You know that you are sick of the habit, and when you are ready to finally stop smoking, then hypnosis can help you!
You Know that It’s Time To Quit!
Thousands of people have in fact used hypnosis to support their decision to stop smoking.
Remember back to the time when you smoked your very first cigarette. You’ll recall that you coughed and you probably choked on the smoke. Maybe now you have out grown that old habit of poisoning yourself with tobacco. The truth is that for most people, it takes many times of lying to themselves, while suffering through smoking cigarettes, to be able to admit they have a problem.
To quit, you are simply going to use a similar type of process that you used to start smoking, but instead do so in a more positive way, and use repetition and fixation to actually remind yourself of the ugly truth.
The truth is that when you were born, and you didn’t have an urge to smoke. Rather you had to essentially hypnotize yourself into smoking, by doing so you created a negative habit and negative neuro associations. After a while, it just seemed like the smoking was who you are and how you escaped from those stressful situations, undesired states of mind, and you used it as an excuse and even a distraction.
What if you instead used hypnosis to train yourself in other ways to deal with those undesired states of mind? The answer is that if you did that, then you wouldn’t need to use cigarettes to escape and change your mind in the first place.
Could the ability to quit smoking be simple if that happened?
Hypnotherapy is a safe, easy, non-pharmacological way of quitting smoking. And it works! According to a study by the University of Washington’s School of Medicine, the success rate for hypnotized individuals in the study is 91%. Other studies comparing hypnosis with nicotine replacement therapy shows that the hypnotized group had a higher success rate than the group still using nicotine. Why? Because hypnotherapy recognises that smoking behaviour isn’t merely a biochemical dependency—it stems from thoughts and beliefs deeply rooted in your subconscious. Hypnotherapy helps you get to the root of your desire to smoke and change it to a desire to become healthy, empowered and free.
Hypnosis: Your Key to a Healthy, Smoke-Free Lifestyle
All of your thoughts and actions are governed by two aspects of your brain: your conscious and your subconscious (or unconscious). Consciously, you don’t want to be a smoker. You know it can cause severe disease and premature death. You hate the stained teeth and fingernails, the bad breath, the dulled sense of smell and taste and the perpetual odour that comes along with the habit—not to mention the money you spend with every pack. Unfortunately, your subconscious holds ideas and beliefs too. And it is these ideas—which you may not be aware of—that perpetuate your desire to smoke.
Whenever there’s a conflict between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind, the subconscious mind almost always wins. For most people, emotion is more compelling than logic. That’s why we have to change your subconscious mind—your emotional associations with cigarettes, your daily rituals and habits, your sense of pride and empowerment—in order to quit smoking.
Physical withdrawal symptoms last on average seven days. It goes to follow that if you are able to go without a cigarette for a week, your cravings should be gone forever. Of course, the reality is that it doesn’t usually work like that. That’s where nicotine replacement therapy fails: it operates on the principle that the solution is “outside” of you and therefore you can be cured with a chemical. However, hypnotherapy acknowledges the fact that your smoking is due to thoughts and experiences deeply rooted in your subconscious, and acts accordingly to free you from your dependence. You have the innate ability to become a non-smoker free of cravings—and hypnotherapy is the tool you need to access this ability.
Each session begins with your hypnotherapist inducing a state of deep relaxation. This opens your mind to beneficial suggestions and allows access to your subconscious, preparing you to receive suggestions for a new, smoke-free life. Your hypnotherapist will be able to identify deeper reasons why you smoke and the experiences and beliefs linked to them. Some of this information may come as a surprise to you. Your hypnotherapist will address these subconscious motives and, through the use of positive, motivational suggestions, invoke new ideas that support a healthy, smoke-free lifestyle. You were born a non-smoker, and as you reconnect with your former mindset, you will discover that your desire for cigarettes fades into the past.