Hypnotherapy to quit smoking

Hypnotherapy is a very successful way to stop smoking and lasts just one session of up to 2 hours

Smokers often believe that they are addicted to nicotine. The physical addiction to nicotine is minimal and it is in fact the psychological habit which smokers are addicted to.

Hypnotherapy overcomes the psychological addiction by using the power of your subconscious mind to change your thoughts process on smoking. Hypnosis allows the habit of being a smoker to be replaced with the habit of being a non-smoker.

Woman who quit smoking with hypnotherapy in Croydon, Surrey

"Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit "

(New Scientist, October 1992 vol 136)

How does it work?

Your conscious mind already knows that smoking is bad for you. Hypnosis alters the way your sub conscious views smoking and aligns it with your conscious mind.

The hypnotherapist uses visualisation techniques and positive suggestions permanently alter your beliefs you had on smoking before hypnosis, allowing you to break the habitual cycle of smoking forever.

smoking facts

In the UK smoking kills more than 12 people an hour.

A smoker’s life expectancy is about 10 years less than a non-smoker.

Smoking is the largest preventable cause of death and related disease in the UK.


What about putting weight on if I give up?

Any possible alternative habits are taken care of in the carefully worded session and you will find that you feel great, without resorting to other habits such as overeating.

What about people tempting me afterwards?

Because you will be able to quit without tension or irritability there should be no temptation to continue smoking if somebody offers you a cigarette. The desire to smoke to reduce stress simply won't be there.

Health benefits of stopping smoking

Here's the good news: the health benefits begins almost as soon as you quit.

20 minutes Blood pressure and pulse return to normal
8 hours Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in the blood are halved, oxygen levels in the blood return to normal
24 hours Carbon monoxide is eliminated from the body and the lungs start to clear out the build up of tar
48 hours There is no nicotine left in the body. Taste and smell are greatly improved.
72 hours Breathing becomes easier, bronchial tubes begin to relax, energy levels increase
2 - 12 weeks Circulation improves, making walking and running a lot easier
3 - 9 months Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as the lungs have room for up to 10 per cent more oxygen
1 year Risk of heart attack is halved
10 years Risk of lung cancer is halved
15 years Risk of heart attack is at the same level as non-smokers