If you are trying to quit smoking cigarettes, you know how challenging it is to crush this harmful habit. However, it is possible, and half of all adult smokers are able to succeed in quitting smoking forever. Many smokers succeed in quitting smoking cigarettes by replacing them with new, positive habits without having to experience withdrawal symptoms. By far, the easiest, most effective method to quit smoking and achieve this end is hypnotherapy.

Hypnosis for smoking cessation is one of the most regularly practiced forms of hypnotherapy. It is often cited as a tool to stop smoking along with strategies such as nicotine replacement therapy and other popular methods. It helps to end the smoking addiction by combating cravings to smoke, keeping you committed to quitting, and promoting relaxation and stress relief so you will not feel the need to smoke.

The smoking addiction contains both physiological and psychological aspects. The physiological addiction is a physical need the body develops to nicotine. This component of the addiction causes the withdrawal symptoms that make it initially feel near impossible to quit smoking. However, this is a short, temporary phase in the overall process of quitting smoking, which lasts only between three days and one week. By the end of this time period, your body adjusts to regular, nicotine-free functioning. Based on thirty years of experience, I believe that the physical need for nicotine constitutes a mere ten percent of the addiction to cigarettes.

By far, the most challenging part of breaking the smoking addiction is overcoming the psychological addiction, which are the mental and emotional aspects of smoking. I believe this constitutes ninety percent of the cigarette addiction. When you develop a smoking habit, you unconsciously develop a desire to smoke in certain situations, such as before going to bed. This is called a conditioned response. Stop smoking hypnosis works to eliminate the unconscious relationships that cause one to crave cigarettes, thereby eliminating the conditioned response to smoke. Hypnotherapy also helps you stay motivated to give up smoking by strengthening the ideas that gave you the wish to quit smoking in the first place.

Smokers get stuck in the habit of following a ritual of lighting up and smoking. This is why people who try to quit smoking using nicotine gums or patches alone frequently are unable to successfully quit. They soon overcome the physical withdrawal, but they have no relief or replacement for the ritual of smoking cigarettes, which has become a habit and pleasurable source of stress relief. Stop smoking hypnosis techniques eliminate this habit and serve as stress reducers as well. As a relaxation tool, hypnosis helps effectively relieve anxiety and stress so you will lose the cravings for cigarettes.

Combined with powerful NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) techniques, stop smoking hypnosis can keep you committed to breaking the habit by training your unconscious to focus on the benefits of quitting. Eliminating tobacco benefits you in many ways. Within days of quitting, body parts damaged by smoking begin to heal, damaged nerves re-grow, and the sense of taste and smell improves. Within a few weeks, circulation and lung function improve. Within one year, your risk of heart disease is less than half that of a smoker. Within five to fifteen years, the risk of having a stroke is the same as a non-smoker. Your risk of heart disease is the same as someone who has never smoked at all, and your risk of death from lung cancer and numerous other cancer risks have decreased.

Despite the harmful effects of smoking and the health benefits of quitting, some smokers never overcome their habit. For the most part, this is because they have never really made a decision to quit. Other smokers are often afraid to suffer through withdrawal symptoms or give up the smoking habit. Quitting smoking does not have to be the agonizing process that makes so many smokers unwilling to even try quitting. Hypnosis is a very simple, natural technique for quitting.

Hypnosis is a powerful tool for eliminating cravings for cigarettes, creating powerful motivation, and promoting relaxation and stress relief to eliminate the psychological component of the smoking addiction. Stop smoking hypnosis techniques can be learned from specialized self-hypnosis programs that have been developed after decades of experience using hypnosis, Neuro-VISION video hypnotherapy, and NLP to help clients kick the cigarette addiction.

Stop smoking hypnotherapy programs make it easy to quit smoking permanently because they break the smoking habit in a process that helps eliminate cravings and any desire to smoke. Whatever your motivation is for breaking the habit, hypnosis and NLP makes it easier to focus your mind on these reasons, which makes you feel a powerful urge to quit. Stop smoking hypnosis programs eliminate the impulse to smoke. Even though quitting smoking can be an unsuccessful endeavor for some, those who take advantage of hypnotherapy have a much greater percentage of success because it makes the process easier. Hypnotherapy is the most effective method for smoke cessation.

Author's Bio: 

Alan B. Densky, CH pioneered the use of video quit smoking aids and received a U.S. Patent on the process. He offers a number of ways to quit smoking cigarettes if you are ready to stop smoking cigarettes now.