Stub it out for Stoptober!

Stoptober is the month where thousands of people join together and give up smoking throughout October. It’s not too late to take part in Stoptober, just carry on as long as you need to make it a month of giving up cigarettes.

Research shows that people are five times more likely to give up the ciggies for good when they stop smoking for 28 days. You won’t be the only one to give up smoking during Stoptober, more than 25,000 people are already giving up smoking for the month!

The idea of giving up smoking is daunting, especially if you’ve tried to quit before and struggled.

We’re not going to tell you the do’s and don’ts of giving up as it’s a different experience for everyone but here are some tips to get you through Stoptober successfully.

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Incentivise Stoptober

You might find it easier to give up smoking if you reward yourself.  You will save £212.92 from not buying cigarettes during Stoptober (based on a packet of 20 cigarettes a day for £7.00). Why not have a spending splurge after Stoptober has ended with the money you have saved from not buying cigarettes!

Don’t give up alone!

It’s a lot harder to give up with no support. Maybe consider giving up with a group of friends at work? That way you can discuss your Stoptober progress and have an immediate support network. You could even raise money for charity throughout Stoptober, that way you would feel inclined to keep off the ciggies as you’re doing it for a good cause.

Shake up your routine

You’ll find it harder to give up when you have a set routine. If your one of those people who get up and straight away have a cigarette with your morning coffee… STOP. Perhaps get in the shower first and then have a coffee as your getting ready… that way you might find it easier to not miss having the first cigarette of the day.

Combine methods of stop smoking treatments

You’re four more times more likely to give up smoking for good when you use two methods of smoking treatments. This could be a nicotine replacement to ease the cravings you are suffering and a holistic treatment such as Bowen Therapy to reduce the stress of giving up smoking.

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How Bowen Therapy can help you give up smoking

Bowen Therapy is a non invasive treatment which can assist with reducing the stress of giving up smoking during Stoptober.

The Bowen Technique is a finger thumb rolling movement that is to applied specific points of the body. The advantage of having Bowen Therapy when you are giving up smoking is that it is a holistic treatment, meaning that the whole body is considered and adapts according to the treatment. The movements applied to the muscles encourage the body to release stress from a very deep level, easing the cravings and relieving the stress of giving up smoking.

Bowen Therapy sessions last between 30-60 minutes and the number of sessions can vary depending on the level of stress you are suffering throughout giving up smoking. You will find that you will be a lot more relaxed after each Bowen Therapy session and you will also find that the side effects of giving up smoking should reduce over a period of time whilst receiving Bowen Therapy.

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You can find out more information about Bowen Therapy on the official website. To locate a Bowen Therapist close to you, click here.

To join the Stoptober campaign and receive support and advice for giving up smoking click here.

Let us know how well your doing with Stoptober! Tweet us at @BowenBTPA using the hashtag #Stoptober

Good luck!

Make quitting smoking less of a drag

It’s World No Tobacco Day, so why not test your willpower and try kicking that bad habit for 24 hours?

But, of course, we all know that’s easier said than done.

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The process of quitting smoking can trigger a lot of unwanted stress and anxiousness, which makes kicking the bad habit difficult.

Although there are patches, sprays, inhalators and even chewing gums to help you quit, some people prefer to do it naturally as these aids can have side effects.

The Bowen Technique is a natural, drug-free, non-invasive, complementary therapy that can help combat stress.

Rather than ‘making’ the body change, Bowen ‘asks’ the body to recognise the ailment and make the changes it requires.

During the 30-60 minute treatment, the Bowen practitioner makes small, rolling movements over muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue at precise points on the body, using only the amount of pressure appropriate for that individual.

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No hard-tissue manipulation or force is needed or used.

Between each set of moves, the body is allowed to rest for a few minutes, to allow it to absorb the information it has received and initiate the healing process.

Bowen is known for its soothing qualities for physical complaints; however it is an extremely relaxing experience that can have many emotional benefits too.

One client said: “It is exactly what I needed at a time when stress in my life has been at a peak and for quite some time now. The results I am experiencing are beyond my expectations…”

If you are trying to quite smoking and are interested in how Bowen Therapy can help you, visit the website to find a Bowen therapist near you or call 0844 561 7173.

Make quitting smoking less of a drag

So, we’re over two weeks into the New Year and your commitment to your stop-smoking resolution may be fading.

 
New Oxford Universityresearch has found that those who successfully quit smoking see a significant reduction in anxiety levels, contrary to the widely-held belief that smoking helps relieve stress.

However, the process of quitting smoking can trigger a lot of unwanted stress and anxiousness, which makes kicking the bad habit difficult.
 
Although there are patches, sprays, inhalators and even chewing gums to help you quit, some people prefer to do it naturally as these aids can have side effects.
 
The Bowen Technique is a natural, drug-free, non-invasive, complementary therapy that can help combat stress.
 
Rather than ‘making’ the body change, Bowen ‘asks’ the body to recognise the ailment and make the changes it requires.
 
During the 30-60 minute treatment, the Bowen practitioner makes small, rolling movements over muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue at precise points on the body, using only the amount of pressure appropriate for that individual.
 
No hard-tissue manipulation or force is needed or used.
 
Between each set of moves, the body is allowed to rest for a few minutes, to allow it to absorb the information it has received and initiate the healing process.
 
Bowen is known for its soothing qualities for physical complaints; however it is an extremely relaxing experience that can have many emotional benefits too.
 
One client said: “It is exactly what I needed at a time when stress in my life has been at a peak and for quite some time now. The results I am experiencing are beyond my expectations..”
 
If you are trying to quite smoking and are interested in how Bowen Therapy can help you, visit the website to find a Bowen therapist near you or call 0844 561 7173.