In spite of knowing the risks, many habitual smokers find it hard to break the habit, often trying numerous strategies to give up smoking but repeatedly failing to kick the habit in the long term. The fact is that people smoke for many different reasons. For some it is due to stress, for others it may be boredom or simply covering up supressed feelings. Whatever the rationale, for some people, stopping smoking can seem like an impossible challenge.
Some smokers believe they have been smoking cigarettes for too long to reap any benefits from giving up the habit. However, in reality the body begins to heal very quickly, regardless of how long a person has been smoking. The truth is that the benefits gained from smoking cessation include better health and wellbeing for the individual and also for others close to the smoker who may have been passive smokers.
A study released through the Journal of Applied Psychology demonstrates that hypnosis is 3 times more effective at helping an individual give up smoking than nicotine replacement and 15 times more efficient than utilising will power alone. For many smokers, the real issue isn’t physical addiction but the psychological attachment that makes it difficult for some people to stop. What is most important in quitting the habit is to change the addictive programme within the unconscious mind, the element of the brain that manages our thoughts and behaviour. This is one of the key reasons why nicotine patches frequently do not help smokers break the habit long term
Giving up smoking doesn’t have to be an uphill challenge, especially if you seek the help of a qualified hypnotherapist. As opposed to using the conscious mind and the frequently ineffectual use of willpower, the hypnotherapist will help you get to the root cause of why you are smoking and help you to bring about permanent changes regarding how you think and feel about smoking. This hypnotherapy for smoking approach helps the person become a non-smoker for life and in many cases the smoking habit can be broken in just one session.