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How to Stop Smoking Through Self-Hypnosis

Updated on March 12, 2012

Smoking is one of the toughest things to stop doing. If, you are a smoker or an ex-smoker then you know how hard it can be. Not only do we need to get over the hurdle of physical addictions, but also the effects of the psychological issues in our minds. Most people are pretty good at helping to get over the physical cravings, where smokers tend to fail most is the psychology. So what are something’s that you can do to help change your mind set about smoking? One way to overcome the mental blocks to quitting smoking is through the help of Self hypnosis.

The idea of self hypnosis is not new people have been using the techniques for generations to manipulate the mind in to a new perception. Our mind or ego is trained to believe only one way of thinking, and when we use self hypnosis we are planting the seed deeper in our sub-conscious mind to where it will manifest the idea in our waking state. This allows us to drop old negative behaviors and allows us a way to adapt to the new, positive behaviors.

Mind Conditioning

The first idea when to quit smoking is to allow yourself to envision a world where you are not smoking. When you envision a life without cigarettes, you are already in the process of conditioning your mind to accept the reality you are trying to convey. These thoughts of reinforcement where your new life without smoking is reinforced your mind will begin to set your sights on the manifestation of this reality.

These thoughts of your life without smoking have to be repeated as often as necessary. Over time and with continued reinforcement you will always want to envision your life without cigarettes. Use things to help you reinforce the suggestion that quitting smoking is best for you and your family. Listen to those commercials on the radio that tell you how that person died at age 43 because of smoking. Do whatever it takes the help reinforce the thought that quitting smoking is in your best interest. This will help keep your addiction ego at the side because this will continue to be reinforced.

Withdrawal Symptoms

The withdrawal symptoms you experience is a result of years of smoking and your body reacting to the change in your routine. These symptoms can be extremely hard to overcome because the body has become dependent on the nicotine that you feed it. Then when a smoker discontinues this abruptly, it cause symptoms of insomnia, anxiety, or irritability. It can even cause a person to experience physical symptoms of pain, nausea, or irregular bowl movements.

Using the power of self hypnosis the idea is to transform your though t process. The physical symptoms are just a way that you are conditioned to believe that when you quit smoking this is what happens. With this mindset, you are already set up to feel the negative emotions and physical reactions from the body.

So, introduce a new set of thought patterns into your routine every day. Repeat them as often as necessary. When the urge to smoke comes then take three deep breathes and drink a glass of your favorite liquid. This will help reinforce the belief that you do not need to smoke, and your body will be given something else to focus on until the urge disappears.

People have heard the idea of mind over matter for hundreds of years. The power of thought has been around this long because it truly works. So, if you are quitting cold turkey, today this is the best way to do it. I speak as an ex-smoker that smoked for 20 years at more than a pack a day and i can contest to the power of thought in self hypnosis to quitting smoking.

What is the best way to stop smoking? Is there anything that will truly work for you? There is and it requires a little patience and self-hypnosis.

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  • cloverleaffarm profile image

    Healing Herbalist 

    7 years ago from The Hamlet of Effingham

    Great information. Voted up. Hopefully, it will help people.

  • Kadmiels profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Florida

    I personally quit smoking after 20 years after i watched my mom die of lung cancer. I urge anyone that smokes to stop before it is too late thanks for your heartful comment

  • Eliminate Cancer profile image

    Eliminate Cancer 

    7 years ago from Massachusetts

    I never smoked, but everyone in my family did - whatever it takes - you must quit!!! If you hub helps one person quit, then I THANK YOU!! I'm sure it will help many more - thank you for posting this!!

    Cancer is miserable, painful, and anything anyone can do to reduce their risk should be a priority!! voted up and shared!!


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