I have often been asked if hypnosis for stopping smoking is indeed an effective means to kick the butt, and my reply has always been affirmative. Hypnosis, recent research has proven, affects smokers very noticeably. I recently read an article on the website newscientist.com, which talks about a research conducted by two researchers from the University of Iowa; a cross section of over 72,000 people across the globe who were in the process of quitting smoking. The results showed that out of all the methods used for de-addiction, hypnotherapy for stopping smoking was a resounding success.
A lot of hypnotherapists, including me, have been successfully using methods of hypnotherapy to help their clients in giving up the habit. The Iowa research has also proven that hypnosis for stopping smoking indeed showed better results than people who had been trying to give it up with no intervention, how else could it’s success rate be double of every method. A lot of smokers who want to quit the habit have failed in their efforts because of lack of will power and determination. However, clients who have used hypnotherapy seemed to set up a stronger example in terms of abstaining and a greater willpower.
Here’s how hypnosis for stopping smoking works- it works on the simple philosophy of positive suggestions. In hypnotherapy, a lot has to do with the power of your subconscious mind and helping it achieve great feats with the help of auto suggestion. When the method of hypnotherapy is used for smoking, it tells you the reasons of why and how you smoke, before moving on to suggestions of how you can stop smoking, and maintain the abstinence. With hypnotherapy you gradually instruct your mind to create positive thoughts, and build willpower in the face of temptations of nicotine and smoke.
It might sound very easy to you, but the fact is that it indeed is easy to use hypnosis for stopping smoking. One session with a hypnotherapist is all you need. By deciding to give up the habit, you have already made the hardest decision in the quitting process. Things only get better from here! The key to a successful no-smoking life is to follow the hypnosis routine regularly, as it is only practice that makes one perfect in self-hypnosis. Remember hypnosis for quitting smoking works on the power of positive suggestion; the more time you invest in self-hypnosis for smoking, the better the results. Add on sessions are offered by most therapists; however I personally feel that these top up sessions should only be used when extremely necessary. Hypnosis is about self reliance, so you shouldn’t be dependent on your therapist for all guidance. Be your own driver!
Smoking is a habit, whether it’s good or bad is an individual decision. But if you have decided to give it up, don’t let anything stop you. You have no idea how proud you will a year from now, when you refuse a cigarette offered to you. It will not only boost your confidence and self-worth, but it will also lead to a heavier pocket. If you are a chain smoker, you could end up saving a great deal (close to £ 2000); and then you could go ahead and splurge on a lavish holiday. A luxurious holiday in the Bahamas in exchange of 20 cigarettes a day…seems like a good deal. Just think about it!
I will not even shy away from saying that quitting smoking is child’s play; but only if you know the best way to achieve this. Nicotine is one of the hardest habits to break in the world, but hypnosis for stopping smoking could be your answer. Through positive affirmations you could achieve much more than just ridding yourself of the butt of all problems. Imagine having a healthier life, better performance at work, more stamina to play your favorite sport, and quality time with your family. Isn’t it just the life you want?
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Richard MacKenzie is an expert in helping people to stop smoking with Hypnotherapy. You can also check out his Stop Smoking with Hypnosis Download MP3.
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