Quit Smoking for Good This New Year With Hypnotherapy

Do you want to quit smoking for new year? 

If that's a yes then your in the right place. Quitting smoking is one of the most hardest habits to break but with hypnotherapy it makes it so easy. 

Using Hypnotherapy to help you quit smoking can:

  • Overcome the burdening feeling of cravings brought on by nicotine
  • Make you become a smoke free healthier person
  • It will change in your subconscious mind that will mean you will never return to smoking again in the future

What's in a cigarette? 

As we know tobacco smoke is both toxic and addictive. 

Tobacco smoke contains around 7,000 chemicals. Many of these are poisonous and over 60 are known to be cancer causing (carcinogenic). So, it's no wonder why so many smokers would like help finally put our their last cigarette. 

 

The chemical constituents of cigarettes include:

  • Nicotine - Nicotine is a colourless, poisonous alkaloid derived from the tobacco plant. It is a powerful drug that affects the brain and quickly becomes an addictive habit
  • Tar - ‘Tar’ is the term used to describe the toxic chemicals found in cigarettes. It looks like a sticky brown substance that forms when tobacco cools and condenses. It collects in the lungs and can ultimately cause cancer or lung damage 
  • Carbon monoxide - An odourless, colourless gas that is released when tobacco is burning. When it is inhaled it enters the blood stream and interferes with the working of the heart and the blood vessels. Researchers have found that up to 15% of a smoker’s blood can be carrying carbon monoxide instead of oxygen
  • Arsenic - Arsenic-containing pesticides used in tobacco farming occur in small quantities in cigarette smoke. Arsenic is commonly found in rat poison and other pest control products
  • Ammonia - Ammonia is a toxic, colourless gas with a vey strong odour. Ammonia compounds are commonly used in cleaning products and fertilisers. Moreover it is used to boost the impact of nicotine in manufactured cigarettes 
  • Acetone - Fragrant volatile liquid ketone, used as a solvent which is found in products such as nail polish remover
  • Toluene - Toluene is a highly toxic chemical which is used in industrial items such as rubbers, oils, resins, adhesives, inks, detergents, dyes, explosives and more
  • Methylamine - Chemical which is found in tanning lotion
  • Pesticides - A number of pesticides (toxic chemicals used to kill pests and most insects) are present in cigarette smoke. These pesticides find their way into cigarettes because they’re used on the tobacco plants as they are growing and being fertilised 
  • Polonium – 210 - A radioactive element which is used in nuclear weapons as well as an atomic heat source 
  • Methanol - Fuel which is used in the aviation 

Why is it so hard to quit smoking cigarettes?

Cigarettes are addictive because of the Nicotine in them. It is the main drug in tobacco and therefore that makes quitting so hard. Cigarettes are designed to rapidly deliver nicotine to your brain via inhalation and then the nicotine triggers the release of chemicals that make you feel good (dopamine etc) moreover the behavioural/social aspects of cigarette use are highly rewarding for the smoker. It can also be a case of genetic predisposition and environment growing up. 

Whilst there are many factors of why it is difficult to kick the habit, there are solutions such as over the counter patches, gum or inhalers. Your local GP can also give you advice on how to stop and there are plenty of Group meet up's in the local community centres where people supports each other to quit also. However it is estimated that about 85% of ex-smokers will return to smoking within a year and that is where hypnotherapy comes in. Hypnotherapy can break the cycle. 

 

 

How can hypnotherapy stop me from smoking? 

For people trying to quit smoking, hypnosis has proven to be a successful solution. By breaking negative behaviours and thought patterns associated with smoking, such as smoking to relieve stress, hypnotherapy works instead of replacing and slowly reducing addictive chemicals in your system. It is also possible to target the unconscious motivations for smoking with hypnosis such as boredom, stress, loneliness, and wanting acceptance by others may be among them. The program may also target unconscious smoking triggers, such as driving, drinking, or finishing a meal, so that these associations can be broken.

In hypnotherapy, therapists may suggest alternatives to smoking during the session. Patients may also be asked to imagine unpleasant outcomes of smoking for example, they may suggest that cigarette smoke smells foul or that smoking will lead to trouble breathing etc. 

There are many benefits to quitting smoking, all you have to do is trust the process of hypnotherapy and it will help you quit smoking for good. 

Start 2023 healthier by quitting smoking using our Hypnotherapy. 

 

Quit Smoking Hypnotherapy

 

 

 

 

References:
Why it is hard to quit smoking
Hypnotherapy for smoking
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https://www.cancer.ie/cancer-information-and-support/cancer-prevention/smoking/whats-in-a-cigarette

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