Quitting smoking can be a real challenge for many. However, there is no denying it is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let us state the obvious. Smoking is a dangerous, even deadly habit. It can increase one’s risk for strokes, lung diseases, heart attacks, and other health problems.
If you have tried every smoking cessation method available (i.e., patches, chewing gum, lozenges, etc.) but you are still unable to kick the habit, don’t give up. Hypnotherapy might just be the best option for you!
Smoking and the Subconscious Mind
Here’s something many people don’t know. The satisfaction you get from smoking a cigar, cigarette, or even electronic cigarette comes from the subconscious mind where all habits are stored.
For the average person, breaking into the realm of the subconscious mind can be confusing and can take a lot of willpower.
One reason why many people quit smoking only to start again is they are unable to convince the conscious mind to stop.
The subconscious mind is where the addiction will remain dormant. It is also where the urge to start again originates. I will be using hypnosis to access the subconscious and bypass the conscious mind.
My goal is not only to remove the habit but to also change how you view cigarettes.
My therapy sessions will also involve stopping the trigger points that will cause you to smoke. I will reprogram the trigger points to help you stop smoking as soon as possible.
Smoking Cessation Through Hypnotherapy
Through hypnotherapy, I have helped many people give up smoking and live healthier and cigarette-free lives. While I know what hypnotherapy can accomplish, I consider the desire to quit a requirement in patients I help.
You should not be doing it because you are told to or because of family or peer pressure. Otherwise, you might not be able to achieve the results you are looking for. It is crucial that the desire to quit comes from you personally as it can help ensure the success of the treatment.
I will be using various methods to help people to cease smoking. However, all methods will start by putting you in a relaxed state first so your mind is more open to suggestions. I also use a direct suggestion method where I will ask you certain questions regarding cigarettes.
Taking it a notch higher, I can also direct your focus on the adverse effects of smoking on your body. I prefer to empower you by also teaching you simple self-hypnosis techniques you can use each time you feel the urge to smoke.
Another approach I use is the multi-component cognitive behavioural therapy where I use a combination of techniques to help you stop smoking.
Smoking Cessation: What are the Benefits?
Smoking cessation can make a world of difference to your health and body. Some of the amazing benefits of quitting smoking include:
Breaking of addiction cycle. Smoking cessation can help rewire your brain and help you break free from the cycle of addiction. A month after quitting, the large number of nicotine receptors found in your brain will also return to normal levels.
Improved vision. When you stop smoking, you will not only improve your vision, you will also be preserving your overall vision by putting a halt to the damage smoking can do to your eyes.
Better oral health. Nobody likes bad oral health. After a few weeks without cigarettes, your smile will be brighter. You can also get rid of stinky breath and will enjoy great oral health for many years to come.
Radiant skin. Quitting smoking will do wonders for your skin. In fact, it’s way better than any anti-aging lotion! Quitting can also protect your skin from premature aging and wrinkling and can even help clear up your blemishes!
Decreased heart risks. Smoking is considered one of the leading causes of heart disease and heart attacks. Fortunately, many of these heart risks can be reversed as soon as you stop smoking. Smoking cessation can also help lower your blood pressure.
Lower cancer risks. Smoking cessation can help prevent further damage to the DNA and can even help repair any damage that has been done. Quitting smoking is also considered one of the best ways to lower your risk of getting cancer.
Smaller tummy. When you stop smoking, you will not only be dramatically reducing belly fat, you’ll also lower your risk for diabetes significantly. If you are diabetic, quitting smoking can help keep your blood sugar levels in check.
Improved sleep patterns. You will sleep better once you quit smoking. Your stress levels will also be minimised. Typically, they are very high for smokers due to the nicotine hit and subsequent withdrawal.
Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?
If your answer is a resounding YES, please give me a call today. I would be more than happy to help you kick the habit for good!