Cigarette smoking is an addiction and because of this fact, quitting is easier said than done.
According to Action on Smoking and Health, 10 million adults in Great Britain are smokers. Two thirds of those smokers started before the age of 18. Nearly two thirds of the current smokers would like to quit but only 22 per cent of the women and 27 per cent of the men have managed to do so.
October marks the official beginning of the yearly Stoptober campaign. Quitting for a full month may be the perfect opportunity to drop the bad habit for a lifetime. Stop smoking hypnotherapy may be the right possibility for you. Here’s everything you need to know about how to stop smoking with hypnosis.
How does It Work?
Many smokers need just a single hypnotherapy session to get on the road to quitting. Follow-up sessions will usually be needed to extend the longevity of the results and to help the former smoker lead a happy, cigarette-free life for years and years to come.
After initial assessment, a therapist will put you in the state of hypnosis. This is when the real work begins. For many smokers, lighting up a cigarette is associated with pleasurable experiences. These experiences could include having an aromatic cup of coffee, ending a delicious meal or even intimacy with a partner. The job of the therapist is to “break” these positive associations.
Sometimes, smokers who undergo stop smoking hypnotherapy will have these positive associations replaced with facts about smoking – that it ruins health, that it makes clothes smell bad and that second hand smoke is a real danger for loved ones. These new sub-conscious patterns help patients overcome the addiction and kick the bad habit with relative ease.
Are you still wondering about how to stop smoking with hypnosis? Talking to a therapist and getting all of your questions answered is going to put your mind at ease. There’s no harm in giving the technique a try, even if you are sceptical about it.
When performed by an experienced therapist, hypnosis can have a very high success rate. Some reports suggest that nearly 80 per cent of the smokers that have tried hypnotherapy have managed to quit.
Hypnosis is very effective because it simplifies change and introducing healthy modifications to your lifestyle. It has nothing to do with being sub consciously “forced” into doing something that you don’t want to do. Hypnotherapy is all about breaking destructive patterns of behaviour that have been connected to something positive and desirable.
Hypnotherapy for smokers is safe, efficient and affordable. Nicotine addiction can be an extreme challenge and many find it impossible to quit cold turkey. If you have tried other methods and you have failed, the time may be right to have a hypnotherapy session. Going through the experience is the best way to figure out whether it’s the perfect method to quit and to enjoy a cigarette-free life.