STOP SMOKING HYPNOSIS – DOES IT WORK TO QUIT SMOKING?
Making the decision to give up smoking can be one of the most significant life challenges you face. However, you don’t have to face it alone, Stop Smoking Hypnosis can make a difference.
Scheduling a hypnosis session can be one of the best decisions you could ever make. It’s a known fact that nicotine addiction is a dangerous and deadly habit. Stop Smoking Hypnosis increases the odds that you will quit smoking forever thus decreasing your chances of lung disease and other health risks associated with tobacco addiction.
Not every method of quitting smoking works for everyone and getting over the physical addiction can be difficult if not impossible for some people.
If nicotine gum, nicotine patches, lozenges, quitting cold turkey or other tobacco cessation techniques haven’t worked in the past, it doesn’t mean you have to give up. It may just mean it’s time to try an alternative method, like hypnosis services to help you quit smoking.
Before you decide to quit smoking using hypnotherapy, let’s dig into what exactly hypnosis is and what it can do for smokers.
What Is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a trance state described by extreme suggestibility, relaxation, and increased imagination. The patient is alert the whole time, so they’re not asleep.
Think of it more like daydreaming. You are entirely aware, but you tune out everything else around you. You focus firmly on the subject at hand and block out almost any other thought.
The helpful suggestions people are given while they’re hypnotized are called “post-hypnotic suggestions” because they are anticipated to work after the person comes out of the trance and is no longer hypnotized.
Hypnotherapy is a very simple process, but no technique is better than the other because everyone’s brain works differently. First, you need to induce hypnosis. Try a confusional technique with someone talking to you in confusing ways or do something to make your eyes tired. For example, count to 100 and open your eyes to even numbers and close them on odd ones. This is a sure-fire way to make your eyes feel tired and heavy. Deep breathing and listening to quiet music are also good ways to transition into a deep hypnosis state quickly.
Stop Smoking Hypnosis
During a hypnosis session to help quit smoking, a patient is often asked to think of any unpleasant consequences of smoking. For example, the hypnotherapist might advise the patient that cigarette smoke smells like vinegar, or that smoking will leave the patient feeling itchy.
Hypnosis for smokers’ sessions usually follows these main points:
- Smoking poisons your body
- You need your body to live
- You should respect your body and treat it like a temple
The hypnotherapist can also teach the smoker self-hypnosis, so he or she can recall these affirmations anytime they wish to smoke.
How Can I Hypnotize Myself to Stop Smoking?
Start by practicing your breathing and visualization exercises, which will help you fall into a “trance,” or state of extreme relaxation.
Then repeat affirmations and things like, “I do not like the way I feel when I smoke,” or “I do not like how it smells on my clothes,” or any reasons to quit that will hopefully take root and change your behavior.
Allow yourself to relax and verbally guide yourself back to a hyper-responsive, hyper-attentive state where your unconscious mind can be better convinced to no longer enjoy smoking, or think it’s cool. Replace the harmful or unwanted thoughts with happy and healthy ones.
Hypnosis to Quit Smoking Success Rate
The American Cancer Society says controlled studies have not supported the effectiveness of hypnosis, but there is enough anecdotal evidence that it has been successful. However, for hypnosis to be successful as a way to stop smoking, the person has to believe in the therapist and be comfortable with being in a passive and impressionable mindset.
Many people are worried that hypnosis won’t work, but they forget to consider what might happen if it does. For most of us, smoking is about the habit and daily routine that comes with smoking.
If you don’t have the habit of smoking anymore, it’s going to feel strange. Before you try hypnosis to quit smoking, make sure you are ready to kick the habit and leave it behind. If you are not truly prepared to accept smoking as a part of your life that is in the past, hypnosis will not be a viable option for you until you are.
A research study from Science Daily found that “hypnosis was twice as effective as nicotine replacement therapy with nicotine gum” and was determined to be “two times more effective than self-care methods, like reading self-help books or quitting cold turkey.”
Self-Hypnosis: Stop Smoking Hypnosis
Self-hypnosis techniques provide you with strategies to focus on an aspect of your life that you’d like to change, such as quitting smoking. By tapping into your subconscious mind, you can transform negative habits and behaviors through positive suggestions.
Learning the techniques of hypnosis empowers you to focus on and accomplish your goal. Self-hypnosis is a skill you can carry with you and utilize to create positive suggestions to control your thoughts, motivations, and outcomes.
While cigarette smoking is physically addicting, it’s also connected to many psychological behaviors or habits. By applying self-hypnosis for quitting smoking, you can examine the unconscious motivators for smoking that may be tied to activities with friends, the end of a meal, or stress relief.
Through self-hypnosis, you develop the confidence necessary to free yourself from self-sabotaging habits and patterns.
The Benefits of Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation
Few people would argue in favor of the health benefits of cigarette smoking, yet approximately 31 million U.S. adults smoke, according to the CDC, and many reportedly want to quit. It can be a long road, however, between the initial thought of quitting and actually succeeding. The average number of attempts before permanently giving it up is 8 to 11.
That’s a testament to just how addictive cigarette smoking is. Smokers continually seek the satisfaction that nicotine provides through the release of dopamine in the brain. You may have tried to quit several times, but the physiological and psychological withdrawal symptoms are extremely potent.
- Abdominal pain
- Sleep problems
Hypnosis for smoking cessation has been proven to effectively release smokers from the addictive grip of nicotine. Through hypnosis, individuals can change their cognitive system by targeting the unconscious motivators for smoking.
Through hypnosis for smoking techniques, you develop the tools to successfully maintain a healthier lifestyle. Activating your subconscious mind allows you to visualize the desired outcome and use it to control cravings and boost motivation.
Other nicotine replacement options, such as nicotine gum and vape pens, can be used in conjunction with hypnosis. Together, they address the physical and psychological aspects of addiction.
Choose the Flexibility of Virtual Hypnosis
Circumstances may not permit an in-person visit with your hypnotist, but that doesn’t mean you need to forego a session. There are definite benefits to opting for a virtual hypnosis session conducted through a mobile phone or computer screen.
One of the benefits of booking a virtual hypnosis session is the time and financial savings. You don’t have to worry about the preparation and drive time or the gas and parking expenses.
Individuals often feel self-conscious about admitting to and discussing problem areas in their lives. By meeting with your hypnotist in a virtual setting, you eliminate unnecessary contact with others. The privacy allows you to focus on your session.
You choose where you want to conduct your hypnosis session, and the comfort of your safe place creates a focused atmosphere.
Discover the Benefits of Applying Hypnosis Techniques To Improve Many Areas of Life
Trained in NLP, HypnoBirthing, Meditation, Reiki, and Bilateral Hemispheric Stimulation, Lauren Hall has helped clients achieve their dreams and goals by adopting a new perspective. Through mental coaching, Lauren provides the resources that allow you to retrain and strengthen your mind and cultivate new communication skills.
Discover how to unlock the power of your mind through hypnosis techniques that can teach you how to overcome addictions, unhealthy habits and behaviors, and negative self-talk.
Are You Trying to Quit Smoking? Let Me Help
Do you think it’s time to live the life of a non-smoker? Are you willing to take the plunge, no matter how silly you think being hypnotized sounds?
Contact Modern Day Hypnosis today, or whenever you’re ready to embrace your new smoke-free life. Change is good and being healthy is worth it—even if you arrive there by trying something you never thought you’d do. Smoking cigarettes or using other tobacco products such as chew or electronic cigarettes may seem like an excellent way to relieve stress at the moment, but they can quickly become a habit that can control and hinder your health and life.
My goal is to provide you with lasting results through the power of visual imagery and mental dialect so that you can reap the health benefits of stopping smoking.
During the session, we just help enable the experience and give you the imagery; however, you remain in control the whole time. Everyone can purposefully enter this natural mental state. If you wish to stop smoking and change your daily routine, I can help!
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