Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy Cardiff
Have you ever finished the day and said, “I feel there’s something missing: I need a cigarette”?
Does a part of you really want to quit, while another part of you still sees smoking as a “treat” or “reward”?
Do you find yourself slipping back too easily in the old habit – despite your best efforts?
Or do you know someone still struggling to quit smoking?
If the idea of quitting smoking stresses you out, you are not alone. It’s frustrating.
On the one hand, you know you should stop. On the other, you say to yourself “just one more. maybe tomorrow”. That seems to be the mantra. But tomorrow never comes.
I’ve worked with hundreds of clients in my Cardiff Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy practice to help them successfully stop smoking and there are a few key things I’ve noticed that significantly increase your odds of success. Here are 5 tips to quit smoking using hypnotherapy.
I teach this to all my clients and offer a free recording to help you start now. Why is this so important? Because you are trying to rewire your brain and many years of behaviours. This is NOT easy to do, but to can be done. Learning self-hypnosis is a great way to quit and stay a non-smoker because it helps you deal with stress much more effectively as well as be more confident and resourceful in general.
“My first course was to gain more confidence. Instantly, I felt the benefits, with this increasing over the sessions. I was so impressed with hypnotherapy that I then went on to the course for stopping smoking. I am now a non smoker. I’d previously tried to quit on numerous occasions, but with hypnotherapy, something kicked in and I have quit for good. What most impressed me were the relaxation techniques, the speed in which it worked.”
– Emma Thomas, Student
You must have an ABSOLUTE CONCRETE reason to want to quite that you could tell anyone in one sentence and they would believe you.
Ask yourself, “Why is changing this habit so important to me now?”
Get a pen and paper. Write down a page of reasons now.
3) Associate to consequences
You must have a full and complete experience now of the consequences of not changing.
You have had a medical and your doctor has given you specific evidence of problems you are having, problems you will have and you know that stopping is the only option
You have a complete and undeniable reason e.g. you realise you are pregnant.
In terms of reason, health is probably the #1 reason, but if you can’t point to a health scare or cough, then it makes it harder to connect with your deep internal desire, which hypnosis can amplify. Hypnosis won’t give you the motivation.
Only you can do that.
What hypnosis can do is make it easier to make the transition to becoming a non-smoker, teach you tools to stay a non-smoker and help you use your mind to overcome the bumps in the road.
4) Replace rewards
You must have a plan in place for how to reward yourself when you are not smoking
This can be as simple as thinking through, “What will you do after a relaxing meal?”
You know your routine is going to change, so plan for it!
5) Plan for the problems
The plan must include how you will outline with the inevitable stresses and worries that you will face and how you will deal with them. You won’t pretend they won’t be there.
What happens when it gets to 10 o’clock in the morning or it’s time for a tea or coffee?
If you associate smoking with eating, drinking or relaxing, which is likely, then you need to thinking that through.
Once you have all the above in place, it is time to commit. My Stop Smoking Hypnosis Cardiff practice focuses on you and what you need to make this important change.
Properly prepare yourself now
I always offer a free consultation before stopping smoking, and I advise all my clients to learn self-hypnosis. I tell them what they need to do to increase their motivation, and then if they are ready and want to do it, we do that in one session.
It’s tailored to you, it makes smoking repugnant and disgusting. More importantly, it helps you relax deeper than you have probably ever been, and installs a deep powerful sense of “I can do it.” We can build a strong sense of purpose in each of the situations where it might have been tricky to quit in the past.
My proven Stop Smoking Cardiff Hypnotherapy is powerful because each session is tailored to the client. Every person is unique and this is an important change that has positive consequences way beyond health that can positively boost self-esteem and confidence for the rest of a person’s life.
“I stopped smoking and feel so much happier. Since seeing you Rich, I’ve also rekindled a sense of childhood playfulness and ability to have fun that I thought I had lost. My overall sense of relaxation is much increased, so have my happy feelings and ability to focus. I just don’t have that sense of tension in my stomach that always seemed to be there any more.”
– Mel Plati, Artist, www.melaneia.com