Hypnotherapy for Quitting Smoking
Hypnotherapy is a very effective way to quit smoking. During the free consultation session you will be asked to answer specific questions about your smoking habits and why you want to stop smoking. The reason hypnotherapy is so successful at helping clients to permanently stop smoking is because we simultaneously retrain both the conscious (CBT) and the unconscious (stop smoking hypnosis) parts of your mind.And as a result, all those old self-limiting beliefs about smoking; like how smoking helps you relax or feel somehow better; it’s doesn't and how you enjoy the actual experience of smoking; you just think you do because it’s a habit or how you smoke because you're addicted to nicotine; or how it's going to be really hard to quit; all these self-limiting beliefs will easily and comfortably become a thing of the past.
Everyone’s smoking habit is slightly different, and knowing which particular events trigger you personally to light up helps greatly in working out how to make you stop smoking. I also encourage the client to try self hypnosis after leaving the therapy room. Most clients only need one or two paid sessions to help quitting smoking. Motivation is of paramount important when you want to quit smoking so make sure you want to quit for yourself not because you’re being told to quit.
Treatment for quitting smoking tends to be pretty invasive, every smoker sees the warning on the packets of cigarettes that they smoke, or powerful adverts however this often has little effect on those who already smoke. This is because smokers use denial along with the fact they have learnt to smoke, and in order to learn a new behaviour (i.e stopping) they have to unlearn the old one. A TV advert is not real enough to challenge the smokers desire to stop, this is where hypnotherapy can help.
Hypnosis is highly effective because it addresses the subconscious. The results can be felt immediately. Hypnosis offers constructive and healthy relaxation methods to reduce stress. Habits reside largely in the subconscious. Willpower alone can't reach the subconscious. Hypnosis can.We want to replace those old habitual smoking behaviours with far more natural and healthy strategies to help you feel mentally calmer, physically more relaxed and altogether more confident.So as a result, the all too familiar withdrawal pangs of irritability, mood swings and cravings, the primary reasons why people fail to permanently stop smoking, will be replaced with feelings of mental calmness, physical relaxation, improved self-confidence, increased energy and vitality and an overall sense of well being.