How can hypnotherapy help
Our trained Clinical Hypnotherapists will conduct a full assessment of your smoking behaviour, thoughts, feelings and hopes for the future to design a bespoke approach to assist you to achieve your goal of becoming a non-smoker.
Using a blend of talking therapy and hypnosis, you will be assisted to access your personal resources to make the change you want to make. Hypnosis is a state of focussed concentration during which, your ability to receive and act on suggestions can be enhanced to assist you to make the change you want to make.
How we will work with you
We will work with you to decide on a date to stop smoking
By filling out our comprehensive questionnaire you have given thought to and articulate your reasons to stop smoking
We recommend certain changes to your smoking behaviour prior to the stop date and your hypnotherapy session
We work with you to follow up and consolidate the changes you’ve made in session
Why do people smoke cigarettes?
Most people who smoke tobacco start during their teenage years or as a young adult. There are many reasons why a person starts to smoke.
For some it’s a way to rebel against their parents, a way to assert themselves. Others may be affected by “peer pressure”, to them smoking may appear adult or cool. It’s very easy to become addicted to smoking because of the nicotine found in all tobacco products.
Being dependent on the nicotine means that your body relies on a regular supply of nicotine to feel comfortable. If the supply becomes irregular or there is a long gap between cigarettes, your body will start to experience withdrawal symptoms.
Withdrawal symptoms include: craving, irritable, feeling uneasy or anxious, restless with poor concentration.
Nicotine is a chemical present in all tobacco products, it is highly addictive.
When you smoke it takes 6-10 seconds for the nicotine to reach your brain.
Nicotine is a stimulant, so speeds up the person's reaction time and increases their focus.
Abstinence from smoking provokes withdrawal symptoms, ranging in intensity depending on the length of abstinence.
Smokers report enjoying the ritual of smoking, therefore, it becomes a behavioural habit.
Smoking relieves the withdrawal symptoms, prompting a feeling of pleasure.
Following our comprehensive assessment, we will advise you on the length of the programme. We are keen to ensure that all our clients have the best chance possible of achieving their goals.
We offer smoking cessation via our one stop course or via three sessions over three weeks. The cost to this is the same.
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