Authored by Velisa S Mefford in Addiction
Published on 05-23-2009
Hypnosis has been around for ages. For as long as humanity has been on the planet we have used hypnosis for a variety of purposes. With the right tones, sound of voice, and various other methods, hypnosis is used to put people into an altered state of consciousness to make them more susceptible to the suggestion(s) given by the hypnotist. Many people have resorted to hypnosis to quit smoking tobacco when other methods have failed.
With all of the new aids to help people quit smoking hitting the market it may be really difficult, and expensive, trying to find a method that will work for you. Most people start out trying various medications, such as Zyban , or nicotine gum, nicotine patches, nicotine inhalers and so on. All of these methods have varying degrees of success, but all are pretty expensive and the cost is enough to put many people off. Unfortunately, only a very few people are aware that hypnosis can be used to help break the habit and that it generally costs a good deal less than the afore mentioned other methods. Hypnosis has been the hotly debated for a while now, with many people giving it rave reviews, as well as the sceptics saying it’s bunk.
Most people find that even though they want to quit they can not just lay them down and never pick cigarettes up again, and the main reason for this is that the nicotine withdrawal symptoms are very much like the withdrawal symptoms of heroine addicts. Symptoms usually include painful withdrawals and unpleasant cravings that generally drive the smoker to resume this unhealthy habit. This is where the stop smoking aids can help. Nicotine patches and gum can help ease the cravings and the withdrawal symptoms, but many find that they trade one nicotine habit for another because the cravings and withdrawal symptoms do not necessarily disappear, even after a period of months or years. This is the point where many people have turned to hypnotherapy to break the addiction once and for all.
One of the biggest keys to quitting smoking is that one has to have a positive mindset even before they decide to quit smoking. Having a negative mindset means that you are already defeated before you ever start. Once you get your mind right then hypnotherapy can help you break the nicotine addiction once and for all. Many people find that after just a few sessions with a hypnotherapist over the course of a month or less they no longer have the desire to ever pick up another cigarette again!
Hypnotherapy may not be right for you. You may find that you can succeed in quitting by just using any of the aids available on the market. However, if you find yourself still craving nicotine and going through withdrawals when you try to go off the patches or gum, even after weeks and months of using these methods, then you may want to look into hypnosis as an alternative to help you kick the nicotine habit for good.