Hypnosis is an effective way to give up harmful addictions, including smoking. Some people will only require a single session to stop; others may require more than a single session.
Because regular smoking leads to serious illness, it costs a lot of money and is becoming more antisocial and legislated against, more and more smokers are seeking help to stop.
With hypnosis, the client can effectively resolve the emotional and psychological aspects of the smoking addiction. It’s a healthy and safe option compared to relying on medications.
A hypnotherapy session will cost much less then continuing the habit. Smoking it’s an expensive habit and it’s surprising how it all adds up. The average smoker in US spends over $3,000 per year on cigarettes and pays higher insurance premiums. In the UK that’s more than £1,500 a year going up in smoke, based on today’s prices. Additional expenses could include, the medical costs associated with cancer, emphysema, and other smoking related diseases.
Obviously the main benefit of stopping smoking is an improved health: it lets you breath more easily, gives you more energy, boost your immune system, reduces tiredness, you feel less stressed, better sex, prospective partners find you more attractive, improves fertility, improves smell and taste, younger looking skin and less wrinkles, fresher breath, better teeth, you live longer, protects your loved ones, risk of heart attack drops, enables you to exercise easily, decreases the risk of developing cancer, etc.
When a person quits smoking, the body will start to naturally heal and regain the vitality of a non-smoker over time. Some effects, such as lowered blood pressure, are seen almost immediately. Other effects take years to drop down to the levels of a non-smoker. However, each year of not smoking improves overall health, making quitting smoking an excellent choice for anyone who started the habit
Hypnotherapy has been a highly popular and successful mechanism for quitting addictions, mainly because of its rate of success and lack of negative side effects.
Hypnotherapy encourages clients to visualize positive images of themselves in which they see themselves in good health, happy, free, and in control. Motivation and commitment are continuously reinforced, making it easier to follow through as a permanent ex-smoker.
In order to detect the most effective way to stop smoking, a study in the University of Iowa published in the Journal of Applied Psychology applied meta-analysis and the observed results were based on 48 studies covering 6000 smokers. It confirmed clearly that hypnosis is thrice as much effective as Nicotine Replacement Therapy.
On the whole, hypnosis is a healthy, effective and safe option compared to relying on medications.