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Become Smoke-Free For Life
Did you know that filtered tobacco smoke contains carbon monoxide (the stuff in your car’s exhaust), hydrocyanic acid (used in execution chambers), ammonia (the primary ingredient for disinfecting toilet bowls), and formaldehyde (better known as the stuff undertakers use to embalm dead bodies)? And these are just some of the chemicals in the filter of cigarettes.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States, and smoking is a key risk factor.
When you stop smoking, your heart rate and blood pressure drop.Your risk of coronary heart disease cuts in half after just one year and drops to that of a non-smoker after 15 years. In fact, just 24 hours after your last cigarette your chance of heart attack decreases. And all these benefits are lost if just one cigarette is smoked.
Smoking cessation is one of the main reasons people seek hypnotherapy. Often people want to quit, but for the wrong reasons. They might be motivated by their spouse or their doctor to quit smoking.
A good hypnotherapist will ask if you are both ready and willing to quit smoking. If you’re not quite ready yet, hypnotherapy can be very effective for helping you increase your motivation. Then when you are ready to quit smoking, hypnotherapy can help you with creating new healthy habits.
During a hypnotherapy session, you’ll discuss your goals with quitting smoking and your motivation for doing so. Your hypnotherapist will then help guide you into a very relaxed state.
From this relaxed state of being, it is easier to access your subconscious mind in order to build new automatic behaviors. You can create new habits that help disrupt reaching for a cigarette on auto-pilot.
Hypnosis is an easy, comfortable, efficient, painless, and enjoyable way to kick the habit of smoking. Many people are able to quit “cold turkey” on their own. For those who aren’t, hypnotherapy can help uncover the roadblocks preventing you from success.