To stop smoking cold turkey can at times seem tempting, although you are not sure how effective it will be long term. You have heard many stories of those who have stopped by using hypnosis and others have attempted it cold turkey. Does this sound daunting for you? Most people say that to stop smoking “cold turkey” takes a lot of willpower. Do you fear that you may not have sufficient willpower to make it? It may be reassuring for you to know that research indicates that hypnosis, is by far the easiest and most beneficial method to assist people who want to become non-smokers.
How effective is it to stop smoking cold turkey?
No doubt you have heard of many people who have stopped smoking cold turkey, but you’ve also heard they took it up again – and unfortunately finished back where they started, feeling deflated and feeling weak-willed.
Occasionally you have heard of someone who has managed to override the habit and go ‘cold turkey’ with a measure of success, however you also know this method is generally unreliable and is frequently unsuccessful. The smoking habit can return anytime, often even years later. Unfortunately, because this is repeated over and over again, it’s easy to get deeper and deeper into a self-made rut. Invariably people get back into the habit, with the occasional attempt to give it up and stop smoking for a while, only to find they fall back off the wagon again. This is a frustrating reality for many people around the world, who become caught up in a vicious cycle – they stop smoking and then eventually go back to it, again and again.
Does failure to stop smoking affect you emotionally?
Those repeated attempts and failures to stop smoking, frequently lead to other problems such as depression, low self-esteem and low self-confidence. Every time you fail, you reinforce that failure; consequently, you end up feeling even worse than before. Your trust in your own ability and self worth is eroded. So, there is a lot more at stake here than just smoking itself.
How you can stop smoking with hypnosis…
To overcome the shortcomings of cold turkey attempts, there are other easy means and methods to help you stop smoking; hypnosis is one of them. The main key to help you stop smoking is to change your mind’s ‘inner habit’ or the subconscious smoking program with hypnosis. The best and easiest way to ensure that the habit is gone forever is to make the internal changes first, a few sessions of stop smoking hypnosis can help.
Research supports hypnosis as a beneficial method to help people become non-smokers. A recent study shows that smoking patients who participated in one hypnotherapy session were more likely to be non-smokers at 6 months compared with patients using nicotine replacement therapy alone, or patients who quit “cold turkey”. Research paper published in ScienceDaily (Oct. 24, 2007) clearly indicates that hypnotherapy for smoking cessation sees strong results. Hospitalised patients who smoke may be more likely to quit smoking through the use of hypnotherapy than patients using other smoking cessation methods.
Written by: Katherine Ferris
For more information on clinical hypnotherapy to quit smoking or if you want to make an appointment for a hypnosis therapy session, please call Katherine Ferris, a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist in Annandale and Sydney CBD, a Stop Smoking Hypnotherapist specialist in Sydney on 02 9568 6801, complete my contact form or book a session online.