Trying to quit smoking can be a challenge. There are so many different treatments out there to help you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle. Smoking is a dangerous habit that can lead to severe illness and even death.
If nicotine lozenges, patches, chewing gum and counseling has not helped you kick this habit, do not give up. We are going to share with you a way for you to quit smoking through Hypnosis.
What Is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is defined as an altered state of awareness in which you appear to be asleep or in a trance. Clinical hypnosis may be used to treat certain physical or psychological problems. For example, you can use hypnosis to try and stop you from smoking, help with speech disorders as well as eating disorders.
Some believe that hypnosis works well because you can relax and concentrate more on what is being said to you. You are shut down from the world around you and all that you are focused on is the meditation and trance that you are placed in.
Does It Help You Quit Smoking?
A 2019 Study, Hypnotherapy for smoking cessation, showed that hypnosis may help certain people quit smoking. Research has found that by placing yourself into a hypnotic state, you can imagine the dangers of smoking more than if you had to just hear them from your friends and family. Brain tests were performed on patients during hypnotism sessions. It was found that the patients have a high level of neurological activity. More so than when they were not in the trance.
Once you awaken from the trance, the dangers of your bad habit become more real and you are turned off by smoking. Slowly, your subconscious begins to tell you that you do not need that smoke, it is bad for you. You will eventually stop smoking altogether and find other, healthier coping tools and skills to deal with your stressful lifestyle.
This may take a few sessions before you start to feel the long term effects of the treatments. The key to getting the full effects is to be patient and go into the hypnosis with an open mind. You have to want to quit smoking for it to work. If you do not have willpower, you will not be open to the idea of stopping in the first place.
How to start your hypnosis journey to quitting smoking
Wanting to stop smoking is the first positive step on your journey to a healthier body. There are professionals out there that want to help you. If you do not want to go and see someone to take you through your hypnosis journey, you can download a Hypnosis app on your phone or smart device, that will lead you through your daily meditations. This is an easy way for you to kick the habit in your own time.
You will not be on this journey alone. Together, we can fight this addiction and become a healthier nation.