Hypnotherapy for Smoking

Hypnotherapy for Smoking

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At the London Hypnotherapy Centre, Lauretta Wilson our Hypnotherapy for Smoking Expert can help you Quit. Smoking is considered to be the greatest single cause of premature death in the UK.
We now have an abundance of research and science telling us just how bad smoking is for our health and yet for many, it is an incredibly hard habit to break.

The anatomy of a cigarette
First of all, it is important to understand what is in a cigarette and what effects these substances can have. On the surface, tobacco wrapped in paper may look harmless, but it’s the smoke released when the cigarette is burned that causes the real problem. A whole cocktail of chemicals is added to cigarettes designed to make them taste nicer and get you hooked. Once you understand exactly what it is you are breathing in every time you light up, the choice to quit should be easier.



This is the drug that causes addiction in smokers. Nicotine stimulates the brain so that when you withdraw from it you experience intense cravings, headaches and increased anxiety.

Tar is the residue that deposits into your system after smoking tobacco. Containing over 4000 chemicals, tar also contains over 50 cancer causing carcinogens, which is why smoking is considered one of the biggest causes of the disease.

Carbon Monoxide
This gas affects the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood, meaning your body won’t get the oxygen it needs while you’re smoking. This can lead to shortness of breath, low energy levels and poor circulation.

Smoking related conditions
Smoking increases your risk of developing a wide range of health ailments and diseases including the following:

Smoking increases your risk of developing a wide range of health ailments and diseases including the following:

  • Lung cancer – more than eight in 10 cases of lung cancer are directly related to smoking.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – again, eight out of 10 cases of this distressing lung disease are caused by smoking.
  • Heart disease – considered the UK’s biggest killer, around one in six cases is caused by smoking.
  • Other cancers – including mouth, throat, nose, blood, cervix and pancreatic cancer.
  • Infertility – smoking affects the fertility of men and women, making it harder to conceive.
  • Gum disease – on top of staining your teeth, smoking can cause premature tooth loss due to gum disease.

Why stop smoking?
Longer life expectancy
If you quit smoking by the age of 30, you could increase your life expectancy by 10 years – just think what you could do with that extra decade. Even if you are in your 60s when you decide to quit, you can still add three years onto your life. Not only will you have a longer life if you stop smoking, you should also have fewer health problems, making for a happier, more independent later life.


More energy
Carbon monoxide robs your body of oxygen, and without oxygen your body can’t work properly. When you quit smoking you will be lowering the carbon monoxide levels in your body allowing your lungs and muscles to work the way they should. More oxygen to the brain will also help you to feel more alert, energised and awake. You should also find you can sleep better without that nicotine in your system.

Boosted immune system
When you smoke, your immune system is lowered making you more susceptible to colds and flu. When you quit smoking your immune system gets a boost, which means you will pick up less illnesses and generally feel healthier all round.

More money
If you have smoked 20 cigarettes a day for 10 years, you will have spent approximately £20,000 on smoking. Every time a craving hits – think about what you could do with that extra money!

Better breathing
Within nine months of quitting smoking, your lung capacity should increase by as much as 10% helping you to do simple things like climb stairs without gasping for breath. You will also get rid of that smoker’s cough, and any breathing difficulties or conditions you have (such as asthma) should be dramatically reduced.

Reduced stress levels
Many smokers reach for a cigarette when they are feeling stressed and while that immediate hit of nicotine after withdrawal may make you feel relaxed at first, in the long term, smoking only increases stress levels. Studies have shown that ex-smokers are less stressed than they were when they were smoking.

Younger looking skin
Smoking prematurely ages the skin, making it dull, dry and prone to wrinkles. When you stop smoking, this effect is reversed as your skin receives the nutrients it needs. This means that in time, you should find your complexion brightens up and any lines you have may appear reduced.

Better sense of smell and taste
The chemicals in cigarettes dull taste buds and affect the way you smell, making food and drink a bit of a bore. Quitting will bring these senses to life again, helping you taste and smell things at a greater intensity.

Protected loved ones
Passive smoking can be as fatal as smoking a cigarette directly, by not smoking around your friends and family you will be reducing their risk of developing smoking related illnesses.

Quit smoking timeline
Amount of time since your last cigarette: Effects on your body:

    • 20 minutes Your blood pressure and heart rate will return to normal.
    • 12 hours Carbon monoxide levels will drop back to normal.
    • 24 hours Your body will start to clear out the mucus built up in your lungs.
    • 72 hours Breathing will become easier and your energy levels will increase.
    • 1 month The appearance of your skin will start to improve.
    • 3-9 months Your lung function could improve by up to 10%.
    • 1 year Risk of suffering from a heart attack falls to about half of that of a smoker.
    • 10 years Risk of developing lung cancer falls to about half of that of a smoker.
    • 15 years Risk of suffering a heart attack falls to that of a non-smoker.

Hypnotherapy/ NLP /counselling to quit smoking
A big part of quitting smoking is letting go of the smoking routine you once had and viewing cigarettes completely differently. Hypnotherapy and NLP is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of treatment to help do this.

Hypnotherapy, NLP and counselling combined offer the most effective smoking cessation tools around. All of these techniques work together to reframe your idea of smoking, break down the anchors and conditions you feel you need to smoke in and give you new habits and ways of thinking and behaving instead of the cigarette.

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