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  1. According to the largest ever study that compared different ways of quitting smoking hypnosis is by far the most effective way to achieve your goal. It turns out that willpower alone is often just not enough.

    According to statistics published by the Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) the mortality rate for smokers is twice as high as that for non smokers. Also, on average a smoker will die six years before a non-smoker. Attitudes have changed a great deal over the years and nowadays three out of four smokers say they really would like to give up.

    There has been a lot more research into hypnotherapy for smokers than you may at first imagine. One meta analysis combined the results of more than 600 of these studies which included well over 70000 people from Europe and America.

    With so much information to work with the analysis can give us a very good idea of what helps and what makes it harder to give up cigarettes.

    The highest rate of success was with patients who had been told that they had a serious cardiac disorder, clearly this is a very big incentive to stop. You may be surprised to find that after this the most effective method was hypnosis. It found that hypnotherapy gave a success rate of 30 per cent. When you consider this against people who give up because they are being told they have a very bad health risk then this figure is even more impressive.

    You may or may not be surprised to hear that the least successful method was people getting advice from a GP. I guess that none of us like being told what to do, even if it is for the good of our health.

    And I wonder if you can guess the success rate in people who used willpower alone? 

    It was just 6 per cent. So, there really is no need to try and do it alone with just willpower. You can get help and advice and it really will give you a great chance of success.

  2. posted 08/09/2012

     

    Stoptober.

    What a wonderful idea Stoptober is ! I love how hypnosis can really help you with so many things, and it's especially good if you want to give up smoking.

    It's an NHS backed initiative that aims to help people to quit smoking. Studies have shown that if you can give up smoking for 28 days then you have a really good chance of staying a non smoker. You really can kick the habit. I was going to write a little blog post about it but I decided that I love the idea so much that I have all the information you need about stoptober.

    SO if you really want to quit smoking and you live in Redditch, Stratford on Avon, Worcester, Droitwich, Alcester, Studley, Bromsgrove, Solihull, Balsall Common, Hockley Heath, Alvechurch or any of the other places in Warwickshire and Worcestershire I would be delighted to help you to become a non smoker.

    All about Stoptober  interesting information and statistics...

    STOPTOBER all about the campaign and facts too !

    Remember you don't need to do this by yourself. If you really want to quit smoking it will always help if you get advice and support from others.

    It shouldn't really be seen as you giving up smoking, but as you becoming a non smoker and making a really positive change.

    When you make that change why not treat yourself as you reach longer and longer without that habit. Go out and enjoy a meal at your favorite restaurant, take some time for yourself, have a long bath or read your favorite magazine. You could take the kids for a day out at a theme park, or take a trip to the cinema, go for a bike ride or just have a day at the shops and treat yourself to something now that you are saving all that money !