Fight Your Smoking
Addiction With Hypnosis
Fight Your Smoking Addiction With Hypnosis. If
you are a smoker, you may already know that a nicotine
addiction can be as difficult to break as an addiction to
heroin or cocaine you may even have experienced it for
In fact, 95% of smokers who quit without any help fail and
return to the habit. Each failure makes it harder and harder to
quit smoking, and the smoker starts to believe that he or she
may never be able to quit.
Every smoker has a different reason for picking up the
habit. Some may have started it with their circle of friends as
a social activity. Some thought it would be fun, some get
pleasure out of it, some cannot sleep without it, and others
find that it reduces stress.
The reasons are as varied as the people who smoke. Behind
all of the reasons, however, is the belief that by smoking you
will get this or that desired result. Each time you smoke, you
add on to this belief that without cigarettes you would not be
able to do that thing.
With time, even though you know the bad effects that come
from smoking, you find it harder and harder to quit because
your mind believes that if you stop you will also lose the
reason you started you would not be able to sleep, you would
become stressed, would lose friends, etc.
Hypnosis can be an effective tool for changing this belief
or making new ones. It simply helps to undo the thought
patterns that you have put into place while smoking.
Hypnosis works on the root of the problem. Your mind has
been taught to think that smoking gives you pleasure, and that
you cannot feel that way without smoking.
However, you only get out of it what your mind believes.
Your mind has been conditioned to need a cigarette, and
hypnosis can help to recondition it.
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Hypnosis Can Help Children
According to a study by the department of psychology at Standford University hypnosis can help children if they need a medical procedure.
The parents in the study reported that the children where more content and seemed to be less traumatised after the treatment than before.
What was ever more astonishing with the study was that the medical staff reported that the procedures were on average 14 minutes shorter for the hypnotised group than for the control group and also that the procedure was easier to perform on the children that had self hypnotised.
The conclusion of the study was that Hypnotic relaxation may be beneficial for children who undergo invasive medical procedures and make such programs easier for the parents to accept because they can control the distress caused.
During the process of hypnosis, you slowly recondition your
mind by implanting suggestions of negative thoughts with
smoking and positive ones with not smoking. By using hypnosis
properly you can vastly improve your chances of successfully
One self hypnosis method that works is the deep breathing
method. This can be useful in releasing tensions and
addictions. When you feel the need to smoke, try closing your
eyes and practicing deep breathing.
When you exhale, imagine your body releasing the tension
and relaxing, and when you inhale picture yourself becoming
lighter and more relaxed. This can help overcome the mental
conflict of the need to smoke.
As you become more relaxed and the immediate need passes,
you can start to reinforce positive thoughts. Picture
yourself doing things that you can only do as a
You can not be hypnotised
against your will.
You have to feel relaxed, motivated and
concentrate on what is being suggested.
If you don't want to be hypnotised your
motivation would not be there, and so a
hypnotist would not be able to hypnotise
Reinforce the negative things about cigarettes. Gradually,
you will retrain your mind and your dependence on
cigarettes. If this is difficult at first, you can consider
visiting a hypnotherapist to help get you started with the
technique. Keep in mind that it may take several sessions
in order to get you completely smoke free.