What you need to know to Quit Smoking With Hypnosis!
Quitting smoking can be a frustrating experience and many often want to give up before they’ve even started. Fortunately, there are some ways to make it easier. Hypnosis has been found to have an 80% success rate with those who try to quit smoking. Here’s everything you need to know about quitting smoking with hypnosis.
Health risks of smoking
Smoking damages your health and decreases life expectancy. Some of the subsequent health risks of smoking include:
Lung cancer. Tobacco smoke contains more than 70 different carcinogens, some of which cause lung cancer.
Heart disease and stroke. Smoking increases heart disease and stroke risk by causing coronary heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, and coronary artery disease.
Early death. Tobacco smoking is one of the largest preventable causes of death and disease in Australia. Smoking is estimated to kill almost 20,500 Australians a year (13% of all deaths) and was responsible for 8.6% of the total burden of disease in Australia in 2018. It is associated with an increased risk of a wide range of health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer, renal disease, eye disease and respiratory conditions such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis.
As well as the health risks, there’s the social stigma and the cost. Non-smokers are quite rightly wanting to breath in clean air and not take in passive smoke when they are in bars, restaurants, airports or anywhere indoors and even outdoors. Plus there’s the cost of cigarettes not only to your health but to your pocket.
Why use hypnosis to quit smoking?
If you’re looking to quit smoking and are considering hypnosis as part of your journey, it’s essential to understand that hypnosis alone is not a magic bullet. You need to be ready and willing to quit smoking, or else hypnosis will likely not be helpful for you.
However, if you are ready and want to quit, then hypnosis can help. That’s because the act of quitting smoking is more mental than physical. The cravings you get when you’ve been conditioned by the habit of reaching for a cigarette are very real, but an actual physical addiction doesn’t cause them.
Quitting needs something more than the simple chemical detox method often used for things like caffeine or alcohol. Instead, it requires us to make changes in our subconscious minds to no longer have those associations between reaching for a cigarette and feeling satisfied or relaxed from the nicotine hit.
How does hypnosis help you quit smoking?
Hypnosis is a powerful tool you can use to help yourself quit smoking. The process of quitting is multifaceted – you need to deal with the physical cravings and the mental cravings. Additionally, you need to unlearn your habitual motions associated with smoking and change your behavior so that it doesn’t revolve around your cravings. When done correctly, hypnosis can help you address all of these things at once.
The effectiveness of hypnosis is undeniable. Studies have shown that it can help increase the chances of quitting smoking. It’s important to note that hypnosis does not involve taking prescription drugs or nicotine replacement therapy-it’s a safe and effective method for quitting. Each time you smoke, your brain receives a hit of dopamine, which causes the pleasurable feeling associated with smoking.
As with any form of addiction, this cycle is hard to break. Hypnosis changes the way your brain responds to cigarettes by disconnecting the source of pleasure from each cigarette you smoke. Since there are no harmful chemicals involved in this method, it’s an excellent choice for those who want to quit smoking without relying on medication or dangerous habits like drinking alcohol or using illegal substances.
How can Zen Hypnotherapy work for quitting smoking?
While hypnosis isn’t magic, it can be a powerful tool for changing your habits. Hypnosis is all about entering a deeply relaxed state, where you are more open to suggestions. Zen hypnotherapy can help smokers quit by changing their relationship with smoking. The Zen approach involves rewiring the brain so that cigarettes no longer trigger cravings and nicotine withdrawal.
Smoking is a habit that’s hard to break. Zen hypnotherapy makes it easier to stop smoking using a combination of traditional and modern approaches – mindfulness meditation along with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT helps smokers overcome the habit through conscious efforts, while meditation can help them develop a healthier mindset around cigarettes and smoking cessation.
In fact, CBT has been used for decades to break addictions. Studies have shown that it can be very effective in helping people quit smoking, even when they’ve tried other methods before like nicotine patches or gum without success.
Quitting smoking is not an easy job no matter what you do but with the help of hypnosis, you can still achieve your goal of quitting. Hypnosis has got a lot of benefits and helps you bring all your focus and attention towards quitting. It can even cope with those moments when you feel like snatching a cigarette in desperation.
If this seems appealing to you, feel free to contact us for a free consultation before committing to the quit smoking session. You may find that Zen Hypnotherapy can significantly help you change your smoking habits and quit for good.
Written by: Dorothy Field