Stop Smoking Bucks (and surrounding areas)
Now is always the right time to stop smoking for good. With the price of a packet of cigarettes in the UK today, it’s a very financially lucrative decision to make right now!
If you are a 20-a-day smoker and your brand is Malboro Lights then you will find yourself with over saving over £250 a month or over £3000 every year once you Stop Smoking.
And that’s before you even think about the most important consideration – the improvement to your own health and well-being when you stop!!
Why use hypnotherapy to stop smoking?
In truth, there is absolutely no need whatever to use hypnotherapy as thousands upon thousands of people simply go “cold turkey” and kick the habit just like that.
However, there are also many thousands of people who manage to kick the habit for a week, a month or even a year (or several of either) and then find themselves having “just one cigarette” over a drink or a meal or just because they fancy it, or because there is an upset in their life and before they know it they have started the smoking habit again.
For many people, smoking has become such a habitual part of their life that it’s connected to everything you do…you find yourself smoking cigarettes you didn’t even want to, and not even liking most of those that you do smoke, but you can’t stop the habit permanently….and it costs you a fortune, the smell is terrible, the taste isn’t at all good…
Who am I to say all of these things?
Well, I am an authority because I was a smoker for over 20 years before I decided to stop. Except there there was a small problem when I dcecided to stop… and that was that I couldn’t.
Actually I could stop for a few days, a few weeks and a couple of times for a few months, and then a glass of alcohol, an emotional or some other trigger and there I was… smoking again!!
I must have quit smoking more than 10 times before I finally stopped with hypnotherapy.
Using hypnotherapy, we can cut the roots of the habit where they begin, in the unconscious mind, and boost your willpower to stop those cravings and feelings of need. And that was the start of my journey to learn hypnotherapy, and I can safely say that was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life.
What do I need to do if I want to stop smoking using hypnotherapy?
The first thing to do is to ask yourself if you really want to stop, and why you are stopping. A good hypnotherapist will ask you these questions when you speak to them on the phone. If you really want to stop is a good question because some people want to cut down their smoking habit or just smoke the occasional cigarette and hypnotherapy can’t help with that.
Why you are stopping is a critical question. Are you stopping because your partner, parent or friend wants you to stop or are you stopping because you want to? All lasting motivational change comes from within i.e. when we do something for ourselves. Personally, I don’t take clients who are not stopping for themselves. I would rather they saved their money as the session is unlikely to work until the motivation is strong enough within the individual.
What are the benefits of stopping smoking & how soon do I see them?
The health benefits start from within 20 minutes of finishing your last cigarette. Your body will automatically begin to repair the damage done, setting in motion a series of beneficial health changes that continue for years.
Within 20 minutes: Your blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal.
Within 8 hours: Oxygen levels in your blood returns to normal, whilst the carbon monoxide levels decrease to normal.
Within 24 hours: Carbon monoxide has been eliminated from your body. Your lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris
Within 48 hours: There is no nicotine left in your body. Your nerve endings start to grow and your ability to taste and smell is greatly improved
Within 72 hours: Breathing becomes easier. Your bronchial tubes begin to relax and your energy levels increase – You have now saved almost £25
Between 3 weeks to 3 months: Circulation improves throughout the body, making walking and running a whole lot easier – at 3 weeks you have saved over £200 and at 3 months you have saved over £800
Within 3-9 months: Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems get better as your lung function is increased by up to 10%
Within 1 year: Risk of heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker – by this time you have saved almost £3,000!!! That’s a pretty good holiday or treat you can buy yourself with that money?
Within 5 years: Risk of heart attack falls to half that of a smoker
Within 10 years: Risk of heart attack falls to same as someone who has never smoked. Risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker.
How much does a stop smoking bucks hypnotherapy session cost?
Costs vary between therapists so there is no set figure. I charge £200 for a one-off session which generally lasts somewhere two to two and half hours – this is less than the cost of one month’s smoking habit
Doug Buckingham is a fully qualified and insured Clinical Hypnotherapist, having gained a Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis, having trained for over 2 years with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis. He is also a member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists (BSCH).
I am Hypnosis trainer who has worked all over the world, and helped people to stop smoking, and I have also trained many hypnotherapy students to help others stop smoking.
Note: All financial calculations are approximate only and are based on a 20 a day smoker paying £9 for a packet of 20 cigarettes.
Please note all suggestions of health benefits from stopping smoking are suggestions only and are not guarantees.