Smoking: why do people start?
People start smoking for a number of reasons. Young smokers often start to keep up with their friends. Others because they have been told not to – and it is an act of rebellion. Or smoking runs in the family and it seems a grown up thing to do.
Whatever the reason that people start smoking, it soon becomes a habit and begins to be associated with certain times of the day, such as with a drink, or after a meal, or driving to work.
People often give cigarettes amazing and contradictory properties. Some people say that it sharpens them up and helps get their brain in gear. These same people often have a cigarette to ‘calm me down’, ‘help me relax’.
The physiological fact is that our bodies do not like smoke.
A smokers’ heart beats up to 10,000 extra beats a day as it combats restricted and clogged arteries.
Approximately 4000 chemicals, many of them deadly are introduced into the body with each puff of smoke – causing the body to go into fight or flight response, producing adrenalin and increasing blood pressure. There is considerably increased likelihood of heart and breathing problems as well as cancer.
How hypnotherapy can help
Hypnotherapy has a very good track record at helping you stop smoking – if you really want to. People usually stop after one concentrated session.
Hypnotherapy acts like an amplifier for your own willpower. It provides a direct route to your subconscious mind – the part of your brain that controls habits and creates cravings.
The reason most people have problems stopping is that part of them wants to stop and part of them does not. Richard Morley uses a powerful combination of hypnotherapy and NLP techniques to help you sort out these internal conflicts.
Hypnotherapy helps you get the message through to all parts of your conscious and subconscious mind and all parts of your body that you are now a non smoker. Your body will be delighted that you are a non smoker.
A stop smoking session takes approximately one and a half hours.
I am a Gold Award therapist for the National Stop Smoking Centres (NSSC)