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How does hypnosis for quitting smoking work?

Do you want to quit smoking without the help of expensive e-cigarettes and nicotine replacements?  Hypnosis is a safe and effective way of giving up the deadly habit.

Hypnosis works by putting the patient into a relaxed and trance-like state and then putting information and statements into the patient’s mind on a subconscious level. 

There are a number of different techniques used by hypnotherapists to help people to quit smoking.  Sometimes patients will be asked to imagine unpleasant outcomes from smoking.  The hypnotherapist may describe the smell of cigarette smoke in an unpleasant way or ask the patient to imagine how dry and parched their mouth feels after smoking. 

Whilst the patient is hypnotised the hypnotherapist may make repeat statements like “I am uninterested in cigarettes”, “I value my health and enjoy being smoke-free”, “I hate the smell of cigarettes” or “my family and friends enjoy being around me more now that I am smoke-free”. 

Hypnosis works by putting ideas and statements into a person’s mind whilst they are in a state where their “suggestibility” is maximised, meaning that their subconscious mind is in a persuadable state.  Once the patient is then awakened from this hypnotic state they will find that their harmful and unwanted thoughts about smoking have been replaced by positive and healthy thoughts.

The addiction to cigarettes is not in the patient’s body but in their mind.  With hypnotherapy you are able to break the habit instantly by changing your attitudes and thoughts towards smoking.  Quitting smoking with hypnotherapy takes away the need to battle with your willpower and removes cravings and other unpleasant side effects that are often associated with quitting smoking.

It is important that hypnosis patients actually want to quit smoking. It is a lot more difficult to hypnotise someone into doing something that they don’t want to do than to help them to make a change in their life that they’re committed to making.

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