Today, there are various ways available in the market to help people stop smoking. Most of these methods focus on using chemical compounds to replace the nicotine demand of your body. However, there is another more interesting way which could help you stop smoking once and for all – hypnosis. Hypnotherapy has been used to treat various conditions such as anxiety, panic attacks, stress, insomnia, depression and it is not at all surprising that hypnotherapy could also cure smoking habit. Using hypnosis to stop smoking had been around for quite some time now and had been proven to be quite effective.

What is Hypnosis ?

Hypnosis can be defined as a state of focused attention and diminished peripheral nervous system’s awareness. It could be used to change your attitude towards smoking subconsciously. A positive effect of it could be seen within 48 hours. One could instantly have a renewed sense of taste and smell.
It could be a relatively cheap method to help stop the smoking habit. Most of the stop smoking hypnosis will be a one-off session. Of course multiple follow-up sessions can be booked with the therapist but most of them will be free.
There are few ways that you can use hypnosis. One being self-hypnosis while and another one is the hypnotherapy by a therapist. Self-hypnosis is the technique where you could relax and guide yourself through images which could help you stop smoking. A hypnotherapist has the expertise to relax you and guide you with images and words that could encourage you to quit smoking.
Most of the people could not stop smoking because they did not deal with the emotional and psychological aspects of stop smoking. By using hypnotherapy, these aspects of the mind could be dealt with easily. Most of the time, during the hypnotherapy sessions, therapists would include hypnosis techniques, positive suggestions and affirmation. By the end of the session, a stop smoking CD would be given so that one could train themselves at home to reinforce the suggestions. Audio and video programs are available as well.
Do not misunderstand the concept of hypnosis as a technique that could force you to stop smoking. Most of the time, the smoker would need to have a positive mind set and the will to stop the habit. One will need to start by imagining the benefits of a non-smoker, imagining the scene of refusing a cigarette and etc. When such images are set in the mind, hypnotherapy would be easier and more effective. It is not a technique of mind control. If a smoker is hypnotized while having the idea of not stopping the smoking habit, most of the time, they will become more definite during hypnosis!
Bottom line, hypnosis could help you to reduce stress and effectively change your attitudes towards smoking. Do not hesitate and give it a try!

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