Smoking Cessation

Smoking and recently vaping are one of the top habits that people would like to give up and it is one of the most common uses of hypnosis. Hypnosis can help people quit smoking or vaping by addressing the psychological and emotional aspects of their addiction, which are often the most difficult to overcome.

There is prevailing  body of evidence shows, that smoking is a harmful habit that can have serious health consequences, regardless of the reason for starting.

Cigarettes not only contain Nicotine, which has addictive effect, but large amount of health limiting substances. It can act as a stress relief as it provides very short pleasing feeling of relaxation and stress relief due to dopamine hit. This feeling is short lived and that is why we feel like having another one. Over the time it becomes a strong habit that get associated with various triggers, such as cigarette with coffee. Most people started with smoking to fit with a peer group or seem to be mature and most smokers started during their younger years. Despite how long you’ve smoked, stopping can drastically improve your mental & physical health.

Most common reasons to quit smoking
  • Health concerns: Smoking is a major risk factor for a variety of health problems, including lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, respiratory infections, and more. Many people choose to quit smoking to reduce their risk of these serious health issues.
  • Financial savings: Smoking is an expensive habit, and quitting can save individuals a significant amount of money in the long run.
  • Improved appearance: Smoking can lead to premature aging, wrinkles, and yellowing of teeth. Quitting smoking can improve overall appearance and self-esteem.
  • Second hand smoke: Smoking not only affects the smoker, but also those around them. Second hand smoke can cause health problems in non-smokers, particularly children and pregnant women.
  • Improved sense of smell and taste: Smoking can dull the senses of smell and taste. Quitting smoking can lead to a renewed appreciation for flavours and scents.
  • Social acceptance: Smoking is becoming less socially acceptable in many areas. Women when are ready to plan family often try to stop smoking and vaping to give their future child the best possible start in life.

These are just a few of the many reasons why people choose to quit smoking. Whatever the reason, quitting smoking can lead to a healthier and more fulfilling life.

How can Hypnotherapy help to stop smoking or vaping

During hypnosis, the individual is guided into a relaxed state and the hypnotherapist provides suggestions for changing thought patterns and behaviours related to smoking. We don’t aim to suppress your cigarette cravings, rather we seek to get to the root of your habit, discover why your subconscious mind prevents you from stopping smoking, and then break the habit.

By doing this, you can reframe your smoking attitude and be liberated from your addiction.

Research has shown that hypnosis can be an effective tool for smoking cessation, although results vary among individuals. It’s important to note that hypnosis is not a magic cure for smoking addiction. The individual must be motivated to quit and willing to actively participate in the hypnosis process.