Have you ever tried to #quit smoking but with no long-term success? Well if this sounds like you, don’t be afraid because you're not alone.
#Hypnotherapy has proven to help people #stop smoking with a reported success rate as high as 95%.
Before you try hypnosis, the hypnotherapist that will be helping you throughout the entire process has to know why you smoke and what triggers it. Some smoke as a way to relieve pressure or stress while others use it to boost their confidence. Keep in mind thought that you don’t have to smoke when the pressure is building up or you want to show who you really are.
After speaking with the hypnotist who determines that this method has a good chance to help you give up your addiction, the next step is your actual session where you will relax and be guided into a trance state. Some people fall asleep while others claim that they are able to hear the hypnotist the entire time but the important thing is that you will be able to control your urge of lighting that next cigarette.
It's during this relaxed state that various hypnotic suggestions are provided several times so that you will give up the habit for good. The suggestions given are often rephrased or reworded to address different areas discussed during your initial consultation. This continues until the client is taken out of the hypnotic trance state.
How effective it is varies but most people will quit smoking after their very first session with the remainder of the quit smoking for life sessions used to reinforce this positive life change.
In a stop smoking study, where smokers attended individual hypnotherapy for stop smoking over three sessions, 81% had stopped smoking after the treatment ended, and at a 12 month follow-up nearly 50% remained smoke free. And 95% of the people were satisfied with their treatment.
Elkins GR, Rajab MH. (2004) "Clinical hypnosis for #Smoking Cessation: preliminary results of a three session intervention." International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis 2004 Jan; 52 (1):73-81
But will Hypnotherapy work for everybody? Well you have to remember three important things about this proven technique.
First, you have to be ready and willing or open to trying hypnosis. If you are not willing to be hypnotized, nothing is going to happen.
Second, if you want to experience hypnosis you should go to a reliable clinic because you won’t find the best hypnotist by asking smokers since they are still smoking themselves...
Third, you should expect and be fully prepared to give up smoking after your very first session. While most will find this process easy some will experience issues, for this reason it is best to find an experience hypnotherapist that has a proven program in place like the successful Quit Smoking For Life Program offered by Royal Hypnotherapy™ in #Moncton, NB.
Will you still suffer from smoking withdrawal symptoms after undergoing hypnosis?
The answer is no for many and this is comforting for a lot of people to hear because it can be really hard to break the habit yourself if you've been smoking for many years.
Hypnotherapy can help you quit smoking because your mind will have a conditioned response each time you feel like lighting a cigarette. This can be as simple as holding your fingers together for 30 seconds or more, taking a few deep breaths and even drinking a glass of water that will make that urge go away. Also since quitting smoking with hypnotherapy is very stress reducing most people will not eat more out of an emotional imbalance. If weight gain is an issue it`s important to tell your hypnotherapist as this can be covered during your sessions.
The bottom line is that you need to believe in yourself and give hypnosis a chance if your serious about quitting because you will never know until you experience this positive life changing method of smoking cessation.
Royal Hypnotherapy - Moncton, NB or Uptown Saint John, NB
I'm often asked about Lazer Therapy (using cold lazers) and traditional Acupuncture to Stop Smoking and "unfortunately the existing evidence does not support the effectiveness of either of these treatments."
See the original Healthline Article for more information.