Quit Smoking With Hypnotherapy in Reading & Berkshire

Hypnotherapy to stop smoking in Reading

Stop smoking with hypnotherapy in Reading. You can become a fitter and healthier person as well as saving yourself lots of money, which let's face it in this financial climate every penny counts right? Did you realise that the average pack of cigarettes costs around £10.00, if you smoke 1 pack a day (that's 20 cigarettes per day or 140 a week) which adds up to £70.00 per week or £280 a month or even £3640 per year! WOW that is 3 months wages, would you like 3 months worth of extra wages a year? Just think of the possibilities you could do with that extra cash? 


You could have a lovely holiday, buy a new car, or even spend a little more on a loved one over Christmas, the money could even go towards the wedding of your dreams and even a cheeky spa treatment once a month, how about joining a gym? (That's what I did, and I still have a few quid to spend on something nice for myself). 

There are only disadvantages to being a smoker; your sense of taste and smell are greatly reduced, your teeth, gums and tongue suffer from staining, bleeding and even bad breath and everything tasting of that nasty cigarette, your clothes smell (yes non-smokers can smell it). You also get out of breath just going up the stairs. Yes, I had all of those, and do you know what?... That's not even the worst of it, the damage it's doing to your heart and lungs is much worse. The unseen damage this causes the inside of the body is colossal.  


For those couples out there that are trying for a baby, your chances could be greatly increased if the man stops smoking and for the women... Well, smoking is no good while pregnant we all know this. 

Now I am a non-smoker I feel fantastic, I'm more fit and much healthier, I can even RUN up the stairs and not get breathless, I can taste so much more food and smell the flowers with increased senses. Do you want to know the best part?... I don't smell of smoke and my lungs are turning pink again!!! I'm saving money and enjoying life more, every second of every day and there is no way I will be going back! 


I personally have first-hand experience about smoking and knowing how hard it is to give up, I completely understand what you will be going through, so don't worry, I'll be helping you along the way. So if you would like to become a non-smoker and make a change in your life, it's never too late to stop... 




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7 Reasons To Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy in Reading, Berkshire 


7 Reasons To Stop Smoking 

Research shows that most smokers get motivated to quit very suddenly, spurred into action by a specific event, milestone or resolution. 


1. Money 

Money is a massive incentive to quit smoking and just think of how much you could save, however you may want to use one of these key times to get and stay, motivated to quit. 


2. New Year's stop smoking resolution 

Around 7 million of us will make a New Year's resolution to improve an aspect of our health and stopping smoking is one of the most common ones. Break down your goal into smaller steps and reward yourself when you achieve one of these. Focus on the benefits - financial and physical. 


3. Stop smoking when you're pregnant 

Every cigarette harms your baby and if you carry on smoking during your pregnancy the potential risks include miscarriage, having your baby early, low birth weight and birth defects. If you quit smoking, both you and your baby will be healthier and you will be less likely to have problems during birth. If you're thinking about starting a family - or you're already pregnant -you have a wonderful reason to quit smoking. 


4. No Smoking Day helps quitters 

Every year around a million smokers, especially women, use No Smoking Day to try to quit. And many succeed. The No Smoking Day charity estimates that more than 1.5 million smokers have quit for good since its launch in 1983. No Smoking Day is a good time to quit because you'll know you're not alone. 

No Smoking Day is the second Wednesday in March 

Getting fit can help you stop smoking 

Maybe you've decided to start an exercise programme or take up a new sport, and you've noticed how smoking-related symptoms, like shortness of breath, affect you when you exercise. Smokers have less endurance than non-smokers and take longer to recover after exercise. But as soon as you quit, you'll find that you feel fitter, less breathless and better able to play sports. 


5. Quit when you become a grandparent 

You probably want to spend as much time with your new grandchild as possible, but if you smoke you could be harming the baby's health. Consider how your son or daughter may feel about you smoking around their baby. Children who breathe in secondhand smoke are at more risk of cot death or conditions including allergies, asthma, chest infections and breathing problems. Moving to the other side of the room to smoke, or even into another room, doesn't completely remove the risk. Even if you open a window, or move to a different room, secondhand smoke will still be present in a room after two-and-a-half hours. Even if you can't see or smell any smoke, it's probably still there. Smoking in a car is even worse because all of the smoke is concentrated into a small space. 


6. Use being ill to help you quit 

If you have a long-term or life-threatening condition, it's a good time to quit smoking. A major illness is a life-changing event that could help you break your addiction. You may think the damage is already done - or that it's too late to quit. But that's not true. You'll reap noticeable health benefits within 20 minutes of smoking that last cigarette. 


7. Going into hospital forces you to stop smoking 

Smoking is banned in hospitals so you'll be forced to stay off cigarettes during your stay, making this a great opportunity to stop smoking permanently. If you're having an operation, there's the added incentive that if you stop smoking before you go into hospital you'll recover more quickly, have better wound healing and there will be less chance of complications. 

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10 Benefits to being smoke-FREE Hypnotherapy in Reading, Berkshire


1. Better Sex 

Stopping smoking improves the body's blood flow, so improves sensitivity. Men who stop smoking may get better erections. Women may find that their orgasms improve and they become aroused more easily. It's also been found that non-smokers are three times more appealing to prospective partners than smokers (one of the advantages, perhaps, of smelling fresh). 


2. Improved Fertility 

Non-smokers find it easier to get pregnant. Quitting smoking improves the lining of the womb and can make men's sperm more potent. Becoming a non-smoker increases the possibility of conceiving through IVF and reduces the likelihood of having a miscarriage. Most importantly, it improves the chances of giving birth to a healthy baby. 


3. Younger Looking Skin 

Stopping smoking has been found to slow facial ageing and delay the appearance of wrinkles. The skin of a non-smoker gets more nutrients, including oxygen, and can reverse the sallow, lined complexion that smokers often have. 


4. Whiter Teeth 

Giving up tobacco stops teeth becoming stained, and you'll have fresher breath. Ex-smokers are less likely than smokers to get gum disease and lose their teeth prematurely. 


5. Better Breathing 

People breathe more easily and cough less when they give up smoking because their lung capacity improves by up to 10% within nine months. In your 20s and 30s, the effect of smoking on your lung capacity may not be noticeable until you go for a run, but lung capacity naturally diminishes with age. In later years, having maximum lung capacity can mean the difference between having an active, healthy old age and wheezing when going for a walk or climbing the stairs. 


6. Longer Life 

Half of all long-term smokers die early from smoking-related diseases, including heart disease, lung cancer and chronic bronchitis. Men who quit smoking by 30 add 10 years to their life. People who kick the habit at 60 add three years to their life. In other words, it's never too late to benefit from stopping. Quitting not only adds years to your life but it also greatly improves the chance of a disease-free, mobile, happier old age. 


7. Less Stress 

Scientific studies show that people's stress levels are lower after they stop smoking. Nicotine addiction makes smokers stressed from the 'withdrawal' between cigarettes. The pleasant feeling of satisfying that craving is only temporary and is not a real cure for stress. Also, the improved levels of oxygen in the body means that ex-smokers can concentrate better and have increased mental wellbeing. 


8. Improved Smell & Taste 

Kicking the smoking habit gives your senses of smell and taste a boost. The body is recovering from being dulled by the hundreds of toxic chemicals found in cigarettes. 


9. More Energy 

Within 2 to 12 weeks of stopping smoking, your circulation improves. This makes all physical activity, including walking and running, much easier. Quitting also boosts your immune system, making it easier to fight off colds and flu. The increase in oxygen in the body makes ex-smokers less tired and less likely to have headaches. 


10. Healthier Loved Ones 

By stopping smoking you'll be protecting the health of your non-smoking friends and family. Passive smoking increases a non-smoker's risk of lung cancer, heart disease and stroke. Second-hand smoke makes children twice at risk of chest illnesses, including pneumonia, croup (swollen airways in the lungs) and bronchitis, plus more ear infections, wheezing and asthma. They also have three times the risk of getting lung cancer in later life compared with children who live with non-smokers.



Gaining Weight When You Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy in Reading, Berkshire 


You may be worried about gaining weight when you stop smoking, but there are steps you can take to manage this. 

Why do you put on weight when you quit? 


Try not to let the prospect of putting on weight put you off quitting smoking. Not everyone puts on weight and, even if you do gain a few pounds, then its much better than smoking, plus I build strategies into the therapy so you will not be gaining any extra weight. 


"According to Deborah Lycett, consultant dietitian and researcher at the University of Birmingham, people gain on average 5kg (11lbs) in the year after they stop smoking. But she urges prospective quitters not to let the prospect of weight gain deter them in their goal. She points out that the benefits of stopping smoking more than make up for the negatives of putting on weight. 


Although you may have gained a few pounds, you've stopped smoking and taken a big step toward a healthier life. "It's natural to be worried about putting on weight, but the health risks from this weight gain are far less than if you were to continue smoking," says Deborah. "The priority is to give up smoking rather than worrying about putting on weight." 

Exercise to beat weight gain after stopping smoking 


Regular exercise may prevent about half the weight gain expected after a year of quitting smoking. It burns off calories and reduces cravings for cigarettes. Build up to at least two-and-a-half hours of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, such as fast walking, swimming or cycling, every week. Moderate-intensity activity means working hard enough to make you breathe more heavily than normal and feel slightly warmer than usual. The more exercise you do, the more calories you'll burn. 


Don't diet while stopping smoking 


Studies suggest it's better to tackle stopping smoking first before trying to lose any weight gained while quitting. If you're really worried about putting on weight, then CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW I CAN HELP YOU TO LOSE WEIGHT



Tracking Your Progress

There are many ways you can track your progress when quitting smoking. Have a look at a few ideas I have put here, you may find some very helpful or rewarding to you, some can even be very empowering. 

Charts & Calendars 

This is a good way to see how well you are doing, you could make a daily chart and colour it in with a colour that is pleasing to you, or you can tick or mark off the days on a calendar so when you look back at the week you can really see how well you are doing. Maybe if you get a craving you can add a mark or tally to your chart or calendar instead, this will break your habit of smoking and get you doing something different, you can then see how much your cravings reduce over time. 


I have a small chart that is small enough to keep in your diary, wallet or handbag, feel free to contact me for a copy and I can email it to you. 


EMAIL: info@edfrancishypnotherapy.co.uk


Social Networking 

Facebook and Twitter are both really good ways to get support from friends, family and followers. You can post updates as often as you like and you might be surprised at just how many supporters you have when trying to stop smoking, if you have a craving then post it on Facebook, the words of encouragement from others that care for you and your health can be a really good way to stay positive. If you are on twitter then you might want to follow some stop smoking groups (I will list some good pages and people to follow below) and tag them into your 280 character post and don't forget to use #tag. 







Don't forget to include your #hashtags in your twitter post, here are just a few to chose from. 







Money Box & Saving 

Another good way to track how well you are doing with quitting smoking is to use a see-through jar (like a jam jar), cutting a slot in the lid and super-glueing it on, then you just put the daily or weekly amount of money you would spend on a pack of cigarettes in the jar.  


After a week or a month you could use the money to spoil yourself for all the hard work you have put in, however, you could just let it build up maybe for a whole year, this way you get to see your money grow and how much you actually spend on something that is harming you.  


Another option is to set up a standing order with your bank into a savings account, work out how much you spend each week and get it transferred into the account - its a good way to save!