Smoking related illnesses claim 114,000 lives annually in Great Britain; this includes an array of illnesses and conditions; for example, stomach and colon cancer, and chronic lung disease. These are just a few of the many reasons to quit smoking.
In spite of knowing the risks, countless smokers find it hard to quit smoking. They often try lots of times, yet are consistently unable to quit smoking long term. Although the risks are high, countless people find it difficult, if not impossible, to stop smoking. There are plenty of reasons why people like to smoke; some believe that it relaxes them, quite a few people simply like the social aspects of it.
Some smokers actually believe that they have been smoking for far too long to get any advantages from giving up at this stage, yet that isn’t the reality. The fundamental difference is the earlier you stop, the more you are going to lower your risk.
If you quit smoking cigarettes today, in as little as a couple of weeks from today, your circulation and lung function will surely have got better. In 5 years’ time your risk of stroke can tumble to that of a non-smoker. In ten years’ time your chances of developing lung cancer should have dropped to fifty percent of that of a smoker, and in 15 years’ time your risk of cardiovascular disease is likely to be the same as a non-smoker.
Why is quitting smoking so difficult?
The actual physical addiction to smoking is typically a small component in the total dependency. For most smokers, their real problem isn’t physical addiction to nicotine.
The most challenging obstruction to get over is the programming in the subconscious mind – the portion of the brain which manages our behaviours. It isn’t surprising, therefore, that nicotine patches typically do not help smokers give up for too long.
Research released through the Journal of Applied Psychology demonstrates that hypnosis is three times better at enabling a person to stop smoking cigarettes than nicotine replacement, and fifteen times more effective than willpower alone.
Studies show that nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and willpower are not the most efficient methods if you want to stop smoking. In fact, hypnotherapy has been reported as being respectively 3 times and 15 times stronger.
So how does hypnotherapy help?
With the correct help, giving up smoking doesn’t need to be difficult. If you use the right approach, kicking your smoking habit doesn’t have to be an uphill struggle. By tackling the root of the issue, the hypnotherapist can assist you to be free from the subconscious yearning for cigarettes. This is done by using powerful visualisation and favourable suggestion techniques.
Not only does this carry enormous health advantages to the cigarette smoker, but also for their family and other people around them who might have been at the receiving end of countless quantities of second-hand smoke.
Paul Howard, a professional hypnotherapist and a stop smoking specialist, from The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy based in Surrey, said “With smokers, the most important thing that needs to be done is to change the fictitious beliefs held at the subconscious level. Once this is done it makes it much easier for the smoker to stop.”
The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy is committed to raising awareness to the help that hypnotherapy can bring to sufferers of psychological issues. They have specialists that cover various issues such as anxiety, weight control, insomnia, psoriasis and smoking. They have been in practice since 2002 and have male and female therapists on staff.
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Helped me so much
|Jasmine-Amy on April 14, 2018 at 22:12:48|
|I went to Suzannah for help with a really traumatic incident that I was struggling to move on from. I had 4 sessions with Suzannah. Each time I visited the practice, she made me feel so comfortable and at ease. She was not judgmental in any way and made me feel very safe. She was very understanding of my circumstances and really helped me. She recorded all my sessions so I could listen at home too and she adapted the sessions to what I needed help with for that week. After my 4 sessions with Suzannah, she was still available when I needed advice and I’m so grateful for that. Such a lovely woman and a wonderful hypnotherapist. She has helped me so much! I will definitely be returning to Suzannah if I feel I need any other sessions in the future and I would highly recommend Suzannah|
Amazing result after only a few sessions.
|C on April 13, 2018 at 13:28:30|
|I came to see Paul Howard to help with confidence issues, and social anxiety symptoms. He took his time to listen to all my worries, and concerns, and what I wanted changed. He was clever in finding out where my confidence, and social anxiety issues came from, and made a treatment plan. I felt very comfortable being open with Paul, and it was easy to relax into hypnotherapy sessions. After only 4 sessions, I noticed a huge difference in how I felt about my confidence, and started to live my life more as someone with confidence would. I even applied for a job I would normally have shied away from, and got it ! Would highly recommend seeing Paul for social anxiety issues.|
Child with sleep issues.
|Kate Slatter on March 18, 2018 at 16:04:18|
|I recently brought my daughter Emily to see Suzannah as she has been suffering with nightmares and had been frightened to sleep on her own for around 6 months. Suzannah spent the first part of our session putting Emily at ease and finding out in depth all about her fears. She did a couple of visualisations and then went on to the main hypnotherapy. Emily ‘woke up’ from her session excited and happy, the effect was immediate. We had another session with Suzannah a week later where she worked on Emily’s confidence and self-belief. Since the sessions Emily has been a lot happier in herself and has been sleeping in her own room again. We both really liked Suzannah and I felt that she has a natural way with children. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her and would definitely go back to her should we need any help in the future.|
Clearly a life-changing experience
|Mrs Hendry on March 15, 2018 at 10:33:57|
|I can't recommend highly enough The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy. I did 3 sessions with Paul Howard confronting my fear of flying and other issues. The sessions were very professional and he spent time beforehand to explain how clinical hypnotherapy works and the entire process of hypnosis . I felt safe and listened to . As a result of the sessions, I no longer fear getting on a plane and have been travelling in comfort ever since. Paul made me understand what causes fear on the first place and how to battle against it. After only 3 sessions, I have better understanding about the world around me and Paul has given me the tools to go thru everyday life without stress. My communication with Paul Howard and the sessions, gave me new strengths and I decided to enrol into one of the courses The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy runs . Clearly a life-changing experience .|
Anxiety cured and inner peace secured
|Lindsay on February 22, 2018 at 22:48:01|
|Hi, I went to see Paul Howard looking for a new approach to anxiety issues, to be able to relax, embrace calm and to change my responses to unwanted and unsolicited stimuli. After four sessions I am living life differently as I want to live it and I now feel free to make choices when before I was paralysed but an inexplicable fear. I'm very pleased at my decision to try hypnotherapy, being originally very sceptical. Paul has helped me understand the role I play in my own anxiety and I now understand I am not in control. I have felt a deep calm descend over me in the past week which I have never felt before. Well worth the investment. Thank you for giving me a life!|
A success and highly recommend
|Russ on February 15, 2018 at 15:11:48|
|I visited the clinic for hypnotherapy to stop smoking. I saw Suzi Miller who I thought was absolutely fantastic. I was sceptical at first but her joyous manner relaxed me and I was hypnotised on the first attempt. I haven’t smoked for 4 months now and have been back for a top up session as I was thinking about it on a few occasions. I feel fitter, healthier, and have about £250 a month to use on something other than smoking cigarettes. Highly recommend if you’re looking to give up and ask for Suzi, she’s brilliant. Russ. Wallington.|
Very pleased with the progress I have made
|SKC on November 12, 2017 at 21:12:42|
|I cannot rate Paul Howard highly enough. After several weeks of feeling incredibly stressed, unwell and generally out of sync with life, I decided to try hypnotherapy as almost a last resort. From the minute I stepped into Surrey institute I immediately felt at ease and with each of the sessions I have begun to feel better. Paul was very reassuring about things and spoke to me in an honest and supportive way, which really helped me put things back into perspective. He gave me excellent strategies to cope with some of the issues I was having and even gave me recommendations beyond the hypnotherapy sessions, which I have been able to explore further. I am very grateful for each session and know that I will continue to draw on these long into the future. Money well spent. Thank you very much!|
Time well spent....
|BP on November 11, 2017 at 16:00:40|
|Having experienced anxiety for several years and in recent years it had taken on a new level which I wasn't comfortable with and wanted to do something about it. I came across Paul's website whilst searching for something else and decided to try hypnotherapy. During the sessions Paul gave me a different way to look at my anxiety and now I don't view it as being uncomfortable. The sessions have been time well spent.|
Best choice I have ever made.
|Charlotte on November 08, 2017 at 08:33:47|
|I came to resolve my anxiety and self deprecation. Honestly the BEST decision I have ever made - Paul was so easy to talk to and really understood where I was coming from. This has been life altering and could not recommend enough. Thank you so so much.|
|Richard Gardiner on July 21, 2017 at 15:53:59|
|I was becoming increasingly inhibited with anxiety issues and not wanting to take the tablet path a friend of mine ( who had previously been successfully treated at SICH for a similar issue ) recommended I try hypnotherapy. I am after four sessions of hypnotherapy a born again anxiety free individual, with a clear mind and a positive outlook going forwards ... The process is conducted in an extremely relaxed, calming and above all professional environment .... I would therefore also recommend SICH as a very viable alternative to the regular well trodden path of GP's etc ....|