It doesn’t matter if you’ve been smoking for as long as you can remember, or you’re a more recent smoker, quitting isn’t something that comes easy for most. With smoking being responsible for more than 100,000 deaths per year in the UK, it also comes as no surprise that people are now thinking more seriously about quitting. Statistics go on to show that almost half of the people who smoke, die early due to illnesses that can be attributed to smoking. It is estimated that smoking takes about 10 years off your life on average.
So, what can you do if you’ve been wanting to quit but you just don’t know how to go about it? Maybe you’ve even tried to quit in the past and not had any success. Well there is no time like the present to give hypnotherapy a try, as it has been shown to be quite successful in helping people quit smoking.
Why It’s So Hard to Quit
If smoking were easy to quit, it’s pretty much a given that we’d have much fewer smokers in the world. Unfortunately, nicotine is one of the most addictive substances out there. People start using smoking as a way to calm themselves since it creates a psychological response. It even becomes a habit you tie with everyday activities, such as a cigarette right after you eat, a cigarette while out with friends, or even when you’ve just finished doing chores.
Because of these reasons, very few people end up being successful in their efforts to quit smoking. Even if you do manage to quit, the odds of relapsing are incredibly high. It’s not unusual for people to try to quit multiple times and still not have success. This is where hypnotherapy comes in. This method actually has the highest rate of success out there, causing it to get quite a bit of attention.
Why Hypnotherapy May be the Answer
You are likely wondering why hypnotherapy has such high success rates, and why it may be the best answer for you. What makes hypnotherapy so different than the other tools and techniques meant to help you quit smoking is the fact hypnotherapy works to change your lifestyle and habits. It recognises that the urge you have to smoke is originating in the unconscious area of your mind. When you can tap into this area, you can get true results.
During the hypnosis sessions, new concepts and ideas can be introduced into a person’s mind. A solutions focused hypnotist can help you re-program your thoughts, feelings, and ideas where smoking is concerned. When the person comes out of the hypnotic state, they no longer feel that urge to pick up a cigarette. You’re able to cut off the habit right at its very root.
Does it Cost a Lot?
A common question people have about hypnosis is what the cost is. When you think about the money you spend on cigarettes and on medical expenses thanks to the effects of smoking, it’s hard not to justify the cost of hypnotherapy. Smoking hypnotherapy is done in one session lasting up to 2 hours and costs £120.00. It includes a support CD and no initial consultation is necessary. With no side effects to be seen, hypnotherapy could just be the best solution for you.