A professional consulting hypnotherapist has the skills and resources to diagnose and remove the subconscious triggers that stop you from quitting smoking.
If you want to quit smoking cigarettes with hypnotherapy, Melbourne has many practitioners to choose from, and it pays to do some research. Most of my clients have had a couple of goes at quitting using nicotine patches and other methods before they end up at my doorstep.
In fact, millions of people in Melbourne and beyond struggle to beat their smoking addiction – and fail time and time again. Surely it’s just a matter of willpower to overcome withdrawal symptoms and other challenges that come with stopping smoking… right?
Actually, the belief that you don’t have the willpower to quit smoking is standing in your way and preventing you from becoming the happy non-smoker you’ve always wanted to be.
Ready to stop smoking for good? Call 0403 920 200 to book your free consultation for hypnotherapy Melbourne!
How A Professional Hypnotherapist Can Help You To Quit Smoking
The Top 10 Smoking Triggers
Most people who enquire for stop smoking hypnosis have certain triggers during the day, where the time of day or a specific activity triggers the want or need to have a cigarette. I’m talking about picking up a cigarette automatically, without thinking. Here are the most common ones:
- First thing in the morning;
- After meals;
- While Driving;
- On the phone;
- With coffee or tea;
- With Alcohol;
- On breaks;
- While waiting for something;
- Procrastinating before doing something (I’ll just have a cigarette and then I’ll do that…);
- A reward (I’ve done that now I can have a ciggie…)
As you can see, people smoke for all sorts of reasons. This means that when it comes to a quit smoking hypnosis Melbourne program, you cannot have a rigid approach. Each session must be tailored to the person, their old habits, and their subconscious mind.
Most people are aware cigarettes are an addictive drug and that smoking can lead to lung cancer, heart disease, and other health concerns. They know how much money the average smoker spends and how much they would save as non-smokers. But still, something stands in the way. Advanced hypnotherapy can help find out what and help you to stop smoking hypnosis Melbourne.
How Many Hypnotherapy Sessions Will it Take To Break My Smoking Habit?
If you’re trying hypnosis to stop smoking for the first time you’re probably wondering how many hypnosis sessions you’ll need.
Generally speaking, you are a ‘habit smoker’ if there isn’t any emotional attachment to the cigarettes. You really only smoke because you’ve always smoked (or because you enjoy it).
The habit has become such an ingrained part of your existence that you never questioned its place in your life. Maybe you picked it up young, or maybe you watched your family members do it and decided to follow in their footsteps. Whatever it is, smoking cigarettes is often beyond our conscious control.
How do you know if you’re a habit smoker? Ask yourself these questions:
- Do I become agitated when I’m not smoking cigarettes?
- Do I feel like I need cigarettes, or could I just as easily go cold turkey?
If the answer is ‘no’, then you’re probably a habit smoker and you may only need one clinical hypnotherapy session to give up cigarette smoking for good.
Anxiety Smokers Need A Little More Work
You are an anxiety smoker if cigarettes fill a deeper emotional need for you. Here are some examples:
- To relieve stress;
- To calm down after you get angry;
- To relieve boredom;
- When you’re lonely;
- When you’re sad
One more thing… if you think boredom is not an emotion, think again. It is one of the most powerful emotions around and human beings will do almost anything to avoid it – including poisoning themselves with cigarettes.
Are You A Bit Of Both?
Some people think they are a combination habit/anxiety type – and that’s all good because I always include some mental health work in the first session just in case.
If you don’t know which one you are, sometimes you just have to give up smoking and take it from there – you’ll find out soon enough.
The important thing is that a hypnotherapy program isn’t one-size-fits-all. Your friend may only need one session to let go of cigarettes for good – you may need three. It’s a very individual thing.
A Hypnotherapist Can Remove Your Subconscious Triggers and Beliefs
Remember earlier when I talked about hidden beliefs? Well, that’s where I come in.
With your permission, I can help you remove the subconscious triggers and beliefs that are causing you to smoke. Using hypnotherapy, I can work with the part of you that uses smoking to fill a deeper need and help it to cope in a much healthier way.
Your barriers to quitting are different to the next person’s so you need to find a clinical hypnotherapist who will be able to create a custom-tailored session for you. If you want to know more about hypnotherapy and how it works, read this article.
QUIT SMOKING HYPNOSIS CASE STUDY: If Matt Can Do It So Can You
My client Matt was a diehard pack-a-day smoker and had been for most of his life. He’d tried to quit numerous time but the pull of the ciggie with a beer was too strong to resist.
You see, when he quit smoking Matt was fine for a while – but the moment he stepped into the pub with his mates, that little voice in his head kept saying: ‘go on….you can just have one…’ Guess what people? You can never (EVER) just have one!
Matt had a subconscious block in his unconscious mind that kept him stuck in this cycle of behaviour – that’s why he kept convincing himself it was okay to just have one cigarette. I found the subconscious block that was the root cause of the problem and removed it in just one session.
Pay As You Go
I find the best way to work is to offer single pay-as-you-go sessions. Your first session also includes a hypnosis MP3 to help you stay off cigarettes. If you think you’re a habitual smoker, a single session might be all you need to quit smoking.
Different people quit smoking in different ways. Some stop completely all at once, others cut down until they are finally ready to quit for good. Whatever you do, don’t give up on giving up smoking!Remember:
- If you pick up a cigarette today, it doesn’t automatically follow that you have to pick up another tomorrow;
- If you went from smoking 25 per day to zero and then one day in the future you slip up, it doesn’t automatically follow that you have to go BACK to 25 a day!
If you would like to try to quit smoking hypnosis Melbourne, clients can call us today to get a free consultation and see whether I can help you to live the healthier life you’ve always wanted. Through hypnotherapy smoking Melbourne, I help smokers bypass their conscious mind and find whatever is preventing them from going smoke-free.
Hypnotherapy sessions can be conducted in person or via video in your own home.