As a certified hypnotherapist, people often ask me if hypnosis is an effective means to quit smoking. My reply is always “Yes”.
Here's proof, the Science Daily reported, “Hospitalized patients who smoke may be more likely to quit smoking through the use of hypnotherapy than patients using other smoking cessation methods.”
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The report quoted Dr. Faysal Hasan (MD) of North Shore Medical Center in Salem, MA. as saying, “Our results showed that hypnotherapy resulted in higher quit rates compared with NRT alone.”
In other words, for most people, hypnotherapy to quit smoking can result in a resounding success. Many smokers who want to quit the habit fail because they lack the will power and determination needed to succeed. Using hypnotherapy these smokers gain the willpower and determination they need to succeed.
The same article reported “Smoking patients who participated in one hypnotherapy session were more likely to be nonsmokers at 6 months compared with patients using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) alone or patients who quit “cold turkey”.
How Does Hypnosis to Quit Smoking Work?
The reason you smoke is because smoking has become a habit in your subconscious mind. Hypnosis to quit smoking works using the power of positive suggestions to shift your thinking so you can change your habit.
You have a habit of associating smoking with other things in your life, such as eating, drinking or on breaks. Hypnotherapy works by making negative associations with your smoking habit and positive associations with not smoking. This helps to bolster your will power to finally quit smoking.
For many smokers, all it takes is one hypnosis session to quit smoking. While it might take more than one session, hypnosis can make it a lot easier to finally quit smoking.
You need to remember that once you decide to quit smoking you've taken the biggest step in the quitting process.
Self Hypnosis to Quit Smoking
Many times your hypnotherapist will give you a follow up recording to take home to reinforce your office session. The key is to follow the self hypnosis routine for as long as your hypnotherapist recommends.
Remember hypnosis to quit smoking works through the power of positive suggestion. Like exercise, the more times you use hypnosis, the better the results.
Follow up sessions are offered by most therapists. Most therapists recommend that you wait a few days to determine if your first session works and for most people it does for at least a few days. The thing to remember here is hypnosis is to help you become self reliant, your therapist shouldn't become your new crutch.
Smoking is a bad habit, but if you want to give it up, don't let anything stop you. A year from now you'll be so proud every time you refuse a cigarette.
In addition to boosting your confidence and self-worth, but it will also lead to more money in your pocket. As a chain smoker, you could end up saving more than $2000 a year and use it to take a luxurious vacation in the Bahamas.
All for only 20 cigarettes a day…seems like a good deal doesn't it?
While quitting can be difficult, hypnosis can make it a lot easier to quit smoking. In no time at all you can be smoke free.
Just imagine feeling healthier, performing better at work, having more stamina, and enjoying quality time with your family.
That's the life you really want, isn't it?