Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Stop Smoking in One Session of Hypnosis

STOP SMOKING is the main reason people ask for hypnosis.

"Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit. Willpower, it turns out, counts for very little". (New Scientist, Volume 136 issue 1845 31 Oct 1992, page 6)

95% of the clients who come to me stop smoking in one session of hypnosis.

"I was relaxed but consciously aware of my surroundings so I found it hard to believe that hypnosis would work after just one session. But I was very impressed. I thought it would be difficult but I found it relatively easy to stop smoking. I am not troubled by other people's smoking. I used to enjoy smoking but now I enjoy not smoking. I quickly found I can breathe more deeply and have noticed two other health improvements. After four weeks, I am still a motivated non-smoker." - James Benn, Brussels

What are the success rates for other ways of stopping smoking?
- Champix (Drug) up to 22% (with side effects)
- Acupuncture up to 25% success rate
- Zyban (Drug) with its side effects, up to 21% success rate
- Nicotine patches (with their side effects) up to 13%
- Nicotine Gum (with side effects) up to 11%
- Self-help books, 9%
- Willpower alone 6%

The American Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy published a report.
"94% of patients that stopped smoking through hypnosis were still not smoking 18 months later".

"..93% of Niotine patch users fail within a half year..." (Freedom From Tobacco - Quit Smoking Now).

There are many reasons to stop: bad for your health, expensive waste of money, no smoking rules at work or in bars/restaurants, planes etc., anti-social habit, passive smoke inhaled by family members especially children, smelly clothes and hair, ageing effect on your skin etc. I just ask one thing - that you want to stop for your own reason(s), not that someone else is pressuring you to quit. From the moment you book the session, you become an ex-smoker.

So many conditioned thoughts can lead you to believe it is difficult to stop smoking:
“Quitting is so hard.”
“I can’t stop thinking about cigarettes.”
“I’ll put on weight if I stop”.
(A common misconception.)
“I need to smoke to relieve stress.”
“I always smoke after a meal (or sex).”

With my help, you will stop smoking by relaxing and changing your thoughts about smoking. I do not use "aversion therapy" which makes you feel sick whenever you smell cigarette smoke but just reprogramme your mind to see you as a non-smoker. You will enjoy the freedom from slavery to smoking. I include suggestions to ensure you do not replace smoking with over-eating.

Some people even need therapy to break their addiction to Nicorette chewing gum or nicotine patches and scientists have found a high link in the risk of mouth cancer and nicotine replacement products.
See Cancer Risk with Nicotine Replacement Products

So don't take the risk - choose the natural, relaxing way to become a non-smoker.

I am the leading English Hypnotherapist in Belgium and have a high success rate of 95% with smokers who stop in one 60 - 90 minutes session of hypnosis. I see clients in Brussels (Avenue Louise) or Antwerpen (Berchem) or at my home in Limburg.

I can run a special group session in Brussels (Avenue Louise) or Antwerpen (Berchem) or one in your company or club.

A group session is a great idea for a club, school, charity or other organization which wants to raise money and encourage people to stop smoking and so look after their health at the same time.

Antonia Harrison is the English Hypnotherapist & NLP Practitioner in Belgium helping people to make positive change in many areas of life and specializes in STOP SMOKING IN ONE SESSION OF HYPNOSIS.

Visit Stop Smoking – Do It Now for information on smoking, horrible videos and advice on how to stop smoking.

Cancer risk of Nicotine Gum and Lozenges Higher Than Thought'

Nicotine chewing gum, lozenges and inhalers designed to help people to give up smoking may have the potential to cause cancer, research has suggested.

Scientists have discovered a link between mouth cancer and exposure to nicotine, which may indicate that using oral nicotine replacement therapies for long periods could contribute to a raised risk of the disease. A study funded by the Medical Research Council, led by Muy-Teck Teh, of Queen Mary, University of London, has found that the effects of a genetic mutation that is common in mouth cancer can be worsened by nicotine in the levels that are typically found in smoking cessation products.

The results raise the prospect that nicotine, the addictive chemical in tobacco, may be more carcinogenic than had previously been appreciated. “Although we acknowledge the importance of encouraging people to quit smoking, our research suggests nicotine found in lozenges and chewing gums may increase the risk of mouth cancer,” Dr Teh said. “Smoking is of course far more dangerous, and people who are using nicotine replacement to give up should continue to use it and consult their GPs if they are concerned. The important message is not to overuse it, and to follow advice on the packet.”

Most nicotine replacement products have labels advising people to cut down after three months of use and to stop completely after six months.

Mouth cancer affects nearly 5,000 people each year in Britain and is usually linked to smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking alcohol. It is often diagnosed at a late stage, and consequently has a poor prognosis.

Although nicotine is acknowledged as the addictive element in cigarettes its role in cancer has long been disputed. It is not as potent a carcinogen as other chemicals found in tobacco smoke, such as tar, but some previous research has suggested that it may also contribute to the formation of tumours.

Nonetheless, it is much less dangerous than cigarettes and is therefore used in a wide variety of smoking cessation products that allow addicts to satisfy a craving for the chemical without smoking.

In the new research, published in the journal Public Library of Science One, Dr Teh’s team has investigated the role of a gene called FOXM1 in mouth cancer.

A mutation that raises the activity of this gene is commonly found in many tumours, and is also present in pre-cancerous cells in the mouth, the scientists found. This raised expression can then be worsened by exposure to nicotine.

According to Dr Teh, “If you already have a mouth lesion that is expressing high levels of FOXM1 and you expose it to nicotine, it may add to the risk of converting it into cancer. Neither the raised FOXM1 nor nicotine is alone sufficient to trigger cancer, but together they may have an effect. The concern is that with smokers, you are looking at people who are already at risk of oral cancer. I’m worried that some may already have lesions they don’t know about in the mouth, and if they keep on taking nicotine replacement when they stop smoking products they will not be doing themselves any good.”

The findings could also lead to new ways of diagnosing mouth cancer while it is still in its early stages and easier to treat.

Dr Teh emphasised that smokers should not stop their attempts to give up. “There is no doubt about the harmful effects of smoking, so smokers should make every effort to quit.”

Source: Times Online

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Visit Stop Smoking – Do It Now for information on smoking, horrible videos and advice on how to stop smoking.