Hypnosis to Stop Smoking
Stopping Smoking Hypnotherapy Does it Work?
Are you considering using hypnosis to stop smoking? I guess you have tried other methods before and failed. Most smokers make dozens of attempts to stop smoking before successfully giving it up for good.
You already know that smoking is bad for your health. You also probably know that giving up smoking is one of the best moves you make to improve your health. Smoking can cause heart disease many types of cancer and premature aging. The good news is that your health can improve if you give up smoking. Once you give up smoking, the risk of premature death lowers even if you have smoked for years.
Is Smoking Really that Dangerous?
Tobacco smoke contains many chemicals and, according to cancer.gov at least 69 of them cause cancer. Smokers are much more likely to die from cancer than non-smokers. In addition, smoking increases your risk of dying from lung disease, stroke, or heart disease.
As well as your chances of dying from a smoking-related disease, your average life expectancy if you smoke is about ten years less than for non-smokers.
So what is stopping you from giving up smoking now?
It is difficult to stop smoking because nicotine is very addictive. However, the rewards when you so give up smoking are immense. Your health will improve almost immediately. When you give up smoking, you can get some relief from health worries you may have been experiencing; it can be like a weight lifted from your shoulders. Giving up smoking can also give you a great sense of achievement. So how can we make giving up smoking easier?
Stopping Smoking Hypnotherapy
How do you use hypnosis to stop smoking? Stopping smoking hypnotherapy can calm you down and reduce stress. It can help you tackle the psychological elements of your addiction and help you develop a positive image of yourself as a non-smoker.
As a smoker, you may think that having a cigarette will help if you are feeling stressed. It really doesn’t, but psychologically, you may believe a cigarette is what you need. Stopping smoking hypnotherapy can help to ease some of that stress while you stop smoking.
You may see being a smoker is part of your identity. Perhaps you feel you would lose something if you gave up smoking. With the use of hypnosis to stop smoking, you can create a more developed image of yourself as a non-smoker, and identify with that version of yourself.
How does Hypnosis Work?
Hypnosis is a focused, absorbed state of mind. It is natural and pleasant to be in a state of hypnosis. Have you have ever had a daydream? If so, you were probably in a light, hypnotic trance. Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis to help make positive therapeutic changes to the way you feel. In a hypnotic trance, you are more receptive to new ideas and positive changes. Once in hypnosis “suggestions” influence the subconscious mind to change reactions, feelings, behaviors.
Hypnosis can help a vast range of problems and conditions, including:
- Panic attacks
- Tension Headaches
- Pain Management
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Alcohol addiction
- Stop Smoking
- Weight Loss
Why is it so hard to give up smoking?
Most smokers want to stop smoking. But it is very difficult to give up smoking. You may have tried many times and failed again and again. Well-meaning people may encourage you to give up smoking for the sake of your health, but they may have little understanding of how difficult a task quitting smoking is.
At first, when you stop smoking, you will experience the effects of nicotine withdrawal, which is unpleasant and creates a strong craving to smoke. The good news is, this stage of withdrawal is short-lived. Once 1 to 3 days have passed, you are past the physical withdrawal effect. The next enormous challenge is coping with the psychological elements of stopping smoking.
The psychological element of stopping smoking
Do you enjoy smoking? There may be occasions cigarettes are enjoyable, like after being unable to smoke for several hours. Most of them, however, you are not truly enjoying them are you? You are smoking them because you need to smoke them because of your nicotine addiction. You may have been wanting to stop smoking for a long time, but smoking cigarettes makes you feel normal, not smoking makes you feel bad.
When you stop smoking, you may experience:
- Strong cravings for nicotine
- General aches and pains
- Difficulty concentrating
- Crying or feeling emotional
How can hypnosis to stop smoking ease some of these withdrawal effects?
Stopping smoking hypnotherapy can support you through this process. Deep relaxation hypnosis can calm all of that stress and help you gain a positive mindset. Positive suggestions in the hypnosis will help you accept the initial difficulties such as cravings and let them pass. Hypnosis for quitting smoking will help you stay focused and persevere by reminding you of why you are doing this. Using self-hypnosis can help you develop a new positive self-image, as you go one day at a time as a non-smoker.
What are the Benefits of Stopping Smoking?
Regardless of your age, it is worth giving up smoking to improve your health. The sooner you stop smoking, the faster your body can recover and become healthier. Your risk of serious diseases associated with smoking decreases.
Some benefits of giving up smoking:
- Health improvement
- Reduced risk of premature death
- Breathing improves
- Energy Levels increase
- You will be more alert
- Less Stress and anxiety
- Confidence and self-esteem
- A sense of achievement
- Better skin
- Smelling fresher
- More money
- Teeth and gums look and feel healthier
- You will save a lot of money!
- Freedom from smoking
Does Hypnosis Work for Stopping Smoking?
Using hypnosis to stop smoking is a well-known method for quitting smoking. They have done studies on the effectiveness of hypnosis for giving up smoking, however, more thorough studies need to be done to establish just how effective it is. Much evidence on the success of hypnosis to stop smoking is anecdotal. Some studies show using hypnosis to stop smoking is successful. This research gate study is one example.
You may wish to try a nicotine replacement product, but they do not suit everyone. Some would say that you don’t need nicotine-replacement because the nicotine has left your anyway body within 1 to 3 days. Why continue to put nicotine in your body after that? The actual struggle with giving up smoking is psychological. This is where self-hypnosis can help you through the quitting smoking process. You mainly benefit from the relaxation and stress relief of the hypnosis sessions for the first few days. Simultaneously, the positive suggestions are taking an effect on your subconscious and building your determination to succeed.
Hypnosis addresses the mental aspect of the addiction such as the habit and ritual of smoking. Hypnosis can help with eradicating triggers, such as the cigarette after a meal. Stop Smoking hypnosis will guide and encourage you to focus on positive images as you develop a strong identity as a non-smoker. The hypnosis will help you let go of feelings of enjoying smoking and help you see it as a negative, unpleasant thing. Another benefit of hypnosis for quitting smoking is that it is low cost, safe, pleasant to do, and you can combine hypnosis with other methods if desired.
To give up smoking is difficult, and you may need help to succeed with it. Although most smokers know the risks of smoking, it does not make it easier to quit; it only makes you want to quit. Hypnosis can help you in several ways. Self-hypnosis can relax you deeply and help ease stress, tension, and irritability. Hypnosis can build your motivation and desire to give up smoking. Hypnosis can help you change the way you feel about smoking. Using hypnosis to give up smoking can help you develop a clearer image of that version of yourself, you as a non-smoker. Many people have successfully given up smoking. Just like them, you too can become a non-smoker.
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