Despite greater understanding over the years, smoking still continues to contribute to major ill health problems.
By the time most smokers reach the point of wanting to quit they will have gone through various stages of contemplation. This could be triggered by a period of illness or discovering they have a smoking related disease. Some want to change for other reasons like becoming a father or just wanting to age in a healthier way. This period of contemplation is often followed by a sense of readiness.
Maybe you have quit in the past but then restarted six months down the line, perhaps when you met up with an old smoking companion, or you encountered a particularly stressful or celebratory situation. These are typical situations that seem to scupper the plan to carry on as a non- smoker. It tends to start with ‘oh just one won’t hurt’ but before long the habit becomes firmly reestablished.
The aim of smoking cessation sessions, as well as dealing with typical daily smoking patterns, is to prepare for situations which might ignite the habit.
If you really want to quit, hypnotherapy may be for you but you must really want this change from the outset.
The important thing about stopping smoking is that the smoker has really got to be ready to stop. The desire to stop has to arise from within the smoker themselves.
To find out more about what’s involved for Quitting Smoking see the page headed Questions