of developing lung cancer is only slightly more than that of a non-smoker. After five years of not smoking, the risk of a heart attack is about half that of a smoker, and after ten years, the risk is the same as that of a non-smoker.
Think of all that stopping smoking could mean for you:
- You’ll feel fitter, have more energy and you’ll be able to run upstairs without wheezing and getting out of breath
- You’ll be able to enjoy filling your lungs with clean, fresh air
- You’ll feel the satisfaction of having taken control of your life and having made a positive decision to improve your health
- You’ll have peace of mind that you’re not storing up deadly health problems for the future
- You’ll have lots more money to treat yourself and those you love
- Your clothes and breath will smell clean and fresh, your skin will be clearer, making you more attractive to be around
If you really want to stop smoking, then
two sessions of hypnotherapy could be all you need.
If you are not happy with the treatment, I offer a full refund. You have to want to stop smoking to succeed, but hypnotherapy can help dramatically. I am so confident that you will find the treatment beneficial that I guarantee to give you your money back if you are not satisfied with the quality of service within 6 weeks.
To find out more about how hypnotherapy could help you stop smoking, contact Anne Williams.
Book a free, no obligation 30 minute phone consultation by contacting Anne:
tel: 0208 546 2122