Giving up smoking can increase and enhance the quality of your life and many smokers now accept the very real threat of an early death or significant reduction in the likelihood of enjoying good health unless they quit.
According to the British Heart Foundation (BHF) “smokers die, on average, about ten years younger than non-smokers and smokers have nearly twice the risk of having a heart attack compared with people who have never smoked.” They go on to say that “stopping smoking after a heart attack reduces your risk of having another heart attack and improves your chances of surviving a heart attack, and stopping smoking before surgery, especially before heart surgery, reduces the risk of serious complications.”
We all know there are health, financial and social benefits to quitting, but to become a non-smoker for life you must have a reason to quit, and it must be a reason that is hugely important and significant to you. You are unlikely to be successful if you are told you must stop by someone else, unless of course, you really do want to commit to becoming a non-smoker.
In an intense, one-off session, I utilise hypnotherapy to re-programme your subconscious mind to no longer crave the chemicals and/or comfort you thought smoking cigarettes used to bring you.
How motivated are you?
To help see if you are ready, think about a scale running from 1 to 10, with 1 meaning not motivated at all and 10 meaning fully motivated. Where are you on this scale? If it’s less than 8, think through the reasons why you think this as the timing or reasons may not yet be quite right or sufficient for you commit to quitting.