Stop Smoking Sheffield
How Can Hypnotherapy Help You Stop Smoking?
Are you tired of smoking but still find yourself reaching for another cigarette? Well, you’re not alone. Smoking is a tough habit to break because tobacco contains a very addictive chemical called nicotine, so many smokers find that they relapse within the first couple of weeks after quitting. However, Sheffield’s Focused Hypnosis stop smoking services could help you drop the bad habit for good and introduce healthier choices to your life. Our Sheffield hypnotherapy services will work with you to help you address the underlying psychological issues that are triggering your smoking habit so that they will not re-emerge later in life.
How Does Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy Work?
Stop smoking hypnotherapy is a complementary treatment that uses hypnosis to influence your mind to change your bad smoking habits. At Focused Hypnosis, we will partner you with a qualified stop smoking hypnotherapist and an effective quitting method, which will help you achieve the right mindset for success. Your hypnotherapist will work with you to challenge the smoking-positive outcome cycle and treat the root cause of your addiction, so you can stop smoking for good and live a healthier lifestyle.
What to Expect from a Hypnotherapy Stop Smoking Session?
At Focused Hypnosis, your first session will begin with your hypnotherapist explaining how does hypnotherapy work. After that, you’ll agree on the methods that your hypnotherapist will use and have a conversation about why you want to stop smoking.
Then, the hypnotherapist may:
- Use guided relaxation techniques to help you achieve hypnosis;
- Use your agreed method to achieve your goal. For example, advising you that smoking is detrimental to your health, so you should be encouraged to stop;
- To conclude the session, your hypnotherapist will gradually bring you out of your trance-like state.
Suze from Sheffield stopped smoking
Suze stopped smoking using our Sheffield stop smoking services and wrote her review 7 months later. We have since heard from her three years later and she was STILL a non-smoker. What a success!
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The sooner you quit, the sooner you activate your stop smoking timeline:
- After 20 minutes: your blood pressure and pulse regulates;
- After 8 hours: the harmful carbon monoxide levels in your blood will have reduced by half;
- After 48 hours: your body will have completely flushed itself of carbon monoxide, and your sense of smell and taste will improve;
- After 72 hours: your bronchiole tubes will start to relax, so you will be able to breath more easily, and you will feel more energised;
- After 2 to 12 weeks: your circulation will improve;
- After 3 to 9 months: your lung function will increase by 10%;
- After 1 year: your risk of heart attack will have halved compared with a smoker’s;
- After 10 years: your risk of death from lung cancer will have halved compared with a smoker’s.
Will Hypnotherapy Help Me Stop Smoking?
Whilst stop smoking hypnotherapy may help you quit for good; it is not for everyone. If you are not open to hypnosis, you will not be able to achieve the hypnotic state. Stop smoking hypnotherapy is not necessarily a quick fix, so you must have the tenacity to tackle the root cause of your smoking addiction.
Alternative Stop Smoking Methods
If you want to stop smoking, you can use several different treatments alongside Focused Hypnosis’ services to help you beat your addiction and reduce withdrawal symptoms.
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)
NRT is a type of medication that comes in skin patches, chewing gum, inhalers, tablets, nasal, and mouth spray that exposes you to a low nicotine level. It works to reduce the unpleasant withdrawal effects that smokers often suffer from, leading to relapse. NRT treatment usually lasts for 8 to 12 weeks and is available on prescription or from your pharmacy. However, NRT can cause unpleasant side effects, such as skin irritation, insomnia, vivid dreams, nausea, dizziness, and headaches.
Varenicline, more commonly known as its brand name Champix, is another stop smoking treatment used to simultaneously reduce cravings and block the rewarding effects of smoking. Champix is available on prescription, and a course of treatment usually lasts for 12 weeks. However, it does have some side effects, such as feeling or being sick, insomnia, vivid dreams, dry mouth, constipation or diarrhoea, headaches, dizziness and drowsiness.
Whilst Bupropion, or Zyban, is usually used to treat depression, it has been found to help people stop smoking, as it’s believed to affect the parts of the brain involved in addictive behaviour. Bupropion is a tablet taken 1 to 2 times a day and is only available on prescription. You should start the course at least 1 to 2 weeks before stopping smoking, and the treatment usually lasts for 7 to 9 weeks. However, the treatment can have side effects, such as dry mouth, difficulty sleeping, headaches, feeling and being sick, constipation, difficulty concentrating, and dizziness.
E-cigarettes are probably the most popular stop smoking method, as they rarely have any side effects. They are an electronic device that delivers nicotine in a vapour, so you do not have to inhale harmful smoking chemicals, such as tar and carbon monoxide. E-cigarettes are normally purchased from a shop and are generally much cheaper than cigarettes.