Quit smoking in Stoptober with hypnotherapy in Brighton*
The month of ‘Stoptober’ is with us once again, when smokers are encouraged to seek the support needed to quit. You may have previously attempted to break the habit and failed, or perhaps you are about to make your first effort to become a non-smoker. Help to stop smoking with hypnotherapy in Brighton is available at the Conway Practice.
You may not have considered hypnosis and are unsure what to expect. Hypnotherapy looks beyond the nicotine addiction and focuses primarily on your reasons for smoking and why you find it difficult to stop.* You may believe that the nicotine dependence is impossible to overcome, whereas it’s the hand-to-mouth prompt, triggered by the subconscious which needs to be erased. Nicotine withdrawal is relatively short-lived, but replacing the habit of reaching for a cigarette can be far more challenging.
During the first session of hypnotherapy in Brighton & Hove, while you are comfortable and deeply relaxed, Jonathan will establish why you are motivated to stop smoking now and what cigarettes represent for you. Even with the best intentions, family or friends can’t force you to become a non-smoker and neither can anyone be made to do something against their will while under hypnosis. Tracing your journey as a smoker may reveal that the reason you first started to smoke, such as peer pressure or simple curiosity, is different to your reasons for the dependence now.
You will have conditioned yourself not to smoke in certain situations such as during a long flight, in the work place, or while in enclosed public spaces. Hypnotherapy in Brighton & Hove can enable you to apply this conditioning to times when you are prompted to light a cigarette by recognising the triggers such as stress, social mirroring when in the company of other smokers, or as a distraction when your mind and hands are idle and you are feeling bored.*
Hypnosis in Brighton & Hove opens up a pathway to reach the negative thoughts stored over time, allowing the introduction of new coping mechanisms. Practices for self management of stress and anxiety will reduce the need for harmful substances and health damaging habits, without the need for medication or nicotine replacement products. Visualisation techniques will enable you to see yourself as a non-smoker, with all the many benefits this will bring.
For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027