Some people struggle with mood swings when they decide to quit smoking. The feelings of anger, anxiety or frustration can leave you wondering if quitting is even worth it at all, and before you know it you are back on the cigarettes. If you want to quit smoking, but are struggling to deal with the unwanted emotional side effects of stopping, then read on to find out our top tips for dealing with them.
At the clinic we see a lot of people who really want to stop smoking, but they just feel like it is out of their reach. They have tried everything without any luck. We’ve noticed a pretty common trend among those who find it the hardest to quit, and it tends to be one simple shift in mindset that makes all the difference to them… For these individuals their desire to quit smoking and self-identity clash in a way that stops them from attaining their desired outcome. Now, why is that?
Are you a social smoker? Always light up when you are out socialising or having a drink? Although social smoking may feel like the ‘healthier’ alternative, the reality is that even a small number of cigarettes can damage your health and well-being. If you are wondering how to quit social smoking then read on to find out our top tips.
If you have decided that 2017 is the year that you quit smoking for good, you might be wondering what is the best method. Will nicotine replacement be the most successful, using patches or gums? Maybe you are thinking of trying Champix? Perhaps you are considering hypnotherapy?
To find out how to quit smoking in a way that is right for you, you need to consider, ‘Why am I still smoking?’ On the face of it a simple, question with a simple answer – ‘It’s a nicotine addiction… OBVIOUSLY!’ However, this statement isn’t very accurate for most people.
There are many elements that contribute to a positive experience of hypnotherapy and our latest review has provided a great opportunity to discuss what you may wish to consider when choosing a clinic.
You should, of course, satisfy yourself with the skill and experience of the chosen hypnotherapist(s), but there are also additional factors to think about.
This client visited our popular hypnotherapist Fabio Del Piero for a successful stop smoking appointment:
This type of positive experience is what we work hard to try and make happen for every single person who visits our stop smoking clinic, as well as our general hypnotherapy clinic, Advanced Hypnosis London.
When choosing a hypnotherapy clinic for smoking cessation or any other type of treatment, we recommend considering:
- Where is the clinic? Is it in a space suitable and conducive for hypnotherapy. Our practice is at No.1 Harley Street, but even a prestigious address should ideally be probed with another question…
- Is that a PERMANENT practice? There are potentially hundreds of people who say they are “Harley Street hypnotherapists”, but we think it is important to know whether the practice is based, like ours, in a permanent clinical space. In our view it is a marker of the seriousness with which we take our business and our client’s success.
- Your questions answered? It is useful be well-informed about the process of hypnotherapy so ensure you are speaking to a Receptionist or Practice Manager who can answer your questions AND assess the suitability of the treatment for you. If a clinic shows poor client care at the enquiry stage it is reasonable to wonder whether this may extend to the appointment and beyond.
- Are they enthusiastic? We may be a clinic but everyone who works in our practice is far from ‘cold and clinical‘! Don’t settle for anything less than friendly, engaging enthusiasm for your treatment goals. We want the whole process to be positive for our clients and we are happy to ‘go the extra mile’ to ensure this, for example, as above, spending more time with a client if required.
Not all stop smoking clinics or indeed hypnotherapy clinics are the same, so make sure that you ‘do your homework’ and give yourself the best chance of your own “superb experience”.
For Stoptober 2016, Asda Good Living sent a blogger to our clinic to put our Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy treatment to an independent test.
We are thrilled to announce that the lady in question successfully quit smoking in just a single session of Advanced Hypnosis
You can read the week-by-week account of her positive experience below, which we hope will inspire others to make the move to being healthy non-smokers.
To book your appointment to break the smoking habit with hypnosis visit:
It is common knowledge that smoking cigarettes can greatly increase your risk of developing multiple types of cancer and other diseases. New research has revealed how the chemicals inside the cigarettes you smoke are damaging your organs, even in parts of your body that do not come into direct contact with the inhaled smoke.
In an effort to reduce costs and balance the books, hospitals may be introducing limits on certain non-essential surgeries, as demand for services puts them under pressure. One group of people who may be denied routine surgery is those who smoke. ‘Why?’ you might ask. Well, there is a specific reason for why smoking in particular is harmful for anyone undergoing surgery, regardless of whether their illness is smoking-related or not.
If you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) you know the debilitating effects it can have on your quality of life, including your physical and emotional health, and ability to work and socialise in a normal way. You may spend time tracking your food intake, worrying about toilet facilities, resting at home because of the pain, or treating the anxiety often associated with this condition.
You probably spend quite a bit of time monitoring and treating your IBS. Why then would you continue to indulge in habits that only make your symptoms worse? Well, you may not even realise something is harmful, which is often the case for cigarette smoking. Although you may have noticed that feeling of needing ‘to go’ straight after a cigarette, you may not have considered that cigarettes could be seriously contributing to your IBS symptoms.
As of today, Friday 20th May, an EU directive has come into force banning the sale of ten packs of cigarettes. Not only that, but standardised bland packaging is being rolled out throughout the industry with 60% of the packaging showcasing the detrimental health effects caused by smoking. Companies will not be allowed to use language such as ‘organic’ or ‘lite’ on their packaging either, as it would suggest that particular brand of cigarette is not as damaging as others. Furthermore, menthol and flavoured tobacco will be banned from 2020 onwards.
These changes have been made in an effort to prevent young people from starting smoking. Although the overall number of smokers is decreasing each year, The Independent recently reported that around 600 young people take up smoking each day. The legislation hopes to decrease this number and tackle the issue of smoking related illness and death in the current generation coming through.
If you are already a smoker, but are looking to quit smoking, there is no better time than today. Stopping smoking is not only beneficial for your health, but it can improve so many aspects of your life and well-being, including improving your financial situation and making you feel and look better than ever before.
Ring the Harley Street Stop Smoking Clinic on 020 7127 4554 to find out more about our effective advanced hypnotherapy for stopping smoking.