Gene Balk wrote in the December 31, 2012, Seattle Times that “Even though incomes in Georgetown are well below the city average, that doesn’t stop folks there from puffing away more of their paychecks than anybody else in town. The per capita spending on cigarettes and other tobacco products in Georgetown is the highest in the city — 17 percent above the Seattle average. When Georgetowners run low on cash, the art supplies can wait, but not that pack of American Spirits.” (Cigarette City What are Seattle’s smokiest neighborhoods?)
It doesn’t have to be that way. Hypnosis can help you with most any New Year’s Resolution and hypnotherapy is particularly effective with stop smoking. In fact, studies show that “Those who quit with hypnosis were twice as likely to still be smoke-free in the follow up that those who quit on their own.” (Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2005; 37:3, pages 245-250).
Even people who have tried for years to quit, are amazed at how simple it is to stop smoking once and for all with hypnosis. In fact, the University of Washington School of Medicine reports a 90.6% success rate for people who use hypnosis for stop smoking and the University of Iowa reports that in the largest study ever that “On average, hypnosis was over three times as effective as nicotine replacement methods [like the patch] and fifteen times as effective as trying to quit alone using will power.” (University of Iowa Journal of Applied Psychology “How One in Five Give Up Smoking” October 1992. (Also New Scientist October 10, 1992))
When you try to quit smoking on your own you are only using your will power (your conscious mind). However, for most smokers and chewers the habit or compulsion to smoke in the subconscious mind is much stronger than will power. The habit held in the subconscious mind will override your will power and make it a struggle for you to quit on your own. The patch or gum may help the physical craving, but not the habit.
With hypnosis you can reprogram your habits and patterns in your subconscious mind. Hypnosis helps you automatically create a new identity as a non-smoker, disconnecting you from all the habitual cues and situations in which you used to smoke. Self hypnosis is easy to learn and easy to use and hypnosis is so effective that it can actually make it extremely easy for you to quit, even if you are a Georgetowner. Your internal chemistry and your moods remain more balanced and calm, so that you can easily and effortlessly be a non-smoker. You will simply have a large amount of no desire for tobacco use.
If your New Year’s Resolution for 2013 is to quit smoking or if you are sick and tired of being controlled by tobacco, stop smoking hypnosis has proven effective in kicking the smoking and chewing habit for good. Many clients who use hypnosis never light up again. You too can Break Free of smoking. With hypnosis your cravings will end, you will be more calm and relaxed and you will have the self hypnosis tools to help you in other areas of your life.