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Quit Smoking Hypnosis is real, and it can help you quit smoking without the terrible withdrawal symptoms, weight gain, nervousness and other side effects of smoking cessation. Only about 10% of addiction to cigarettes is the physical addiction to nicotine. The other 90% of smoking addiction is mental. So it only makes sense to tackle smoking addiction at the mental level, rather than just the physical level.
Smokers have a conditioned response when it comes to cigarettes. They learn over the years to relate virtually everything in their lives to cigarettes. Smoking is how they deal with stress, how they enjoy relaxing with friends, how they prepare themselves for something and how they spend their breaks and lunches. Practically everything in a smoker’s life comes to revolve around their desire for a cigarette.
Now imagine that all of that could be removed. Even if you have smoked 30 or 40 years, hypnosis can liberate you from a life of virtual slavery to cigarettes and the desire to smoke them. Hypnotherapy can tackle the problem of the desire for cigarettes and the urge to smoke. This is far more powerful than a nicotine patch or gum that merely addresses the 10% of the addiction that is physical.
Weight gain is another common problem for people who use other methods of smoking cessation. Stop smoking hypnosis can help you eliminate this problem, as well. The weight gain is due to the smoker’s need to keep their hands and mouth occupied without cigarettes. If the oral fixation, the desire and the need for the cigarettes is gone, overeating and weight gain are not a problem.
Many professional hypnotherapists address the very issue of weight gain with their patients as part of the smoking cessation therapy sessions. Just as you once began to learn to restructure your life around smoking, you will quickly learn to restructure your life in the absence of it. All of the things you worry about ñ such as how long a flight is, when the next break is, where the nearest smoking area is, how many cigarettes you have left in your pack ñ become non-issues.
With many hypnotherapy programs, you can continue to smoke until you no longer feel the urge too. You literally just quit wanting to smoke and start wanting not to smoke. Talk to your hypnotherapist and find out what his or her particular recommendations are for your quitting smoking hypnotherapy program. Each therapist has developed their own style that works well for them and their customers.
It is not necessary to meet with a hypnotherapist each week in order to quit smoking. Many hypnotherapists have developed programs that you can use in your own home. CDs, DVDs and tapes are an excellent way to benefit from hypnosis in order to quit smoking. Most people do not realize it, but they are in an Alpha brain wave pattern for three-quarters of their television watching time. People also pass through this Alpha state while falling asleep and again during the waking process each morning.
The Alpha state is a level of hypnosis. This is comforting for people who are fearful of undergoing hypnosis in order to quit smoking, lose weight or learn to relax. The state of hypnosis is something that their bodies naturally go through in a regular process each day. It is nothing mystical, religious or New Age. Dentists have begun experimenting with hypnosis to alleviate the need for pain medication during oral surgery and other dental procedures.
Stop smoking hypnosis takes advantage of the highly suggestible state of the mind during the Alpha state. During this period, the mind accepts suggestions readily, making it the perfect opportunity to introduce new, positive thoughts and eliminate old, negative ones. Hypnosis has been thoroughly researched for many years, and there are no negative side effects as long as the hypnotherapist uses ethical practices while their clients are in the suggestible state. It is the easiest, most stress-free way to stop smoking painlessly and stop smoking for good.
What happens when you quit smoking? Well, a number of positive things begin to happen. But smokers are rarely aware of this, because the withdrawal symptoms are so severe. What we do not feel is our blood pressures, nervous systems, heart function and lung function returning to normal. What we do feel is irritability, nervousness, anger, headaches and a host of other negative feelings and emotions.
One of the things people dread most about quitting is the weight gain. People tend to gain weight after quitting smoking, because they are trying to find something for their hands and mouths to do in the absence of holding and puffing cigarettes. This is a purely mental event, and has nothing at all to do with the physical addiction to cigarettes. Many people find hypnosis to be beneficial in helping them quit smoking without putting on unhealthy weight.
People who are trying to quit smoking also lose sleep. This is one of the physical withdrawal symptoms of quitting smoking, but it also has psychological reasons. Smokers find it difficult to relax without a cigarette, and it is hard for their mind to let go of problems in the absence of a cigarette. It is important to find non-addictive ways to get the sleep you need. Lack of sleep itself causes health problems.
Nervousness is another problem for people trying to kick the habit. This is closely related to losing sleep. The reasons are both psychological and physical. Since their primary method of relaxing has involved smoking cigarettes, it is important to find new, non-addictive ways to unwind and relax. Many people find success in hypnosis,meditation, a new hobby, walking, other exercise programs or learning a new skill they have always wanted to master.
What happens when you quit smoking? Mood swings. People trying to quit are often so irritable that the very family members who urged them to quit in the first place are ready to buy them a pack and light one up for them. Short temper, anger and even aggression are all common in people who are trying to quit smoking. Try to realize that this is just a physical and psychological withdrawal symptom and your family really is not trying to drive you over the edge.
The good news is, there are ways to avoid some of the misery, and during this difficult process, some really wonderful things are happening in your body as a result of quitting. Finding positive things to do with the time and money you are not spending on cigarettes helps negate some of the suffering. You also need to focus on the fantastic healing process that your body is accomplishing ñ in a mere 20 minutes after you quit smoking!
In 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your blood pressure is already lower. Your carbon monoxide levels return to normal after only 8 hours, just one shift at work. You are at a lower risk of having a heart attack after going just one day without a cigarette. In only two days, you can smell and taste better because the damaged nerve endings begin to heal.
After only a couple of months, you can breathe better, exercise easier without becoming winded and you have less phlegm. Lung function begins slowly improving, as well. After one year without a cigarette, you have reduced your risk of heart attack and heart disease by one half. In as little as five years, your risk of a stroke is that of a non-smoker.
After ten years, your risk of lung cancer drops significantly, though you will never be as low-risk for lung cancer as someone who never smoked. After fifteen years, your risk of heart disease or heart attack is the same as a person who never smoked a single cigarette.
So, what happens when you quit smoking? Some unpleasant things that you can manage, and some really wonderful things that will benefit you the rest of your (longer) life.
Just a motivator for you smokers: