Stopping Smoking

If you have decided to stop smoking, then you are in the right place and remember that quitting smoking is one of the best decisions you can make for your health and wellbeing.

In the UK about 76,000 people die from smoking every year and many more live with smoking related illnesses.

Smoking significantly raises the likelihood of experiencing around fifty severe health issues, some of which can be fatal, while others lead to enduring damage and discomfort, ultimately diminishing your quality of life. Surprisingly, smoking can also contribute to impotence by restricting blood flow to the penis, and it can impact both male and female fertility.

Often individuals engage in smoking due to the immediate relaxation provided by nicotine, leading smokers to perceive it as a stress and anxiety reducer. However, this initial relief is fleeting, giving way to withdrawal symptoms and heightened cravings. While smoking temporarily alleviates these symptoms, it fails to address the underlying causes of anxiety.

If your partner smokes while you do not, your chances of developing lung cancer due to second hand smoke increase by 25%. Infants and children are particularly vulnerable to various health problems caused by passive smoking, such as asthma, meningitis, and persistent coughs. Moreover, exposure to second hand smoke heightens the risk of sudden infant death syndrome in babies.

Some strategies which you can implement during your journey to quit smoking include:

  • Set a quit date and create a quit plan.
  • Identify your triggers and avoid them.
  • Manage cravings. When they hit chew gum, go for a walk, or practice deep breathing. Find and implement a distraction that works for you.
  • Reward yourself. Save the money you would normally be spending on cigarettes and then celebrate your progress and treat yourself to a meal out, a movie night or a small treat for yourself.
  • Stay active.
  • Seek support.
  • Stay positive and remain patient and persistent.

If you are battling other addictions like chocolate and alcohol, my treatments can help with these too.

A tailored therapeutic programme integrating Life Coaching, NLP and Hypnotherapy can reveal and eliminate the reasons behind your need to smoke so that you can improve your health and the health of any passive smokers in your household, save money and regain control. Hypnotherapy can be especially effective in helping you to quit.

No two people are the same, so all my treatment programmes are bespoke, designed to meet the requirements of each individual. I usually integrate all three disciplines, which I believe makes me a more effective coach enabling me to greatly enhance your therapeutic programme and accelerate your results.

I want to make appointments as easy as possible for you so offer sessions in person in clinic or online over Zoom.

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