smoking cessation therapy

Andy Garland Therapies - Counselling Cardiff - Mental Health Services Cardiff - Cardiff Therapists

Smoking cessation therapy is proven to be the most successful way to give up your smoking habit. It only takes one 75 minute Clinical Hypnotherapy session to break your smoking habit. Andy is listed on the national register for smoking cessation therapists.

It goes without saying that smoking is bad for your health, in fact, it's deadly. It's never too late to give-up the smoking habit, and live a more healthy and full life. You can achieve long-lasting and permanent results using the latest Clinical Hypnotherapy techniques.

what do the statistics tell us?

The good news is that we learned that Clinical Hypnosis can be highly effective for smoking cessation. Research shows that when done correctly the success rate is slightly above 76%. Compare that to the success rates of trying to quit on your own, 5%, and using nicotine replacement products, 25%.

Clinical Hypnosis is the best option available. In fact, there is no other method supported by research that even comes close. Andy's helped over 750 people quit smoking over the span of his career.

how does it work?

Smoking cessation therapy using Clinical Hypnosis only takes one 75 minute appointment. Suggestions are given to encourage the smoker to believe that they will lose the desire to smoke, and also aims to help them cope with withdrawal.

The technique encourages smokers to concentrate on three ideas: 1) smoking is a poison for your body; 2) you need your body to live; 3) to the extent that you want to live, you owe your body respect and protection.

here are some key points about clinical hypnotherapy that you may find of interest:

  • Hypnosis is not a power-and-control relationship where the therapist takes control over the patient. It is actually a cooperative, collaborative relationship that can only happen with the patient's consent.
  • Hypnosis is not the same as sleep. Patients are fully aware of what is going on.
  • Patients do not subjugate their will under hypnosis.
  • Patients do only those things in hypnosis that they would do outside of hypnosis.
  • All individuals can be hypnotised whether you believe it or not.

The research tells us that to increase the success rate of stop-smoking programs, the therapist should combine hypnosis with other behavioural therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Andy is experienced in both these additional models and applies them in the process of the therapy.

Andy Garland Therapies - Counselling Cardiff - Mental Health Services Cardiff - Cardiff Therapists

everything to gain

Rates of smoking, especially in younger people, are falling - with increasing numbers switching to vaping or giving up altogether. This is great news, given that smoking contributes to heart disease, stroke, impotence and causes seven out of every 10 causes of lung cancer (as well as many other types).

Studies have shown that every cigarette puffed shortens your life by around 10 minutes. In other words, the time it takes you to smoke a cigarette is equal to the time it takes off your life. Add that up over a life time and you'll be heading to an earlier grave.

Stopping smoking has rapid benefits. After 48 hours, carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body and the lungs start to clear. After two to 12 weeks, your circulation improves. And after 15 years, your risk of a heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.

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