Quitting smoking is without doubt a challenging task and while nicotine addiction plays a significant role, there are various other factors that contribute to the difficulty in giving up the habit. Help to stop smoking with hypnotherapy in Brighton can be found at The Conway Practice, where this holistic approach will explore the subconscious triggers which may well be responsible for your smoking dependence.*
One crucial barrier to becoming a non- smoker is the emotional attachment. For many smokers, cigarettes become intertwined with their daily routines, habits and coping mechanisms. Smoking may serve as a way to manage stress, deal with emotions, or simply provide a sense of comfort. Breaking these associations can be as difficult as overcoming nicotine addiction itself. Therapeutic intervention with hypnosis enables negative beliefs and thought processes to be addressed and replaced with positive affirmations, to reprogramme any habitual thought patterns related to smoking.*
Social factors also pose obstacles to quitting smoking as this often becomes part of a person’s social identity and you may face pressure to continue from friends or family who smoke. Being in environments where smoking is prevalent can trigger cravings and make it challenging to resist the urge to smoke. Additionally, social interactions centred around smoking can create a sense of belonging that you may find difficult to give up. It’s common for a smoking habit to begin during adolescence as a form of peer bonding which can then continue as a long-term dependence.
During hypnotherapy sessions with Jonathan Conway, any emotional attachments to smoking will be addressed and new coping methods introduced to manage stress and anxiety which may subconsciously trigger the hand-to-mouth habit.* These therapeutic resources will also increase your motivation to stop smoking by developing effective strategies to achieve your goal and to enjoy a healthier life-style.*
Jonathan Conway is a qualified Hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner and NLP Coach, with more than 25 years of experience. Support to stop smoking in Brighton is available at The Conway Practice, or remotely by Zoom, Skype or telephone if preferred.*
For an appointment, call Jonathan today on 07956 855 027