There are various reasons why smokers want to quit the habit, including improved well-being, concerns over subjecting family members and friends to passive smoking or the financial impact of money spent on cigarettes. The therapeutic intervention using hypnosis can be extremely effective and during sessions with hypnotherapy to stop smoking in Brighton & Hove at the Conway Practice, your desire and commitment to becoming a non-smoker will be discussed and the subconscious hand-to-mouth triggers identified.*
It’s common to connect smoking to daily activities, especially in social situations where you are in the company of fellow-smokers. You may find yourself lighting a cigarette even if you have no craving for nicotine, simply as a form of mirroring the actions of others. This can be a form of social bonding in an attempt to feel and appear more confident and accepted within the group.
Nicotine addiction can’t be attributed solely as the reason for a failure to stop smoking, as the withdrawal symptoms are relatively short-lived and other emotional factors extend beyond this. While you are in the deeply relaxed state of hypnosis and your subconscious mind is more receptive to positive suggestion, Jonathan Conway will explore the smoking cues and the specific times and circumstances in which these occur.* You will no doubt have found that you are able to condition yourself to restrict your smoking in certain situations and hypnotherapy can help you to establish the same mindset in your daily life.*
Although the smoking habit is frequently a means of reducing stress and anxiety, this does nothing in addressing the cause and any reduction is short-lived. If you have been advised to stop smoking for health reasons and perhaps given a time limit to do so, this can in itself be stressful. Hypnotherapy in Brighton & Hove with Jonathan at the Conway Practice, provides the opportunity for new coping mechanisms and calming methods to be introduced, enabling you to achieve your goal to become a non-smoker and to reduce an anxious state of mind.*
Hypnosis for smoking cessation is available in either in-person sessions, or if preferred by Skype, Zoom or telephone.* For more information call Jonathan Conway on 07956 855 027