There are a large number of methods offered, programs, substitute products, pills, chewing gums, books, etc., which seemingly support in quitting smoking. Many of these approaches seek to strengthen will power in overcoming the temptation or addiction. Unfortunately, this approach is neither rewarding nor successful (mostly).
Which possibilities does hypnosis offer for smoking cessation?
Hypnotherapy aims at disconnecting the craving for a cigarette. Instead of having to give something up, which the smoker has enjoyed until now and therefore making a sacrifice, hypnosis supports the smoker in getting rid of something the smoker does not want anyway. This approach picks up on elements of positive psychology and attains long-term success in a unique fashion.
Hypnotherapy supports smoking cessation in two steps:
- It is essential to find the answer to the question of why the person smokes (i.e., identification with another person or replacement of a previously existing habit).
- Which personal needs is the smoker trying to satisfy : i.e., satisfying the need for care, concealing loneliness or self-support, stress alleviation/relaxation, and easing the establishment of social contacts.
As diverse as needs may be a smoker tries to satisfy, so destructive they all are since all attempts at satisfaction are at the expense of the smoker. For this reason, it is important to bring about a long-term change in behavior and to ever more weaken and eventually eliminate the triggers of these often year long habits.
Duration of the First Session:
2 - 3 Hours
Amount of Hypnosis Sessions:
1 - 3
Duration of Following Sessions:
1 - 1.5 Hours