Why does everyone talk about hypnosis as the main tool to stop smoking and how does that affect you?
Stopping smoking could much easier than you think. This program "10 steps to non-smoking" from hypnosis downloads is a superb example of high-quality hypnosis and clever psychological approaches to help you beat smoking cravings:
Stop smoking hypnosis - 10 Steps to Non-Smoking
Many therapists offer a one-off session for smoking cessation with free follow-up sessions if necessary. A stop smoking
consultation with a hypnotherapist will generally involve gathering information into your personal reasons for wanting to quit smoking.
The stopping smoking session or sessions will include hypnotherapy techniques, positive affirmations and suggestions. At the end you will often be given a stop smoking tape or CD to take away so that you can continue to reinforce the suggestions in your own time.
The cost of a hypnotherapy session for stopping smoking will be minimal compared to the financial and health costs incurred during a lifetime of smoking.
Quitting smoking should not be difficult or unpleasant. Granted nicotine is a difficult substance to go without when giving up smoking, but after a few days it is out of your system and most smokers agree that quitting smoking for a few days is difficult but very achievable.
So that's it! A tricky few days and then a lifetime of freedom. So why hasn't it been that easy previously? Simple - you didn't deal with the psychological addiction of smoking. In fact, you probably put cigarettes up on some kind of a pedestal.
If you think that stopping smoking is depriving you of something, then it is just a matter of time until you start again. Hypnotherapy is ideal for this. Using hypnosis, you can deal with all of the emotional and psychological aspects of giving up smoking.
Hypnotherapy has enjoyed a high success rate with smoking cessation and stopping smoking is one of the most common reasons why people consult hypnotherapists. When quitting smoking, it best not to dwell on negative aspects such as ill health, but instead to aim for positive outcomes such as good health, fitness, freedom and energy.
Would you like to know how to stop smoking in a positive and easy way?
How about starting right now by making a list of all of the benefits you will enjoy as a non-smoker? Imagine yourself in the future, say six months time from now.
How good is it going to be when someone offers you a cigarette and you find yourself saying 'no thanks'? Perhaps you can imagine how proud you are going to feel and how positive you will be about yourself.
Hypnosis is not the mind control technique that is often represented on TV and in the media. In fact, you cannot make people do anything using hypnosis. Quite the opposite, if someone doesn't want to stop smoking, they will be even more definite about that in hypnosis! Did you realise people can lie in hypnosis as easily as they can out of hypnosis?
Perhaps you're not quite sure if you are ready to quit smoking but you'd like to consider the possibility. You will find lots of help and advice on this site. We recommend you consider using our free and comprehensive self-hypnosis guide to learn relaxation and
positive thinking techniques. You could also take a look at our free ebook, 'The Little Online Book of Stopping Smoking'.
If you find this helpful, we would strongly recommend that you consider purchasing the CD 'Stop Smoking Easily and Permanently'. You can buy it on this site or in major bookshops including Waterstones. It has helped hundreds of people to stop smoking and to plan positive healthy lives.
Research director for The National Council for Hypnotherapy, Josephine Teague recently posted the following piece of research evidence.
To find the most effective method to stop smoking Frank Schmidt and research
student Chockalingham Viswesvaran from the university of Iowa used a meta-analysis,
utilising the results of more than 600 studies totalling nearly 72,000
The results, which were published in the Journal of Applied Psychology and included 48 studies of hypnosis covering 6000 smokers, clearly showed that hypnosis, to use the same terminology as the quit counsellor, was three times more effective than NRT.
References - Elliot Wald, Tami J Eggelston PhD &
Fredrick Gibbson PhD, "Cognitive reactions to smoking relapse", New Scientist,
vol 136, pp6.
Posted from Josephine Teague, Research Director on 07/09/2002
The Little Online Books are not specifically hypnotherapy publications. They are practical and thought provoking guides to achieving specific goals and outcomes. Titles so far available include; How to Lose Weight, Stop Smoking, Golf Tips and Stress Management. Other planned titles include; Self Confidence, Public Speaking and Driving Test Nerves.