Hypnotherapy for smoking is a great choice because of the nature of habitual smoking. Habits, simply put, are addictions and addictions are created in the mind. While many smokers try their best to stop smoking cold turkey or utilized one of the many prescription medications on the market for smoking cessation, these are truly not effective until the mind is convinced that the body no longer needs the nicotine. This is where hypnotherapy can come in.
Hypnosis for quitting smoking works uniquely in that it targets the reason we started smoking in the first place, something missing or a habitual action we were used to seeing in our earlier lives. This addiction can be hard to break and hypnosis works from a different angle that any other type of solution. Changing the way the mind thinks about cigarettes and cigarette smoking is the first step down the road to recovery and hypnosis can lead the way. Hypnosis for smoking:
• Starts lightly and ends lightly. At no point in time are you told to quit smoking during hypnotic treatment. Each session opens the mind more and allows for a greater understanding of why you started in the first place. Then the mind is retrained to lose the need for the nicotine. Over time, the patient will feel less and less like they want to smoke and eventually stop all together, on their own.
• No time lines. There are no time lines to follow. Hypnosis can work very quickly or take longer than one may expect. The key is to continue treatments and watch as you slowly need less and less smoking day by day.
• No step down or replacement addictions. Many smoking cessation programs are centred on pills or patches. These are simply replacement addictions for the cigarettes. Hypnosis does not offer a replacement, it offers a cure.
• No side effects. With the recent rash of harmful side effects related to smoking cessation products, hypnosis can be looked upon as a natural treatment for the mind and the body. Prescriptions are not needed and there are no chances of weaning the body from one addiction or habit only to replace it with another.
Stopping smoking with hypnosis is the most fantastic feeling on earth. The movement from smoker to non smoker is subtle. No one has to know about the treatments and there is no pressure to stop or replacement addictions to deal with. The treatments are truly a cost effective, side effect free way to stop the body and the mind from needing nicotine everyday. One day you will wake up and smoking will just not be the number on thing on the mind and you will now that the treatment was worth the time and effort.
Terry Doherty works all over the UK working extensively with individual and business clients helping them to stop smoking, manage weight, manage stress, become more confident and help create generative change. Terry uses the latest techniques of hypnosis, NLP and life coaching skills for profound change. Contact him at http://www.mind-works.co.uk