Stop Smoking

Get The Help You Need Today To Quit Smoking

stop smoking hynotherapy SheffieldSince the day you started smoking, it has been interfering with your brain and nervous system making you more susceptible to stress, anxiety, depression, and other psychological problems.

Research comparing many different studies of hypnotherapy has shown that on average smokers are over five times more likely to break the habit with hypnosis than by willpower alone. Hypnotherapy in general is also proven to be more than twice as effective compared with nicotine gum.

If you really want to stop smoking, then one session of hypnotherapy could be all you need.

And we're so confident in our ability

to turn you into a non-smoker that we off a 100% Money Back Guarantee!!

Your Unique Route to Quitting and Enjoying the Benefits of being Smoke FREE

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Your Smoking Cessation session is tailored especially for you, based on your experience and reasons for smoking. A range of techniques are used to create the unique treatment solution that you need.

These methods are proven in research studies to be the most effective ways to stop smoking and are broadly based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Clinical Hypnotherapy.

Any of these methods on its own could be 100% effective for you—however we use a whole “toolbox” of the best techniques to ensure success.

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There are three main reasons people give for smoking:

  1. stop smoking hypnosis SheffieldTo calm their nerves
  2. To deal with boredom
  3. To feel at ease in social situations

All of these reasons are identical. The only reason people smoke is to calm their nerves. Smokers use cigarettes as mild tranquillisers, to self-medicate. When smokers say they are “bored”, they really mean that they're agitated. Smokers don’t live in any more boring a world than anyone else, but they get “bored” and fidgety every half an hour or so. Nicotine finds work for idle hands because it is a powerful neuro-stimulant and creates the nervous agitation that causes smokers to fidget and feel unrest.

 

Some of the Dangers and Risks Associated with Smoking

  • Cigarettes cause stress rather than reducing it
  • The average smoker loses 14 minutes from your life expectancy each time you smoke a cigarette.
  • Cigarettes are powerful stimulants, and smokers might as well be injecting adrenaline in your attempt to relax and cope with stress
  • The stimulant effect of smoking keeps your heart rate about 10-15% higher than normal
  • There are over five thousand (5,000) chemicals in tobacco smoke of which at least six-hundred (600) are believed to be poisonous and forty-two (42) to be carcinogenic (cancer- causing)
  • 63% of people who smoke want to quit
  • Though 600 additives are authorised for use in tobacco products, only the tobacco manufacturers can say which additives are used and in which brands. Not even the Government or the European Commission, which are responsible for the regulation of tobacco products have this information or the power to demand it.
  • Electronic cigarette [EC] aerosol can contain some of the toxicants present in tobacco
  • A smoker loses about 11(women) to 12 (men) years of life compared to non-smokers
  • Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis

Most smokers use cigarettes to calm their nerves, i.e., to self-medicate, as if they were mild sedatives. However, cigarettes are powerful stimulants, and smokers might as well be injecting adrenaline in their attempt to relax and cope with stress.

“The Smoke-Stress Spiral.” It doesn’t work; it just makes you more and more stressed the more you smoke. Far from relaxing you, on the contrary, the stimulant effect of smoking keeps your heart rate about 10-15% higher than normal. You might as well bang your head on a wall to get rid of a headache.

Facts on How Smoking Affects your Mood & Stress

The Stress-Smoke Spiral

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The key to understanding the smoking habit is to grasp the paradox of the stress-smoke spiral. People basically smoke cigarettes to relax and feel good but cigarettes are chemical stimulants (like caffeine) and, after a very brief reprieve, make people feel even stressed and agitated than they were before. Smoking is a vicious circle in which stress becomes a trigger for smoking and smoking becomes a trigger for more stress, and so on, round and round. According to the Royal College of Physicians, “the only negative mood state so alleviated is that resulting directly from the nicotine dependence itself.”

Most smokers will appreciate this fact when explained however, a small minority of you will be sceptical and insist that smoking helps you to relax. Evidence from so many different sources converges on the same conclusion, though, that it is no longer in question that smoking causes stress. Smoking is known to increase the production of cortisol and other stress hormones in the body and increases electroencephalogram (EEG) readings showing heightened activity in the brain. According to DSM, heart rate and muscular tremors, both associated with physiological stress, are increased in 90% of smokers.

Mental Health - Anxiety, Depressed Mood

  1. Research shows that smokers are generally more anxious and stressed than non-smokers.
  2. Smokers as a group suffer from greater mental health issues: anxiety, depression, insomnia etc than non-smokers.
  3. When you stop smoking your mood improves and anxiety is reduced – both for those who suffer with depression and anxiety and also for those who have no mental health issues. The improvement in mood and anxiety from quitting is equivalent to taking anti-depressants!

The Impact of Nicotine on Smokers

nicotine addiction therapyNicotine. Nicotine is the main “addictive” ingredient in cigarettes... Nicotine is an insecticide! In the tobacco plant its natural function is to repel pests. In the human body nicotine acts as a powerful neurotoxin, artificially stimulating the nervous system. It begins to act within ten seconds of inhalation, but it’s acute effects disappear within a few minutes. A short high is followed by a longer low. The (paradoxical and self-defeating) desire to continually compensate for the chronic effects of nicotine by the short-term fix that comes from smoking more cigarettes constitutes the addiction cycle.

The long term physical and psychological effects of nicotine are very similar to the effects of chronic stress. That's why cigarettes do not "calm your nerves." Smokers assume that cigarettes help them to relax, but the nicotine creates stress in the first place.

Success Stories

I have helped numerous people like yourself stop smoking. Some of my non-smokers wondered if they could even become non-smokers, others were apprehensive about quitting, some were just plain tired of smoking or being controlled by the nicotine addiction in cigarettes, some were worried about their health, some already had COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) emphysema, or asthma and really needed to stop, some just wanted to save money.

The bottom line is they’ve all stopped smoking and now they report they feel better, breathe easier, sleep better, snore less or not at all, smell better, exercise easier, have more money in their bank account, enjoy being closer to and spending more time with their children, and can kiss their spouse without brushing their teeth and using mouth wash. They don’t have to hide their habit from friends, family, their boss, or colleagues. They have more time, money and energy to do the things they love to do.

I offer you an opportunity to come in and meet with me for a consultation (about 40 minutes) and after that, if you don’t think you are ready, then you can come back when you are ready. But I will schedule two hours just in case you decide to stay and become a non-smoker. I am usually booked up about two weeks in advance, but I often have appointment times available should someone reschedule in an emergency if you can be flexible.

Research has shown that a variety of factors including motivation, current life circumstances, smoking history, and number of attempts to quit—all have an impact on your potential to succeed.

A 15-minute telephone interview allows us to score you across 10 different factors—and gives an estimate of your likely success and whether this is the right time for you to try and stop. We don’t want you wasting your time and money if the odds are stacked against you.

I have written a short guide about how to become a NON-SMOKER it’s my gift to you if you don’t already have it, complete the this form and we'll send you the guide.

To find out if this method is right for you please complete the form and input a convenient date/time for us to contact you. 

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Your money back if you're not happy with the treatment. You have to want to stop smoking to succeed but hypnotherapy can help dramatically. We are so confident that you will find our package of treatments beneficial that we guarantee to refund your payment in full if you are not satisfied with the quality of service provided by our clinic (terms and conditions apply).

Call now and become one of my non-smokers today

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Read some of the testimonials below from people who are now non smokers

I’ve been smoking on and off for the best part of 30 years. I was smoking around 20 cigarettes a day, I’ve tried to stop in the past using a patch that gave me nightmares, an e-cig (became more addicted to that) after 1 session with Mike I became a non-smoker which is wonderful, after my session I had a calming feeling and did not have the urge to smoke, when I my mind did wonder to cigarettes I took myself back to what was said during the session I had with him and the feeling soon passed.

Sami Warmby

I’ve been a smoker since I was 17 years old averaged around 15-20 per day. I tried a number of different ways to quit, nicotine patches, chewing gum, vape e-cigarettes and nothing has really stuck. The problem has always been that deep down, I actually enjoyed smoking. I would tell myself that I wanted to quit, but really I just wanted to be healthier without having to give up, which meant that the moment I had a craving I would forgive myself for having a cheeky one and believe that I was still doing well.

Then my husband suggested that I speak to Mike Lawrence. He offered me a different approach to quitting that, if I am honest, seemed a little out there! I’m sceptical by nature, so hypnosis and holistic therapies feels a little like magic beans and voodoo to me. Nonetheless, I was prepared to give it a try and keep an open mind – what’s the worst that can happen?

Mike was very quick to put me at ease, he is incredibly good at creating a calming environment. I was very impressed. The whole process was quite different from anything I’ve ever done, but when it was all over the really impressive part was just beginning.

It’s hard to say how I felt after the session. On the surface nothing had changed, I was still me and I was still in control of everything – my legs worked, I wasn’t barking like a dog and I didn’t feel like robbing a bank.

It’s been 3 weeks now, and I haven’t had a cigarette. Furthermore, I haven’t wanted one. I just don’t enjoy it anymore, I feel like a non-smoker and it only took one session to achieve – how do you put that into words? Just amazing!

Deepisha