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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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 ....|
Excellent therapy by outstanding therapists
|Ms Miller on July 19, 2017 at 19:28:02|
|I have been going to hypnotherapy at SICH on and off for a few months. This was after a recommendation from a friend. One therapist, Paul Howard, specialises in anxiety, for example, and after suffering with an anxiety related tremor, I was so happy when he stopped it using hypnosis. I had seen psychotherapist's, taken medication which only helped me so far. It never cured me. But, amazingly, Paul Howard stopped the tremor and gave me back my confidence. I am now even able to go on dates without the fear of spilling my drink all over the date! Drink...mmm. that was something I became too accustomed to and reliant upon after a hard day at work. I was putting on weight and once I started drinking I found it difficult to stop. But, Paul White is a problem behaviour specialist so SICH referred me to him. I have now been sober for 2 months and 2 days and I don't even fancy a drink anymore. I goto the pub and nightclubs more than I did as a drinker and can dance as much as my friends. I even had a week in Ibiza without having a drop. Its cheaper as I only drink water and I have since lost half a stone without even watching my diet. Another problem SICH treated me for was depression. I was diagnosed 20yrs ago and have been on and off medication and in and out of counselling. I completely value counselling but the 4 hypnotherapy sessions I had at SICH got me out of my bed and back to work after 4 weeks of severe depression. I have since (with my GP guidance) stopped taking my medication. I feel as if the hypnotherapy has changed my life. It's reached parts of me that the psychologist's have taken years to help me discover. I can whole heartedly recommend it to anyone. But, I wouldn't just trust anyone and was very lucky to be recommended to SICH by a friend. Thank you to both Paul's at SICH.|
|Charlotte Earle on May 23, 2017 at 06:47:31|
|I wanted to wait a few weeks before I gave my review to make sure I gave an honest review on how I have been since I've finished my sessions with Paul Howard. I can honestly say I think he's changed my life. I was suffering with bad anxiety alongside other side affects. He has given me a new sense of freedom and I feel like my old self again if not better. Thank you for everything you do to help people become the best versions of themselves. I am no longer stuck. Thank you. Charlotte|
Hypnosis for weightloss
|Glen Sinclair on November 01, 2016 at 21:32:07|
|I came for hypnotherapy to help manage my weight. The eating plan prescribed coupled with the hypnosis has been fantastic and easy to follow. I'm am now 2.the months in and already lost 2 stone. Thank you Paul for all your help!|
Exam nerves that froze me to the point of failure
|Pauline Mccullough on October 24, 2016 at 15:47:59|
|I came for hypnotherapy to ease my fears of taking an exam...I had failed the exam twice before, so felt going down the hypnotherapy route might help. I passed my third attempt. Paul was brilliant, the session and on-going recorded session that I was able to tap into at my leisure put me in a place of control. I highly recommend this company, I would definitely go back if I was faced with a situation again I felt would warrant support from Paul.|
I Feel a New Person Now
|Mark Eastwood on October 14, 2016 at 12:05:55|
|I would like to sincerely thank Paul Howard of the Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy who has helped me greatly to overcome a number of issues that I wanted to resolve. I feel a new person now. Specifically Paul is very direct, honest and out to help. I don't understand why more people do not seek out hypnotherapy - it can help improve so many areas of life quickly and permanently (in my experience).|
Easy weight loss
|Lin Mcgraw on October 12, 2016 at 10:08:32|
|So easy to follow. First time in years I have been able to loose weight.|
Can't thank you enough!!!
|Julie Wright on October 06, 2016 at 08:45:49|
|I have been to the clinic for two separate issues, one being the fear of flying the other being anxiety. On both occasions my hypnotherapy sessions helped immensely. Thank you so much Paul, I couldn't if done it without you|
|Gemma Cox on July 04, 2016 at 11:29:10|
|I have seen Paul H on and off for the past 8 years. I first experienced anxiety after the birth of my second child, Paul gave me the knowledge and tools to deal with my anxiety and eventually it disappeared. I had flare ups at different stages in my life yet never as bad as the first episode. Paul always has time and patience, I have recommended hypnotherapy to friends and family. I found it extremely helpful.|