For many people, tobacco is their friend. It claims to help with reducing stress, relaxing, alleviating boredom or boosting confidence.

How can a stimulant help you relax?

It doesn’t. Would you have a can of energy drink to wind down? Of course not!
Cigarettes offer a very short, temporary relief from the higher stress level that smoking has created in the first place. If you are stressed, anxious, wound up or agitated, a cigarette is the last thing you need.

How do you break the habit?

For most people, smoking is an automatic behaviour or habit, like on autopilot. Being a subconscious behaviour, hypnotherapy is ideally suited to help.

Hypnotherapy helps to boost motivation and find back to the natural aversion towards cigarettes. We work on restructuring your beliefs about smoking, identify triggers and help to control the stimulus. You will not want to smoke anymore after that!

How does hypnotherapy fares?

Hypnotherapy is not a magic cure, and not everybody will quit. The same thing is true for all other smoking cessation products and programs.

That said, research shows that “hypnotherapy patients were more likely than Nicotine Replacement Therapy patients to be nonsmokers at 12 weeks (43.9% vs. 28.2%)” ( Source: Science Direct)

According to the New Scientist, “Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit.

(Source: New Scientist)

What next ?

If you are serious about kicking the habit, just give us a call on 01303 684056, email, or contact us via our Facebook page (@folkestone.hypnotherapy).

We can then have a free 15 minutes phone consultation to discuss your needs.

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Christophe Courtin

Christophe Courtin

Christophe is a hypnotherapist at Folkestone Hypnotherapy, specialising in stress, anxiety and depression management, working face-to-face in Folkestone, Kent and also online via Zoom. While specialising in helping people with anxiety and stress, he can also help you in many other areas such as phobias, smoking cessation, chronic pain, motivation, and low self-esteem.