Hypnosis has been used for many years to treat everything from overeating to reducing stress. It can help you conquer your deepest fears and phobias, and also help you quit smoking.
Hypnotherapy is a remarkably effective treatment for many people. It has a way of reaching the subconscious mind to get you to do things you normally wouldn’t be able to do. Hypnosis can’t make someone do anything they don’t want to do, but if you have a real desire to quit smoking, it absolutely CAN help you.
Hypnosis has a very high success rate for helping people stop smoking. It has been shown to be one of the most effective smoking cessation methods available when carried out by a licensed professional. Just be sure you find a very experienced hypnotherapist to help you.
What to Expect
Don’t worry. Hypnotists can’t make you do things you don’t want to do. You don’t have to fear that they are going to plant evil suggestions in your mind, because that just can’t happen. Hypnosis can only be used to get you to stick to the things you already want to do.
Different hypnotherapists have different methods, but generally you will be put into a very relaxed state in order for your mind to be more susceptible to suggestion. You won’t be asleep, and you will be in total control of yourself at all times.
During your sessions you may be told about the reasons you might want to stop smoking, why you came to decide to quit, how you might feel when you’ve quit, and other things that will “convince” your brain that it needs to stop craving the cigarettes. You might also receive the suggestion that you don’t want cigarettes anymore, or that they are disgusting and taste terrible. This will help your brain realize that it really doesn’t want cigarettes anymore.
After your first session, you might be given a tape or CD to take home with you that will continue reinforcing these suggestions between sessions. Reinforcement is very important, and your brain may need to be slowly trained.
The hypnosis stop smoking treatment can be effective, but you have to go in with an open mind and true willingness in order for it to be most effective.