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OCTOBER : The month the NHS focuses on STOP SMOKING
Notes on Hypnotherapy for Stop Smoking
A great number of people find hypnotherapy for smoking an effective treatment. The method works to break the negative behaviours and thinking patterns associated with smoking. The thoughts and behaviours the smoker holds is often what prevents them from successfully stopping.
When a person makes the decision to stop smoking, the key aspect is to let go of the routine and change their perspective of cigarettes. Breaking an addiction or habit like this is a challenge and many people find changing how they think about something can be difficult. As hypnotherapy focuses on this change, it is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of treatment.
When considering stop smoking hypnosis, the first thing the person has to do is make sure they are choosing to quit for themselves. Hypnosis for smoking has been found to be most effective when the person really wants to quit.  Hypnotherapy works by putting the individual into a deep, relaxed state. Before the trance session, which is deeply relaxing, we will explore all aspects of your individual smoking habit.
The hypnotherapist asks the individual to imagine unpleasant smells and feelings that they can associate with smoking. The person may also be taught various stop smoking hypnosis techniques so they can practise at home, like breathing exercises.
This helps to tackle both the physical and the mental addiction together. But you may be surprised to learn that smoking is 95% habit, and only 5% addictive.   By exploring all the options, a person should be able to find a suitable and effective treatment.
During hypnosis (which I prefer to call trance) the mind is more open to suggestion. At this point, the hypnotherapy will be looking to change your thought patterns round smoking.  I do this with various subtle suggestions, which are relayed to your unconscious mind: the part of the brain where your habits lie.  We create a place in the brain where you can take yourself, where smoking simply doesn’t exist.
It is important to remember that hypnotherapy for smoking is not simply a quick fix. While for some people, just one session is enough to quit smoking, others may benefit from preparatory sessions to de-stress before they take the specific Stop Smoking session. We can assess what is most appropriate for you.  The ultimate aim of stop smoking hypnosis is to empower people to take control of their habit. Hypnotherapy for smoking will promote healthier behaviours. It can help the individual to develop new patterns of thinking, and make them feel in control of their life.

Read about the University of Manchester Research which shows how hypnotherapy is helping people suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) -

 I've had a rush of enquiries as so many people decide that 2017 is the year they'll stop smoking. With SOLUTION FOCUSED HYPNOTHERAPY it is so much easier to stop.                                  * Client's level of commitment adds to best outcome, results my vary‚Äč
  • We engage the help of the unconscious mind
  • We build up a picture of your particular smoking pattern
  • We give you the resources to deal with the moment when your brain asks for one
  • You get the support of a CD which keeps the system relaxed and free from stress
  • You refresh all the reasons you want to be FREE of your smoking habit

  Whatever your age, you reduce your risk of getting serious disease, but stopping sooner will give you greater risk reduction as
  • physical activity becomes easier
  • colds & chest infections become less frequent
  • breathing improves
  • 'smokers cough' reduces
  • you look healthier
  • feel good about yourself
  • that smell of stale tobacco goes from your clothes, breath and hair
  • Immediately save money - over £1,000 per year if you smoked 20 a day!
"Your thoughts are more powerful than you ever imagined them to be.  They are the starting point of all change, and so the source of all change is within you. You have the power to change conditions inside your body and you have the power to change those outside it"
David Hamilton from 'It's the Thought That Counts - Why Mind Over Matter Really Works"
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How Important is it to become Happier?      Obviously, being happier feels good and improves your experience of yourself and your circumstances, but there are other benefits too.
These include:
• Enjoying greater control over habits, whether that’s eating, drinking or biting your nails!
• Feeling more relaxed around people and more at ease with yourself
• Making others happier - happiness is infectious!
• Better relationships
• Noticing a greater focus on priorities and getting things done • Being more creative
• Enjoying better health and vitality

You’re probably already aware that on certain days you can experience the same situation in a much easier, happier way than at other times. Many of us experience that “Friday feeling” at work before a weekend, or a happy sense of anticipation before a holiday that changes the way we experience everyday events. Two people can experience the same situation in vastly different ways, and significantly, one person can do the same. You may even have noticed that some phases of your life were happier than others.

In short, we can be happier, and I can help you to learn how. 

Hazel Rank-Broadley NCH HPD DHP Solution-Focused Hypnotherapist, trained at the prestigious Clifton Practice in Bristol. She has over 25 years working as a therapist & holds the Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from University of London. She is passionate about helping people to enjoy life to the full.