According to recent reports by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 34 million people in the United States smoke cigarettes, with more than 74% smoking them every day.
Smoking and tobacco usage have become major causes of death and disease, and cost the country more than $300 billion a year in medical care and lost productivity.
Smoking and nicotine addiction are actually categorized as medical conditions. Not to mention that the habit causes major issues such as bad breath, bad smell on the skin and in the clothes, stained teeth, lower athletic ability, reduced lung capacity, and increased risk of major diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
Most smokers are aware of these risks, and try to quit the habit using nicotine patches and nicotine chewing gums. But one of the most effective ways to quit smoking is through hypnotherapy. Quitting smoking requires a lot of effort. There are many triggers that can cause a relapse. Hypnotherapy harnesses the power of the subconscious mind to strengthen a person’s willpower to resist those urges.
While hypnotherapy is quite effective in changing the unhealthy behaviors and patterns that are associated with smoking habits, there are some key considerations to keep in mind to ensure the success of the therapy:
The biggest barrier when someone’s trying to stop smoking is the person’s thinking pattern and routines.
When choosing hypnotherapy to help you quit smoking, it is vital that the decision has been made by the person without any external influence. If you have decided for yourself to live a healthier life and become a non-smoker, your subconscious is more likely to accept the suggestions placed during the hypnotherapy sessions.
Every person’s mind and thought patterns are different. For some people, a single session of hypnotherapy can be enough to allow them to quit smoking.
However, hypnotherapy is not a quick fix, and an individual might be required to complete follow-up sessions to help them take control of the addiction more permanently.
A common misconception when it comes to hypnotherapy for smoking cessation is that people think it will help them avoid the physical symptoms of withdrawal. In reality, the body’s reaction to nicotine withdrawal cannot be avoided. A person who has stopped smoking is likely to face issues such as irritability, nausea, aches and pains, mental sluggishness, and more as their body adjusts to the lack of nicotine.
What hypnotherapy does is make it easier for the individual to deal with the physical symptoms of withdrawal. By placing suggestions in the subconscious mind, the hypnotherapist strengthens the willpower of the person and helps them cope with the symptoms and triggers without the need to give in to the addiction!
Have you been trying unsuccessfully to quit smoking? Are you tired of changing nicotine patches and ruining your teeth with nicotine gum?
Its time you get in touch with the world-renowned hypnosis expert, Rena Greenberg!
Her Private Hypnosis Smoking Cessation Session includes tried and tested techniques that can help you quit smoking effectively. The hypnosis program also contains a personalized mp3 recording of the hypnosis session as well as other resources to help you on your journey to a better life!
You can also browse through some of our additional hypnotherapy programs for weight loss, stress relief, mindfulness, and wellness.
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Rena Greenberg has had the privilege over the last 25+ years to work with over 100,000 people in 75 medical centers to help them lose weight without surgery.