By Susanna Sweeney, MSc, MBACP, CHT
Are you wondering whether hypnotherapy to quit smoking may be the best method to quit smoking for you? In this article, I will give you twelve reasons why it just may be.
If so, hypnotherapy may be the best method to quit smoking for you.
Tell me, what could be easier than lying back and relaxing while having a quit smoking hypnotist guide you through changing your beliefs, feelings and habits related to smoking? And then, once you come back to ordinary awareness, feeling empowered and positive, focused on quitting?
Stop smoking hypnosis helps you cut much of the struggle out of smoking cessation.
Many quitters using other methods are left with self doubt after quitting and end up relapsing because they still believe that smoking is a viable crutch to help them relax, feel confident, or lose weight.
If you use hypnotherapy to quit smoking you will be able to relax and feel confident despite quitting. You will have clarity of vision and you will feel positive. Feeling good about yourself will make the quitting process easy.
You are not alone. Quit smoking cravings are one of the biggest challenge for those who stop smoking using willpower alone.
Research has shown that those using stop smoking hypnosis experience fewer cravings. In fact, many people who use hypnotherapy to quit smoking report that they experience no cravings at all. Instead, they describe the quitting process as easy and almost playful, like Margaret here in the Huff Post.
Hypnotherapy might be the smoking cessation method for you if you have concerns about weight gain after you quit.
Hypnotherapy is frequently used as a motivational program for weight loss. It is very easy for any quit smoking hypnotist to adjust their stop smoking program to suit your individual needs. They can include powerful hypnotic suggestions about keeping your weight steady. In this way, with hypnotherapy, you can quit smoking without gaining weight.
Using hypnosis for smoking cessation you will be able to really enjoy the goodness of being free from smoke.
Like any other quit method, hypnotherapy will bring forth all the health benefits of quitting smoking.
For example, breathing will become easier within a few days, your taste buds will start working once more, your heart and lungs will recover within a few weeks, skin and hair will start to look better once the toxins leave your system.
Using hypnotherapy to quit smoking, you will be able to enjoy this experience fully. You will feel proud of yourself and positive about the future. You will realize that if you could quit smoking, you can, in fact, do anything. And who would want to go back to smoking once they are in such a great place?
Before you quit smoking through hypnosis, make sure you explode any misconceptions you may have so that you are free to completely focus on your treatment and get the very best out of it when you quit smoking by hypnosis.
Do you feel that tobacco is running your life? Do you feel powerless to stop?
The essence of stop smoking hypnosis is all about enabling you to take back control of your life from tobacco. It does so by changing the subconscious programming you have in place that keeps the addiction going.
Big obstacles to overcome in order to stop smoking are subconscious situational and emotional triggers.
For example, you may
have programmed yourself to always smoke while drinking coffee.
Therefore, cups of coffee have become a powerful trigger for an
emotional desire to smoke. If you are like most smokers, you will find
it impossible to sit through these triggers without reaching for
Hypnotherapy to quit smoking can remove these associations. Once they are removed, you will both understand and feel on a deep level that you have a choice. And once you have that choice, you can be in charge once more. It will then be natural and easy for you to develop a positive mindset about quitting.
If you want to become free of any and every substance hypnotherapy to quit smoking may be for you.
need for vaping, nicotine replacement products or medications. Be
genuinely free and go the natural route by using hypnotherapy to make this major change in your life.
Do you want to quit using a natural quit smoking method?
If you like the idea of going the natural route to smoking cessation, hypnotherapy to quit smoking is for you. This cessation method does not require any props such as costly and toxic e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement products. You can be free of nicotine altogether the natural way and your body can start healing the moment you quit.
Save on your hard-earned cash.
Nicotine replacement methods and vaping, both very popular quit smoking methods, require you to purchase expensive cessation products. You have to keep buying these as long as you use them. Many people get stuck vaping and never move on.
In comparison, when you quit smoking through hypnosis, there is no regular product to be purchased. You pay for your program of hypnosis for smoking once. Hypnotherapy to quit smoking is particularly cost effective when you use self hypnosis for smoking.
If so, hypnotherapy to quit smoking may be for you.
(1) has shown hypnotherapy to be an effective tool to achieve long term
smoking cessation, and for relapse prevention (2).
When you use hypnotherapy to quit smoking, your program will teach your brain to understand that you must stay quit for life. You will understand this very clearly and you will be motivated to do so.
Quitters, a while down the line, often kid themselves that they can have control over their smoking addiction. They go back smoking by having ‘just the one cigarette’. Of course it will never stay at the ‘one’. Typically it quickly escalates to being back to a full blown psychological addiction to smoking.
Using hypnotherapy to quit smoking, your beliefs about and feelings towards tobacco will change. The point will come when you won’t feel attracted to it any more. After a while, you will likely feel repulsed by tobacco. You will wonder why you ever bothered to smoke at all.
Quit smoking with hypnosis and overcome the psychological addiction to smoking easily and effectively by working on the subconscious mind.
Many authors on smoking cessation now agree that smoking addiction is only in part a physical addiction.
Rather, the mind plays a profound role in nicotine addiction by putting in place and maintaining beliefs, feelings, attitudes and a mindset which support the smoking ‘habit’. These add up to a powerful psychological addiction to smoking and form the biggest obstacle for those who want to quit the smoking habit.
Quitting cigarettes or tobacco becomes easy once your beliefs about tobacco and your feelings towards smoking change so that you clearly feel and understand that there is nothing to be gained from smoking. When you use hypnotherapy to quit smoking you can make these changes easily.
If so, you are not alone. Many people keep smoking because they believe that smoking keeps them calm, gives them confidence or helps them control their weight. With hypnotherapy, ditch the idea that smoking is desirable as a crutch.
quit smoking techniques ignore the significant role the mind plays in
nicotine addiction. The strength of hypnotherapy to quit smoking is in being able to change your mind.
What you believe about smoking determines how you feel about it. And, let’s face it, as long as you believe there is something to be gained from smoking, you will justify the ‘habit’. And as long as you justify smoking addiction you simply won’t be ready to stop for good.
Hypnotherapy to quit smoking is designed to change your beliefs and feelings about smoking and in this way can help you overcome smoking addiction.
Once your beliefs are changed you will be able to clearly understand on a deep level that smoking attacks your health, your finances, your looks, your quality of life, and much more. Your feelings towards tobacco will change alongside this and you will no longer desire a smoke.
If so, hypnotherapy has a dual benefit to offer to you. Firstly, hypnotherapy to quit smoking will benefit your quitting journey. Secondly, experiencing hypnosis will teach you how to relax both body and mind very deeply.
Once you have experienced this state, you can bring it into your life through self hypnosis for smoking. Later, you can use this wonderful relaxed state to work on other changes you want to make in your life, such as changing your life with hypnosis for success.
I hope this page has helped you to see what hypnotherapy to quit smoking may be able to do for you. In the list above find more articles on hypnotherapy and smoking that I am hoping will help you to understand fully what is involved, how it could help you and how to get the best from this smoking cessation treatment.
In the comments underneath let our community know what you think about smoking and hypnotherapy. Would you give it a go?
Here is to your health and well being.
(1) Wynd, C. A. (2005), Guided Health Imagery for Smoking Cessation and Long-Term Abstinence. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 37: 245–250
(2) Carmody, J.A., 2017. Hypnosis for Smoking Relapse Prevention. A Randomized Trial. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 60(2), pp.159-171