Why people struggle with smoking cessation
Before we get to the nitty-gritty of what causes people to reach for the cigarettes, here are some pretty sobering statistics showing what you could save if you quit smoking today.
How much you WILL save
How much will you save?
However, if you invested that same amount of money over 20 years, and applied compound interest at 5%, you’d make yourself £250,000.
And, of course, that’s before you factor in inflation or even compound interest. If these figures aren’t enough to make you think twice, perhaps the long-term health problems associated with smoking will. As well as the countless cancers it can cause (lung cancer being the most common), smoking can also lead to numerous other serious medical issues – which you already know.
The problem is that even the above statistics are often not enough for people to quit smoking because their smoking habit has developed over many years. Much as they may want to quit cigarettes, they simply can’t imagine life without them.
How Stop Smoking Hypnosis can help you
After booking your smoking hypnotherapy appointment, we ask you to do some preparatory work before seeing you. This is very important because this information helps us tailor your session for you. Additionally, at an unconscious level, it’s a commitment to yourself that you really do want to stop smoking.
This work consists of answering some questions about your smoking habit, along with any relevant history, thoughts and beliefs that you may have. You’ll also keep a log for a few days that tracks when you smoke, who you’re with and about how you feel when you smoke each cigarette.
Then, when we meet online or in person, we go through your answers and using clinical hypnotherapy and NLP, we can begin to help you ‘unlearn’ your habit.
Here’s how we tackle all aspects of your habit head-on. We’ll:
- Help you to overcome compulsions and cravings.
- Teach you how to manage those emotional triggers.
- Deal with all of those circumstances that prompt you to smoke or vape – both now or in the future.
- Change that internal voice that gives you permission to smoke.
We may need to resolve any internal conflicts you may have, such as ‘part of me likes smoking/part of me hates it’. Plus we can deal with any underlying beliefs you may have about either your ability to stop, or beliefs you may have such as smoking relaxes you.
From there you’ll experience very relaxing and powerful clinical hypnosis to help you make the change.
And it really is possible. Imagine a world without cigarette smoke. Without feeling like you were damaging your body in unimaginable ways. And think of the potential savings! With smoking hypnosis, your lifelong habit could be just a few hours away from being broken.
I look forward to helping you to try and become a non-smoker.