Recently, more and more people are turning to hypnosis to stop smoking. While nicotine patches, gum and other smoking substitutes can help you quit smoking short-term, hypnosis has the power to change your outlook on smoking and create long-term benefits that last. There are many hypnosis courses and hypnosis CDs that are specifically designed for smokers who want to quit smoking.
Methods to quit smoking have been around for many years, and chances are that if you are a smoker, you have tried most of them. Nicotine patches, gum and other smoking substitutes can only get you so far in your quest to quit smoking. These substitutes reduce the desire to have nicotine, but do not deal with the underlying issues of smoking, or change your mindset about smoking. Hypnosis deals with both the quitting factor, and the emotional component of quitting smoking.
Many people smoke for many different reasons. Some people smoke socially while others smoke a pack or more a day. Each person’s nicotine usage is different, but the common factor is normally that of addiction. While some people may think that they can stop at anytime, it is much harder to quit smoking than it seems. The body and mind become chemically dependent on nicotine, and smoking becomes a bad habit that many people struggle with their whole lives.
Because smoking is detrimental to the body, many smokers attempt to quit smoking at least once. The reason that many fail in quitting is because they look for quick fixes that reduce the need for nicotine. These fixes may work short-term, but the chances that a smoker will relapse and have another cigarette are high. Hypnosis provides a full mind and body engagement in the quitting process, making it more thorough and more lasting.
To stop smoking using hypnosis, you’ll want to research differed hypnosis courses and hypnosis CDs to find one that matches your needs. You can also consult a hypnotist or hypnotherapist about personal sessions that deal specifically with quitting smoking. Whether using self-hypnosis or personal hypnosis sessions with a hypnotherapist, the sessions will include relaxation techniques, specifically tailored suggestions and cues, mental exercises and positive affirmations. Hypnosis is meant to completely relax the mind and body, allowing the mind to enter a trace-like state and be more open to suggestions about modifications in behavior and attitude.
For hypnosis to be effective in quitting smoking, the smoker must be willing to be hypnotized, believe that the hypnosis will work in aiding them to quit smoking, and also be completely comfortable. The effectiveness of hypnosis to aid in the cessation of smoking is directly related to how much the person being hypnotized wants to quit smoking, and how much they believe that the treatment will help them.
Hypnosis sessions to quit smoking will often use positive affirmations as a reinforcer that the smoker can and will stop smoking. Suggestions and positive affirmations such as “I can stop smoking” and “I can have control of my behaviors and my life” will be repeated over and over again so that the messages are deeply implanted into the subconscious mind. Positive affirmations about healthy living and the body’s return to health after smoking stops help the smoker to believe that they are able to achieve this ideal goal of quitting smoking.
Finding the right hypnosis course, hypnosis CD or hypnotherapist is a vital part of quitting smoking, so be sure to choose one that matches your needs and your expectations. Those who practice self-hypnosis or listen to hypnosis CDs regularly, or attend multiple hypnosis sessions, will most likely see better results than those who do not.