Smoking Cessation

Find out how easy it could be for you to become a non-smoker in one single session.

Smoking Cessation

The New Scientist reports,

"Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit. Willpower, it turns out, counts for very little."

A smoking cessation session using suggestion hypnotherapy takes less than 1 hour. In the first part of the session I will discuss with you the reasons you smoke, your current smoking habits and then we will examine your reasons why you now want to quit. My aim is to re-educate the unconscious part of the mind about smoking also, to promote calmness and a feeling of well-being and to ward off feelings of stress and irritability often associated with quitting smoking. Each session is tailor-made for the individual and care is taken to help with symptom substitution such as overeating.

Reasons to stop

You must decide to stop smoking for your own good reasons. Start to think now about your 3 main reasons why you want to quit and make them as personal to you as possible. E.g... to get rid of that awful cough in the morning!

Stats

Smoking a pack of cigarettes a day increases risk for all cancers by 200 percent, lung cancer by 1000 percent and heart disease 300-400 percent. Smoking two or more packs a day increases lung cancer risk by a factor of 15-25 (i.e., by 1500 percent to 2500 percent).

Costs

Consider this:

1 pack per day £4.20
per week £29.40
per month £126
per year £1533
2 packs per day £8.40
per week £58.80
per month £252
per year £3066

Surveys have consistently shown that at least 70% of adult smokers would like to stop smoking and of those who express a desire to quit, more than a third are ery keen to stop. Almost nine out of ten (88%) of smokers state that they want to quit because of a health concern. After health reasons, the next most common reason given for wanting to give up is a financial one.

Beneficial health changes when you stop smoking

Stop smoking and the body will begin to repair the damage done almost immediately, kick-starting a series of beneficial health changes that continue for years.

Time since quitting Beneficial health changes that take place
20 minutes Blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal.
8 hours Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half, oxygen levels return to normal.
24 hours Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body.
Lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.
48 hours There is no nicotine left in the body.
Ability to taste and smell is greatly improved.
72 hours Breathing becomes easier.
Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.
2 - 12 weeks Circulation improves.
3 - 9 months Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung function is increased by up to 10%.
1 year  Risk of a heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker.
10 years Risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker.