“I came to see Helen to stop smoking. I had tried patches and gum but found that I was always looking for an excuse to take them off and keep smoking. The process of hypnosis was extremely relaxing calming and what I found quite interesting was how aware I was of the process and was aware of what was being said.
Since the session I have still been around smokers and I don’t feel the need or urge to smoke. This is huge shift for me because I really loved smoking and that was what made giving up so hard, but through hypnosis there are no cravings no one last cigarette it’s as if I never smoked. It feels great now each week I spend the money i used to spend on cigarettes on me!!!” S. (London)
Do you want to break free?
Smoking addiction is an addiction to nicotine and also a habit. People start smoking for different reasons and many want to break free.
What is in the breaking free from smoking programme?
- a free 20-30 minute consultation – where we can discuss you, your issues and the treatment
- a hypnosis session of up to 2 hours – for most people is all that’s required to break free
- the cost of this smoking cessation treatment is £150
Making your money back:
As a non-smoker how long would it take for the treatment to become ‘free’?
Based on £7.50 a pack of 20
If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day:
£ 52.50 week 1
£105.00 week 2
£157.50 week 3 you could make your money back in less than 3 weeks.
Once you break free, what could you spend that extra money on?
Sky sport – a month (£22) – PAID FOR IN 3 days
Meal out – about £40 – 5 days
City break – to Barcelona about £150 – less than 3 weeks
ipad mini – £269 – just over 5 weeks
Season ticket – Premier League (average) £489 – just over 9 weeks
A pair of Jimmy Choos – £475 – just over 9 weeks
Breaking free can be difficult, and whilst there are many many health warnings of the negative effects of smoking and the possible health implications, it might be more helpful to look at it from a different angle – what you will GAIN once you break free.
Smokers may feel ‘controlled’ by their addiction, getting rid of the habit and beating the addiction means you take back control which results in feeling better about yourself, feeling more confident, more free and more able to cope.
Maybe an obvious one, but adding up all the money you spend on cigarettes – If you have smoked 20 cigarettes a day for 10 years, that’s 73,000 cigarettes, and you will have spent around £18-20,000 on smoking – would you like to spend that on something else?
Many smokers grab a cigarette when they feel stressed. Although initially that hit of nicotine may make you feel relaxed, it’s an illusion, you feel relaxed because you’ve given in to your craving – studies have shown that those who have broken the habit are less stressed than when they were smoking.
If you don’t have to take time out to smoke, you should have more time for things you enjoy. Not to mention not having to go outside your workplace, station, cafe, pub, restaurant or other public place (especially in the cold or wet weather).
To work properly your body needs oxygen. Carbon monoxide, found in cigarettes, robs your body of oxygen. Breaking free lowers carbon monoxide levels allowing your body to work the way it should. More oxygen getting to your brain gives you a boost – you will feel more alert and have more energy.
Boosted Immune System
Talking about boosting, breaking free of smoking your immune system, no longer fighting the toxins in cigarettes, gets a boost and that makes you less vulnerable to bugs, colds, flu and generally makes you feel healthier which could make you more productive.
Expect to Live Longer
The sooner you break free, the faster your body recovers and your risk of developing life-threatening conditions decreases. You could increase your life expectancy by 10 years if you become a non-smoker by the age of 30 -that’s right an extra decade to play with. But even being in your 60s when you make that change can still add an average of 3 years to your life and breaking free should result in fewer health issues meaning you can enjoy those extra years.
Your body is amazing, it will have begun repairing the damage to your lungs. Within nine months of breaking free your lung capacity should increase by as much as 10%. You’ll be more able to do simple things like climb stairs, or hills. Breathing difficulties, and conditions such as asthma not to mention that smoker’s cough should also be dramatically reduced.
Younger Looking Skin
Smoking results in premature ageing of the skin, making it dull, dry and prone to wrinkles, particularly around the eyes (as you screw them up to avoid getting smoke in them) and mouth – look at yourself in the mirror as you suck on that cigarette. When you break free, as your skin gets the nutrients it needs, this effect is reversed so in time, you should find your complexion brightens and any lines you have may appear reduced.
Getting Rid of that Smell
Many smokers believe having a mint or gum will hide the smell, but it clings to your clothes, hair, skin – breaking free means breaking free of that smell too. And if you smoke indoors breaking free will also mean you can get rid of the smell from your home.
Timeline of body repair:
The NHS set out the following timeline of improvements to your health.
|Time since your last cigarette:||Benefit to your body:|
|20 minutes||Blood pressure and heartbeat return to normal|
|8 hours||Nicotine and Carbon monoxide levels reduce by half and oxygen levels return to normal|
|24 hours||Carbon monoxide eliminated from the body. Body begins to clear out the mucus and other debris from smoking|
|48 hours||No nicotine remaining in the body – ability to taste and smell improved|
|72 hours||Breathing is easier and your energy levels increase|
|2-12 weeks||Improved circulation|
|3-9 months||Your lung function could improve by up to 10%|
|5 years||Risk of a heart attack falls to about half of that of a smoker|
|10 years||Risk of developing lung cancer falls to about half of that of a smoker|
|10 years||Risk of suffering a heart attack falls to that of someone who has never smoked|
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