Say No to Cigarettes With Hypnosis


Smoking is an addiction that affects 46 million people in the United States. It is associated with health problems such as lung cancer, emphysema, and heart disease. In addition to the dangers it represents for the smoker, cigarette smoke is also harmful to non-smokers who inadvertently inhale it. Although the desire to quit may be present, the actual act of doing so is often difficult to accomplish. There are numerous methods, however, that people employ in their efforts to kick the habit, one of which is hypnosis.


Hypnosis, or hypnotherapy, is the process of going into a trance-like state, or a deep state of relaxation. While in this state, the person is more focused and open to ideas. This does not, however, mean that the person can be made to do things that he or she would not normally do. While under hypnosis the individual responds to ideas of his or her own free will. Typically a hypnosis session will last up to an hour. During that time the therapist will ask the patient to imagine the unpleasant aspects of smoking, such as what it does to the body. The therapist may also make suggestions on alternatives to smoking such as electronic cigarettes, or ways that the person can reduce the craving for cigarettes. Many hypnotherapists will also teach their patients how to self-hypnotize.


By quitting smoking a person is lowering his or her chances of developing health problems such as cancer. Typically the benefits will begin to manifest within a short period of time as a person will begin to breathe and feel better. Although hypnosis isn't for everyone, many have found it to be a useful tool in quitting smoking. It is important, however, to realize that it isn't the perfect or only solution. Often it is used with other methods to help people quit, such as chewing gum or wearing a patch. One of the keys to hypnosis is to have a true desire to quit and a receptive mind.


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