Every year, millions of us make New Year’s resolutions and for many who still smoke it is to quit. But in order for you to stick to your plans you have to be proactive. Just hoping alone won’t get you there. Willpower alone is one of the least effective methods to becoming a non-smoker.
According to an article in the New Scientist magazine, one of the most effective ways for the majority of smokers to stop is with the help of hypnotherapy. An analysis of 48 studies covering over 6000 smokers, gave an average success rate of 30% for this method. (Source: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg13618450-700-how-one-in-five-have-given-up-smoking/).
We all know that smoking is bad for us. It’s been drummed into us by the media, family, friends, the medical profession, but yet we still find it hard to stop. This is because we are fighting with our own subconscious mind every time we try to overcome the urge to stop. Hypnosis can help with that. Your hypnotherapist communicates with your subconscious, giving it the right messages so that next time you think about lighting up you either won’t feel like it or there simply won’t be a craving to do so, sometimes something you find revolting can be associated with the cigarettes.
Benefits of becoming a non-smoker
And think about the benefits that quitting smoking has. You’ll have more energy, less stress, better breathing, younger looking skin and more money to name but a few. Here is a timeline of the effects that stopping smoking has on your body.
|Time since last cigarette:||Effects on the body:|
|20 minutes||Blood pressure and heart rate returns to normal.|
|12 hours||Carbon monoxide levels drop back to normal.|
|24 hours||The body starts to clear out the mucus build-up in the lungs.|
|72 hours||Breathing becomes easier and energy levels increase.|
|1 month||Appearance of skin improves.|
|3 to 9 months||Lung function can improve by up to 10 per cent.|
|1 year||Risk of suffering from a heart attack falls to about half of that of a smoker.|
|10 years||Risk of developing lung cancer falls to about half of that of a smoker.|
|15 years||Risk of suffering heart attack falls to that of a non-smoker.|
One important point for any method to work is that you really want to give up smoking. The decision has to come from your own free will; only then are you giving yourself the best chance of success.
If you would like to reap the benefits of being a non-smoker, and you think hypnotherapy might be for you, please get in touch. Find out what others are saying about becoming a non-smoker with the help of hypnotherapy here. And if you would like to get started right away, why not download my Quit Smoking Hypnotherapy Recording.
I am Samantha Culshaw-Robinson and have been helping people in and around Nottingham to give up smoking since 2010. You can reach me via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone 075 222 777 22.