Hypnosis for stopping smoking

This month is Stoptober and if you are reading this, you may be one of the thousands of people in the UK who have made the decision to stop smoking.

There are some immediate benefits to stopping smoking. Whatever your motivation, the day you stop smoking:

  • you feel and are healthier;
  • you’re spending less money, which means more cash for the things you love;
  • you’re creating a healthier environment for close friends and family who usually inhale second hand smoke.
There are lots of aids out there to help with the psychological aspects of stopping smoking, from apps that help you count the money you’re saving, or give you daily support and encouragement, to social groups where you can share your journey with others.
But ultimately it is down to you and when the craving hits it can feel like an uphill battle.

So how can hypnosis help with stopping smoking?

Hypnosis can help you break the habit of smoking  - Did you know that if you can stop smoking for just 28 days you are five times more likely to never smoke again? The reason for this is it takes 28 days for the mind to get out of a habitual behaviour, and smoking is often just that. Background craving for nicotine also subsides within the first few weeks.

Hypnosis can re-train the brain - For many people there is a strong compulsion to smoke that isn’t just a matter of habit. Subconsciously the cigarette is attached to some belief about themselves or the world around them. This can be something the person is aware of (e.g. ‘if I smoke cigarettes then I am being social and cool’) or it can be deeply rooted in the subconscious and less obvious.

Hypnosis can help overcome fears and worries – Sometimes people worry that stopping smoking will have negative side effects, like putting on weight, or they believe that smoking helps them cope, and worry how they’ll manage without.

Over the course of several sessions, hypnosis can help you to:

  • beat the craving and ritual of ‘having a cig’ at certain times;
  • unlock and change the subconscious belief that makes you pick up a cigarette;
  • reduce worries and anxieties, and improve motivation by focusing your mind on the future smoke-free you!
I am a qualified hypnotherapist and I run a 4 week program to help with stopping smoking. I work from clinics in Hampshire and West Sussex and can run sessions over skype also.
If you would like to get some help with stopping smoking from a professional hypnotherapist, call me or message me today to find out more about my stopping smoking program.
Tel: 07949 736 553
e-mail: contact@fauzknight.com
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