The Struggle To Stopping Smoking - Willpower And Hypnosis
Smoking has been on the decline for many decades in the US thanks to the spread of information about just how dangerous this habit can be, but the fact that a smaller percentage of us smoke now than they did in the 1970's doesn't help an individual today quit smoking.
Oftentimes, the knowledge of just how destructive this habit is does not help either. Cigarettes are a very subtle addiction as the damage that occurs is all long term and not immediate as many other vices are, such as alcohol and drug addiction, which can have very fast consequences.
But smoking can ruin lives, not only from a health standpoint but also for the health of your family and your financial well being. Cigarettes are more expensive than ever, thanks to higher taxes and inflation, and it is not unusual for a person with a moderate cigarette habit to spend $150.00 to $200.00 per month on cigarettes. At $200.00 per month you are spending $2400.00 per year to maintain this habit.
Many people spend much more than this.
And yet, many people still have serious problems in quitting smoking - often times will power is not enough to kick this deadly and expensive habit, and there are many quit smoking aids such as nicotine gum, patches and various pills that work at replacing the nicotine of cigarettes. The problem is that this is a very complex addiction, and the cigarette addiction is not just a symptom of nicotine addiction but rather a series of events which occur both mentally and physically when you light up a cigarette.
The human brain is incredibly complex, and when we are dealing with addictive behavior it becomes even moreso. But it is possible to 'trick' the brain so that unconscious activities are brought under the control of your conscious and thinking mind.
One way of short circuiting the internal wiring of addiction is by utilizing hypnosis to gain a greater power over the subconscious urges which drive addictive behavior. This may sound like a carnival trick, or a hypnotists side show, but many studies have shown that hypnosis can be a viable therapy for many people who do not respond to nicotine patches or other traditional methods designed to help one quit smoking.
Even though hypnotized people appear to be unconscious, they are not - they are still aware of their surroundings, and studies done on the brain during hypnosis show a high level of neurological activity. There is some debate about exactly how hypnosis works to control the urge to smoke, but there is no doubt that it can be an effective treatment for many smokers, or for people who are suffering from other addictions or problems such as sleeplessness and depression.
The Miami Hypnosis Center can answer more of your questions on how hypnosis can help you control your smoking and other areas of your life that you feel may be out of control.
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Submitted on: 2015-09-12 05:00:08