Stop Smoking Hypnosis- When It Is All In The Mind!

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The dangers of smoking have been studied and analyzed for years. The detrimental effect of smoking on people?s health and their activities is now public knowledge. Because of this awareness, many people who have become addicted to smoking are now looking for ways to quit.

Every medium of treatment has been tried and tested to help people stop the smoking habit. As technology evolves, so does the treatment. The newest addition to the ?stop smoking campaign? is hypnosis.

Hypnosis to stop smoking works at eliminating the desire to smoke. It is believed that the need to smoke is only present in the mind and people have the capacity to control them.

In this hypnosis therapy, smokers are divided into two kinds of categories; the identification and the replacement smokers.

Identification smoking is the most common and the easiest to eliminate in the stop smoking hypnosis therapy.

This is one of the most common factors attributed to smoking. It is when the smoker indulges in the habit because he admires or associates with others who smoke. It can be parents, peers, or celebrities.

Replacement is when smoking takes the place of a previous habit. It is used to replace something that is missing. It fills a void created by anxiety or boredom.

Replacement smokers often receive sensual gratification from smoking. They enjoy the feeling of the cigarette in their mouth or the taste of the tobacco. For cigar and pipe smokers, the act of lighting often becomes a ritual.

Most stop-smoking programs work at increasing the individual?s strength to resist the desire to smoke. They rely on willpower, and for most people that is the worst method for quitting smoking. Willpower fluctuates like moods and emotions. One day it may be strong, the next day it may be weak.

For both types of smokers, smoking is both a physical and mental process. So to be effective, the stop-smoking program must address both aspects through hypnosis.

To address the psychological aspects of smoking, the hypnotherapist may include an evaluation of why the person started smoking.

What purpose does it serve in their life? Why is it hard to stop?

For the identification smoker, suggestions can be given to help strengthen a person?s perception of the individuality; example, not needing to smoke to be accepted.

For the replacement smoker, a more detailed analysis of their motivation is required.

The hypnosis therapy to stop smoking may include suggestions that change the perception of the taste from pleasant to unpleasant. The individual can imagine cigarettes as unappealing, bad tasting, foul smelling and revolting in every sense of the word. This makes quitting easier.

Hypnosis takes advantage of the mind?s natural ability to imagine and visualize. The client pictures themselves free from the habit, filled with new health, energy and vitality. They can see themselves as looking healthier, more attractive, and being more active.

Once a smoker has achieved success in a stop-smoking hypnosis program, it is necessary to reinforce the programming that led to quitting.

Smoking is a habit that is acquired and built over time. It can rarely be completely eliminated in an instant. Even though they may have stopped smoking, the behavior pattern still remains.

Hypnosis conditioning to stop smoking can be used to reinforce the changes until they become permanent.