Stop Smoking in Plymouth

We all know the dangers of smoking, so why do we still do it?  What makes it so difficult to stop smoking?

At David McLean Hypnotherapy we continue to have great results in helping people to stop smoking, quickly, effectively and easily.  By explaining how the brain works in terms of learned and subconscious responses, we give the client the necessary tools to stop… for good.

Here are a few common statements and questions that our clients come with…

Client – I’ll be alright, I know someone who is 90 years old and they have smoked 20 a day all their life.

Practitioner – If there were two of you sitting there, then there is a good chance that one of you would no longer be with us.  This, unfortunately, is a probable fact.  Also, due to the synthetic nature of cigarettes, statistically, you cannot reach the age of 60 without suffering in some part, a degenerative disease for example a heart attack, stroke, blood pressure problems or emphysema.1

Client – I can’t stop smoking, I’m addicted.

Practitioner – You don’t smoke on a plane.  You don’t  set your alarm in the middle of the night to wake up for a cigarette, this is because you don’t need to as your will power carries you through.  The solution, will power and the intent to stop.

Client – I will put on weight if I stop smoking.

Practitioner – Stopping smoking has no physiological correlation to weight gain.  You may find yourself eating for something to do but if you have the will power and intent to stop smoking then you certainly have enough to keep away from the fridge!

Client – Will I feel better after I stop?

Practitioner – There’s no reason not to!  Our brain relies on many chemicals to help it function correctly with serotonin as one of its principle compounds.  This is the main element we want to ‘flood’ our brain to promote mentally healthy behaviour.  Once we stop using the chemical substitutes that a cigarette offers and we fill our subconscious with positive intent, we can start to produce more and more serotonin encouraging a constant flow, allowing us to be more active, cope better and most importantly, be happier.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you to stop smoking in a relatively short period of time, I have helped many people stop and stay stopped.

1.  The British Medical Association (BMA).