Many smokers in the United States are looking for different ways to curb their unhealthy habits. They have tried going cold turkey, using various patches or chewing special gum. There is, however, a non-traditional way of stemming the tide against tobacco cravings. Hypnotherapy.
When people think of hypnotherapy, they oftentimes have a skewed belief that a hypnotist is a person who can control minds, or force people to divulge their innermost secrets. This is simply not the case. In fact, many prominent people use hypnotherapy, including world-class athletes, lawyers, members of the military, and CEOs.
How It Works
But how does hypnotherapy work to curb tobacco cravings? In a hypnotherapy session, a trained professional places clients in a trance state. In this state, the hypnotherapist can then assess what motivations, triggers, or scenarios are present in the mind that can induce the habit. Understanding this behavior is vital for success.
While in therapy, people can make great strides to find out why they smoke and what particular parts of their behavior can trigger urges to smoke. Over time, these people can change what smoking means to them and address the issue that way. By changing the definition of tobacco in their lives, triggers and certain behaviors no longer have the same power as they once did.
In fact, in many cases, hypnotherapists do their best to create new definitions pertaining to ridding the body of toxins and cleansing the body. This can help those who are struggling to find alternative activities. Instead of smoking, they can perhaps go for a walk or join a recreational league.
Concerns About Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is effective, too. In fact, many studies have said that hypnotherapy is much more effective than using nicotine patches or gum. Unfortunately, due to stereotypes based on movies and television shows, hypnotherapy is not always considered mainstream. There are a few myths out there that many still believe.
To be clear though, hypnotherapy is extremely safe. Patients are in a trance, very similar to daydreams many people experience every day. They are not forced to do anything, and they are still in control of their bodies.
As time goes on, more and more people will discover the usefulness of hypnotherapy and how it can be used to stop smoking habits. With it being more effective than other popular methods, one can hope that those seeking aid in quitting smoking will consider hypnotherapy and live long, fruitful, healthy lives.