Why many people turn to hypnosis to quit smoking and lose weight.
July 7, 2020
Why many people turn to hypnosis to quit smoking and lose weight.

Quitting smoking can be challenging. Losing weight can be challenging. And while you might not immediately see these two important health issues as having anything in common, they do. Both smoking and being overweight involve behavior patterns that motivate choices, which are deeply rooted in the subconscious brain.

Many people wish that they had tried hypnosis to quit smoking and lose weight first.

It can be frustrating and quite frankly, exhausting, to be on the emotional merry-go-round of trying to quit smoking or to lose weight, time and time again. It is not uncommon for people to eventually turn to hypnosis to quit smoking and lose weight, however in hindsight, many people say that they wish they had tried stop smoking hypnotherapy first, or at least in conjunction with other methods they’ve tried.

Why hypnosis to quit smoking and lose weight works.

As we just touched on, trying to quit smoking or lose weight can be difficult because the behaviour patterns that drive the habits which lead people to smoke or to make choices that prevent them from losing weight, are patterns that are deeply rooted in the subconscious mind.

If you’ve ever tried to quit smoking before, you might have used quit-smoking aids such as nicotine patches or sprays, or maybe you’ve braved it and just gone cold turkey. And perhaps you did really well for a while until one day you found yourself in a situation that triggered your cigarette cravings. Everyday occurrences such as driving, being in social situations, drinking alcohol, feeling stressed, and much more can trigger the patterns that are set deep in the mind, causing a person to crave cigarettes.

Or maybe you’ve made attempts to lose weight by making healthier eating choices and exercising but hit a bump in the road that has sent you back into your old ways…

Enter, hypnosis to quit smoking and lose weight!

This is where hypnosis to quit smoking and lose weight comes into play. Hypnosis can be described as an altered state of consciousness, during which the person being hypnotized appears to be in a trance-like state. With your permission, your hypnotherapist uses relaxing speech and imagery to guide you into a state of deep relaxation. Once you have entered the hypnotic state, your brain is relaxed and can therefore concentrate on the single task at hand- whether that is to quit smoking or to lose weight. Your mind consequently becomes more ‘open’ to suggestions of practical behavioural changes that you can make to assist you in quitting smoking or losing weight. Hypnosis to quit smoking and lose weight addresses the habits, fears, memories, food associations, negative self-talk, and anything else that is preventing you from making healthier choices for yourself.

Will hypnosis to stop smoking and lose weight really work?

Many professionals regard hypnotherapy as a useful tool to treat many physical and psychological problems. From hypnosis to quit smoking and lose weight, to addiction problems and even speech disorders, its core principle of opening and unlocking the subconscious mind make it a valuable therapy.

The single biggest determinant of whether hypnosis to stop smoking and lose weight will work for you is whether you genuinely want to make the changes. What this means, is that if, for example, someone is suggesting to you that you need to stop smoking or lose weight, but you don’t really want to, or you’re doing it for somebody else’s sake, it is unlikely to be a successful solution for you. Despite what Hollywood would have you believe, you cannot be hypnotized against your will, so you need to want to participate and open yourself up to the therapy.

If you think that you might be ready to make a positive change in your life, please contact us today so that we can determine if hypnotherapy is a good fit for you.

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