Are You Finding It Difficult To Quit Smoking On Your Own?
Are you struggling with the addictive nature of smoking, and finding it hard to quit on your own? Have you been smoking for decades and just want to be done with it, but you aren’t sure where to start? Are cigarettes or the need to smoke controlling your every move? Do you skip social events like dinner at a friend’s house or even avoid riding in someone else’s car because you won’t be able to smoke? Perhaps you have tried to quit in the past, but ended up feeling overwhelmed by cravings, and now you’re questioning whether you really can make the change and stop smoking for good.
While you might be motivated to quit smoking, you also know how hard smoking cessation can be, especially if you don’t have someone to offer support, guidance, and accountability. Still, each day you go without quitting may be taking a toll on your health and relationships. Maybe you’ve been smoking to deal with anxiety or stress, but the self-guilt and anxiety from not being able to quit are now causing you even more stress. Or maybe you’ve started to experience physical symptoms from prolonged smoking such as coughing, lung pain, shortness of breath, lack of energy, wrinkles, and rapid aging. You may be pregnant or need surgery and your doctor has told you that you absolutely must quit smoking.
Smoking could even be affecting your work performance or relationships. You might feel self-conscious about constantly smelling like smoke, or maybe the constant smoke breaks are beginning to hinder your ability to stay focused and engaged at work or when spending time with loved ones. Those who care for you might constantly worry about your health, to the point that you may avoid spending time with them because you know they’ll hound you to stop smoking.
Do you wish you could stop feeling controlled by cravings and live a healthy, happy life without cigarettes?
If You’re Struggling With Smoking Cessation, You’re Not Alone
The majority of nicotine users are interested in quitting, but most aren’t aware of the most effective methods. Others try to quit smoking using willpower alone and become discouraged by unsuccessful attempts. If you’ve struggled to quit smoking in the past, don’t give up hope. Lingering cravings, increased stress, and fear of weight gain can all make it hard to stay committed to living without nicotine. But you are not alone. The truth is that a majority of smokers make multiple attempts at smoking cessation before they’re able to quit for good.
If you usually smoke with certain groups of people, such as co-workers or friends who are out for a drink, these situations can trigger strong cravings. Even being in the car or having a cup of coffee might leave you craving a cigarette. You may not feel like you can avoid these situations without negatively affecting your career, social life, or relationships. At the same time, you might not feel like you have the coping skills to relax and destress without nicotine.
Thankfully, there is a path to smoking cessation that can work for you. Hypnosis is the easiest, most cost-effective method of quitting for those who have been unable to stop smoking on their own. A single session of smoking cessation hypnosis can help you walk out the door a non-smoker, without caring if you ever have another cigarette again. You may even forget that you ever smoked at all.
Hypnotherapy For Smoking Cessation Can Help You Quit Smoking For Good
Many smokers worry about how quitting will affect their lives. The idea of managing stress without nicotine can be overwhelming, especially if you are used to taking cigarette breaks as a way to relax. As professional hypnotherapists (and former smokers, ourselves), we have seen first-hand how effective hypnosis can be in helping people quit smoking. Lynsi personally quit smoking with a single hypnosis session more than two decades ago, and Drake used hypnosis to quit back in the 1970s. Whether you have smoked for most of your life or you just recently picked up the habit, we can help you break free from the control your smoking habit has had over you.
One of the hardest parts about quitting smoking through other cessation methods—like Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) or going “cold turkey”—is learning to cope with cravings and stressors without the use of nicotine. And the longer your journey to smoking cessation takes with traditional methods, the more likely you are to return to the habit. Unlike other smoking cessation strategies, however, hypnosis completely eliminates cravings and works in as little as two hours, greatly reducing the likelihood you’ll relapse and begin smoking again. Studies have shown that individuals who participate in a single smoking cessation hypnotherapy session are more likely to be non-smokers after six months than individuals who use “traditional” methods.
Hypnosis not only works faster than other techniques, it also provides a more complete approach to recovery. While patches, gum, and other nicotine replacements can help address the body’s dependence on nicotine, they fail to address the mental and emotional factors that may have contributed to your smoking habit, and that can leave you more vulnerable to relapse. Hypnosis approaches smoking cessation from a more holistic standpoint: instead of “giving up” cigarettes and living with cravings, it can feel like you never smoked at all.
When we become addicted to something, the neurotransmitters in our brain start to act differently. When we stop giving our body that substance, the neurons aren’t able to fire properly. This physical change in the brain—and the time it takes for the body to adapt to a life without nicotine—is one of the reasons it’s so hard to quit smoking without professional assistance. During hypnosis, a physiological change occurs in the brain that enables the rapid and effective establishment of new neural pathways.
In just one hypnotherapy session, you can find relief from cravings and take back control from your smoking habit. We’ll start by discussing what is triggering you to smoke, how it’s affecting you, and what you want to gain from our work together. Instead of trying to fit you into a preset program, we tailor our work to your unique needs, so you can get the personalized guidance and support you need to find lasting recovery. Then, the rest is easy. You just sit back, close your eyes, and relax.
In addition to addressing physical addiction, we’ll address concerns you might have around quitting (such as the fear of weight gain or the inability to relax). With hypnosis, there need not be any weight gain; you can even lose a bit of weight if you so desire. And while hypnosis won’t remove all stressors from your life, it will eliminate cravings that add to feelings of stress. We’ll also provide a free stress-reduction hypnosis recording and other resources you can use to manage stress long after our work together is finished.
We’ve been providing smoking cessation hypnosis for over 35 years. In that time, we’ve helped thousands of smokers successfully quit, regardless of when they began smoking or how long they have lived with a nicotine habit. And because hypnosis works at a subconscious level, you don’t have to keep your guard up to live without cigarettes. With the help of a professional hypnotherapist, you can be smoke-free in as little as two hours.
Maybe You’re Considering Hypnotherapy For Smoking Cessation, But You Still Have Questions.
I’m concerned I’ll gain weight if I quit.
This is one of the most common concerns we hear, and we know that the fear of weight gain can lead many people to put off quitting—or to start smoking again after quitting. Because hypnosis speaks directly to your subconscious, it’s possible to quit smoking while simultaneously addressing patterns of thinking and behavior that might otherwise lead to weight gain. In fact, you can actually lose weight after quitting if you so desire. If you are still concerned about how quitting may affect your weight when you come in for your session, we’ll provide additional suggestions and resources so you can feel confident in your ability to maintain your weight—or lose weight—after quitting.
How will I relax and deal with social situations where other smokers are around if I quit?
For individuals who quit smoking cold turkey or with Nicotine Replacement Therapy, being around other smokers can be challenging. Hypnosis, on the other hand, eliminates cravings at a neurological level so you can relax and enjoy yourself regardless of the setting. The human body and mind are incredibly adaptable, and together we will work to address this specific concern so you can give up cigarettes without giving up social activities or relationships you enjoy.
How will hypnosis for smoking cessation work when other attempts to quit smoking didn’t?
Hypnotherapy for smoking cessation is unlike any of the other methods you may have previously tried. Hypnosis differs from “traditional” smoking cessation methods like therapy and medication by addressing nicotine addiction at the subconscious level. Over time, your brain has learned to associate nicotine with stress relief. Through hypnosis, we’re able to rewire the smoking neural pathways in the brain to eliminate your desire to smoke. And because we’re directly addressing subconscious factors that have contributed to your smoking habit, hypnosis works much faster than other, more traditional, smoking cessation methods.