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Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy has the reputation of being the best therapeutic help for smoking cessation available, with an excellent success rate. Here in Britain the use of hypnotherapy to stop smoking has been acknowledged by the British Medical Association (BMA) as the most effective help available to those who are addicted to smoking. Statistically hypnotherapy is more effective than other stop smoking methods such as nicotine replacement therapy (patches and gum), advice from GP and sheer willpower. 

At Lewis Psychology we use a combination of advanced hypnotherapy techniques and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) with an evidence based psychological model known as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).  We have found this unique approach greatly increases the effectiveness of the Stop Smoking session. 

The hypnotherapist will simultaneously retrain both your conscious mind (using CBT) and the unconscious mind (using hypnosis).  As a result, all those old self-limiting beliefs about smoking will easily and comfortably become a thing of the past. The hypnotherapist will enable you to replace those old habitual smoking behaviours with far more natural and healthy strategies to help you feel mentally calmer, physically more relaxed and altogether more confident.

As a result of the above, the all too familiar withdrawal pangs of irritability, mood swings and cravings are replaced with feelings of mental calmness, physical relaxation, improved self-confidence, increased energy and vitality and an overall sense of wellbeing.

Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy Wolverhampton West Midlands

The Research and Evidence Base

Various studies support the effectiveness of hypnotherapy to stop smoking.  The largest ever study was conducted by University of Iowa, which combined the results from more than 600 studies covering over 70,000 smokers from across America and Europe to compare various stop smoking methods.  They found that on average, hypnotherapy proved to be over three times as effective as nicotine replacement methods and 15 times more effective than trying to quit alone. The study was published in an article by Robert Mathews in New Scientist in 1992.  Entitled 'How One in Five Have Given up Smoking'. Mathews writes, "Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking". 

What Happens During A Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy Session?

Before we book your appointment you will have a telephone discussion, which enables us to assess your habit and motivation. If we don't think your motivation is strong enough or if you have a lot of current stress in your life (for example a recent divorce or bereavement) we would suggest you come back another time.  Providing your motivation is good we'll give you some ways to prepare to stop smoking and we'll meet a week later.

The actual stop smoking hypnotherapy session lasts 2 hours - during that time the smoking cessation specialist will review your habit and motivations in depth. They will use evidence based psychological techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in addition to Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hypnosis.  This one and only two hour session will give you the skills, belief structure and confidence to stop smoking immediately.

Meet Our Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy Team

Our certified smoking cessation specialists are registered with The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR), which is the largest professional registering organisation for practising hypnotherapists in the UK. They are also registered with The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) as validated hypnotherapy practitioners. 

Learn more about our professional hypnotherapy and counselling registrations.

Read further information about hypnotherapy  and find out what to look for when choosing a hypnotherapist.

Why Stop Smoking?

Stop smoking makes a huge difference to you and your family. 

Second hand smoke:

  • Whenever you light up, second hand smoke is produced. This is the smoke exhaled by you, plus the smoke created by the lit end of a cigarette. Second hand smoke is made up of gases and microscopic particles. This isn't just unpleasant, it can be a killer.  
  • Second hand smoke contains Arsenic, which is used in rat poison. Then there's Benzene which is found in petrol fumes and can cause leukaemia. There is also Cyanide,which is poisonous and an industrial pollutant.
  • Second hand smoke also contains about 4,500 other chemicals, many of which are irritants or toxins and more than 50 are known carcinogens.  

The impact of smoking on your health:

  • Smokers lose an average of 16 years of life.
  • Smoking damages your lungs making it harder to chase your children around the garden, play a game of football or even walk upstairs.
  • Cigarette smoke contains nicotine and carbon monoxide, which increase blood pressure and reduce your blood's ability to carry oxygen.
  • 90% of lung cancer cases are caused by smoking.
  • Smoking kills about 80,000 people in England every year. Almost enough people to fill Wembley Stadium.

The impact of smoking on your wallet

  • A 20 a day smoker will spend almost £48,000 over the next 20 years.
  • Money spent on smoking every day soon adds up – a week's worth of smoking 15 a day costs around £35. 
  • If you and your partner smoke 10 cigarettes a day, it will cost you £2,400 a year 

How Will My Health And Lifestyle Improve?

  • You will reduce your risk of developing illness, disability or death caused by cancer, heart or lung disease.
  • You will reduce your risk of gangrene or amputation caused by circulatory problems.
  • You will protect the health of those around you by not exposing them to secondhand smoke.
  • You will reduce the chances of your children suffering from bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma attacks, meningitis and ear infections.
  • You will improve your fertility levels and your chance of a healthy pregnancy and baby.
  • You will improve your breathing and general fitness.
  • You will enjoy the taste of food more.
  • You will save money - as much as several hundred pounds a month, if you're a heavy smoker.
  • You will no longer smell of stale tobacco.
  • The appearance of your skin and teeth will improve.
  • You will feel more confident in social situations - you won't be worrying about the secondhand smoke you create anymore.
  • Your home and car will smell fresh and is likely to maintain its value for a longer time.
  • You will reduce the risk of fire in your home and may pay lower insurance premiums

Notice The Benefits Of Quitting

20 minutes - Blood pressure and pulse rates return to normal.

8 hours - Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half.  Oxygen levels return to normal. 

24 hours - Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body. Lungs start to clear out mucus. 

48 hours - There is no nicotine in the body. Ability to taste and smell is greatly improved. 

72 hours - Breathing becomes easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.       

2-12 weeks - Your circulation improves.   

3-9 months - Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve. Lung function increases by up to 10%. 

5 years - Risk of heart attacks falls to about half compared to a person who is still smoking.

10 years - Risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker. Risk of heart attack falls.

Referrals

Our clients come to us via several routes:

  • General public: Individuals may self refer and cover the cost of stop smoking hypnotherapy themselves.
  • Organisations: An organisation may contact us to arrange stop smoking hypnotherapy for one or more of their staff.
  • Health insurance providers: A number of our therapists are registered with major health insurance companies. Please ask about this when you get in touch.

Session Fee

For further details of our pricing structure for our self-funding clients (the general public) please read services and prices

If you are an organisation or other third party referral agent please telephone our Wolverhampton hypnotherapy practice for further details or our corporate pricing structure.

Make an Appointment for Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy

If you would like to arrange an appointment, make a referral or require further information about stop smoking hypnotherapy please telephone our Wolverhampton hypnotherapy practice on: 01902 827808. Alternatively fill out our online contact form. For information regarding our opening hours please visit our practice opening hours page.

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