When people come to stop the smoking habit, they are very ambivalent. For one thing, the cigarette has become a close friend. Most people, who have smoked for a long time, know exactly where their pack of cigarettes is. On the other hand, they are quite aware of the health consequences and the dangers of secondhand smoke. Hypnosis cds can be useful in helping the part of you who wants to quit to have a bigger vote and to help you to kick the habit and join the unhooked generation.

How is this accomplished? For one thing, everyone’s motivation to quit is different. Some want to save money, while others are worried about a present health concern. Secondhand smoke is a concern for still others. It depends how strong your values are that are motivating you to quit. For instance, if you are only mildly concerned about secondhand smoke and the cigarette is comforting for you, the cigarette will win. On the other hand, if you have a young child who gets sick with the secondhand smoke, your desire to quit will win out in the end.

When there are competing values, hypnosis can often help the part of you who wants to quit to grow larger. The quitting values become more important to you.
When this happens, motivation becomes stronger and you successfully quit.

It is important for your hypnotherapist to know as much about your smoking habit in order to help you to quit. When you smoke and why it is important. Also, why have you come now? What is your present motivation to quit? How strong is your belief that hypnosis will work for you? The way that you speak and what you tell yourself regarding smoking can be used in the hypnosis to help you to quit. Metaphors and stories that have relevance to your situation can also be employed to increase your motivation to quit.

If you are just lukewarm about quitting smoking, you may quit for a little while only to start smoking once again. This leads to discouragement and feelings of hopelessness. These feelings promote the “I don’t care” attitude. This attitude supports your decision to keep smoking. It is therefore important for your hypnotherapist to know how many times you tried to quit and what methods were employed. This information helps you to find the way to maximize your success.

I had one client who smoked to relax. She was convinced that nicotine helped to reduce anxiety. With education regarding nicotine’s stimulant effects, she was able to stop smoking. She needed to learn some coping strategies to manage stress and to realize in her hypnosis that nicotine is a stimulant. Stimulants have the opposite effect. When she had the information that nicotine would not help her to relax, her motivation increased to stop smoking. Another client had emphysema. She had a strong motivation to quit, but was lonely. When strategies were found to help her to be with people more, her motivation increased and she is now nicotine free. In conclusion, in order to increase your motivation to quit, talk to a hypnotherapist.

Author's Bio: 

I have been a therapist for many years in the Boston area.. My discipline is social work and I am a licensed independent clinical social worker in Massachusetts. I practice in a clinic in Malden Massachusetts where I use both rational emotive therapy and hypnosis to help people achieve their goals. My private practice is also very rewarding in which I do home-based hypnosis.

I live with my husband, a seeing-eye dog named Winston and a retired Seeing-Eye dog named leslie

For more information about me, visit:
http://www.at-homehypnotherapy.com.. Feel free to email me at: mailto:margaretbutler@at-homehypnotherapy.com.