Stop Smoking With Hypnosis

Written by Stacy Chbosky
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Hypnosis is a popular way to quit smoking. Quitting smoking is notoriously difficult, and most smokers feel that they need some outside help with the quitting process. One of the great things about hypnosis is that it helps people to quit smoking without polluting their bodies with more nicotine.

When smokers use nicotine gum or nicotine patches to help them quit, they are purposefully filling their bloodstream with the same addictive stimulant that they are trying to give up! With hypnosis, you can enjoy the physical benefits of being immediately nicotine-free, without the shock of going cold turkey. Through hypnosis, a trained therapist can help you learn to help yourself.

Helping Yourself to Quit Smoking

Hypnosis is an internal process. It adds nothing to your body or mind that wasn't there already. Hypnosis simply allows you to explore neglected parts of your mind. When you are hypnotized, your body is very relaxed, while your mind is very alert. You "forget" yourself, in the same way you forget yourself while driving, daydreaming, watching a movie or reading. Each of these activities, by the way, is a form of hypnosis!

When you forget yourself this way, your unconscious mind comes to the fore. Addictions like the smoking addiction often strike us on an unconscious level. Our reasonable, conscious mind knows that smoking is deadly, stupid and not even particularly appealing, yet our unconscious mind prods us to reach for a pack of cigarettes, even after weeks, months or years of being nicotine-free. Hypnosis enlists the mind in the real fight against smoking, the fight that takes place on the unconscious level.

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