'Stoptober' quitting is so much easier if you have help
I’m a great advocate of the NHS ‘Stoptober’ campaign with it having helped over a million people to quit smoking. Anything that helps people to stop smoking once and for all is surely a good thing. According to statistics provided by the public health charity Ash.org.uk, every year around 96,000 people in the UK die from diseases caused by smoking and more than a quarter of all cancer deaths can be attributed to smoking. In addition, smoking costs the NHS £2 billion a year from treating the diseases caused by smoking. Not happy reading so far is it?
There is positive news however, as the number of people smoking in the UK has more than halved since 1974, although that still leaves over 9 million smokers. Surveys show that the majority of people who smoke would like to stop smoking but only about 30-40% make an attempt to stop in a given year and only 2-3% of those succeed unaided long term.
Having an addiction or a perceived addiction such as smoking does not make it impossible to stop doing something; it only means there are powerful urges and wants which need to be overcome in order to do so. So it goes without saying that anything that can strengthen the determination and resolve to resist these urges and wants can help beat that addiction.
One of the most popular alternative therapies used to help to stop smoking is hypnotherapy. By passing the conscious mind or ‘Critical Mind’ and working directly with the subconscious mind, hypnotherapy can work quickly helping to eradicate addictions, bad habits and behaviours, whilst at the same time installing new beneficial ways of thinking and behaving.
Hypnotherapy is becoming an increasingly popular way to successfully stop smoking with people seeking it's benefits not just in October but throughout the year.
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About Paul Barratt
As an ex-smoker himself Paul Barratt understands why some experience difficulties stopping smoking which is why he uses a variety of smoking cessation techniques specifically tailored to the individual. Paul is passionate about helping people to live a healthier life both physically and mentally.