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Hypnosis to quit smoking in Dublin at the Leinster Hypnotherapy Clinic


Hypnosis to quit Smoking in Dublin

In our last blog post we began to explore the finding for an 2010 Paper, ‘The craving to stop smoking in flight attendants: Relations with Smoking Deprivation, Anticipation of smoking, and Actual Smoking’ was published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology Vol. 119, No 1, 248 -253.  This paper contained the results of a study the authors had undertaken to examine the effects of smoking deprivation, the anticipation of smoking and the actual action of smoking on the craving to smoke.

We ended the last post on the point that, the view of evaluating a craving as a withdrawal symptom is far too narrow. It has to be acknowledged that smokers can feel and experience high levels of craving even when they are smoking freely and are not in a considered state of withdrawal. It has been determined that craving can be very high after short but forced abstinence than after much longer but habitual and expected abstinence and much more generally a very large and growing body of evidences that smoking is determined by smoking related cues and expectations. Smoking related cues or let’s refer to them as smoking related triggers like exposure to smoking related-related objects or contexts can provoke powerful craving responses in smokers. It is these types of cues that appear to stimulate the want or craving in a smoker by evoking the expectancy of smoking and it is this expectancy that increases the craving (Dols, van den Hout, Kindt and Willems 2002).

A group study was carried out by the above and they have provided further evidence to suggest that one’s craving to smoke is primarily determined by nonpharmacological factors and can clearly be dissociated from the actual withdrawal of smoking. This can begin to put to rest, when properly understand and implemented of course, that one may not have to suffer lengthy and painful withdrawl symptoms when attempting and making the effort to quit smoking.

At the Leinster Hypnotherapy clinic, we deal very successfully with clients who wish to quit smoking for good, we can apply hypnosis to quit smoking in our Dublin clinic and offer as much relevant information as will be demonstrated in these series of blogs.