How are you quitting this Stoptober?
It is that time of year again! Every October the NHS encourages smokers to go cigarette free for the month, offering free support and guidance to those looking to make this healthy lifestyle change.
According to the NHS those who go smoke free for 28 days are 5 times more likely to quit permanently!
There are numerous methods people use to stop smoking, whether this is going cold turkey, using nicotine patches or switching to electronic cigarettes to reduce your intake over time, there is a method out there for everyone – the right one really depends on what works for you! Everyone’s habit is a little bit different, and whilst some people can quit on will power alone, other people find it harder and need a little bit more support.
Whatever method you choose, participating in Stoptober is the perfect way to kick start a new, healthy lifestyle. The health benefits of quitting begin almost immediately, as the chemicals from smoking leave your body, and your cardiovascular system begins to repair and rejuvenate. The mental and physical benefits of 28 days without cigarettes should in itself be a strong motivator to help you commit to the change long-term. Once you know just how good you can feel as a non-smoker, why would you want to go back?
Here at the Harley Street Stop Smoking clinic we help hundreds of people a year to stop smoking using the power of hypnosis. Many smokers who struggle to quit using other methods find that the most difficult part of their habit to overcome is not the physical effects of nicotine, but the subconscious mental attachment to smoking that they have built up over time. In fact, many smokers who have previously tried quitting manage to go without cigarettes long enough for the nicotine to leave their body completely, and only relapse a week or two later, which would suggest that it isn’t in fact the chemical addiction that keeps them going back. Whether you smoke when you are stressed, as a way to relax, or always find yourself having a cigarette when out drinking with your friends, it is these associations that often lead people to start smoking again. Hypnotherapy allows you to access the subconscious part of your mind and remove the associations and perceptions that prevent you from quitting smoking and leading a happier and healthier life.
If you would like to quit cigarettes, whether for Stoptober or simply for yourself, then hypnotherapy is a great way to help you tackle the subconscious attachment to cigarettes that many other methods do not target as intensively, if at all. Visiting our London hypnotherapy clinic provides you with an effective, comfortable and natural way to overcome your smoking habit.