• Are you done smoking?

    Posted April 26, 2011 By in Hypnotherapy With | No Comments

    That’s it, I’ve had it. I’m done! Enough of spending  a couple thousand dollars a year to slowly destroy my lungs. Enough being scorned by society and shoved further and further away from everyone else. It’s time to quit… and this time I’m serious.

    Sound familiar? Maybe it’s something similar to a statement you’ve made around the start of the year a few times or while standing out side in the cold of winter while everyone else was warm inside. If this isn’t your first time looking into ways of quitting this controlling habit than don’t worry, you are far from alone.

    It’s estimated that out of the 17 million Americans who try to quit smoking each year that less than 10% remain free of the Nicotine gorilla; that works out to be about 1.3 million out of 17 (Health Effects of Smoking). Those are far from encouraging results. You would think with all the gums, patches, prescriptions and even an inhaler that the success rate would be much higher. However, despite the multiple aids and an obvious desire to quit the smoking cessation rate in the US varied very little from 1998 to 2008 according to Wiki. Are you ready for the good news?

    I know that so far this post hasn’t offered much in the way of inspiration or hope in quitting but don’t give up yet, we’re just about to get to the good stuff. You’ll notice that in the tools I mentioned above I neglected to include Hypnotherapy. So what kind of success rate does Hypnotherapy see? Are you sitting down?

    Hypnotherapy clients average a 80% – 90% success rate

    You read that correctly, 80% – 90% success rate. A study done by the University of Iowa of over 70,000 Americans suggested that using hypnosis to stop smoking was 3 times more effective than the patch and 15 times more effective than willpower alone.

    Why is hypnotherapy so much more effective? Because it uses your whole mind to change your behavior and works with the aids above (if necessary) to cope with and surpass any chemical addictions. Traditional methods of stopping only include the conscious part of your mind in your efforts to quit. That’s like trying to use a Miniature Pinscher to chase away a Doberman Pinscher. It might work but more than likely it won’t end well for the little guy.

    I’m going to assume that you’ve heard the expression We only use about 12% of our mind or something similar to that. Have you ever wondered what exactly that means? It doesn’t mean that 88% of our mind is inactive at any given point because our minds are 100% engaged and active at all times. What this phrase is talking about is the amount of that activity and engagement that we are consciously aware of, or in other words our conscious mind.

    The vast majority of our mind runs in the background, in our subconscious mind. This is where our habits, our desires and our guiding factors live. That’s why hypnotherapy has such a high success rate in helping people reach their goal of becoming permanent X-Smokers. We engage the subconscious mind and recruit it into being a willing participant in your effort to quit.

    Hypnotherapy is your sling and stone in this David vs. Goliath battle and in the end, with motivation and a commitment to completion you too will conquer the monster.

    If hypnotherapy doesn’t sound like the right solution for you please look at some of the alternatives below for help in reaching, and sustaining, your goal of being an X-Smoker.

    Support and help in your decision to quit.

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