Tuesday, 24 July 2007

How to Effectively Use Self-Hypnosis to Stop Smoking

Certain studies have discovered that people who used self-hypnosis to help them quit smoking enjoyed better results than those who chose to quit smoking on their own. These studies also predicted more positive outcomes for those who are receiving emotional support from their loved ones at home. If you are serious about quitting smoking, why not take a chance on self-hypnosis?

Tips on Using Self-Hypnosis to Help You Stop Smoking

Start by understanding why smoking is bad for your health. Unlike eating chocolates or drinking liquor, both of which have certain benefits to offer, there is nothing healthy whatsoever about smoking.

When you inhale or swallow nicotine inside you, it pollutes and damages not only your lungs but the rest of your respiratory system and other parts of the body as well. It only gets worse and worse as you smoke more and more. Smoking will cause you to suffer from heart complications and other serious conditions, all of which can be life-threatening.

Those are not only the bad effects of smoking. When you smoke, you also suffer from bad breath, which could make it harder for you to befriend other people since they’ll be too busy avoiding inhaling your breath to have time to tell you their names. Smoking can also cause you to have yellow teeth, something that could be a definite turn-off for your dates. The smell of smoke also clings to your clothes, your car’s carpets, as well as your things.

When you smoke, you become less healthy, making it harder for you to keep up with people in your age when they play sports or do something physical. Smoking is also a very costly habit to have, depending on how much you smoke each day. Insurance policies also become more expensive to acquire if you’re smoking.

Lastly, the fact that you’re smoking also endangers people in your vicinity. Secondhand smoke also has the power to ruin people’s health, and you should feel guilty for making people around you unhealthy when they don’t deserve to be.

Knowing and understanding the extent of damage that smoking can cause to you and your loved ones is very important and integral to the effectiveness of self-hypnosis. Now that you know just how bad smoking is for your health, you’re in the right frame of mind to welcome the suggestions you’ve made by self-hypnosis.

Start by telling yourself that you’re going to stop smoking because you know it’s bad for you. You’re going to stop smoking because you don’t want to hurt other people anymore.

Tell yourself as well that you are going to stop smoking right here and right now. You won’t ever pick another cigarette stick anymore. Tell yourself that the mere idea or thought of smoking makes you feel ill.

In your self-hypnosis session or recording, tell yourself that you don’t find quitting smoking difficult. Instead, you find it very easy and not at all challenging because you know it’s the right thing to do. Emphasize the easy and right parts.

Repeat or listen to these statements everyday as you go to sleep and upon waking up. Create an image in your mind in which you’re healthier, happier, and better looking because you’ve succeeded in quitting smoking.

If you have other psychological and emotional reasons for smoking, use self-hypnosis to eliminate all of them from your mindset. Tell yourself that you don’t need smoking to entertain yourself, forget your problems, or reduce your stress levels. Tell yourself that you can do all those and more without the help and use of smoking.

Complementary Tools for Self-Hypnosis for Stopping Yourself from Smoking Of course, self-hypnosis can’t work by itself in helping you quit smoking. You should do other things to expedite the process.

Exercise more. Use exercising as a response to every time you wish to smoke. Find other outlets whenever your body starts to crave for nicotine.

Join support groups because you’ll find it easier to speak with them about your problems since all of you share the same problems with smoking.

And last but not the least, do not hesitate to accept the help and support from your loved ones. Don’t be proud and resist what they’re offering because you need what they’re giving you, and your loved ones will also feel better if you let them help you.

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