Habits. Our lives are made up a habitual actions and vices that often lead us into more damaging actions. One of the most troublesome vices is smoking. Smoking is clearly bad on the body for overall health and has been linked to cancers in many studies. No so long ago, the tobacco companies disregarded these studies, finding tobacco use no more harmful than any other daily activity. But, today, these same companies are actively trying to promote a healthier lifestyle by advertising the effects of smoking on the lungs, skin and even unborn children. When smoking seems to be overtaking your life, hypnotherapy to stop smoking can be a choice many never think of choosing.
Hypnotherapy is the art of moving from the conscience mind into the subconscious in order to makes changes or suggest new actions that may improve health. With more than 45 studies being published in the Journal of Applied Psychology regarding hypnosis and smoking cessation, the effectiveness of hypnotherapy on smoking has been found to be three times more effective than nicotine replacement therapy. These numbers are founded on the fact that vices are often subconscious actions that are learned and can thus be unlearned.
Hypnotherapy works through a series of subconscious altering sessions that focus on the retraining of those learned behaviours. When combined with general smoking cessation tips, hypnotherapy can be even more effective for the client. Some general tips for quitting smoking include:
Look ahead. Taking a look into your life as it would be when you are a non-smoker can often provide enough positives for a person to maintain their smoking cessation program. The money saved, better health and increased activity are all great things to look forward to.
Do not substitute. Substituting one vice for another is not a way out; it is simply creating a new problem. When it comes to quitting smoking, there are tried and true methods that do not include substitution.
When it comes to hypnosis and the direct connection between the cessation of smoking, the program and how it works is the key to the success. Hypnosis for stopping smoking works while you smoke, in most cases. The key is to stop smoking only when you are ready to quit. Many people try to stop cold turkey and find that the withdrawal from the smoking is far more severe than they anticipated. This leads to a fall off the wagon and eventually the cessation program. With hypnosis for stopping smoking, things are different. The steps are progressive and mounting, in that, the more sessions you attend, the less you will want to smoke until one day smoking just seems like the wrong thing to do.
Yet another benefit of hypnosis for smoking cessation is the fact that it is not pharmaceutical based. Many smoking programs are based upon the use of drugs which are proven to have side effects on the body. Again, this is substitute behaviour and can lead to further addiction in other areas. Smoking is a true addiction and needs to be treated as such through therapy and hypnosis is a therapy that works.
When the time has come to stop smoking, hypnosis can guide the mind through the process of retraining. These steps to a new and better you are safe and drug free. The gentle nature of hypnosis combined with the ability to quit when the mind is ready to end the habit are the reasons why hypnosis is three time more effective than nicotine replacement therapy. Don’t replace your nicotine addiction with some other form of vice, just open your mind and allow your subconscious to be retrained to stop smoking naturally.