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Quit Smoking with Hypnosis

Dec 25, 2007
There are numerous ways that are now available to those who want to quit smoking. Some of these options include acupuncture, group therapy and nicotine replacement (chewing gums, nicotine patches, and inhalers) and many of these options adopt different therapies as well as conventional medicines to help you quit smoking. If you are looking for a natural alternative to giving up your habit, then perhaps the best option is hypnosis, also known as hypnotherapy.

Hypnosis is considered an excellent natural aid for the cessation of smoking. It has also been proven to be effective in overcoming undesirable and addictive habits including alcoholism, gambling and over-eating.

Hypnosis is a process that enables both your body and mind to relax while emphasizing on a particular program. It is important to note that hypnosis is not just a process of relaxing or falling asleep, but rather a process in which a person's conscious as well as subconscious mind works on processing the same concept at the same time. Usually, one stores different beliefs and values sent by the conscious mind into the subconscious mind. When the conscious mind sends unhelpful values to the subconscious mind it gradually forms part of a habit, which is repeated again and again.

When one tries to remove these habits consciously, it may not work properly. However hypnosis works on the subconscious level and it helps to pull off unhealthy behaviors easily from the roots, thereby replacing them with desirable as well as healthy beliefs and habits. One of the great things regarding hypnosis is that as it is a consensual process, one can never be hypnotized against his or her will. Most of the studies reveal that the majority of the people approach a hypnotherapist in order to stop addictive behaviors.

Hypnosis can be applied in a couple of ways in order to quit smoking, the most prominent being self- hypnosis, then, hypnosis offered by an expert hypnotherapist, and a combination of the two. An efficient, harmless, method for quitting smoking with self-hypnosis usually involves a series of techniques, which in turn allows you to relax and guides you in ceasing your smoking habit. Having the support of friends and family also makes quitting more effective, when going at it on your own.

In the case of hypnosis by a certified hypnotherapist, the hypnotherapist applies certain specified images and techniques in order to help a person with their smoking habits. Along with suggestions and positive affirmations hypnotherapists also offer one or two session programs to make it more successful.

Depending upon the nature of the issues handled, hypnotherapy may involve two to six sessions. However, before consulting a hypnotherapist, it must be checked whether the specialist you have chosen is trained and at the same time certified by a reputable hypnosis organization like the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH).

The combination method is mostly in the form of recorded programs by an experienced hypnosis professional. One of the prime benefits of this method is that it allows one to listen to the program easily within the comforts of the home or office.

Ceasing smoking through an effective hypnosis treatment provides a lot of benefits, which among many others are:

1. A considerable reduction in stress
2. An assist in getting rid of difficulties involved with smoking
3. Helps in eliminating the level of desire for nicotine
4. Fosters hopefulness, thereby reducing grumpiness and withdrawal symptoms
5. It's great for establishing self-control and self-discipline
6. Helps with personal empowerment
7. Strengthens motivation
8. Creates positive changes in attitudes and beliefs of yourself and others
9. And above all, hypnosis doesn't have any side effects

It is evident that hypnosis is undoubtedly a credible as well as powerful solution in order to transform a chronic cigarette smoker into a well motivated, non- smoker.
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