How to quit smoking
So you want to give up smoking…forever! That’s understandable … According to the World Health Organization, tobacco is responsible for 5 million deaths per year worldwide.
But how? You’ve tried before… unsuccessfully. Hypnotherapy for quitting smoking is by far the most effective and painless way of quitting smoking because it targets files in your subconscious mind. This is a part of your mind you do not have access to with your will power or conscious mind.
In your first session, not only will you receive a face-to-face hypnosis, but also a recording to listen to every day for at least two weeks. This recording is constantly reinforcing the fact that now you are a non-smoker. Clients express surprise at how powerful and effective hypnotherapy is! You will require only one, maximum two sessions.
Unfortunately, nicotine is extremely addictive, making it hard for individuals to stop smoking even if they want to.
Although the physical cravings for nicotine usually only last about three days, the psychological craving for a cigarette can continue long after that. In addition, if you do decide to quit smoking, you may experience a selection of unwanted side effects.
Side effects of quitting smoking
This is caused by nicotine withdrawal and the psychological effects of stopping a habit you have enjoyed for a considerable period of time.
Nicotine an appetite suppressant; meaning you’ll be less hungry while you smoke.
After quitting, your taste buds begin to operate more effectively and making food taste better.
This may cause a sudden increase in appetite and lead to weight gain.
Insomnia, anxiety and depression
Many smokers suffer from anxiety and depression, which can feel worse when you quit.
Nicotine is a laxative.
When you quit smoking, your bowels have to get used to working without the aid of nicotine.
This can require a period of adjustment.
As your lungs start to clear, you may find that you develop a cough.
Feeling sick / a headache
Nicotine has an effect on virtually every part of your body; some quitters find they get a withdrawal headache.
Inability to concentrate
Nicotine increases focus – quitters find that it can take them a while to get used to concentrating without the aid of nicotine
Although all these side effects can sound quite daunting, the reality is that for most quitters, any side effects are short-lived and more than outweighed by the benefits.
How to quit smoking successfully
Research is showing that hypnosis for stopping or quitting smoking is twice as successful as any other method. Why wait? It is definitely the most successful method available.
Going cold-turkey involves the sudden removal of all nicotine from the body. You may end up with noticeable side effects for the first few days.
Follow these five simple tips to maximise your chances of success:
Drink plenty of water
Water has a detoxing effect and can also help if you are suffering from a dry mouth, cough or sore throat due to stopping smoking.
Eat a healthy diet
Although it’s tempting to just eat whatever comes to hand, especially when it tastes delicious due to your new-found taste buds, it’s all too easy to gain weight after you quit smoking.
Not only is this bad for your body, but it can also make people more likely to return to smoking to stop gaining weight.
Change your habits
If you can, alter your routine somewhat so that opportunities to smoke are eliminated –- be ruthless.
Acupuncture, reiki, aromatherapy and other complementary therapies may help you feel better and stick to quitting
Not only can it keep you occupied and far from cigarettes, it’s also excellent to help rebuild your circulatory system, detox your system and improve overall health and well-being.