Is There an Easy Way to Stop Smoking?
Are some methods of quitting smoking easier than others? Is there an easy way to stop smoking and if there is, which method is it? It’s obvious that all methods of stopping smoking work for some people but not for all people. However, no matter which method the successful quitter uses the reason it is successful for them is that during the process they begin to think in a different way.
Therefore, without realising it, they mimic the way hypnosis works. Hypnosis to quit smoking works by focusing the mind on a successful outcome and by guiding the quitter to imagine themselves as a non-smoker. The practised hypnotist, knowing how mind works, can facilitate a process that some people stumble upon accidentally.
In each case of successful quitting smoking the credit may be given to the placebo, the patches, the nicotine replacement therapy, the imitation cigarette or even willpower but the actual reason is a change of direction of mind. Sometimes stopping smoking is hard while for others quitting is so easy it can seem as if a miracle has happened.
When stopping smoking seems like hard work and a struggle you can guarantee the quitter is using willpower. Willpower can work and often does but even willpower has to be used in a certain way to become 100% successful. When used incorrectly the willpower method can make matters even worse and may mean the quitter will spend years still wanting a cigarette and still wishing they could smoke.
Hypnosis as a stop smoking method overcomes all the normal problems associated with stopping smoking and that is why it is often called the, ‘the easy way to stop smoking.’ It is true that hypnosis to quit smoking has a failure rate; it doesn’t work for everyone but there are valid reasons for failure.
If the client is mentally arguing with, disagreeing with or has a dislike of the hypnotherapist or the consulting rooms the therapy can fail. If the client is uncomfortable; too hot or too cold or the consulting rooms are too noisy the therapy can also fail.
However, the most common source of failure is due to the clients mental state directly prior to therapy. If you choose to succeed it is vital that you prepare yourself mentally prior to the therapy. Whether you choose one to one therapy or a CD mental preparation is the key to success. Before you begin take some time to decide what you want as an outcome of the therapy, your success or failure depends on it.
If you focus on the things you don’t want you’ll get them. The following statements or any like them will create failure:
- “I hope it’s not a waste of money.”
- “What if it doesn’t work?”
- “What if I can’t be hypnotised?”
- “What if I still want a cigarette when it’s over?”
- “I hope it’s not a waste of time.”
If you want to stop succesfully use the following statements:
- “I hope it’s money well spent.”
- “If it’s worked for others it can work for me.”
- “I reckon I can be hypnotised.”
- “I wonder what it’ll be like to be free?”
- “I reckon this will be time well spent.”
Think positively if you expect positive results. Talk only about what you want to have happen. Take the advice I was given just before I stopped smoking (after years of struggle). “If you really want to stop you will, there’s nothing so sure as that. All you have to do is keep wanting, keep trying and it’s inevitable that one day you will.” I took that advice and I did stop very soon afterwards.
Some people who choode the hypnosis method to quit stop successfully while listening to a CD while others benefit from one to one therapy. Whichever method of hypnosis you use to stop smoking I wish you all the success you deserve.