New Year, New You - Time to quit smoking
24th December, 20140 Comments
Written by: Biodun Ogunyemi ANLP,BNLP,SNLP,C.H,Dip.Hyp
It always seems that the coming of a New Year means new resolutions that must be made as well. While losing a little more weight or seeing more of your extended family are good resolutions to make to help you feel better, quitting smoking is one that will actually improve your health in remarkable ways.
However, actually quitting smoking will take more than just willpower. This is because smoking is more than a physical addiction, but a psychological one as well. This will mean that in order to quit you will have to marshal all the forces necessary to break the habit so you can live a healthier life.
One technique that has been proven over the years to help people quit smoking is hypnosis. Once considered just for entertainment, hypnosis has helped many thousands of people quit smoking when many of them have failed in previous attempts.
How hypnosis works to overcome the smoking habit
The habit of smoking is more than just an addiction to nicotine; it involves the mental stimulation that smoking brings along with the psychological need and muscle memory that gets engrained into the brain. As an example, many people who try to quit smoking are often fidgeting with their fingers because they no longer have a cigarette to hold. Even chewing gum or pencils fail to break this simple muscle memory habit that is actually part of the smoking experience.
However, hypnosis uses the power of suggestion to break these habits as well; creating conditions where the mind is no longer subject to the fidgeting fingers or an after dinner smoke break that has become a part of your life. The secret to the success of hypnosis is that your brain is now being conditioned to break the habits from within so that you don’t miss them when you quit.
A common misconception about hypnosis is that it puts you to sleep. Far from it, as this ancient technique actually focuses your mind to rewire your brain and change the habits that have kept people from quitting. Hypnosis is a powerful technique, but only if you really want to quit smoking because without the desire and drive, even hypnosis is not going to keep you from smoking again.
Why hypnosis is right for you
Hypnosis is a safe, proven technique that uses no drugs, has no side effects and works with those who truly want to quit smoking. While people who are quitting will still feel the urges to smoke from time to time, the power of hypnosis will put those urges into perspective so that you can overcome them. Plus, all the little habits that were formed in the act of smoking are now removed as well so that will improve your odds of quitting for good.
While hypnosis is not a miracle cure, it does bring in the most powerful part of any treatment that you can receive. Hypnosis can bring the power of your mind into play which is the greatest weapon when it comes to quitting smoking for good.
So why wait? Let today be the day you start your New Year’s resolution and quit smoking for good with the power of hypnosis at your side.
About the author
Biodun Ogunyemi, founder of Optimind, one of the leading practices in the UK. Trained to the highest level in Advanced Hypnotherapy and author of over 180 hypnosis products.
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