How to Quit Smoking?
Habits can be easily broken, once your mind is made up, we can help link up your conscious mind and your decision making to match your behaviour. We discuss your goals, and set about helping you achieve them using a range of proven and effective therapeutic interventions, tailored to your needs. By identifying your beliefs about smoking and the triggers associated with your smoking, we can break the cycle of ‘trying’ to quit.
Breaking the Cycle of Smoking
Quitting smoking means breaking the cycle of repeated habits and unwanted behaviours, and essentially rewiring the brain to stop craving nicotine. Cravings can be eliminated using a range of proven and effective therapy interventions.
Does Smoking Increase Stress?
Smoking increases your heart rate and blood pressure, the very opposite of relaxing. Your heart has to work harder making it difficult to relax. If you want to decrease stress, be a non-smoker.
Does Smoking Calm You Down?
The simple answer is, no! Many people who smoke do so because they believe it calms them down. This lasts only a few moments, and the initial emotions felt, return to where they were at the beginning, and very often, even more heightened.
Does Smoking Increase Depression?
Most smokers say they want to stop, but some continue because smoking seems to relieve stress and anxiety. The truth is, smoking actually increases anxiety and tension. Smokers are also more likely than non-smokers to develop depression over time.
Will I Put On Weight After Stopping Smoking?
Many people over the years who have successfully quitting cigarettes have gone on to significantly improve their lifestyle in many ways; improving fitness, reducing high blood pressure, amongst many other health benefits, and losing weight. Some people put on a very small amount of weight after stopping smoking, which may be due to a slight metabolism change and is easily addressed, by implementing other metabolising increasing actions and activities. Once you have made up your mind about what you want and you are committed and motivated about that change, you are highly likely going to experience the outcome you are after, as a non-smoker.
Can Therapy Help Me Remain a Permanent Non Smoker?
The quick answer is, YES! If it is right up there, high on your list of values and it is important for you to stop smoking, then yes, effective therapeutic approaches will help you to become a non-smoker. Many people describe it as experiencing a more positive and motivated mindset, feeling at ease and in control, without any internal conflict or worry and finally, with a sense of freedom.
Are you ready to make a change?
You are very welcome to get in touch, for any enquiries or questions you may have, or to schedule an appointment.