Preparation is key to stopping smoking. Smoking is an addiction and is more complex than quitting. Nicotine replacement therapy medications are a popular way to help control any urges. But firstly, you need be prepared in yourself as well as having a support system in place.

Many of my clients find that using a hypnotherapist for quitting smoking adds another level of support and encouragement. Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy is a talking therapy. The aim is to understand why habits and behaviours exist and then co-create goals for what a smoke-free future will look and feel like. You’ll also develop new coping mechanisms for handling cravings, as well as better understanding your triggers.

Don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t happen the first time. Having the right mindset is as important as having the right tools to quit. You need to change your relationship with smoking. Set yourself goals and remind yourself why you want to quit. Take time to learn about the mental and physical health benefits.