stop smoking hypnotherapy

May 25, 2021

Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy – Transformational!


Tara Doherty-Castro

By Tara Doherty-Castro

My Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy Journey

If you are reading this well done! You are either ready to stop smoking and looking for the right person to support you, or maybe you are on the fence and curious to see how hypnotherapy can help you to stop smoking and see if it really works, either way you are in the right place. I know how difficult a journey it can be, the cravings, the mood swings, and the fear of gaining weight.

Like many people I started smoking when I was thirteen because my friends were smoking, and I wanted to fit in and be the same as them. I continued to smoke for twenty-one years and in between that time I tried to stop smoking many times. I used a variety of things from going cold turkey and mustering the strength to go two days without smoking, to patches, to gum, back to will power, then to crisps, biscuits and chocolate and so on so fourth back to cigarettes again!

Fast forward to 2018 and I was searching for courses online and I came across Hypnotherapy and one of the issues that hypnosis could help was to stop smoking, I saw it as a sign, so I followed the breadcrumbs.

After I graduated as a hypnotherapist my first clients was my partner and myself. We were both ready and we just needed that extra push and support. We wanted to stop for many reasons, money, health, gums and teeth, and the smell of smoke. Before the session we both smoked our last cigarette and we said goodbye as if to an old friend that had been there since we were kids. After the hypnosis session I felt content and I knew that was it, I was free and in control, something I hadn’t felt for a long time.

Hypnotherapy changed my life; I was able to accomplish something in less than 2 hours that I had fought to do for years!

The fight of the conscious mind – stop smoking hypnotherapy

When you try to stop by yourself you are doing so with your conscious mind. When thinking about giving up smoking, images and thoughts swirl around of holidays, celebrations, nights out and even having a coffee without a cigarette is enough to push down the brakes and have you retreating from the very thought of giving up cigarettes. Your mind does not want you to stop smoking as smoking is familiar and your mind loves familiar!

Cigarettes are not a hardcore addiction that society would have you believe. We are not dealing with heroin or crack cocaine where your body develops a physical and psychological dependence on it. You do not go to rehab to get clean, nor does your body break down from a lack of nicotine in your body. You do not have to go to the pharmacy where they will hand you out a little package of nicotine to get you through your withdrawal symptoms like they do with methadone for heroin addicts.

In fact, in some nicotine replacements that are there to help you to stop smoking there is actually more nicotine in them than there ever was in cigarettes, so try and work that one out. There are also people that have been able to stop by themselves with no help at all.

Smoking is a habit formed for many at a very early age, but one that can be overcome and eradicated like any other habit. Like all habits smoking is controlled by the subconscious mind which is where we make the changes using hypnosis.

In Rapid Transformational Therapy we delve even further and change not only the habit of action but the habit of thought so that you stay free of smoking for the rest of your life. We investigate any beliefs surrounding smoking and help you to understand and reframe them. Then we reprogramme the habits of behaviour like having your first cigarette with a coffee, instead we instruct your subconscious to create healthier habits as opposed to negative replacements such as sweets and chocolate.

Rapid Transformational Therapy can help provide a smoother and quicker transition from being a smoker to a non-smoker, whether that be smoking/vaping.

Book a FREE Consultation if you are ready to take the next step and take back your Power.


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