Stop Smoking with Hypnosis
Hypnosis is more effective than any other treatment on the market to stop smoking, including the nicotine patch and medications.
You can stop smoking with hypnosis. The majority of people only need 3-6 sessions. About 20% only need 1 session. Research shows that the success rate ranges from 60-88% with 3-6 sessions of hypnosis. Compare that to the success rates of trying to quit on your own (~5%), using behavior therapy (~25%) or using Nicotine Replacement Products (~25%) and hypnosis looks like the best option out there. In fact, there is no other method supported by research that even comes close.
If you quit smoking before you turn 50, you’ll cut the risk of dying in the next 15 years in half, compared to those who keep lighting up. Even if you’re over 50, you gain years of your life when you quit smoking. So who do you want to live for? Yourself? Your kids? Your partner?
Today’s topic is how to stop smoking with hypnosis. I get a lot of calls for this, and I’m going to break it down for you.
The research on this is actually that people generally need about three to six sessions. There is a small percentage of people who can stop smoking in one session, according to the research. There’s a whole other group of people that stop within one to three sessions, and then there’s another subset that really takes them like three to six, so they need more individualized work.
They need more work around what is triggering you. What do you do right before you smoke that you can change? How can you self-soothe because you’re not going to be able to use a cigarette anymore to soothe yourself? Those are the kinds of techniques that we talk about.
We do some of that in the first three sessions anyway, or one or two. Sometimes people come in, they don’t need the second or third session. We talk about those skills anyway. In general, it’s like the focus there is on the hypnosis and getting you to a place where you really believe you’re a non-smoker, where you’re ready to make that leap. That’s an important place to be.
I’m a non-smoker, and when you talk out of the office you feel like a non-smoker. You also feel like letting go of all that shame that smokers often hold. There’s this one side that is like there’s things about it that I really like and love, and the breaks and the breathing and the soothing. There’s this other whole piece that just feels so shameful and awful to smokers like I’m not living for my kids, the smell, and the looks I get from people, and all of this stuff, interrupting your creative flow often. I heard that from one person.
We want to address that in hypnosis and say, “It’s okay to move into a new life. It’s okay to move into this good sense of yourself, like feeling good about yourself.” That’s important in life. It really is, and it changes everything. It’s a game-changer.
Anyway, if you want to see more about this I definitely have a Stop Smoking page on my website.
You can also listen to the couple of podcasts I did about it. They’re on the YouTube channel and they’re on my website. I think it’s episode nine and 10, is the smoking ones, so go give them a look-see.
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