Stop smoking with hypnotherapy
Why people smoke
Most people smoke because they enjoy it. Even if they do not particularly like the taste and smell, they have come to associate smoking with a particular good feeling – commonly one of relaxation, or just a bit of “me time”. Over time, the subconscious mind comes to believe that the only way the pleasant feeling can be achieved is via a cigarette.
Oddly enough, the only drug in
a cigarette is the insecticidal alkaloid nicotine, which
actually has a slightly stimulant effect. So how can this
stimulant drug apparently cause relaxation in so many
people? The truth is that it does not. Something else is
going on here. The mind is playing tricks on itself! This is
where hypnotherapy can help. We need to re-program the mind
and the thinking process around tobacco.
What about cravings?
metabolised by the body relatively quickly. Anyone who was
truly addicted to nicotine would have to keep smoking
constantly in order to keep the levels in their body at a
sufficiently high level. What causes the craving for a
cigarette is, in my view, actually a craving for the
particular pleasant feeling discussed in the paragraphs
above. The problem with the chewing gum and patches is that
they replace the nicotine, which you were probably not
addicted to anyway, but not the pleasant feeling you used to
get from smoking! It’s the worst of all worlds! A stimulant
(nicotine) to make you feel “wired”, but there is no
pleasant feeling, and you pay an ongoing financial cost for
the privilege. The craving is still there so you buy more
gum, more patches. You have replaced one habit with another,
but you don’t feel satisfied. There is a better way.........
How can hypnotherapy and NLP be so effective?
approach also replaces one habit with another, but in this
case it is a habit that lets you keep the same good
feelings that you used to get from smoking!
I will show you NLP
techniques which allow you to quickly and effortlessly
access the particular good feeling that you associate with
smoking, but without the need for a cigarette. Imagine being
able to relax almost instantly, wherever and whenever you
want to. It’s a lot easier than
most people think it will be.
The next stage is to
use the hypnotic state to access the deeper, subconscious mind. This is
the part of the mind where the old smoking habit is rooted –
and it is the place where we install the new non-smoking way
of getting the same good feeling. The
session is recorded on as an MP3 file so you can play
it repeatedly at your leisure, thus getting repeated
suggestion into the subconscious mind and meaning there is
usually no need for further sessions. (CD copies can be
supplied, for a small charge, if requested). The job is
done. It just needs a bit of repetition for the first week
or two to make sure the message has got through to the
subconscious. After all, you probably spent many years
learning how to smoke. You became very good at it, and it
takes a little while to learn a new way of doing things!
The second session is
available free of charge for anyone who has difficulty but
the fact is the vast majority of people find it incredibly
easy! If you practice the technique you are given and listen
to your CD you should have no problems at all.
Is this treatment suitable for everyone?
See the general FAQ for information about hypnotherapy and the medical conditions in which hypnosis is contraindicated. Other than those, the only smokers who will not benefit from this approach are those having a background anxiety problem causing them to smoke. In this type of case, hypno-psychotherapy is indicated, which is a longer procedure. It is necessary to find the cause of the anxiety and deal with that, as the smoking is only a symptom of a deeper problem. Failure to do this will result in the therapy not working or worse still, the smoking habit being replaced by something else, such as eating! Feel free to contact me for more information.