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Stop Smoking

It’s never too late to find freedom from smoking.

Starting Smoking

Most people become locked into the prison of smoking when they are still young, at a time in life when they are still vulnerable and looking to appear more sophisticated and grown up.

It might even be an act of rebellion. We feel that we know better than all those nagging grown-ups!

Of course, as adults we know that it's a crazy habit and we would never want to witness one of our own children smoking.

The sad thing is, if you are a smoker, then your children are more than twice as likely to follow in your footsteps.

It's hard to believe these days, but when concerns were first being raised about the health risks of smoking back in the 1930s, the tobacco companies started using doctors in their advertising materials. This influenced whole generations of people to believe cigarettes were safe and healthy!

We've moved on a whole lot since those days but whilst the amount of people who still smoke is decreasing all the time, there are still others who are just beginning the habit.

Some people only smoke because they enjoy weed, and the tobacco just tags along with it. If you would like to talk to me about this I would be happy to chat confidentially with you in more detail.

Smoking can be a life sentence but with hypnotherapy you can find the key to open that prison door and step out into a fresh new world.

The Risks

I already know that this is the bit you won't want to read at all. The truth is, when we smoke it's like we've already been hypnotised.

We blindly ignore the warnings - even those nasty pictures on the cigarette packets - because our brain won't let us face up to the harsh realities of what we are doing to ourselves when we smoke.

It's highly likely smoking will severely affect you in later life, if not sooner. So, ask yourself, what part of smoking is worth that?


Known side effects from smoking:

Having a stroke
High blood pressure
COPD
Heart disease
Heart attack
Severe depression
Clinical anxiety
Wrinkled and grey looking skin
Stained teeth
bad breath
Mouth cancer
Hardening of the arteries
Emphysema
Softening of the gums
Increased risk of infections and inflammations of the mouth
Respiratory diseases
Smoker's cough
High cholesterol
Yellow stained fingers
Cervical cancer for women
Blood cancer
Infertility

The list goes on.

One in every two smokers will suffer or die from a smoking related illness.

Stopping Smoking

When you make the decision to stop smoking, you literally get your life back.

Can you imagine how it might feel to just wake up in the morning and breathe deeply, with lungs that are really working for you?

Some of my past smokers tell me that they found great pleasure in throwing away their inhalers and that asthma symptoms reduced dramatically.

You begin to experience more energy and get-up-and go.

You will notice that food and drink have more flavour and you will be able to savour delicious meals again.

Your immune system will start working better, which means you will be less likely to pick up nasty bugs.

You will find your bank balance growing as you stop throwing money at the habit.

Your body wants to survive. It has an amazing capacity for healing. Very soon after you quit smoking your body will be working hard to repair itself.

If you still have your health then you have the most important asset in the world.

The richest man on earth cannot buy back a single second of life. Don't waste yours!

I help people to quit smoking in Hinckley, Leicestershire, Kenilworth, Warwickshire and the surrounding areas.

Why choose hypnotherapy to quit smoking?

Hypnotherapy is a very effective way to quit smoking.  Not only is it relatively hassle free, often only one session is needed.  Also, there’s no need to mess about with patches or medication either.  It’s safe, natural and long lasting.

During your session we will discuss your smoking habit and unpick all the psychological triggers that keep you locked into smoking.  Most people who smoke don’t like to think about these things too much, but when you analyse the way you smoke consciously it can help you to improve your success because you will now be forearmed with the knowledge of what triggers the old smoking behaviours of the past.  

The hypnosis part of the session will guide you into a deep level of relaxed trance.  Whilst in this state of hypnosis your subconscious mind will be open to positive suggestions for a healthy, smoke free life.  Many people find they have very few cravings after the hypnotherapy session, or even none at all.  

Further Reading and Resources

Read my article on preparing to quit smoking.

You can find more resources and tips here

You can find out more about the process of quitting smoking here.

Things to Consider Before Booking Your Session

Most people start smoking voluntarily, although sometimes there is pressure from friends and people around us to become a smoker – after all, there’s some feeling of safety in numbers.

When you quit smoking it has very much to be a choice that you make.  No one can force you to do this and your chances of success will be greatly reduced if you are quitting smoking because someone else wants you to.

Whilst the techniques I use may, and often do, give great results, no guarantees can be given and results do vary from person to person. I’m very proud of all my past clients who have managed to quit smoking through hypnosis.

When you do make the choice to stop smoking you may have to consider other lifestyle changes at the same time.  For example, if you always smoke whilst having a beer or a glass of wine, you may need to rethink your drinking habits for a little while so as to remove some of those psychological triggers. If you are under a great deal of stress or anxiety, often dealing with these issues first will give you a greater chance of success too.  When you feel good about yourself and your life you are more inclined to chose the healthy options for your future. It’s never too late to stop smoking.  One day, though, time will run out.  It’s always better to stop when you are still in reasonably good health.

And now my new news:

am now able to offer people a breath test for levels of carbon monoxide in their system.  This impacts directly on people’s health and the more a person smokes the more carbon monoxide there will be circulating through their bodies.  The carbon monoxide is carried around the body by the blood and restricts oxygen to cells.

The carbon monoxide in cigarettes may contribute to serious illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, COPD etc.

If you would like to book an appointment to have your carbon monoxide levels monitored, please get in touch.  

The cost is £5.00 and if you then decide to go ahead with a quit smoking session, this is deducted from the price of your session.

 

Smokerlyzer - carbon monoxide testing Hinckley, Leicesterhire.
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