How to Quit Smoking Cigarettes Using Hypnotherapy
If you are trying to quit smoking, you know how tough it is to break this damaging addiction. It is possible however, and half of all adult smokers will successfully quit smoking forever. Many smokers succeed in quitting smoking cigarettes by replacing them with different, positive habits without having to experience withdrawal symptoms. By far, the most effective, easiest method to stop smoking and accomplish this end is hypnotherapy.
Quit smoking hypnosis is one of the most regularly practiced forms of hypnotherapy. It is often cited as a tool to stop smoking along with strategies such as nicotine replacement therapy and other popular methods. It works to end the smoking addiction by combating cravings to smoke, keeping you committed to quitting, and promoting stress relief and relaxation so you will not be tempted to smoke.
The smoking addiction is made up of both psychological and physiological components. The physiological addiction is a physical need the body develops to nicotine. This aspect of the addiction is what causes the physical withdrawal symptoms that make it feel near impossible to stop smoking. However, this is a short, temporary stage in the overall process of quitting smoking, which lasts only between three days and one week. By the end of this time period, your body acclimates to regular, nicotine-free functioning. Based on thirty years of experience, I believe that the physical need for nicotine represents only ten percent of the addiction to smoking.
By far, the most challenging part of breaking the smoking addiction is overcoming the psychological addiction, which are the mental and emotional aspects of smoking. I believe this represents ninety percent of the smoking addiction. When you develop a smoking habit, you develop an unconscious desire to smoke at certain times, such as before going to bed at night. This is called a conditioned response. Quit smoking hypnotherapy works to eliminate the unconscious associations that cause you to crave cigarettes, thereby eliminating the conditioned response to smoke. Hypnotherapy also helps you stay motivated to give up smoking by strengthening your beliefs that gave you the wish to stop smoking in the first place.
Smokers get stuck in the habit of lighting up and smoking. This is why people who try to stop smoking using nicotine patches or gums alone generally are unable to successfully quit. They soon overcome the physical withdrawal, but they have no replacement or relief for the ritual of smoking, which has become a mental habit and comforting source of stress relief. Stop smoking hypnotherapy techniques eliminate this habit and serve as stress reducers as well. As a relaxation tool, hypnosis helps effectively relieve anxiety and stress so you will lose the cravings for cigarettes.
By adding powerful NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) techniques, quit smoking hypnotherapy can keep you motivated to kicking the habit by training your unconscious mind to focus on the benefits of quitting. Eliminating tobacco benefits you in many ways. Within days of quitting, body parts damaged by smoking begin to heal, damaged nerves re-grow, and your sense of taste and smell improves. Within weeks, lung function and blood circulation improve. Within one year, your risk of heart disease is less than half that of a smoker. Within five to fifteen years, your risk of having a stroke is the same as a non-smoker. Your risk of dying from lung cancer and numerous other cancer risks have decreased, and your risk of heart disease is the same as someone who has never smoked.
Despite the harmful effects of smoking and the health benefits of quitting, some smokers never overcome their habit. For the most part, this is because they've never really made a decision to quit. Other smokers are often afraid to experience withdrawal symptoms or let go of the smoking habit. Quitting smoking does not have to be the torturous process that makes so many smokers hesistant to even try quitting. Hypnotherapy provides a very simple, natural method of quitting.
Hypnotherapy is an effective implement for extinguishing cravings for cigarettes, providing powerful motivation, and promoting relaxation and stress relief to completely eliminate the psychological component of the smoking habit. Stop smoking hypnosis techniques can be easily learned from specialized self-hypnosis programs that have been developed after decades of using hypnosis, Neuro-VISION video hypnotherapy, and NLP to help clients kick the cigarette addiction.
Hypnotherapy programs make it easy to stop smoking permanently because they break the smoking addiction in a process that helps extinguish cravings and any desire to smoke. Whatever your motivation is for breaking the habit, hypnotherapy makes it easier to focus your mind on these reasons, which makes you feel a great urge to quit. Stop smoking hypnotherapy programs eliminate the impulse to smoke. Even though quitting smoking can be a painful and unsuccessful endeavor for some, those who take advantage of quit smoking hypnotherapy have a far greater rate of success because it makes the process a 'slam-dunk'. Hypnotherapy is the most effective method for smoke cessation.
Published February 4th, 2008
Filed in Health