Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy in Pendlebury
Have you had enough of smoking? Are you sick of it? Have you tried to stop but found it difficult and given up giving up?
Do you have a genuine desire to stop smoking for good?
How to break the habit?
Hypnotherapy can be an effective tool to help you stop smoking by addressing the underlying subconscious beliefs and habits that drive the behaviour. It allows us to access our subconscious mind and reprogram negative patterns of thought and behaviour. When we engage in bad habits, such as smoking, overeating, or nail-biting, we often do so unconsciously and without thinking. These habits are deeply ingrained in the subconscious mind, and breaking free from them can be difficult. Hypnotherapy can help us break free from bad habits by providing the tools to reprogram our subconscious mind. During a session, we will work together to identify the root cause and replace it with something much more beneficial, essentially transforming our lives!
How are bad habits formed?
A bad habit is typically formed through a process called reinforcement learning, in which our brains learn to associate certain behaviors with particular outcomes or consequences. When we repeat a behavior that results in a desirable outcome, our brain releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure and reward, which reinforces the behavior and makes it more likely to be repeated in the future. For example, let's say someone begins smoking cigarettes. The nicotine in the cigarettes activates the reward centers in their brain, causing a release of dopamine that makes them feel good. Over time, this reinforces the behavior of smoking, making it more difficult for the person to quit. Another factor that can contribute to the formation of bad habits is stress or boredom. When we are stressed or bored, we may turn to a particular behavior, such as biting our nails or snacking on unhealthy foods, to cope or alleviate the discomfort. Over time, this can become a habit that is difficult to break. It's important to note that not everyone who engages in a behavior that can become a bad habit will necessarily develop an addiction or problematic behavior. Factors such as genetics, environment, and social influences can also play a role in the development of bad habits.
What Does The Research Say?
There has been considerable research conducted on the use of hypnotherapy as a tool for smoking cessation.
Here are some key findings:
Effectiveness of hypnotherapy: Several studies have shown that hypnotherapy can be effective in helping people quit smoking. A review of multiple studies published in 2010 found that hypnotherapy was generally more effective than other smoking cessation methods, such as nicotine replacement therapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy.
Hypnotherapy as an adjunct to other therapies: Hypnotherapy is often used in conjunction with other smoking cessation therapies, such as counselling and medication. A 2008 study found that adding hypnotherapy to a smoking cessation program improved quit rates.
Individual differences: Not all smokers respond equally to hypnotherapy, and the effectiveness of hypnotherapy may also depend on the individual's motivation to quit smoking. This is why it is so important to be dedicated to stopping smoking once and for all.
Overall, the evidence suggests that it can be an effective therapy for those wanting to quit smoking.
How can Hypnosis help?
Our minds are the most powerful tools we can harness for all levels of success in life. Our thoughts shape who we are and who we will become, influencing our physical and emotional well-being. Hypnotherapy can help alleviate bad habits, allowing us to be free and make the desired changes we want in life. During hypnosis, we are in an altered state of awareness and a deeper level of relaxation, allowing improved concentration and focus. It enables us to open up to new suggestions and change outdated patterns that no longer serve us well.
Hypnotherapy for smoking cessation only requires one session, which lasts around 1,1/2 hours.
A subsequent complimentary session is offered after three months should you feel you need it.
Research has shown that hypnosis has been effective in helping
many people stop smoking in as little as one session!
How Many Sessions Will I need?
One of the most important things I have learned is that our interpretations of our life experiences influence our reality. By changing our emotions, thoughts, and beliefs, we can take control of our future experiences and fundamentally alter every facet of our lives for the better. I strive to help people boost their self-esteem, ease anxiety and depression, and help them reconnect with their true selves. My aim for our work together is to empower you and reconnect you to your natural source of happiness, balance, and joy.
I am continuously inspired by the development of the people I meet and am privileged to be a part of their journeys. I invite you to take the next step on your journey with me and experience true transformation.
I look forward to meeting you!
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