Now is the time to stop smoking – with hypnotherapy

night39_cigarettesAlthough smoking is becoming less popular in many parts of the world, the total number of smokers is growing, global figures reported by the BBC reveal.

In 2012, 967 million people smoked every day compared with 721 million in 1980, data from 187 countries shows. But while much of this increase is linked to population growth, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association, about 31% of men and 20% of women across the world still smoke. And this is despite campaigns warning of the health risks and anti-social nature of smoking. Smoking related illnesses claim 114,000 lives annually in Great Britain; this includes an array of illnesses and conditions; for example, stomach and colon cancer, and chronic lung disease.

The New Year is traditionally a time when many people aim to ditch their cigarettes once and for all. A fresh start as the calendar flips into January is something many of us contemplate carrying out. And this is where hypnotherapy can help. The National Council for Hypnotherapy has over 1,800 registered hypnotherapists across the UK on its directory and they can offer treatment which is believed to be one of the best in beating smoking.

Smokers often say it is a hard habit to break but contrary to popular belief, bad habits – like smoking – can be effectively treated with hypnotherapy.

The habit of smoking can start form a variety of causes, including peer pressure and stress.

While there are many ways in which to try to stop smoking, ranging from nicotine patches to e-cigarettes not many have a good track record of success. The difference with hypnotherapy is that it uses the smoker’s subconscious and the power of the subconscious mind to change the thought process.

Using hypnotherapy to stop smoking was proven to be the best method of stopping smoking by an analysis conducted at Iowa University by Viswesvaran & Schmidt (1992) involving 72,000 subjects which was featured in the New Scientist magazine. This study looked at many different ways to stop smoking and hypnotherapy was shown to be the most effective method.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says millions of additional lives could be saved with continued implementation of policies such as increased cigarette taxes and smoke-free air laws. Research shows that by the year 2030, 8 million men and women are likely to die annually due to cigarette smoking around the globe. People who smoke have got a 50% possibility of dying because of their habit.