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Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation

One of the most common reasons people come in for hypnotherapy.

People wants to quick smoking.

Why do they want to quit? Are they there because they want to quit or has someone told them that they must quit, e.g., doctor, spouse or child.

Important: YOU have to want to quit.

So there is two smokers exists

  • Identification Smoker

  • Replacement Smoker

The Identification Smoker is the most common, but smokers are usually a combination of both Replacement and Identification Smoker. With either type, smoking becomes a habit and an addiction.

Identification Smoker

The Identification Smoker is the most common. They start early in life to fit in with a peer group or someone they admire. Driven by wanting to IDENTIFY with the “cool” people. Even though the original reason may not be relevant today, it has become a deeply engrained habit. They also identify with different activities during the day with smoking, such as… breakfast, coffee, driving to work, a break, etc.

Replacement Smoker

The Replacement Smoker usually starts later in life. For them smoking replaces an emotional feeling, e.g., feeling sad about son dying, so smokes instead; wants to overeat, smokes instead; has anxiety, smokes instead. They can also smoke to replace either an earlier habit, such as overeating, or they can smoke to replace some deficit in their life, such as lack of love, relationship, confidence, etc.

With the Replacement Smoker, the habits are all the little things that go with smoking, such as playing with the cigarette and lighter, blowing smoke rings, etc. If the lights are turned out in the room, a replacement smoker will not enjoy the cigarette because they can’t play with it in the dark.

Beneficial Changes Within the Body When You Stop Smoking

When you stop smoking, some good things happen quickly, and others take more time. Two weeks to three months after stubbing out your last cigarette, your risk of heart attack begins to fall and your lungs will work better. Ten years after, your risk of dying of lung cancer is about half of that of a smoker's. By 15 years, your risk of stroke and heart disease is the same as other nonsmokers'. So when you quitting smoking cigarettes you can live longer and healthier by not smoking. It’s never too late to stop. Even people who quit after decades of smoking improve their health and extend their lives.

Within 20 minutes of last cigarette

  • Blood pressure re-adjusts to natural level

  • Pulse rate adjusts to normal level

  • Body temperature of hands and feet increases to normal

8 Hours

  • Carbon monoxide level drops to normal

  • Oxygen level in blood increases to normal

24 Hours

  • Chance of heart attack decreases

48 Hours

  • Nerve endings start re-growing

  • Ability to smell and taste improve

72 Hours

  • Bronchial tubes relax

  • Lung capacity increases

2 Weeks to 3 Months

  • Circulation improves

  • Walking becomes easier

  • Lung function increases up to 30%

1 to 9 Months

  • Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, shortness of breath Decreases

  • Cilia re-grows in lungs, increasing ability to handle mucous, Clean the lungs, and reduce infection

5 Years

  • Lung cancer death rate for average smoker (1 pack per day) decreases from 137 per 100,000 people to 72 per 100,000 people (after l0 years, rate drops to 12 deaths per 100,000 or almost the rate of a person who never smoked.

10 Years

  • Pre-cancerous cilia are replaced

  • Other cancer such as those of the mouth, larynx, esophagus bladder, kidney and pancreas-decreases (there are 30 chemicals in tobacco smoke that cause cancer)

All these benefits are lost if one cigarette a day is smoked!

And here is a little bit facts about smoking cessation from researches.

There’s no safe level of secondhand smoke. It can stay in the air for several hours, and breathing it in for even a short time can hurt your body. Secondhand smoke is especially dangerous for children. Kids whose parents smoke around them are also more likely to get bronchitis and pneumonia.

Quitting cold turkey doesn’t work for most people. Neither does going it alone. Research shows that people do best when they take either over-the-counter or prescription medications to help them stop and get counseling at the same time. You can get one-on-one or group counseling.

Cigarettes make your body burn calories faster, but if you watch what you eat and stay active, you may not gain any weight at all when you quit. Keep your hands busy by playing with a pencil, paper clip or marbles, and munch on fruits, veggies, or sugarless gum. Also, brush your teeth often, and don't use food as a reward for every smoke-free day or week.

When you stop smoking, your body and mind react. Withdrawal is different for everyone, but other common symptoms include trouble sleeping, grouchiness, restlessness, and anxiety. These are usually strongest during the first week after you quit and should get better with every passing day. Some people, though, have symptoms for several months. Talk to your doctor if that happens to you.

The Hypnosis Process to Stop Smoking

30% of the people who smoke can quit by themselves without the help of anyone! The other 70% who are smoking are satisfying something SUBCONSCIOUSLY. For that reason, they cannot quit on their own.

I am sure that most of us have heard it somewhere that 88% of what we know is buried within our sub-conscious mind and we are not consciously aware of what is buried… that’s true! We must first become aware of what smoking is “satisfying” for the individual… otherwise, it’s almost impossible to stop smoking!

Hypnosis is the only means by which it becomes possible to communicate to the subconscious mind in a way that it will reveal what smoking is satisfying for you! For people who cannot quit on their own, smoking is satisfying a negative feeling or habit within them. Some of the many different things that smoking satisfies are: Nervousness, Anxiety, Fears, Anger, Fear of Losing Control, Habit and many others. In order for someone to stop smoking they have to stop identifying smoking with replacing the negative feelings and thoughts. The question is… how is this done?

Because we can communicate to the sub-conscious mind through hypnosis it then becomes possible to alternate those negative feelings and thoughts. Once the negative feeling is altered to a positive one… then the person STOPS SMOKING!

After the negative feelings or thoughts have been altered to positive ones, then several suggestions must be given to the client while under hypnosis, such as: Why they’ll never smoke again, there will be no withdrawal symptoms and there will be no additional weight gain!

Optional: Before a client leaves they are given a recording of the hypnotherapy part of the session to be played when needed for re-enforcement. The success rate for altering the negative feelings or thoughts to positive ones is about 95% SUCCESSFULPlus the other benefits are: It is an Easy… Comfortable… Efficient… Painless… and Enjoyable way to kick the addiction, or habit of smoking.

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