Ava Evans, CHt
Smoking Cessation

Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation

Using Hypnosis to stop smoking

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention:

Every day, millions of cigarette smokers are struggling with their addiction to smoking, despite their efforts to quit, trying many of the various methods used for cessation such as hypnosis to quit smoking. In a 2014 study, it was discovered that an estimated 40 million adults in the United States currently smoke cigarettes (about 16.8% of the United States adult population), with over three quarters smoking every day and the remaining adults smoking only on some days. Smoking cigarettes may be a habit that you may have picked up but it is possible to stop this behavior and to lead a smoke-free life through many various means and methods. However, it should be noted that every person is different and because of this, each of these treatments can vary in their success.

When you look at the negative health effects that are brought on by your smoking habit, it may be the first step in realizing the damage and harm you are causing to your body. First and foremost, smoking damages your lungs, making breathing more difficult, which means that you cannot run or dive as long, and causes chronic obstructive lung disease. Smoking is also the leading cause of lung cancer, and the likelihood of getting it increases the more you smoke. In addition to harming your lungs, smoking also increases the chances of blot clots, which can result in a sudden death. The nicotine contained in cigarettes weakens the stomach’s immunity and decreases its ability to fight against harmful bacteria, which can lead to peptic ulcers. Oral cancer also remains a threat to those who smoke and use snuff.
Smoking causes the skin’s collagen and elastin levels to decrease which causes the wrinkling of skin, and makes smokers’ faces lose their elasticity and appear weary. As smoking weakens the skin’s ability to circulate blood, the risk for infections are increased, which results in spots and acne that is often more difficult to treat than usual. For women, smoking cigarettes cause an increase of male hormones, which results in the growth of hairs on the face and body.

Smoking cessation is associated with the following health benefits:

  • Smoking cessation lowers the risk for lung and other types of cancer.
  • Smoking cessation reduces the risk for coronary heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease. Coronary heart disease risk is substantially reduced within 1 to 2 years of quitting.
  • Smoking cessation reduces respiratory symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. The rate of decline in lung function is slower among people who quit smoking than among those who continue to smoke.
  • Smoking cessation reduces the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
  • Smoking cessation by women during their reproductive years reduces the risk for infertility. Women who stop smoking during pregnancy also reduce their risk of having a low birth weight baby.

Using hypnosis for smoking cessation facts

Please take a look at what a smoker’s body looks like with this link.

By quitting smoking, you can achieve a state of better health and can reduce the risk of disease. But which method for smoking cessation will work for you?

In this day and age, medical professionals are highly encouraging people to put down the cigarettes once and for all, as there are so many benefits to quitting, but when you are personally faced with the decision to quit, will you be able to go about this task cold turkey or will you need some additional aid or assistance? With so many aids for quitting smoking, you might feel lost or skeptical with the way that these products may work. As mentioned earlier, every person is different, and what works for some, may not be the answer for others. Many people try using nicotine patches, gum, mints, and more to quit cigarettes, but when these methods produce no positive results, it may be time to consider an entirely different method: hypnotherapy.

Hypnosis therapy is a treatment method that can be used to help people make changes in their way of thinking and behavior, so that they can live happier and more fulfilled lives. This treatment involves putting the patient into a trance or hypnotic state, in which they become more susceptible to suggestive language. Unlike how it is often portrayed on television or entertaining shows, the patient is still in control of their free will and cannot be forced to do anything they do not want. The hypnotherapist speaks to the patient in a soothing voice, suggesting ideas that help to reinforce certain ideas or behaviors. What this does is communicates with the patient’s subconscious, where the motivations for their actions lie hidden.

This method of treatment can be used to change behaviors and has been successful in helping many people to stop smoking as well. The process to stop smoking hypnosis works essentially the same as making other behavioral changes, as the associations in their subconscious mind that causes the behavior must be altered. However, the suggestions that are typically made in sessions to quit smoking pertain to the destructive nature of the habit and the need to preserve the body.

There are three key ideas when you are trying to quit smoking hypnosis: by smoking you are poisoning your body, you need your body in order to live, and that you should respect and protect your body. This is used often in conjunction with imagery of the negative associated health risks. With the help of a hypnotherapist, you could drop your dirty smoking habit.

When you’re ready, you can use hypnosis to combat this self-destructive habit from your life. Becoming an ex-smoker begins with a 20-45 minute telephone session, when I learn about your specific smoking behavior and history. With this foundation I provide you with an individualized hypnosis program that supports your goal of being a non-smoker. This is followed by a 4 hour smoking cessation session and a personalized recording for you to listen to each day for a week. After the first session and with your commitment and the tools you have learned to support your health and well being you are ready to be a non-smoker. There is one follow up session a week later. In this session, you will receive another personalized hypnosis recording to listen to each day for at least one week.

If you smoke over a pack of cigarettes a day, we have a more gradual plan available. Your first session will be 2 hours long, and the following 2-3 sessions are one hour long.

You are given a personalized recording that will help reinforce the suggestions, enabling you to learn new ways to diffuse triggers that will allow you to maintain your smoking-free status. Combining social support, exercise and nutrition assists in the transition to improved health and your new smoke free life.

The benefits of being an ex-smoker begin 20 minutes after your last cigarette. For more information on hypnosis for smoking cessation call me. I gladly serve the Los Angeles, Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Agoura, Pasadena, Glendale, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica areas.

*Individual results may vary.
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