Become a non-smoker with clinical hypnosis

Become a non-smoker with clinical hypnosis

April 22, 2015 Hypnosis 0

Have you ever tried to quit smoking, only to light up within a few days, weeks, or months later? You think to yourself that one puff won’t hurt.

Then you are okay with one cigarette a day, then a pack a day. Finally, you see that you are a full-blown smoker again.

What if there was a better alternative? A way to stop smoking for good. Well, fortunately there is: clinical hypnosis.

According to recent research, 90% of all smokers who used clinical hypnosis stop smoking after using this treatment. Follow ups were done with former tobacco users anywhere between 6 months to 3 years after treatment to verify this.

Furthermore, a large meta study (72,00 people in over 600 smoking studies) on smoking treatments stated hypnosis is 3 times as effective as the patch and 15 times as effective as pure willpower.

Therefore, we need to investigate how to use clinical hypnosis to eradicate smoking.



How does it work?

First, we need to dispel the myth that hypnosis is when you have a pocket watch and make people act like hyenas on a stage.

The truth is that hypnosis is a trance like state that makes you more open to suggestions like giving up smoking. You still have full control over your body and actions.

Instead, many clinical hypnosis sessions help smokers visualize unpleasant outcomes from their smoking habit.

Herbert Spiegel’s hypnotic method to stop smoking involved having patients believe that smoking poisons the body. Without the smoke, he had them visualize how they respected and protected their body.

By then focusing on the bad aspects of smoking, like how smoke smelled like truck exhaust or the parched feeling smokers’ experience, he replaced the pleasure sensation of smoking with one of pain.

Second, recognize the underlying reasons for why smokers take up the habit.

As David Botsford stated in Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation, 85% of smokers start in high school to get a positive reward (e.g. look cool or fit in) from smoking.

Therefore, hypnosis helps to replace the positive reward of smoking with positive experiences that smokers receives from stopping.

Third, once the smoker knows what they want, therapists can induce a hypnotic state to change the underlying behaviors.

This is done with a mixture of hypnotherapy and neuro-linguistic programming. Much of our behavior comes from our unconscious, the hypnotic trance provides patients with the ability to change the bad behaviors at the root.

Furthermore, NLP can help with presuppositions. While in a hypnotic state, your therapist can ask, “how do you feel after you quit smoking?” The presupposition states that you already quit smoking, and now we want your input into how this feels.

Together, these two powerful forces help to cleanse your mind of the need to smoke.

Final Thoughts on the Power of Clinical Hypnosis and Smoking

As you can see, quitting smoking is possible when you have the right mindset.

That means you must be understand that smoking does not need to be a part of your life. If you are looking to quit, then let us help you with a guided hypnosis session. Call us at 847-824-8366 to set up a session today.


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