If you are asking yourself, how can I quit smoking, it is very likely that you have already tried some methods to stop and been unsuccessful. The more popular methods are to just quit cold turkey, to chew nicotine gum or use the nicotine patch and some even try dangerous psychoactive drugs like Chantix which has some very scary side effects.
The truth is that all of these methods have a common reason for failure. They do not address the real reason that you have continued to smoke. You are not stupid or weak. You are actually in control even though it may not feel like it. Smoking is filling a need in your life. It is giving you something that you want. If you address the root cause, the need that smoking has been filling, you will find it quick and easy to stop smoking.The problem many people face is that they do not really understand why they are smoking in the first place. Consciously, you want to stop smoking. You know it is destroying your health, but deep inside cigarettes give you something you may not even be aware of.
For some people, cigarettes are like a loyal friend, they are always there when you need them. They may give you a sense of calm. Maybe cigarettes give you an excuse or a reason to take a moment for your self and gather your thoughts. You may have started smoking as a way to be popular or sociable and meet new friends. The interesting thing is that all of these are positive reasons. Feeling calm, taking a break to clear your head and being a friendly and sociable person are all good things. These are things that you may have associated with cigarettes. After you stop smoking, you will still have these needs. You will just need to satisfy them in a different way.
Some people think that nicotine addiction is the reason that they continue to smoke, but that is simply not true. After 48 hours without a cigarette, all of the nicotine has left your body. Many people stop smoking for a week, a month or even a year and then start again. After a few days there is no longer any physical need for nicotine. That is why nicotine replacement therapy has such a low success rate.
If it was nicotine addiction that kept people smoking then most people who quit smoking would be happy chewing nicotine gum or wearing the patch and would not continue to crave cigarettes. Instead, if is often the case that people who are using a nicotine patch and receiving more nicotine in their bloodstream than they ever got from cigarettes will still want to smoke. Why is that? Because smoking is a habit. Habits are controlled by your subconscious mind. They are like programs written on your hard drive. When you feel a certain need that you have associated with smoking, your subconscious runs the program that tells you to light up a cigarette and satisfy your need.
The reason that hypnosis is the number one most effective way to quit smoking is that it deals directly with the source of the problem, your subconscious programming. When you are hypnotized, is is easy for a qualified therapist to help you discover what your true motivations are and then to help you to change the way you satisfy those needs. When your subconscious mind understands and accepts that cigarettes are not actually giving you what you want and that other behaviors will be even better at getting you what you want, it will run a different program to satisfy those needs. This happens almost instantly. It does not matter if you have been smoking for 30 days or 30 years. Once the program is changed, the behavior also changes.
It is possible to change your programming and your habits on your own by completely focusing on what your true needs are and how to achieve them in healthy ways, however, many people find that getting help from a qualified hypnotherapist makes this almost effortless. Hypnosis can help you to become a non-smoker without any cravings, mood changes, withdrawals or discomfort. You subconscious mind creates cravings in order to keep you smoking. Because your subconscious controls your body, it also controls the creation of any side effects and can just as easily create feelings of calm, relaxation and confidence without the need for cigarettes.
Written By boni kusuma on Minggu, 19 Juli 2009 | 19.10