A growing number of people use hypnosis to quit smoking. It is not surprising considering the success rate of this method. Studies show that using hypnotherapy for smoking cessation works in a percentage of cases as high as 80%.
However, research also shows that in order to stop smoking and be permanently done with the addiction, several hypnosis techniques have to be utilized. When using only suggestion therapy, it is likely that the person will go back to smoking within a year. The reason is that the underlying causes of why they started and continue to smoke, are not addressed.
Every day smokers around the globe swear they will stop smoking and never touch a cigarette again. Yet most start again only a few weeks later. Despite all the health risks of smoking people find it extremely difficult to quit. Why?
Contrary to what many smokers think, it is not the nicotine. Nicotine is usually out of your system in as little as three to four days. Other chemicals may take a few days more. That’s why withdrawal symptoms like insomnia, nervousness and anger tend to fade away after a week.
Still, many smokers start again, because smoking is a psychological addiction. It is much harder to deal with the psychological aspects of quitting smoking than with nicotine. That makes hypnosis to quit smoking the perfect way to alter psychological decisions on the subconscious level. If a persons attitude changes, the behavior will change with it.
Smoking has become a way of coping with stress, anxiety, or boredom. It regulates emotions, and lighting up another cigarette has become ingrained in a smokers daily routine. Deep inside, they feel that NOT lighting up a cigarette deprives them of something.
There is only one way to get rid of such thoughts: enter the subconscious mind. That’s where the habit of being a smoker is lodged.
With regression and analytical hypnotherapy, we first resolve the underlying emotional causes of the addiction.
To become a smoker, a person needs to develop a habit. None of us were born smoking. It was a learning process. When we get to the initial reason why, it is easy to stop the addiction.
Many times, after these processes, the person doesn’t even feel like smoking anymore. There is no need to use conscious will power. Then suggestion therapy is used to reinforce the positive new behavior.
It does not matter how many cigarettes or cigars you smoke daily, or how long you have smoked. As long as you have a strong wish to stop smoking, you have a good chance to ban cigarettes out of your life.
Another benefit of this method is that withdrawal symptoms are unlikely.
The success rate is high. In fact, there is no other method for smoking cessation supported by research that comes close. Surveys show that your chance of a positive outcome is highest if you see a qualified, certified hypnotherapist.
Feel free to write or call me if you would like to have more information about hypnosis to quit smoking.
Higher Choice Hypnosis in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Anat Weinstein C.Ht., Higher Choice Hypnosis,
12101 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM, 87112