In this short but info packed video, master hypnotherapist, smoking cessation specialist and former big-time smoker Rita Black, walks you through:
1) Why the brain is designed to keep you smoking (it's not your fault that you haven't been able to stop yet)...
2) How hypnosis enables you to stop so easily and quickly without the crazy cravings...
3) How Rita's Smokefree123 program can help you to finally become a nonsmoker for good.
Is hypnosis voodoo or woo woo, or a very effective tool to help you stop smoking?
The more we understand about the mind, the more we realize how powerful our beliefs and thoughts are. Tools like hypnosis and meditation, which once seemed like whacky, woo woo practices, are now working their way into the mainstream. Doctors, CEOS, sports teams, and anyone who wants a mental edge, are all utilizing hypnosis to gain more control over their minds. You can you it for smoking cessation.
WHY DO WE KEEP SMOKING??
If you’ve been smoking for awhile, my guess is that you’ve probably tried a lot of different ways to stop smoking. Maybe patches, gum, or even one of the medications available..
If you’ve tried all of the other things and found that they weren’t successful for you, it really isn’t your fault.
WHY WE KEEP SMOKING ISN’T THE PHYSICAL PART OF IT
A lot of why we continue to smoke is really not the physical aspect of it. You might be addicted to nicotine, that’s true, but the physical withdrawal from nicotine is a pretty mild process. When I smoked, I would put the patch on, but I still wanted to smoke. And I was getting all the nicotine I needed! You’ve probably noticed that yourself.
I have clients who are very heavy smokers and they work jobs where they spend 24-48 hours every week not smoking because their job demands that they don’t smoke for that length of time. They’re actually withdrawn from nicotine by the time they finish a shift. And they’re fine, no agitation or physical feelings. But it’s the mental aspect of smoking that really drives us.
DESPITE YOUR CONSCIOUS DESIRE TO STOP- YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND WANTS YOU TO KEEP SMOKING
12% of our mind is the critical, analytical, willpower part of the mind. That’s the part of the mind that wants to stop smoking. That’s the logical brain. It’s the part of the brain that says you should stop, it isn’t healthy, it’s expensive, it smells, and my family doesn’t like it. When we try to quit smoking, that’s how much of our brain is on board. And that part of the brain gets worn down very quickly in everyday life, but especially when we’re trying to quit. We wake up with a fair amount of willpower, and that’s usually when we decide to stop smoking and throw away our cigarettes. But by the end of the day we’re pulling our pack of cigarettes out of the trash.
The other 88% of the brain wants to keep right on smoking. This is the part of the mind that is responsible for many things, but also the belief system. It believes that you need smoking to drive the car, to relieve stress, or that smoking comforts you. It’s also responsible for your identity. And we see ourselves as smokers, so when we’re trying not to smoke, it’s like we are fighting against our identity. This is very deep stuff here. It’s also the part of the brain that perceives smoking as a reward. I’m sure you can identify with that. Your cigarettes become a reward system for you as you go throughout your day.
The repetitive pattern of smoking, the habit of it, is in your subconscious brain. Once we’re wired to smoke a certain amount of cigarettes a day, the mind demands that this pattern be repeated over and over, and therefore we structure our day around our cigarettes and smoking.
The deeper part of the brain that is the protector of us also feels threatened when we try not to smoke. When you’re trying to quit smoking, that’s what can cause you to feel panicked. It activates a fight or flight response. It’s not actually a physical withdrawal from nicotine, it’s a panic state that comes from this part of the brain because it thinks we’re taking away something we need to live.
HYPNOSIS CAN HELP BY IMPACTING YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND
When it comes to stopping smoking, you can see that there’s very powerful stuff happening in the subconscious mind. So how can hypnosis help with these issues, and help you become a non-smoker?
Hypnosis is just a really relaxed mind state, that most people can enter. It isn’t mind control but a relaxed mind state (where you are still aware of what’s going on) where suggestions are given get that subconscious mind to shift. It allows the resistant subconscious mind to see that you’re making a decision to stop smoking and replace smoking with healthier options. It’s not just about someone telling you that you aren’t going to smoke. It’s about making the decision to become a non-smoker, changing your identity and altering how you see yourself and the world so that you can begin living your non-smoking life. It gets your whole mind both the conscious and subconscious aligned and on board.
You can become a non-smoker in one hypnosis session! The session that I have used for almost 20 years have helped over 10,000 people become happy, healthy non smokers.
MY SMOKEFREE123 METHOD IS SO SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE IT WORKS WITH THE MIND AT 3 CRITICAL POINTS
1.) PREPARE TO BE A NON-SMOKER
Throughout my 20 years of experience in helping people become non-smokers, I have learned that it’s just as important to help them become prepared. To be successful you have to really be done with smoking and not afraid of becoming a non-smoker. My clients (both in my clinic and in my Smokefree123 online hypnosis based smoking cessation program) are given a special success audio to be prepared before we even do the hypnosis.
2.) HYPNOSIS TO BECOME A NON-SMOKER When it comes to hypnosis, whether it’s in my office or the powerful audio hypnosis smoking cessation session in my program, the hypnosis session allows your mind to let go of your attachment to smoking and embrace the life of a non-smoker. Suggestions are given that allow your mind to really put smoking behind you, to “get a divorce” from cigarettes or vaping and put the controlling habit behind you so you can move forward into your powerful and healthy future as a non-smoker.
3.) STARTING AND ENJOYING YOUR LIFE AS A NON-SMOKER POST HYPNOSIS
One of the traps most people fall into after stopping smoking is that they feel deprived because they miss their cigarettes or vape.
With Smokefree123 one of the most important aspects of the program is that you are supported during your first week as a non-smoker. We believe this should be a time where you really enjoy beginning your new life as a non-smoker. Every day you have a meditation session and reinforcement hypnosis to keep your mind in a positive place, enjoying coffee as a non-smoker, driving as a non-smoker, being social as a non-smoker, even managing stress as a non smoker!
It’s a wonderful journey, becoming a non-smoker with hypnosis. It isn’t just about taking away the cigarettes and it’s not a place of shame. It’s a powerful and amazing decision and a journey of transformation. When you come at it from that place, you’re coming from a place of power, and it can be easy and amazing.
If you are ready or want to learn how you can use Smokefree123 online hypnosis-based smoking cessation program to become a non-smoker once and for all, in your own time from the comfort and ease of your home.