Do you want to Quit Smoking?
Smoking is an extremely addictive habit and it’s difficult to quit. However, the best time is today because the longer you delay quitting, the less likely you will be to kick this nasty habit. Many methods can help you kick your smoking habit but just make sure to find what works best for you as no single method will work equally well for everyone.
There are both physical and mental effects of smoking and when you quit, your body will begin to repair some of the damage that has been done while you smoked. The cilia that line your lungs will start to function again and the excess mucus in your throat will go away. Your sense of smell, taste, and vision will also improve.
As for the mental effects, you’ll find that you’re more alert and able to concentrate better. Your self-confidence will increase and you won’t feel the need to smoke as a way to deal with stress or anxiety.
When you quit smoking, you’ll be surprised at how quickly you start to feel the benefits. In as little as 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your blood pressure and heart rate will return to normal. Within a few weeks, your circulation will improve and your lung function will begin to increase.
The benefits of being smoke-free
1. Improved breathing and lung function
This will lead to you feeling less tired during the day. You’ll also notice that physical activities like running or walking won’t be as taxing on your body as they used to be.
2. Improved sense of taste and smell
This is because the receptors in your nasal cavity that pick up these senses will improve when you quit smoking. You’ll also be able to smell and taste food much better than before and enjoy food more fully.
3. Improved appearance
Your skin will be clearer and have a healthier glow. The stains on your fingers from holding cigarettes will start to disappear and your teeth will become brighter. You might even notice that you lose some weight as well!
4. Improved circulation
Smoking constricts the blood vessels which can lead to poor circulation. When you quit, the blood will start to flow more freely throughout your body and you’ll notice that numbness in your hands or feet goes away.
How hypnosis works to quit smoking
When you’re trying to quit smoking, it can be difficult to break the habit. You may have tried multiple times before and failed but there is hope. Hypnosis is a tool that is effective in helping people quit smoking.
Hypnosis works by relaxing your mind and body and putting you into a trance-like state. During this time, you are more open to suggestions and changes can be made in your subconscious mind. When you’re under hypnosis, positive messages can be delivered that help you change your thoughts and behaviours around smoking.
By changing these patterns of thinking, it becomes easier for you to resist the urge to smoke when you encounter triggers. Some of the common triggers for smoking include stress, boredom, and social situations. Hypnosis helps you to become more aware of these triggers and manage them effectively so that you can more easily resist the urge to smoke.
Many different methods can be used during hypnosis, depending on what works best for you. You may be asked to imagine yourself in different scenarios where you’re not smoking or you may be given affirmations to repeat to yourself. The goal is to help you change your thinking around smoking so that you can more easily resist the urge when triggers arise.
If you’re considering using hypnosis to quit smoking, it’s important to find a trained and certified hypnotherapist who can work with you one-on-one. You might also consider joining a group or online program that provides support and guidance as well. With the right tools and techniques, you can finally break free from your smoking habit and start living a healthier, happier life!
Overall, quitting smoking has many benefits for both your physical and mental health. Whether it’s to improve your appearance or just feel better overall, taking the first step of quitting is always the hardest but worth it in the end.
Book a free 20 minute consultation with our experienced hypnotherapist to see if hypnotherapy will help you to quit smoking.
Written by: Shellie Wilson