I recently read an article about hypnosis being the 2nd most effective way to quit smoking - and I thought "Well, what is THE most effective way to quit smoking?" And the answer to that question was "being told you have heart disease."
Wow! I don't know about you, but I sure would hate to quit smoking in that situation. I'd rather take the second option!
Hypnosis for smoking cessation is not a magic bullet - one still has to decide on their own when it is time to quit! We each get one life and as the wall art at my office posted beside this information says "What will you do with your one wild and precious life?"
Hypnosis will make is EASIER for you to quit. ONLY YOU CAN DECIDE ...
and you have a couple of choices. You can choose to have a hypnosis session to PREPARE you to quit and then come back for two sessions as you gradually let go of the habit ...
most people ( actually almost everybody) the two-hour one-time session and simply quit.
There are a couple of factors I always ask about before scheduling a smoking cessation session and that is to gather a few bits of information about your life. If anxiety or stress is an issue quite frequently we get those issues addressed before quitting smoking.
Prepare to be a non-smoker:
Be mindful of each cigarette.
Do you really like it?
Imagine what it's going to feel like when you're no longer a slave to cigarettes.
Drink four ounces of grapefruit or pineapple juice every 4 hours the day before you quit.
Stop buying cigarettes - beg them off from someone else. TELL THEM you are about to quit!
Get rid of ashtrays.
If you are coming to hypnotherapy for another issue and you smoke, I will NEVER try to persuade you to quit. This needs to be your CHOICE and DESIRE and DECISION.