As we move into the new year and next decade, you may have resolved to finally achieve your goal to become a non-smoker. Hypnotherapy in Brighton at the Conway Practice can help with your stop smoking plan, providing support to strengthen your will-power by replacing negative behaviour with new coping mechanisms. *
The common misconception is that nicotine addiction is the main barrier to quitting smoking, however the substance withdrawal is relatively short-lived. The hand-to-mouth habit of lighting and smoking a cigarette presents a far greater challenge. During the deeply relaxed state of hypnosis while your mind is more receptive to positive suggestion, Jonathan Conway will explore the reasons behind your compulsion to smoke and the subconscious prompts which cause you to reach for a cigarette at specific times and circumstances.*
Your time as a smoker will be traced back to identify when your habit first began and why it has continued.* The origins may have been quite different from the reasons you have carried on smoking and social bonding with peers during the teenage years can have later developed as a prop to cope with stress and difficult situations. Hypnotherapy can be extremely effective in reducing anxiety, by introducing relaxation techniques and a positive visualisation of how much better you will feel as a non-smoker.*
As with other hand-to-mouth habits such as compulsive eating, boredom often figures in the behaviour and smoking can be a way to pass the time, even when there’s no physical craving for nicotine. There are likely to be certain times during the day which you associate with lighting a cigarette, such as a reward during a work-break, after a meal, socialising with fellow smokers, or comfort after a difficult day. In the same way in which you have conditioned yourself to not being able to smoke in restricted zones; on public transport, in the workplace or pubs and restaurants, hypnotherapy can assist in re-programming your subconscious to adapt to new patterns of positive behaviour.
If you have the determination to stop smoking, hypnosis at The Conway Practice in Brighton provides a completely safe therapeutic method to help you to succeed, without the need for medication or nicotine replacement products.
This can be the year you are no longer dependent on cigarettes.
To make an appointment call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855 027