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Don’t give up giving up – try a new approach

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How are you getting on with your New Year’s resolutions? Was one of them giving up smoking? Are you still on track? Congratulations, you’re doing really well, keep going, you can do it. Or have you fallen off the wagon and are back to smoking but still want to give up? You could try a different approach. You have probably tried willpower, nicotine patches or gum, e-cigarettes, to name but a few of the readily available options. But have you tried hypnotherapy yet? Here is why it can work for you:

In 1992 the New Scientist magazine reported a study carried out at the University of Iowa, stating that hypnotherapy was the single most effective way to stop smoking successfully with an average of 30% of people quitting by using hypnotherapy alone. All other tested means of quitting only had an average success rate of 19% and even combining methods only lead to a maximum of 29% of participants stopping.

The worst method turned out to be advice from a GP, which appears to influence almost nobody to give up. Sheer willpower proved little better, with a success rate of only 6 percent. Self-help, in the form of books achieved modest success – around 9 percent, while nicotine gum did a little better at 10 percent.

How hypnotherapy can help with giving up

In order to be a smoker you will have formed a habit in the past, and habits as we all know, are hard to break. But the subconscious can be convinced that it is in your best interest to stop that habit if exposed to suitable suggestions. And as habits are mostly controlled by our subconscious mind, this will make it much easier and you don’t have to rely on willpower alone.

In order for hypnotherapy to be successful you have to have the desire to stop smoking, otherwise it will not work. If you don’t truly want to stop, nothing in the world can make you; you will always find a way to light up again, no matter what you have used to stop. But if you are committed to the process, hypnotherapy will give you the tools to finally break free of nicotine addiction.

So are you ready to become a non-smoker? Then get in touch with Samantha Culshaw-Robinson for an informal chat. Based in Nottingham, Samantha is a clinical hypnotherapist successfully treating clients since 2010. Call 075 222 777 22 or email at whatsthealternativetherapy@gmail.com

If you would like to book in for a session, please fill in your contact details on my consultation page.

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