Hypnotherapy can beat smoking

break-cigarettesWorld No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31 and its aim is to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption. The day is also intended to draw global attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to 5.4 million deaths worldwide annually.

Smoking is an addiction and addictions are notoriously hard to break. Usually, people will use their will power to try to stop. This creates irritability, mood swings, bad temper, cravings and possible weight gain.

This tends not to happen when you use hypnotherapy for smoking cessation as hypnotherapists use the power of the subconscious mind to change the client’s thinking processes. Because of this, hypnotherapy makes it much easier to stop then other aids like nicotine patches and e-cigarettes.

The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), with over 1,800 registered therapists on its directory, says this physical addiction to cigarettes can be over after just one week of treatment.

Research has shown that by quitting smoking with hypnosis a person is three times more likely to give up than if nicotine patches were used.
And there are obvious benefits to quitting smoking. The National Health Service outlines 10 benefits, ranging from better sex and younger looking skin to less stress and a longer life.

On a timeline after smoking, the NHS stats that after 20 minutes the blood pressure and pulse return to normal and, after 24 24 hours, the lungs start to clear.
By two days of being smoke free, the body is nicotine-free and your sense of taste and smell improve.

Circulation improves after 12 weeks and after a year, the risk of a heart attack is half that of a regular smoker.

Using hypnotherapy to stop smoking was proven to be the best method of stopping smoking by an analysis conducted at Iowa University in 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.

World Health Organization (WHO) 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 per cent possibility of dying because of their habit.

If you aim to quit smoking, look for an NCH-registered hypnotherapist near you by clicking here and get ready for a healthier and, hopefully, longer life.