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Stop Smoking Through Hypnosis

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You are probably amazed when you hear that such an obstinate habit like smoking could be cured by Hypnosis. But it is true. To really understand how this works i.e. how you could stop smoking through hypnosis, you are on your way to permanently rid yourself of this scourge. First off , you must understand what actually happens when you reach out for the next cigarette. And on the other hand you must know how hypnosis works and what it actually does. That is where is the connection between smoking and hypnosis.

First of all, you would agree that smoking is a habit which seems to be deeply entrenched and very difficult to root out. A habit is actually controlled by your subconscious mind and that is the reason why it is so difficult to stop smoking. Since you are using your conscious mind to urge yourself to stop smoking whereas it is the inner mind which actually needs to be worked on. And that is where hypnosis comes in. Because hypnosis essentially works on the inner mind.

Hypnosis is a technique which silences the outer, conscious mind and then once the outer mind is put to ‘sleep’, teaches the inner mind to change entrenched thought patterns. This is the entire process of hypnosis. Continue reading

Stopping Smoking? Consider Hypnosis!

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Nicotine Replacement Patches? Gum? Pills? There are many stop smoking “products” on the market that you can choose. So why should you consider hypnosis?

1) Hypnosis is a “process”, not a “product”

Hypnosis permanently changes your attitude towards smoking. Its power comes from your desire to become a non-smoker. Hypnosis literally “switches off” any thoughts of smoking.

Patches and Gum do the opposite – by using these products you are subconsciously saying “There is something that I need in a cigarette, therefore I need to substitute the cigarette with something else.” You may replace one habit with another.

2) Hypnosis is Healthy and Safe

You’re trying to rid your body of toxins … so why would you replace the nicotine in cigarettes with the nicotine in gum or in patches? Nicotine is a poison?

3) Hypnosis is Fast and Easy

Using Hypnosis you can be a non-smoker in one hour or less. Patches and Gum often require weeks or months of treatmene

4) Hypnosis is Permanent

Because Hypnosis permanently changes your attitude towards smoking you have very little chance of relapse at any point in the future. You become a non-smoker.

With other products this mental change has not taken place and therefore you are at best an “ex smoker” continually having to consciously fend off and fight the urge to smoke. Making a relapse more likely.

When the shift to becoming a non-smoker takes place with Hypnosis one no longer has to battle against cigarettes. They will simply fade away as an “enemy”.

5) Hypnosis may be Tax Deductible. Patches and Gum are not.

If you are US taxpayer, you can deduct the cost of smoking cessation programs from your taxes.

From the IRS website (http://www.irs.gov/faqs/faq-kw139.html)

Are expenses for smoking cessation programs deductible?

You can include in medical expenses amounts you pay for a program to stop smoking. Unreimbursed amounts you pay for participation in a smoking cessation program and for prescribed drugs designed to alleviate nicotine withdrawal are expenses for medical care that are deductible subject to the 7.5% of adjusted gross income limitation if you itemize deductions on Form 1040, Schedule A (PDF), Itemized Deductions.

However, you cannot include in medical expenses amounts you pay for drugs that are designed to help stop smoking that do not require a prescription, such as nicotine gum or patches.

6) Hypnosis is more effective than Patches or Gum

Hypnosis has a 70-80% success rate for those committed to becoming a non smoker. Because the burdens on the patch or gum user are so great, those manufacturers can only boast a 50-60% success rate.

Furthermore most reputable hypnotherapists will offer a guarantee (see http://www.freshstartmethod.com/guarantee.php )of effectiveness stating that if you do not become a non smoker, you do not pay.

And thats not something you’ll see on a box of nicotine replacement products!

Matt Godson, Clinical Hypnotherapist http://www.freshstartmethod.com Godson runs FreshStart(tm) the internet stop smoking solution
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Self Hypnosis For Weight Loss And Quitting Smoking

Through self hypnosis and the possibly limitless power of the subconscious mind it’s possible – metaphorically speaking – to move mountains, not just lose weight or quit smoking. I say just lose weight or quit smoking not because I don’t realise how hard it can seem to succeed permanently with these aspirations, but because I know from personal experience and from that of others who have used hypnosis to quit smoking, lose weight and overcome other seemingly insurmountable problems and habits that it can be done, permanently and quite easily.

If you’re living with an overeating or nicotine habit (or both) it’s probably the case that sometimes you think about how much better you’d feel without them, and there’s no doubt that you would feel much better without them, but almost simultaneously the implications of throwing away that nicotine or comfort food crutch flash into your conscious awareness, and you experience a little mental shudder as you try to imagine what the rest of your life would be like without them. Not just today, tomorrow and the next day, but for the rest of your life.

Many weight loss and quit smoking programs tell you to take things one day at a time, and not think about the days, months and years lying ahead, but how can you not think about it?

There are no precise statistics, but I think that it’s safe to assume that somewhere between 50 and 90% of all attempts to lose weight and quit smoking using the willpower only approach fail, either very soon or within a couple of months. Some smokers stop for several years but the subconscious thought patterns which kept them smoking were so deeply ingrained that they never really lost the urge, years after the physically addictive nicotine poison had left their bodies.

Similarly, with regard to weight gain and dieting, many people start out full of optimism and determination, sure that they’re going to win the battle to lose weight, slim down and generally feel better about themselves. Unfortunately it’s usually the case that before long this determination is worn down by the constant inner whisperings telling you that there’s no need to be so hard on yourself, a little treat now and then is ok, why not just have one of these delicious looking cakes or chocolate and so on.Before you know it, the diet has been thrown to the winds and you’ve actually gained more weight than you had before. A few weeks or so later, you resolve once again to lose weight and the whole cycle begins again.

The reason why most dieters and quitting smokers fail is because they’re unaware of or have failed to appreciate the role that the subconscious mind plays in these matters. If you’ve convinced yourself that you need comfort food, that you’ll be irritable and unhappy without it, somehow denied, then your subconscious will go along with that. You’ll then come to believe that it is in fact inevitable that you’d be unhappy and uncomfortable without it, and it’s this subconscious belief that sooner or later wears down the conscious resolve you had to lose weight.

Smoking addiction works in a slightly different way, partly because you first have to clear your system of nicotine, which is physically addictive. After around 4-8 days the nicotine poison has indeed left your system and you notice the physical benefits almost immediately. What you’re also noticing is that your mind won’t stop thinking about it. The deeply ingrained subconscious belief that you not only enjoy smoking but also need to smoke is constantly working its way into your conscious mind, creating the belief that you’re denying yourself something that you want and need, and that to go on doing so means that you’re somehow punishing yourself.

After a certain amount of time, whether it’s a couple of days or years, something gives way and you find some sort of justification for relieving yourself of this self punishment, whereby you decide that just one cigarette couldn’t do any harm. Much more often than not, that one cigarette is fairly swiftly followed by just one more, and before long you’re back to where you started.

The key to permanently breaking this cycle lies within the subconscious. With motivation, hypnosis/self hypnosis has been shown consistently to be the best and most effective method available for reaching and reprogramming subconscious thought patterns which cause you to believe that you need and want to smoke or overeat. Through relaxation, visualization and positive suggestion hypnotherapy or self hypnosis downloads can reach and influence the subconscious and replace these negative thought patterns with positive ones, leaving you with no desire whatsoever to smoke or to eat more than your body actually needs.

Find out more about self hypnosis and hypnosis to quit smoking. Be who you want to be and live the life that you want to live.

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How to Effectively Use Self-Hypnosis to Stop Smoking

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Certain studies have discovered that people who used self-hypnosis to help them quit smoking enjoyed better results than those who chose to quit smoking on their own. These studies also predicted more positive outcomes for those who are receiving emotional support from their loved ones at home. If you are serious about quitting smoking, why not take a chance on self-hypnosis?

Tips on Using Self-Hypnosis to Help You Stop Smoking

Start by understanding why smoking is bad for your health. Unlike eating chocolates or drinking liquor, both of which have certain benefits to offer, there is nothing healthy whatsoever about smoking.

When you inhale or swallow nicotine inside you, it pollutes and damages not only your lungs but the rest of your respiratory system and other parts of the body as well. It only gets worse and worse as you smoke more and more. Smoking will cause you to suffer from heart complications and other serious conditions, all of which can be life-threatening.

Those are not only the bad effects of smoking. When you smoke, you also suffer from bad breath, which could make it harder for you to befriend other people since they’ll be too busy avoiding inhaling your breath to have time to tell you their names. Smoking can also cause you to have yellow teeth, something that could be a definite turn-off for your dates. The smell of smoke also clings to your clothes, your car’s carpets, as well as your things.

When you smoke, you become less healthy, making it harder for you to keep up with people in your age when they play sports or do something physical. Smoking is also a very costly habit to have, depending on how much you smoke each day. Insurance policies also become more expensive to acquire if you’re smoking.

Lastly, the fact that you’re smoking also endangers people in your vicinity. Secondhand smoke also has the power to ruin people’s health, and you should feel guilty for making people around you unhealthy when they don’t deserve to be.

Knowing and understanding the extent of damage that smoking can cause to you and your loved ones is very important and integral to the effectiveness of self-hypnosis. Now that you know just how bad smoking is for your health, you’re in the right frame of mind to welcome the suggestions you’ve made by self-hypnosis.

Start by telling yourself that you’re going to stop smoking because you know it’s bad for you. You’re going to stop smoking because you don’t want to hurt other people anymore.

Tell yourself as well that you are going to stop smoking right here and right now. You won’t ever pick another cigarette stick anymore. Tell yourself that the mere idea or thought of smoking makes you feel ill.

In your self-hypnosis session or recording, tell yourself that you don’t find quitting smoking difficult. Instead, you find it very easy and not at all challenging because you know it’s the right thing to do. Emphasize the easy and right parts.

Repeat or listen to these statements everyday as you go to sleep and upon waking up. Create an image in your mind in which you’re healthier, happier, and better looking because you’ve succeeded in quitting smoking.

If you have other psychological and emotional reasons for smoking, use self-hypnosis to eliminate all of them from your mindset. Tell yourself that you don’t need smoking to entertain yourself, forget your problems, or reduce your stress levels. Tell yourself that you can do all those and more without the help and use of smoking.

Complementary Tools for Self-Hypnosis for Stopping Yourself from Smoking
Of course, self-hypnosis can’t work by itself in helping you quit smoking. You should do other things to expedite the process.

Exercise more. Use exercising as a response to every time you wish to smoke. Find other outlets whenever your body starts to crave for nicotine.

Join support groups because you’ll find it easier to speak with them about your problems since all of you share the same problems with smoking.

And last but not the least, do not hesitate to accept the help and support from your loved ones. Don’t be proud and resist what they’re offering because you need what they’re giving you, and your loved ones will also feel better if you let them help you.

For more complete information on self-hypnosis please go to: http://www.aperfectharmony.com http://www.a-1hypnosis.com/index.htm http://www.drnathaliefiset.com

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Self Hypnosis to Quit Smoking! – Train Your Brain to Kick the Habit!

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If you’re having trouble quitting smoking then you owe it to yourself and your lungs to learn about self hypnosis. This article will discuss the difference between an ex-smoker and a new non-smoker. How your bad habit keeps bringing it’s self back and also why hypnosis is the only way to truly break your habit.

If you’d like to kick the habit and quit smoking you want to really become a new non-smoker instead of an ex-smoker. An ex-smoker will continue to crave a cigarette years and years after they’ve consciously quit. This means the ex-smoker is always susceptible to restarting the habit. Especially if they go through a low point in their life. A new non-smoker on the other hand is someone who has reconditioned or reprogrammed their mind to never again desire a cigarette. This can make a huge difference. The non-smoker is truly free, while the ex-smoker must constantly battle the desire for another smoke.

A person’s addiction regardless if its for smoking or sex or anything else has a life of it’s own. And that addiction resides in a person’s unconscious mind. Like most everything else the addiction wants to live and grow stronger. Now consciously you can defeat your addiction for a certain amount time, years even, but the addiction is still alive, lurking in the shadows, waiting for the right moment to reappear. Most often it reappears at a moment in ones life where they are facing numerous challenges. If those challenges should start to overwhelm a person they will often revert back to their old habits looking for that something familiar.

So how does hypnosis work to help you end your addiction? And is it really that easy? Well because the addiction lives in your unconscious mind that’s where one must go to defeat it. Or more correctly to re-progam the unconscious to deal with stress in a more appropriate, beneficial way. A hypnosis program will initially put you into a very relaxed state somewhat like a trance. From this trance like state your unconscious mind can be reached very easily. With the proper type of programming your unconscious mind begins to change. Major changes can occur after just a few sessions if the programming is good.

So, we’ve looked at the difference in the levels of quitting smoking. Becoming a non-smoker should be your goal over being an ex-smoker. If you’ve become an ex-smoker congratulations but remember your addiction isn’t really gone it’s still there waiting to reassert it’s self. The only way to truly become a non-smoker is to reprogram your unconscious mind. The beauty of self hypnosis is that you can get an inexpensive session program specific to your goal and use it as often as you need to. The relaxation levels you can attain are beneficial in their own right. The way these hypnosis sessions work is very similar to the methods today’s star athletes use to maximize their athletic performances. Its weel worth your time to investigate hypnosis further.

I struggled with my demons after a divorce and I know the pain and stress of dealing with an addiction. It wasn’t until I started using an hypnosis program that things really changed for me. Check out my blog post about it to learn more. Or find other guided visualization info here.