Hypnosis has been viewed as an effective method of changing habits for many years. It was recognized as a viable treatment in 1957 by the American Medical Association and the British Medical Association. And even before that it was used by Dr. James Esdaile as far back as 1845 as an analgesic so that he could perform what would be an extremely painful surgery on a patient without the use of chemical anesthesia.
If you can change a person’s perception of pain and cut into that person in a very tender area of their body, don’t you think that hypnosis used properly could change your perceptions about other things? And that is one of the ways that hypnosis to quit smoking can help you become a nonsmoker.
The way that you respond to being without cigarettes is only a perception. You saw how powerfully you can change your perceptions to the physical sensation of pain. Hypnosis can change the way that you respond to any physical and mental withdrawal that stopping smoking might produce. Would you be more able to continue being a nonsmoker once you stop, if you didn’t have to deal with any of the withdrawals that are associated with quitting smoking? Of course you would!
There is also some mistaken ideas that you hold onto about cigarettes and what they do for you. Some people think that smoking calms them down. Nicotine is a stimulant, so I have to ask, how do you think taking a stimulant could have a calming affect? It couldn’t! There’s something else going on that causes that calming affect because it’s definitely not the cigarette.
When you do a behavior and make an association between that behavior and a feeling it becomes a cause and effect relationship. When you were a teenager you probably listened to music. Music is a fad or transient phenomena. It is popular for a time and then some other music comes in to take it’s place. If you were to listen to a song today that was popular when you were a teen, just the sound of that music could transport you back in time to the feelings, thoughts, and images of things going on in your life around that time. You have created a connection between those sounds and those images, thoughts, and feelings. And that’s what you’ve done with smoking as well. You’ve created an association between smoking and feeling relaxed.
This association between smoking and relaxation shows how really powerful your mind truly is. It has overridden the physical component of nicotine that acts as a stimulant to give you the feeling of relaxation. Imagine how much relaxation you could really feel without the interference of nicotine.
Using hypnosis to quit smoking you will create better and healthier associations that have nothing to do with smoking. You will rid yourself of the illusions of what you think smoking is doing for you and the misconception that quitting smoking is hard. And since there are also individual and personal reasons that smokers have created about smoking, working with a smoking hypnotist will get to the root of those problems as well.
And 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 at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other booksellers.