The Risks of Smoking
Scientific evidence shows that cigarette smoking is the greatest single cause of illness and premature death in the UK – but we already know that, so why do we continue to smoke when we know the risks?
Why did we start? Why do we continue after that first awful puff? Why can’t we stop? Because our subconscious mind has been programmed by advertising and false self-programming to believe that “It’s difficult to stop” “I need it” “It helps me cope with stress”. In fact smoking is a major cause of anxiety and depression.
How can Hypnotherapy help?
Hypnotherapy is different from other therapies in that it is drug free, there is no physical manipulation and the conscious mind, with its anxious or analytical thoughts, is bypassed. It is the conscious mind which can often hinder the success of other forms of psychological work such as counselling or psychotherapy.
Beneficial results are often achieved faster than with other therapies. Using the tool of hypnosis the therapist guides the client into a relaxed state enabling direct access to their subconscious mind. This is where our instinctive behaviour patterns and natural reactions are formed. Using positive suggestion and imagery the therapist is able to focus on the behaviours that the client wishes to change.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a safe, powerful technique creating a deeply relaxed state of the body, mind and emotions. It is also a perfectly natural state that we are often in during our everyday lives i.e whilst reading a book, watching television, or doing repeated tasks.
The therapist guides you into a relaxed trance state by the sound of their voice. It is not sleep. In this relaxed state the subconscious mind accepts suggestions to promote and reinforce positive messages.
Is it safe?
No-one can be hypnotised against their will and even when in trance people can still reject any of the suggestions given if they are not appropriate.
Benefits gained by stopping smoking
The benefits of stopping begin straight away. You reduce your risk of getting serious disease no matter what age you give up. However, the sooner you stop smoking, the greater the reduction in your risk.
- Breathing improves.
- Chest infections and colds become less frequent.
- Reduction in ‘smoker’s cough’.
- The smell of stale tobacco on clothes, hair, breath, and face goes.
- Foods and drinks taste and smell much better.
- Finances improve immediately. You will save over £1000 per year if you smoked 20 a day.
- You look healthier and feel good about yourself.
- Physical activity is easier.
How many sessions will it take?
Anti-smoking Therapy is done in one session lasting up to 2 hours. No initial consultation is necessary.
How much will it cost?
£150 — Prices include backup CD or Mp3.
Results may vary and success is not guaranteed. The client will need to want to make the changes and full client commitment is important.