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Hypnotherapy is effective. Results may vary and success is not guaranteed. Full client commitment is important and the client will want to make changes.
There have been many studies that show that hypnotherapy is the best way to help people give up smoking. Perhaps the most well-known and certainly the largest is a study by the University of Iowa which covered 72,000 smokers/ex-smokers from across Europe and America. Reviewing 600 previous studies this piece of meta-analysis demonstrated that hypnotherapy is the best way to become free from this life shortening habit (New Scientist Volume 136).
Quit smoking therapy takes just one session which lasts between 90 minutes and two hours (no Initial Consultation is required). We can be confident that it is the best way to give up, particularly for those that have tried and failed with other methods before. It is important however that it is your decision to give up (and you are not just doing it because a Friend, a Parent, a Sibling or a Son/Daughter wants you to) and that you are willing to commit to the process. A “let’s see if it works” attitude will not be as successful as one that commits whole heartedly.
Part of the reason hypnotherapy is so successful is that it works with that, subconscious, part of the brain that creates and relies on habits. The physical addiction to nicotine is only about 10% of the problem and ex-smokers overcome this addiction in less than a week. It is the mind that causes the greatest challenge. This explains why people often stop smoking for a lot longer than this only to succumb to a craving that appears long after the physical addiction has disappeared.
The 2010 US Surgeon General report, ‘How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease’, concluded that “there is no risk-free level of exposure to tobacco smoke, and there is no safe tobacco product.” If you put together the number of premature deaths caused by Obesity, Alcohol, Illegal Drugs, and Road Traffic Accidents each year and then double it, you still do not have reach the 100,000 or more premature deaths caused by smoking each year, even though only 20% of the population smokes. No wonder you want to quit!
Just take a few moments to imagine how different life would be without tobacco controlling you. What things would you gain? If you are ready to get your breath back please call me to book an appointment.
Still have questions? Please give me a call or drop me an email. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have without any obligation on your part.
Alex Brounger HPD DHP MNCH (Acc.) – Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist based at Cirencester and Stroud in Gloucestershire.
Within easy reach of Dursley, Gloucester, Kemble, Malmesbury, Nailsworth, Stonehouse, Tetbury and surrounding areas.
Registered with the Hypnotherapy Directory and owner of The Stroud Hypnotherapy Practice.