To quit smoking is not an easy task for most people. Certainly, there’s no question about it, smoking is not a good habit, and it is most definitely an addiction. The list of health ailments it can provoke, mind boggling. Statistics indicate around fifty percent of smokers will die from cancer related illnesses due to smoking. In the UK it is estimated there are ten million smokers, with around a third trying to quit. There are a variety of ways to tackle giving up. Some smokers simply go “cold turkey”. Some turn to lozenges, patches, chewing gum, “Vapes”, support groups…. there is a lot more help available today: Particularly since the UK government introduced the “Tobacco Control Plan” – The purpose of which, is to notably reduce the number of people who smoke by 2022.

Take a Tip – The Results are in…
Stop smoking hypnotherapy has become renowned as a notably successful way to quit smoking. You might think “bah humbug”, but the facts speak for themselves. Here’s the first tip, hypnotherapy has proven to be a winner and the odds are good. In a recent study which involved six thousand smokers hypnotherapy actually had the best success rate.

What’s the trick?
In reality, your body is nicotine free in just a few days. Those days are certainly tough, which is why many smokers use patches etc. to go through this process a tad less stressfully. Once the physical cravings subside, the really tough habit to break is the psychological craving. The “trick” is to know this is the biggest hurdle you will usually face and prepare yourself to deal with it. Patches, gum, lozenges and “Vapes” certainly help deal with the symptoms associated with physical withdrawal. However, they do little to help the psychological affects.

Where to Start?
Trying to quit smoking is one of the most commonplace reasons why people try hypnotherapy. Unfortunately, Hypnotherapy is not available within the UK national health service, despite it’s excellent success rate: Therefore it is necessary to pay it use a registered therapist. However, unquestionably, the cost involved will be nothing compared to the cost of smoking for a lifetime – Monetarily speaking or health-wise.

Usually, a primary consultation is necessary. This is generally an “information gathering” appointment – why do you want to stop smoking for example. Many therapists only charge for the first, actual, hypnotherapy session, which is often all that’s needed. After which, they will provide free follow up sessions if and when required. Many also provide a CD to “take away” enabling you to reinforce the hypnotherapy received. Approaching several registered hypnotherapists is a good tip to give. Find out their reputation and success rates v price of the service they provide. If you need extra sessions are they payable? Do they provide a CD?

The biggest tip and trick? Do not concentrate on the negative aspects of smoking, like health problems for example. Concentrate on what you will gain – And that will usually be more energy and better fitness as well as more money, which generally means more freedom!