If you’ve ever tried to quit smoking before, chances are you’ve tried going cold turkey, patches and medications, but have you ever considered hypnosis for quitting cigarettes?
How does hypnosis for quitting cigarettes work?
In a nutshell, when you choose to undergo hypnosis for quitting cigarettes, you are able to reframe your thoughts and change your perspective. A hypnotist assist you to enter an altered state of focus by using relaxing speech and imagery. Once you have entered the hypnotic state, your hypnotist will talk to you about strategies and other techniques that will communicate and reinforce to your subconscious mind the need to quit smoking.
How hypnosis for quitting cigarettes can help you?
Most people that have tried to quit smoking have tried to do it more than once. A big part of this is because there’s always a temptation to go back and pick it up again. When you undergo hypnosis for quitting cigarettes, your perspective changes. How? Well, for most people, when they quit smoking they consider themselves to be an ‘ex-smoker’. Whilst at first glance this perspective might sound correct, it is precisely the reason for the tendency to relapse and the subsequent further failed attempts to quit.
Why choose hypnosis for quitting cigarettes works over other methods?
Nicotine addiction is deeply rooted in the smoker’s brain, in their subconscious mind. With hypnosis for quitting cigarettes, you tap into that subconscious thinking and turn the nicotine switch off. There are so many events in one’s daily life that can trigger subconscious thoughts that cause cigarette cravings. Just some of these include stress, driving, caffeine, mealtimes, drinking alcohol, social situations, and so much more. Turning off the subconscious voice that asks for a cigarette every time you’re in one of these situations brings you one (very big) step closer to quitting smoking for good.
The mental addiction controlled by the smoker’s subconscious thoughts is the reason why stop-smoking aids such as patches and sprays are mostly ineffective. Nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) can certainly replace the body’s physical nicotine cravings, but the mental urges still remain in place. Hypnosis for quitting cigarettes can help you to break turn those thoughts off.
Is hypnosis for quitting cigarettes safe?
Contrary to popular belief, a person cannot be hypnotized against their will. You are totally in control for the duration of the hypnosis and if for whatever reason you wish to stop at any time, you can. Despite what many stage performers would have you believe, when you’re under hypnosis you will remain aware of your surroundings; you will not be unconscious. When your treatment is complete, your hypnotist will guide you back to your normal conscious state. You will remember everything that happened.
Will hypnosis for quitting cigarettes actually work?
So, you’ve read through and it seems like a good idea, but there’s the big question: “will hypnosis for quitting cigarettes actually work for me?”. The short answer is yes. Quit smoking hypnosis is championed by many medical practitioners as an effective tool that can help smokers to kick the habit with lasting results greater than those of traditional methods. However, just like with any other method to quit smoking, you have to want the results. If you are ready, quit smoking hypnotherapy can be a useful and effective tool, however if you aren’t ready to quit, you want to quit for someone else’s sake, or perhaps you feel like you should quit but rather wouldn’t, then this might not be the best option for you.
If you’re ready to quit smoking or you would like to discuss hypnosis for quitting cigarettes with us, feel free to contact us for a chat. We can organize a consultation to see whether hypnotherapy is a good fit for you and facilitate the process.