Stop Smoking with Hypnotism

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

We all know that it is very difficult to quit smoking. There are many ways of going about it, but hypnotism can be an effective tool for quitting smoking. This article will provide you with the information you need to decide if hypnotism is for you.  You will learn just what hypnotism is, how much you can expect to pay for it, and how safe it is.

First of all, hypnosis is a state of altered awareness where you appear to be in a trance or asleep.  It is frequently used to treat physical and psychological issues.  It is believed that it works by assisting you to relax and concentrate more, thus making you more susceptible to suggestions.  Being under hypnosis does not mean you are unconscious; you will be aware of your surroundings at all times and will be able to hear what is going on around you.  When used for smoking cessation, patients under hypnosis are told that they will experience unpleasant side effects if they smoke, such as horrible smells or tastes.  Patients are often taught self-hypnosis to use when they are craving a cigarette.  Hypnotism is not for everyone though, as one in four people is not able to be hypnotized. You must really want to quit smoking in order for your subconscious mind to focus on new healthy habits.

You’re probably wondering how much hypnotherapy costs.  Most hypnotherapists charge around $100 per session, and it may take several sessions in order to quit smoking.  Some insurance plans will pay for hypnosis, so you should check to see if it’s covered before scheduling a hypnosis session.  Many employers also offer financial reimbursement for those employees who quit smoking.  Also, just think how much money you will save by no longer buying cigarettes as well as future health care savings.  The medical expenses of smoking related illnesses can be astronomical.

One frequently asked question about hypnosis is whether it will make you do embarrassing things that you normally would not do.  We’ve all seen movies where people are forced to do things against their will under hypnosis that they don’t remember, or people on stage who do perform silly actions.  Hypnosis does not make you do things you would not ordinarily do.  This is why some people still smoke after hypnosis; they want to smoke.  Hypnosis is very safe when done by well-trained, ethical professionals.

It is also very important to choose a good hypnotherapist.  The regulations regarding hypnotherapy vary from state to state, and some states do not regulate hypnotherapy at all.  Anyone can learn to perform hypnosis in only a few minutes.  Make sure your hypnotist has had a formal education in psychology for the best results.  A good hypnotherapist will also have affiliations with professional organizations as well.  Talk to people who have undergone hypnosis for recommendations, and talk to the therapist to see if this is someone you feel comfortable with.  Most of all, the therapist should not claim to heal people.  A good hypnotist will give you the credit for taking the suggestions and helping yourself.

Now that you have learned the important facts about hypnosis, you are ready to make the decision as to whether it’s a tool you choose to use to quit smoking.  While it’s not for everyone, it is effective for those individuals that have a sincere desire to quit smoking.

Category: Quitting Smoking

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