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How Hypnotherapy Can Help You to Quit Smoking

Last Updated Aug 21, 2020

Many people who smoke cigarettes want to stop the habit. They know for a fact that smoking puts their life at risk and makes them more susceptible to lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, impotence and the deadly COVID-19, among other life-threatening diseases.

Hard as they tried, though, they couldn’t quit smoking and the urge to spend hard-earned money on their favourite cigarette brand. But what if your mind had the power to make things happen for you, wouldn’t you exploit it?

Hypnotherapy is a powerful mind tool. It makes everything you desire for achievable. This form of psychotherapy reprograms the subconscious mind by motivating it with positive thoughts and beliefs to help a person eliminate habits that are doing them more harm than good.

What are the Benefits of Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy addresses the underlying reason for your negative habits and beliefs. It’s grounded on the concept that the contents of your subconscious mind, which were established by past experiences, affect your beliefs, feelings, ideas and behaviours. Hypnosis can help with a variety of physical and psychological conditions, including:

How Does Hypnotherapy Treat Smoking Addiction?

Anyone addicted to smoking cigarettes but has expressed their desire to quit it permanently can be easily treated with hypnosis. Whether you’re a long-time smoker or just started a couple of months ago, your intent to break the habit will determine the effectiveness of the modality because a hypnotherapist cannot instigate change in your life if you aren't open to it.

Once you’ve set your goal to quit, you instantly develop the ability to achieve it. That means, you already have the power to stop smoking anytime you want to; all it takes is the motivation to harness it. 

Motivation comes from the hypnotherapist who will be working with you. Their job is to reinforce your ability to achieve your goal of quitting smoking through various psychotherapy tools and techniques.

What Happens in a Quit Smoking Hypnotherapy Session?

After expressing your intent to quit smoking, you will go through an altered state of consciousness as the hypnotherapist taps into your subconscious mind to identify your smoking triggers.

They must understand the underlying causes of your habit so that they can guide you properly. More often than not, smoking is rooted in physical or emotional trauma.

Once the practitioner has seen the source of the issue, they will feed your subconscious mind with positive suggestions to help you overcome it. This motivational process enables you to cultivate your innate ability to achieve your goal without worrying about not being able to attain it because of your addiction to nicotine.

Hypnotherapy can also be conducted through online sessions.

What’s So Good About Being a Non-Smoker?

Remember, the ability to break the habit of smoking has always been in you, but you’re caught up in the belief that you couldn’t change. A certified hypnotherapist changes the way you perceive smoking and the effects of nicotine. 

Once you have successfully replaced your self-sabotaging beliefs with supportive ones, all good things will follow suit. Not only will you feel healthier, but you’ll also see a big improvement in your finances. The best part is you don’t have to resist the urge to put a cigarette in your mouth because the idea of smoking won’t be appealing to you anymore.

For most of our hypnotherapy practitioners, it only takes one session to turn a smoker into a non-smoker. But since people are born with different abilities, some could require up to three sessions before experiencing the life-changing effects of hypnosis.

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Originally published on Jul 14, 2020

FAQs About Quitting Smoking

What happens after 24 hours of not smoking?

By not smoking for one whole day, you've reduced your risk of dying from heart disease. If you've not smoked for 15 years, your health is tantamount to that of a person who has never puffed a cigarette in their life.

Does nicotine leave your body in 72 hours?

No. It may stay in your saliva and urine that long, but it could last longer in other parts of your body. In fact, it could last as long as 90 days in your hair.

What is the fastest way to detox from nicotine?

Exercising and drinking plenty of water will help flush nicotine out of your body systems. However, when nicotine enters the body, it breaks down into several chemicals including cotinine, which stays longer in the body than nicotine.

What happens to the body when you stop smoking?

Some people may experience withdrawal symptoms like irritability and headaches for about three days as their body goes through a cleansing process. Halfway through the month, breathing becomes easier, they cough less and don't experience chest pain anymore.

How much does a smoker spend on cigarettes in a day?

Heavy smokers can consume 40 to 60 sticks a day, so they spend anywhere from $70 to over a hundred bucks. Light or occasional smokers spend less than $50 a day.

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