Using hypnotherapy to quit smoking
Today we can fully understand the negative effects that smoking has on the human body. Hypnotherapy is one of the most effective ways to help those thinking about quitting. Stoptober, an event that encourages smokers to quit smoking for 28 days is the perfect time to take a step towards changing your life for the better.
Hypnotherapy is a fantastic aid to quit that can liberate you from the oppression of smoking. Its use has been proven to break even the most addictive habits. By the use of positive suggestion, and encouragement through a variety of techniques, hypnotherapy is able to bring into focus your own desire to quit this debilitating habit.
Kicking the habit can be done in many ways but the most popular way in a hypnotherapy stop smoking programme is through education and hypnotherapy. You may find that your hypnotherapist will go through the negative effects of smoking beforehand, via a presentation or consultation. What this is designed to do is to remind you of the reasons why you wish to quit, and to ensure that you are making the right choice for you. This is important because you are more likely to quit smoking using hypnotherapy if you have acknowledged that the time is right for you. If it is not the right time, the positive suggestions will simply not work.
The use of positive suggestion during hypnosis, acts as encouragement for you to quit, whilst we also highlight certain aspects that you may not find too favourable about smoking, the diseases it can cause etc. What this does is it allows you to form your own informed opinion, reinforcing in your subconscious mind what your conscious mind already thinks, thus bringing them into balance, enabling you to quit with confidence. Most professional hypnotherapists who specialise in non-smoking, will have a very high success rate, i.e. 95% or above, which again proves that it is a successful and tested treatment.
Some people see hypnotherapy as an expensive way to quit smoking. I think what any new potential quitter must bear in mind is the overall picture. How much money will you save by quitting compared to the cost of the session? In essence stopping smoking through hypnotherapy is a successful investment in your future health and finances.
Something that is worth considering is the portion of your day that you are a non-smoker. To do this multiply the average time it takes to smoke a cigarette by the number of cigarettes you smoke per day. Take this amount of time away from 24hrs and you might be surprised at how little time in your day you will need to change.
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