It is not a secret that millions of people around the world die each year due to the effects of smoking, with the number crossing 100,000 in UK alone. Data also shows that almost half the smoking population die before their time from illnesses pertaining to the deadly habit, while the ones who don’t develop such diseases, lose at least 10 years from their natural life expectancy. Unfortunately, these grim facts, along with many other similar ones, aren’t enough to bring about any significant changes in the smoking habits of most people.

Quit Smoking

The reason why people continue to smoke even after knowing how detrimental it is to their wellbeing is not only because of the nicotine addiction from tobacco, but also due to the fact that smoking gradually becomes a psychological response to certain stimuli. Maybe you have had a meal or you are out having a few drinks with your friends, or perhaps you are stressed about something; the stimulus varies from person to person, but it’s almost always there.

While various types of treatments and alternatives are often used to help patients quit, they are rarely very successful and relapses are common. Hypnotherapy on the other hand, has the highest rate of success because it works by changing the very way in which the patient thinks about smoking and his/her perception towards the habit. On that note, let’s now take a closer look at how hypnotherapy can help one quit this Stoptober and if it is truly something that’s worth investing your time and money in.

Why Hypnotherapy Works

It is believed that the urge to smoke comes from the unconscious part of our minds and that’s exactly why hypnosis works so well to help you stop smoking. A person under hypnosis will slip to his/her REM or Rapid Eye Movement State, which has been found to be the most open state of the human mind as far as incorporating new ideas, concepts and learning in general are concerned. Once this stage is reached, the hypnotist reprograms the patient’s thought processes, perception and feelings towards the habit of smoking. As a result of the hypnosis, he/she does not feel that urge or push to smoke anymore, therefore he/she quits naturally. Hypnotherapy removes the addiction to smoking at the most root level possible and more often than not, even a single session can make a huge difference.

Is It Cost Effective?

Smokers spend thousands of pounds each year on cigarettes without even realizing that they eventually end up spending a fortune on something that’s literally killing them from the inside. Add that to the medical expenses that most smokers often have to bear later in their lives and smoking turns into a habit that does not only harm your health but puts a dent in your finances as well. Hypnotherapy helps the smoker overcome this costly habit at a cost that isn’t even comparable to what smoking does to one’s finances. Of course, the charges for each session will be different depending on the therapist, but whatever they are, smoking will always be the costlier option by a huge margin.

What are the Benefits?

Hypnotherapy does not depend on any external alternatives to smoking for it to work on people and it is possible to show significant results after just one session alone. There are no harmful side-effects and the chances of it working on you are above 80%. Once it does start working, you will be heading towards a life with a lowered risk of developing cardiac diseases and disorders, gum and dental problems, infertility, cancers of the respiratory system and other types of cancer to name a few.

Due to its high rate of long term success within a very short time, hypnotherapy is the best bet for most people who are trying to quit the lethal habit. Typically, only one session is all that is required for smoking cessation which lasts between 90 and 120 minutes; as long as you are working with a licensed and reputed hypnotherapist with sufficient experience in the matter.

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