benefits of hypnosis for smoking cessationWe all know that smoking is deadly. Not only does it kill the smoker, but second handshake can also kill your loved ones. Even if it doesn’t kill you, smoking or vaping is extremely harmful to your health. Smoking and secondhand smoke is the leading cause for cancer, and heart disease, as well as a long laundry list of other harmful diseases and health ailments.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “The tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced, killing more than 7 million people a year. More than 6 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while around 890 000 are the result of non-smokers being exposed to secondhand smoke.”

Although we know how dangerous smoking is, kicking the habit is hard. In fact, at times it seems impossible. As the world shelters in place observing social distancing orders in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many smokers are feeling anxious about their health, future, and loved ones. Ironically, this anxiety often leads to more smoking. 

The good news is that you are not alone. The professionals at AB Mindworks offer hypnotherapy for smoking cessation to help you quit once and for all. Hypnotherapy for smoking can help you quit smoking and lead a healthier life.

 

What is Hypnotherapy?

stop smoking hypnotherapy dubaiHypnosis is a natural state of deep relaxation and heightened awareness. In 1955, hypnotherapy was officially recognised as a legitimate therapeutic technique by the British Medical Association. By 1958, the American Medical Association followed suit and published a report recognising hypnotherapy as an orthodox medical treatment (rather than one relegated to the realm of alternative or holistic medicine). Since that time, hypnotherapy has become an accepted and celebrated component of traditional health treatment. 

Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy focuses on understanding and altering the patterns of behaviour that make you crave nicotine and cigarettes. For example, are you more likely to smoke when you are frustrated or anxious? Do you smoke after meals or right when you wake up in the morning? 

The only way to break an addiction is to rewire the brain and change the neural pathways which drive you to carry out the addiction. Hypnotherapy is designed to allow your therapist to work with the unconscious part of the mind. Together with your hypnotherapist you will locate the triggers that cause you to smoke and work to break the negative behaviours and thinking patterns associated with these triggers. 

 

Hypnotherapy Reduces and Eliminates Cravings for Cigarettesstop smoking hypnotherapy

Unlike nicotine patches and other medications, hypnotherapy successfully fights and eliminates a patient’s tobacco cravings. 

Hypnotherapy sessions are tailored according to the individual patient and their specific needs, focusing on the specific feelings and triggers that result in smoking (both conscious and subconscious).

During your hypnotherapy session, your hypnotherapist will help you identify the reasons you want to smoke and use positive suggestions to reduce your cravings. During your sessions, you will also learn techniques to help you eliminate your cravings when you are at home, work, or any other place you would usually be tempted to smoke.

 

Quit Smoking with AB Mindworks

Research shows that treating smoking without relying on medication can be achieved through techniques such as hypnosis, mindfulness, and relaxation. AB Mindoworks use hypnotic and relaxation techniques to help patients understand the triggers and root causes of their addiction.

Hypnotherapy provides an effective method for coping with stress and anxiety, as well as managing chronic pain. Aside from proving beneficial for relationships, hypnosis has also proven beneficial for other conditions, including anxiety, phobias, sleep disorders, smoking cessation, and much more.

 

Contact a member of our team to learn more.