How to Quit Smoking Permanently With the Forever Free Program of Hypnotherapy
By David Quigley
Cigarette smoking can be a nasty habit. Every year more facts are unearthed about the destructive effects of smoking. Smokers show much higher rates of many kinds of cancer, as well as increased risk of heart disease, strokes, emphysema, asthma, kidney failure, osteoporosis, diabetes, and a host of other conditions. It is estimated that smokers live at least 7 years less than the rest of us. What is worse is the loss of their quality of life. Chronic coughing, wrinkled grey skin, chronic tiredness, and loss of sexual desire and potency all make the smoker look and feel much older than their biological age. If you are finally ready to give up this destructive habit, this article can help give you the tools you need to quit.
Cigarettes are a very difficult habit to quit. Nicotine is a dangerous and addictive drug. But cigarettes are also filled with hundreds of other chemicals, including radioactive polonium (present in pesticides) refined sugar, (highly addictive when inhaled) and various additives that are both dangerous and addictive. The oxidation products of cigarettes, which are produced by burning, are also dangerous and addictive. They include benzene, tar, and numerous other chemicals. In addition, the act of holding, lighting, and inhaling a cigarette is a soothing ritual that is quite psychologically habituating. Iíve been told by many clients that cigarettes are more addictive than heroine, marijuana, and many other drugs.
Quitting Smoking Easily With Hypnosis Therapy
by David Quigley
Hypnotherapy is the therapy of choice for helping smokers to be free of this dangerous and destructive habit. But not all hypnotherapists are trained in the latest and most effective technology for easy recovery from this stubborn addiction. So in this article I list seven of the most advanced methods currently in use by hypnotherapists.
The first of these is addictive personality technique. This technique, which I developed in 1983, is based on the assumption that all addictive behavior is the result of attempts by the subconscious mind to treat some kind of deep physical or emotional pain. While the conscious mind may be unaware of the nature of this pain, or its source, the subconscious mind is quite aware of the source of the pain, and can easily access this information in a trance state. Using hypnosis we can then develop a specific inner meditation that treats the source of this internal pain. Then hypnotic suggestion is used to train the client to access this healing meditation every time the client craves this addictive behavior. Details of this process can be found at www.alchemyinstitute.com/healadd.htm.
Much smoking behavior is learned in the preteen and teenage years. In this time of identity crisis many teenagers find in cigarettes a chance to feel grown up, in control, and "cool" in front of their peers. Many teens also use smoking as a way of challenging parental authority, of being "independent". Long after the smoker reaches adulthood the inner teenager can still be driving us to smoke if these feelings remain unresolved.