Hypnosis For Smoking Cessation – Power In Your Mind
If you have thought about quitting smoking, you have probably noticed that there are what seems like thousands of ways to quit smoking, all of them with their pros and cons. Whether its patches or prescription drugs, counseling programs or gadgets and apps, the limit of smoking cessation methods you could try is endless. But what method is right for you?
Maybe a friend had great success with a certain method but you have not had the same success. In your case, you might be one of the people that need to try something that helps you change your thought process when it comes to smoking. Maybe you have heard of friends or co-workers who were successful and were able to stop smoking with hypnosis. I am sure that you know about quitting smoking with hypnosis already but might be unsure if it will work for you; maybe even unsure of what hypnosis is really all about.
Let me provide you with some more information about hypnosis, using the stop smoking hypnosis program and if it might be the answer for your success to quit smoking.
What Is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is not like what you see in the movies. Hypnosis is a completely natural state of focused attention and heightened suggestibility and is a very fascinating phenomena that occurs with the human mind. The ability to enter this unique state of consciousness opens the door for us to make substantial change at a deep level of the mind for behaviors such as quitting smoking.
When we enter into the focused state of hypnosis, it is possible to access thoughts, emotions, and experiences in a way that is not available to us consciously. With the help of a hypnotist (hypnotherapist), we can create the desired changes in our thoughts, feelings and behaviors with the innate, individual abilities that exist in the subconscious part of your mind. Hypnosis works on the part of the brain that generates automatic thoughts, reactions and behaviors; the subconscious. The mechanics of how this occurs have been debated for decades and although not completely clear, that focused state of awareness allows us to create the desired changes almost “automatically” in the subconscious mind. Changes that we have not been able to accomplish consciously, like to stop smoking. When you experience something, which might be an actual experience or just a thought or emotion, your mind tends to generate an automatic reaction or thought based on your past experiences and tendencies that can be very deep rooted. Exactly like being in a stressful situation and automatically reaching for a cigarette. Those automatic thoughts are directly affected by hypnosis, and that can be the difference in you remaining a smoker or finally reaching your goal of being smoke free.
How Hypnosis To Stop Smoking Works
The first step with the stop smoking hypnosis programs, and for all addictions, is to determine if the behavior is more habitual or if there is a deeper emotional motivation for smoking. We all consciously know that there are ZERO good reasons to continue to be a smoker. For the habitual smoker, hypnosis is used to change the positive associations with smoking and replace the reasons why you should continue to smoke with the reasons why you should not smoke. The unhealthy thoughts you have consciously need to become the subconscious automatic thoughts when those smoking associations surface. Clients may be asked, while in hypnosis, to share what they know about the outcomes of smoking could be. Emotional smokers require a more comprehensive approach to neutralize the emotional responses creating the smoking behavior. Many of these type of smokers find themselves stuck in an emotion – distraction cycle that will take some time to change.
One main goal is to replace the current “reward” system and change your current positive thoughts about the ideas of smoking, the process of smoking and everything related to it. The hypnotherapist will help you replace those things with the TRUTH that you already know about smoking and that these become the new automatic thoughts that will come up when you think about smoking. When these new automatic reactions take root, smoking becomes something that you are no longer interested in. This way, your mind will now be helping you fight against the addiction instead of assisting it. If you are a smoker I am sure you can relate to that little guy standing on your shoulder telling you all the reasons why you should just go ahead and have a smoke. This is your mind working against you instead of with you.
The process usually takes around least 2 sessions, however if there is a strong emotional attachment, it can take 4 or 5 sessions to overcome those and truly stop smoking. The process begins almost immediately and you starts to notice changes in your perceptions that have taken root in the your mind. Over time, these perceptions will become stronger and stronger because smoking is now something that you no longer want to do with the change in the automatic thoughts. You can read more about the stop smoking hypnosis programs on the Smoking Cessation page.
New associations are formed, and the truths that your mind has always known about the harms of smoking will become the automatic reactions as you now view smoking in the negative light that it really is, regardless of any of your past conceptions.
If you have decided to fulfill your goal of becoming a non-smoker of if you are still deciding, I would be happy to answer all of your questions. Please call me at 306-525-0007