As any smoker who has tried to quit smoking will testify, giving up cigarettes cold turkey—and even with the patch or gums—is far from easy. Every year, millions of Americans resolve to kick this unhealthy habit. Many of them succeed, but far more do not. In fact, according to a study conducted by Tobacco Control, 93% of nicotine patch and gum users relapse to smoking within six months. Fortunately, hypnosis can help!
Why Do The Nicotine Patch and Gum Fail?
Most people, including leading medical experts. have long-ago come to the conclusion that it is the addiction to nicotine that is keeping you a smoker. While that may be the common thought for most experts, they are 100% wrong. Smoking is actually a compulsion, not an addiction. And compulsions are easily fixed!
Why Hypnotherapy May Be Your Solution
Individuals who try every smoking cessation product on the market to no avail are often able to find smoking cessation success through hypnosis. Hypnotism—and the support it provides—is different than any other method of quitting; and targets the urge to smoke (the compulsion) more effectively than ineffective nicotine patches and chewing gums.
Why You Couldn’t Quit In the Past
If smoking is not an addiction as “they” say (and it is not), and you are trying to fix an “addiction problem” (which it isn’t), how could that method possibly work? It’s the compulsive behavior that needs to be fixed and hypnosis is perfect for that.
How Hypnotherapy Works
Under hypnotherapy, an individual is remarkably relaxed. Through calming the mind, easing tension, and ridding the individual of physical and mental stress, a hypnotist can help him or her focus on the end goal of quitting smoking once and for all. In your relaxed hypnotic state, a hypnotist will help you break the triggers and the compulsion that cause you to smoke.
Hypnosis is Highly Effective for Heavy Smokers
Smoking cessation hypnotherapy has proven to be especially effective for smokers who smoke a pack or more of cigarettes per day. In fact, the more you smoke—and the longer you’ve been a smoker—the more effective hypnosis will be! Yes, it may seem ironic, but it is a fact.
A study recently conducted by the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California in San Francisco lends further credence to the effectiveness of hypnosis in helping smokers permanently quit smoking. Results showed that hypnosis is statistically more effective than behavioral smoking cessation counseling.
If you’re ready to quit smoking once and for all, Plymouth Hypnosis Center can help. Bryan D. Toder, a certified clinical hypnotist, has had truly amazing success helping his clients quit smoking! (You can see a huge book on his desk with over 750 client testimonials!) To find out more about Bryan D. Toder and his work, call (484) 534-4534. As always, individual results may vary.