Stop Smoking Derby, Nottingham, Hypnosis

Stop Smoking with Hypnotherapy Derby Nottingham
More people are choosing to stop smoking and using hypnotherapy as their quitting help method. Smoking cessation in the UK is being encouraged not only by education and the long-term effects of smoking but also by legislation and the limitations imposed on where smokers can now smoke.

For decades health bodies in the UK have been trying to persuade smokers to stop smoking. They have utilised images of smokers who have suffered with some of the most life-threatening and debilitating illnesses associated with having a smoking habit. There was always a dilemma for any government. Being seen to recommend smoking cessation weighed against the loss of revenue collected in tax on smoking. Tax on alcohol and tobacco products has always been a source of income to any government.

Legislation Encourages Smoking Cessation
At long last, the government has now made it more difficult to smoke in public. In fact smoking cigarettes or any other means of inhaling and exhaling tobacco smoke has now been banned from all public places.

Employees in offices and factories have to stand outside of their work building in order to indulge in smoking. People who socialise in public houses or bars also have to vacate the building to smoke. Some pubs, fearful of losing trade, have added designated areas, for people to smoke.

All of these steps to encourage smokers to quit, including the use of horrific images of organs that have succumbed to smoking poisons, videos of smokers who are still alive but whose quality of life is impaired, dire warnings on each packet of cigarettes and the restrictions on where you can smoke seem to be working. More and more smokers are deciding to become ex-smokers.

How Do I Quit Smoking?
Now the main question for numerous smokers is not “if” they want to stop, it is “how” will they quit smoking. Most smokers will have had thoughts during their time as a smoker about quitting. They will have had several attempts to stop smoking.

Many smokers will have employed will-power or gone “cold turkey” which means that they use no other form of support to quit smoking. Other smokers who have so far failed to quit a number of times will try patches, gum, lozenges and zyban. They may still fail.

This is often when the failed quitter will seek one-to-one help to finally stop smoking permanently. Hypnotherapy is proving to be the quit smoking method of choice for many people. Hypnotherapy in London is helping more and more smokers to finally quit for good.

Hypnotherapy in London to Stop Smoking
A hypnotherapist knows how to help smokers change their misconceptions about what smoking is and what it is not. This different perception in tandem with effective suggestions in the form of hypnosis support a change of mind. Smokers who have been unable to stop previously find it so much easier to quit with hypnotherapy as offered in London.

The reputation of hypnotherapy, often spread by word-of-mouth has led to the opening of many hypnotherapy practices throughout the UK. Quit smoking hypnotherapists can now be found from Essex to London, Harley Street to Surrey.

There are some hypnotherapists who specialise solely on providing smoking cessation sessions. Most hypnotherapists provide support for a range of life issues that may be connected to the reason for smoking such as stress, anxiety, relationships, coping skills, low confidence alcohol consumption, and old behaviours that have yet to be resolved.

Stop Smoking and Better Self Confidence
One thing is for sure, quitting smoking with hypnotherapy seems to lead to a more successful life. Clients of hypnotherapy in London often report back that quitting smoking has led to them feeling a boost to their self confidence and from this they then feel better able to strive for a more successful life.

SteveH01aAuthor’s Details

Steven Harold BA(Hons) DCH DHP
Clinical Hypnotherapist – Derby, Sheffield, Chesterfield

Website: Email: [email protected]

Quit Smoking – Is it a habit or an addiction?

Wanting to Quit Smoking?
When many smokers contemplate stopping smoking they will think about what it is they are trying to stop. Part of that thinking, (depending on how hard or easy they find it to quit) may be whether smoking is an addiction or a habit.

Addictions are harder to quit
If you were to ask anyone the question “What is more difficult to end – a habit or an addiction?”, you would probably get a majority of respondees saying that an addiction is far harder to stop than a habit. In the light of this response, labelling something that we get an urge to do, as an addiction, can rob us of our power. It is almost like saying ‘I can’t stop because I am addicted’ or ‘I can’t stop because I am not in control’. An addiction has many people perceiving that they have little or no control. This is part of the issue with stopping smoking. If you view it as a total addiction and have accepted the above perception of an addiction then you have now made quitting smoking much harder in your mind.

Of course an addiction is quite a general term. There can be different types of addiction such as a physical or a psychological addiction. A physical addiction is when the body craves for something and a psychological addiction is when the mind believes it wants or needs something.

Now, coming back to stopping smoking, is it a physical or psychological addiction, both or something else? This area has many differing opinions. After all with over 4,500 chemicals entering the body with any single puff it would seem logical to assume that there must be some physical addiction.

Is Smoking, an addiction, or something else?
Yet when sleeping for 6, 7 or 8 hours and then waking up in the morning, the vast majority of smokers will NOT smoke immediately upon waking. They may have breakfast, or wash, or have a cup of coffee first before lighting up. If smoking really was a 100% physical addiction then surely the body having been without those 4,500 chemicals during sleep would be craving for a cigarette so much that the smoker would have to light up immediately. However in many cases this does not happen.

Most of major airlines have a non-smoking policy. Some of the long haul fights might last for 12-14 hours. This policy would be impossible to keep if smoking tobacco was a 100% physical addiction would it not? The vast majority of smokers find coping with a long haul flight no problem at all. Indeed the only time a smoker starts to get a bit needy is when he or she hears the captain announce “we are on our final approach”. To the smoker, this translates into “I can soon have a cigarette” and in thinking that way, the desire to smoke grows.

In the light of the examples above, can smoking really be a physical addiction?

Answering that question might just be enough to help you quit smoking for good.

SteveH01aAuthor’s Details

Steven Harold BA(Hons) DCH DHP
Clinical Hypnotherapist – London and Essex

Website: Email:  [email protected]