Stop Smoking Treatment Using Hypnosis.
Why can’t I Quit Cigarette Smoking?
If you have are smoker then you can probably answer the question for yourself. A lot of us simply can’t quit cigarette smoking on our own – we tend to say that it’s because we don’t have the willpower to actually carry it through.
The fact is that any kind of bad habit takes hold of you both psychologically and physically. So, when you try to kick the habit yourself you have to deal with a lot of mental stress and physical side effects that can really throw you. So, for many people, it’s simply easier to pick up the bad habit again to make the nasty symptoms go away. This doesn’t make us weak or mean that we lack willpower – it simply means that our bad habit has taken such a hold we need external help to deal with it once and for all.
How can hypnosis help?
There are all kinds of “stop smoking medications” and “stop smoking tips” out there. Most of these will try and appeal to your brain on a conscious level. So, for example, you might go along to a Quit Cigarette Smoking
Group where you socialize with other smokers and counsel each other on the effects of smoking and so on. On a purely rational level you will walk out of a meeting knowing that smoking is bad for you and knowing that you want to quit.
But, it isn’t that easy. The rational side of your brain might be telling you all this but your subconscious may still be hanging on to the fact that you are a smoker and could be telling you to go into the nearest store and buy a pack right away! So, to put it simply, hypnosis deals with the subconscious thus making it far easier for you to quit cigarette smoking effectively.
Going for hypnosis sessions to cure a bad habit will simply help ALL of your mind focus on the goal of giving up. The methods used by hypnotherapists vary. Some, for example, use a form of aversion therapy that makes you feel slightly nauseous at the thought of smoking. Others simply tell your subconscious that you are not a smoker so – after your session; you’ll act like a non-smoker because your brain is telling you to.
Hypnosis is a great way of quitting smoking. So many of the issues involved with nicotine addiction are psychological so this form of therapy works perfectly here. The fact is that many good hypnotherapists can help you quit smoking in just one session.
As this form of therapy is so suited to quitting smoking, many hypnotherapists receive specialized training in helping people overcome smoking addictions. If you are considering using hypnotherapy to quit then it’s also worthwhile looking for therapists that are also trained in neurolinguistic programming or NLP. NLP is a scientific advancement which works great in tandem with hypnosis – it’s designed to help people take control of their actions.
Valerie Dawson, MSW, CHt has been a hypnotherapist for 18 years. She has undertaken special training in hypnosis techniques for smoking cessation and has helped hundreds of people quit successfully with her Easy Quit Hypnosis Program.
So for a Stop Smoking Treatment that will really help you quit cigarette smoking