Meridian Wellbeing Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy to Stop Smoking
A great number of people find hypnotherapy for smoking an effective treatment. The method works to break the negative behaviours and thinking patterns associated with smoking. The thoughts and behaviours the smoker holds is often what prevents them from successfully giving up.
When a person makes the decision to stop smoking, the key aspect is to let go of the routine and change their perspective of cigarettes. Breaking an addiction like this is a challenge. Many people find changing how they think about something difficult. As hypnotherapy focuses on this change, it is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of treatment.
When considering stop smoking hypnosis, the first thing the person has to do is make sure they are choosing to quit for themselves. Hypnosis for smoking has been found to be most effective when the person really wants to quit.
Hypnotherapy works by putting the individual into a deep, relaxed state. During this time the mind is more open to suggestion. The session will look to change the thought patterns of the smoker, making suggestions such as “I do not want a cigarette” or “the smell of cigarette smoke makes me nauseous”. You may be asked to imagine unpleasant smells and feelings that you can associate with smoking, and taught various stop smoking hypnosis techniques to can practise at home.
Many people find stop smoking hypnosis is enough to break the habit, while others prefer to combine the treatment with NRT (nicotine replacement therapy) or medication. This helps to tackle both the physical and the mental addiction together. By exploring all the options, a person should be able to find a suitable and effective treatment.
It is important to remember that hypnotherapy for smoking is not a quick fix. While for some people, just one session is enough to quit smoking (or continue the journey alone), others may benefit from follow-up sessions. The ultimate aim of stop smoking hypnosis is to empower people to take control of their addiction. Hypnotherapy for smoking will promote healthier behaviours. It can help the individual to develop new patterns of thinking. (Adapted from hypnotherapy to quit smoking at www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk)
At Meridian Wellbeing Hypnotherapy, Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy is offered as a package, which includes tapping therapies for addictive urge and a support CD/MP3, and a follow-up session which can be taken up to 9 months from the first session. The sessions last approx 1 hr each.