Quit smoking in Stoptober with hypnotherapy in Brighton*
The month of ‘Stoptober’ is with us once again, when smokers are encouraged to seek the support needed to quit. You may have previously attempted to break the habit and failed, or perhaps you are about to make your first effort to become a non-smoker. Help to stop smoking with hypnotherapy in Brighton is available at the Conway Practice.
You may not have considered hypnosis and are unsure what to expect. Hypnotherapy looks beyond the nicotine addiction and focuses primarily on your reasons for smoking and why you find it difficult to stop.* You may believe that the nicotine dependence is impossible to overcome, whereas it’s the hand-to-mouth prompt, triggered by the subconscious which needs to be erased. Nicotine withdrawal is relatively short-lived, but replacing the habit of reaching for a cigarette can be far more challenging.
During the first session of hypnotherapy in Brighton & Hove, while you are comfortable and deeply relaxed, Jonathan will establish why you are motivated to stop smoking now and what cigarettes represent for you. Even with the best intentions, family or friends can’t force you to become a non-smoker and neither can anyone be made to do something against their will while under hypnosis. Tracing your journey as a smoker may reveal that the reason you first started to smoke, such as peer pressure or simple curiosity, is different to your reasons for the dependence now.
You will have conditioned yourself not to smoke in certain situations such as during a long flight, in the work place, or while in enclosed public spaces. Hypnotherapy in Brighton & Hove can enable you to apply this conditioning to times when you are prompted to light a cigarette by recognising the triggers such as stress, social mirroring when in the company of other smokers, or as a distraction when your mind and hands are idle and you are feeling bored.*
Hypnosis in Brighton & Hove opens up a pathway to reach the negative thoughts stored over time, allowing the introduction of new coping mechanisms. Practices for self management of stress and anxiety will reduce the need for harmful substances and health damaging habits, without the need for medication or nicotine replacement products. Visualisation techniques will enable you to see yourself as a non-smoker, with all the many benefits this will bring.
For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027
How Hypnotherapy in Brighton Can Help Break a Smoking Habit*
How many times have you told yourself that this is the last cigarette from the last packet, only to lose your resolve and continue with your smoking habit? Any habitual actions are prompted by your subconscious and difficult to break, especially when accompanied by an addiction to harmful substances such as nicotine. At the Conway Practice, hypnotherapy in Brighton can help you to stop smoking through the recognition of the reason behind the dependence.*
Nicotine cravings are relatively short-lived compared to the hand-to-mouth routine of smoking. There may be no conscious awareness of the urge to light a cigarette, but while your mind is in the relaxed state of hypnosis and receptive to positive suggestion, these triggers can be identified and overcome. There will be certain situations and routines associated with smoking, such as emotional states of mind or social activities in environments where it’s difficult to resist a cigarette.
Jonathan Conway will use focusing exercises enabling positive management of cue-induced cravings.*
The subconscious is where all your memories are stored, often holding events which have long been consciously forgotten and the origin of first seeing yourself as a smoker and why the habit has continued will be addressed. Among many causes, this may have been due to curiosity, peer pressure or a stressful time in your life, responsible for activating a psychological dependence on a smoking habit. During hypnosis, with Jonathan’s guidance you will learn how to disassociate a cigarette as a reward or a pleasurable experience and replace any negative thoughts with new coping mechanisms.*
No one can be forced to do anything against their will during hypnosis and despite pressure and nagging from family or friends, a smoking cessation programme will only succeed if you have the motivation and self-belief that your goal can be achieved. Hypnotherapy will help you to realise that your old beliefs are outdated, retraining your subconscious mind to accept that you are no longer a smoker.*
For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425