If you've smoked for a while, you may think it'll be extremely difficult to quit. Maybe you've tried giving up in the past and found it all too easy to pick the habit back up again. Whatever your situation, if you feel ready to give up cigarettes – or vape – we can help. We can help make your smoking habit a thing of the past. Hypnosis for smoking isn't a magic wand – it's vitally important that you're committed to stop smoking – but it can give you the extra bit of willpower you need to help you break that habit once and for all!
Statistic show that, nowadays, on average only 1 in 5 people are smokers – which equates to approximately 21% of the population. And if (as stated on the Gov.uk website), a total average of 240,000 people give up smoking each year in the UK, it must be doable. It can help to think of the cravings for a cigarette as a small child wanting a packet of sweets. If you told that child that he/she wasn't allowed any sweets and they started to have a tantrum, or use emotional blackmail, you wouldn't give in – you know that you are saying no, not to be cruel, but for their own good – and you would stick to your guns. You can think of the cigarette cravings in the same way: the part of your brain that wants to smoke will try everything it can to make you have that cigarette, but you need to say 'no' and stick to your guns.
A lot of independent scientific researchers have established that only around 10% of the addiction to cigarettes is physical – approximately 90% is actually psychological, which is why you are able to refrain for long periods when you know you can't smoke, such as on long haul flights, in the cinema, when you sleep at night or in long meetings. This is one reason that clinical hypnotherapy can be so successful in helping to break the habit and quit smoking for good.*
*Hypnotherapy is an effective method of treatment, however success is not guaranteed and full client commitment is important. For example, listening to our accompanying therapeutic audio tracks between sessions is a vital element in the process and participation is required. This will be fully explained in the initial consultation. Results may vary from person to person.