Hypnosis is one of the best ways to quit smoking if used properly. A large number of people completely gave up smoking after their first hypnosis session and never smoked again!
In this article, I will tell you how you can use hypnosis to quit smoking.
How can Hypnosis help you quit smoking?
The main concept behind breaking bad habits using hypnosis is removing any false beliefs associated with the habit.
Usually, any bad habit will be associated with many unconscious false beliefs that can make quitting the habit seem impossible. Hypnosis can help you quit bad habits by helping you get rid of such limiting beliefs.
Here are some of the limiting beliefs that could prevent you from quitting smoking:
- I can’t stop smoking because of nicotine addiction. Yes, nicotine has been proven to be addictive, but still, it’s not so addictive to the extent that it makes you wake up during the night screaming in pain because of withdrawal symptoms. Millions of people managed to stop smoking, and hundreds do it every day. Those people succeed in quitting, and you don’t because they got over that limiting belief.
- Cigarettes make me relax: What’s funny about this misconception is that smoking actually increases muscle tension, raises blood pressure, and increases stress in general. I know you might be saying: “no, I really feel relaxed when I smoke,” and you are probably right. There are two reasons people feel relaxed when they smoke. The first is that the process of exhaling and inhaling that you do while smoking is a well-known relaxation technique. Breathing that way without a cigarette is enough to make you relaxed. The second reason is the programming you have done to your subconscious mind over the past period. The more you convince yourself that cigarettes are relaxing, the more you will feel relaxed while smoking, even though it has nothing to do with the cigarette itself.
Those were just two examples of limiting beliefs that prevent people from quitting smoking, and the one that is preventing you from quitting might be a different one. I am sure it’s easy for you to figure out exactly which false belief is associated with your smoking habit, and once you recognize it, you can continue to the next step.
Why logic can’t help you quit smoking
Trying to use logical arguments to quit smoking will never work simply because the subconscious mind will always prevail over the conscious mind. The subconscious mind is the store for your beliefs, and if it was convinced that smoking is relaxing, then even if you kept telling yourself that smoking is terrible, you won’t be able to quit.
Steps for Quitting smoking using hypnosis
After you have identified the belief associated with your smoking habit, it’s time to self hypnotize yourself and alter this belief by replacing it with another.
Some people even manage to quit smoking at this step without going further due to discovering that they used to smoke because of false beliefs.
Bad habits can disappear the moment you realize that your addiction to them was because of limiting beliefs.