Top Triggers for Smoking and How to Overcome the Habit with Hypnotherapy

That ol’ puffing habit can be awfully hard to break, but the good news is that there are solutions that can help you wean off the ciggies and live a more healthy and fulfilling life. Hypnotherapy can be effective at treating smoking habits in ways that many other solutions might not be, such as nicotine gum or patches, for example.

How can hypnotherapy help you overcome your smoking habit? Below are a few key points about hypnotherapy for smoking and other addictions:

Smoking Has Many Triggers

Perhaps you’re of the millennial or Gen X generations and recall a time when smoking was ‘cool’ in secondary school, perhaps you’re younger or older and got into the habit for a different reason.

Whatever the case, there are many different triggers for smoking. Naturally, nicotine can be an addictive substance and many may feel cravings for the stress relief that nicotine can momentarily provide. There are, of course, other triggers that are not directly related to nicotine itself, such as being in company with other smokers, when drinking or partying, after intercourse or a stressful interview or meeting, or simply from being outdoors on a break.

Moreover, many of these triggers are deep in our subconscious, making them a lot harder to pin down than simply pointing at the substance (nicotine). Even the act of lighting up and taking a puff can become a physiological habit, one that can be hard to break even if nicotine is still supplied to the body through gum or patches, for example.

Potential Methods of Overcoming a Smoking Addiction

Depending on your circumstances and your triggers for smoking, the methods of overcoming that habit can range from pretty difficult to achieve to seemingly impossible. There’s no other way around it: smoking is a tough habit to break and there are no shortcuts.

For those suffering withdrawals and that have triggers in the physiological habit of puffing, vape pens can provide some relief by simulating that act. For those that suffer cravings from the nicotine itself, the patch or chewing gum can give the body that nicotine in small and controlled doses. These solutions may or may not work for some individuals, and many have tried time and time again with perhaps little to no progress.

One solution that may yield fantastic results and is certainly worth considering is hypnotherapy.

How Hypnotherapy Can Overcome Smoking Addiction

Hypnotherapy may not seem like the most intuitive method of overcoming smoking addiction, and it’s understandable why many not immediately see it as such. As a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment method, hypnotherapy seemingly has no direct response to the aforementioned triggers. It won’t replace the cigarette with a vape pen nor will it provide the body with nicotine, so how does it work?

Firstly, hypnotherapy seeks to understand the subconscious triggers that lead you to indulging in your smoking habit in the first place. Once those triggers are isolated and identified, the hypnotherapist can then begin to implant positive reinforcement and suggestions. These can, in turn, be used to help you reconcile your own thoughts and feelings the next time those triggers arise.

Gradually, you may begin to become more conscious of those triggers and to gradually replace them and your time and energy with more productive habits. For some individuals, this can lead to completely quitting or to making important steps towards giving up the habit for good.

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