Are you a smoker?
Have you tried to quit smoking and failed?
Few things are as challenging as quitting smoking. Smokers know they need to quit and most want to quit.
In fact, when asked, most smokers say they wish they had never smoked that first cigarette.
Nicotine is one of most addictive drugs known. It is believed that you can become addicted in as few as 3 cigarettes.
Because nicotine is so addictive finding an effective way to quit can be frustrating.
Smokers have many options when it comes to quitting smoking, unfortunately most have a low success rate and the prescription alternatives often come with horrible side effects.
There is hope for smokers who want to quit and it has no negative side effects.
Clinical research done by some of the top universities in the United States have demonstrated that hypnosis is the best and fastest way to quit smoking.
In studies done by Texas A&M and the University of Washington, the success rate topped 80%. A clinical study by the University of Iowa showed that hypnosis was 300% more effective than nicotine replacement therapies (like the patch or gum) and more than 200% more effective than prescription drugs.
Besides being incredibly successful, hypnosis has no negative side effects. It is quit and studies are showing that it has the longest lasting effect. In other words when people quit using hypnosis they stay quit longer than any other method.
With the success of hypnosis with smoking cessation, the real question is why more smokers don’t utilize hypnosis to quit smoking?
Do to how Hollywood portrays hypnosis many people have misconceptions about hypnosis.
One common misconception is that hypnosis is like a deep sleep. When the session is over you come out of a deep slumber with no memory of what happen. In reality hypnosis is more like sitting with your eyes closed feeling very relaxed.
When in hypnotic trance you are still aware of everything around you. You hear and remember everything that was said. It is just like listening to someone talk with your eyes closed feeling very relaxed.
Another misconception with hypnosis is that you lose control while in the session. The truth is that you are always in control. A hypnotist cannot make you do anything you don’t want to do. At any time you can open your eyes and end the session.
It is not fully understood my hypnosis is so dramatically more effective than other smoking cessations methods. One theory is that since communicates directly with the unconscious mind (the part of our brain that controls habits) it is able to reframe our perceptions and inner beliefs and effective stops the habit of smoking.
When considering a hypnotist you want to make sure they are certified. Though there are many certifying associations the National Guild of Hypnotist (NGH) is by far the largest and oldest establish certifying association.
If you are a smoker who is looking for the fastest, easiest way to quit smoking then you it would certainly be in your best interest to explore hypnosis.