How To Stop Smoking Using Hypnosis
By Alan B. Densky, CH
If you are someone who is trying to quit smoking, you know how hard it is to overcome this harmful addiction. However, it is possible, and half of all adult smokers are able to succeed and quit smoking forever.
Many smokers have successfully quit smoking cigarettes by replacing them with new more positive habits, without having to suffer through withdrawal symptoms. By far, the easiest and most effective method to quit smoking and accomplish this end is stop smoking
Stop smoking hypnosis is one of the most commonly practiced forms of hypnotherapy. It is often cited as a tool to quit smoking along with strategies such as nicotine replacement therapy (the use of nicotine patches or gums) and other popular methods. It works to end the smoking addiction by combating cravings to smoke, motivating you to stay committed to quitting, and promoting relaxation and stress relief so you will not be tempted to smoke.
The smoking addiction has both physiological and psychological aspects. The physiological addiction is a physical addiction to nicotine that the body develops. This aspect of the addiction is what causes the withdrawal symptoms that make it initially seem near impossible to quit smoking. However, this is a short, temporary phase in the overall process of quitting smoking, lasting only between three days and one week. By the end of this period, your body adjusts to normal, nicotine-free functioning. Based on thirty years of experience, I believe that the physical addiction to nicotine makes up only ten percent of the smoking addiction.
By far the most challenging part of quitting smoking is overcoming the psychological addiction, which are the mental and emotional aspects of smoking. I believe this represents ninety percent of the cigarette addiction.
When you develop a smoking
habit, you develop an unconscious desire to smoke in certain
situations, such as every morning after breakfast. This is
called a conditioned response. Stop smoking hypnosis helps
eliminate the unconscious associations that cause you to
crave cigarettes, thereby eliminating the conditioned urge
to smoke. Hypnosis also helps you stay motivated to quit
smoking by reinforcing the beliefs that gave you the desire
to quit smoking in the first place.
Smokers get stuck in the habit of following a ritual of lighting up and smoking. This is why many people who attempt to quit smoking using nicotine patches or gums alone have such a difficult experience. They quickly overcome the physical withdrawal, but they have no replacement or relief for the ritual of smoking, which has become a habit and comforting source of stress relief. Stop smoking hypnosis techniques eliminate this mental addiction and serve as stress reducers as well. As a relaxation tool, hypnosis helps effectively relieve stress and anxiety so you will lose the cravings for cigarettes.
By adding some powerful NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) techniques, stop smoking hypnosis can keep you motivated to stop smoking by training your unconscious mind to focus on the benefits of quitting.
benefits you in many ways. Within days of quitting, body
parts damaged by smoking begin to heal, damaged nerves
re-grow, and your sense of taste and smell improves. Within
weeks, blood circulation and lung functions improve. Within
one year, your risk of heart disease is less than half that
of a smoker. Within five to fifteen years, the risk of
stroke is the same as a non-smoker. Your risk of death from
lung cancer and numerous other cancer risks have decreased,
and your risk of heart disease is the same as someone who
has never smoked.
Despite the dangers of smoking and the health benefits of quitting, some smokers never overcome their harmful addiction. For the most part, this is because they've never really made a decision to quit. Other smokers are afraid to experience withdrawal symptoms or let go of the smoking habit.
But quitting smoking does not have to be the agonizing process that makes so many smokers reluctant to even attempt quitting. Hypnosis is a very simple, natural method of quitting. Hypnosis is a powerful tool for curbing the cravings for cigarettes, providing powerful motivation, and promoting relaxation and stress relief to completely eliminate the psychological part of the smoking addiction.
Hypnosis techniques to stop
smoking can be easily learned from the specialized
self-hypnosis programs that I developed after decades of
experience using hypnosis, NLP, and Neuro-VISION video
hypnotherapy to help people quit smoking.
Stop smoking self-hypnosis programs make it easy to quit smoking forever because they break the smoking addiction in a process that helps eliminate cravings and the desire to smoke. Whatever your motivation is for quitting, hypnosis makes it easier to focus your mind on these reasons, which makes you feel a powerful urge to quit.
Quit smoking hypnosis programs eliminate the urge to smoke. Although quitting smoking can be a painful and unsuccessful endeavor for some, those who utilize stop smoking hypnotherapy CDs have a far greater percentage of success because it makes the process easier. It is the most effective method for smoke cessation.
©2007 By Alan B. Densky, CH.
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