Is hypnotherapy the best method to stop smoking?
It is said that the average smoker begins smoking at the age of 16. They try to stop smoking between 6 – 9 times and can take about 5 years before successfully quitting. In other words, giving up smoking is not easy. So what is the best method to stop smoking?
Hypnotherapy, hypnosis and NLP are just some of the methods that claim to have excellent success rates. But what is hypnosis and how does hypnotherapy work ? Much is explained in the article below.
by Marc Carlin
Many people are looking for solutions to their smoking problem. They think that they need to do some kind of therapy to overcome what may be a life long habit or addiction. Some of them seek out the help of a hypnotherapist to help them with hypnotherapy to stop smoking.
Hypnotherapy is a term that is used interchangeably with hypnotism and hypnosis. When it comes to stopping smoking or other behavioral change visiting a consulting hypnotist or hypnotherapist yields the same results. There really is no need whatsoever to seek out a hypnotherapist.
A consulting hypnotist is far more effective and is the proper term for the hypnotist that will help you quit smoking. Therapy is the treatment of a disease or a disorder. Smoking is not a disease, nor is it a disorder. What it is, is a bad, sometimes nasty habit.
This is really important, so listen up. When any behavior becomes a habit, it has been determined by your subconscious mind to be an important behavior. Your subconscious made that determination mostly on the basis that you did that behavior so often that it must be important to you.
Since the subconscious deems that behavior important, it will continue that behavior even if consciously you decide to stop it. You were not able to make something a habit just by saying or thinking that you wanted it to be a habit. It would be silly to think that you would be able to stop that habit by just saying or thinking you want to stop it.
It just does not work that way. Our subconscious mind is set up to protect us. That protective quality is hard wired into us. Any behavior we do repeatedly without immediate negative results, is identified as a protective measure. And that habit will continue until it is replaced by another opposing behavior. Because you cannot have two opposite behaviors running as habits at the same exact time.
One way to reset and change habits is to repeatedly do an opposite behavior to the habit that is in place. Repeat that new behavior enough times and it soon becomes the habit of choice.
With hypnotherapy to stop smoking, or hypnosis to quit smoking, you will be able to perform mental rehearsal as a nonsmoker many times in quick succession. This will help make that new more desirable behavior more familiar and easier to perform.
Being a nonsmoker is an opposing habit that will replace the smoking habit. This is just one of the ways that hypnotherapy to stop smoking works to help you become a nonsmoker. To make this process really powerful a good hypnotist will first work to align the subconscious mind with its most important attribute, the need to be protective.
Are you tired of the quitting and smoking cycle and are you now ready to quit for good? I invite you to learn how to use hypnosis to quit smoking for free. All the information you need to regain control is in my free ebook, stop smoking hypnotherapy. There are techniques that could help you to use self hypnosis to stop smoking on your own. It’s available at HypnoticState.com.
It’s the same information that was published in the book I co-wrote, Real World Hypnosis, Insider Tips From Leading Hypnotists, that’s for sale on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other booksellers.
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