How Can Hypnosis Help Me Stop Smoking?
This is a great question! Remember, hypnosis helps you achieve the results that you already want to reach. Its like supercharging your subconscious and will with hyper focus. How many times have you said that you want to quit but find excuses not to, or it is too hard, or you don’t want to waste the money you spent on the last pack so you’ll quit after you finish that pack. The list goes on and on. We all know smoking is bad for your health. Hypnosis helps to unlock your reasons for quitting and gives your subconscious permission to come forward and take the wheel as you make this habit a non habit.
We believe so much that we can help you quit smoking that we offer a lifetime guarantee on your sessions. We also offer a 30 day 110% money back guarantee that you can quit smoking with the assistance of hypnosis.
What is NLP?
NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. It can be described as waking hypnosis. It is an incredibly powerful discipline that models some of the most successful therapists and hypnotherapists of all time who consistently were able to achieve shockingly positive results.
These processes were broken down to their most simple elements which enabled others to start producing the same and sometimes even better results with people. Better even because you are combining the best processes of many therapists all at once.
In NLP terms this is modeling others success. “Do what they did and you’ll get what they got.” Anthony Robbins is one example of this. You can model a person in one area, for instance and if you model them well, you can produce the same results that they did. This can be taken into all areas of life.
What is Hypnosis?
A great question to start us off! Hypnosis is simply a state of relaxed focus. It is a natural state. In fact, each of us enters such a state – sometimes called a trance state – at least twice a day: once when we are falling asleep, and once when we are waking up. That kind of fuzzy, timeless state between dreaming and awake is a trance state. When a nine-minute snooze-button seems to give you enough time to have an-hour long dream, that’s a trance state.
What can’t be treated with hypnotherapy?
Serious psychiatric or mental health problems are referred to a qualified psychotherapist or psychiatrist. Medical problems with the physical body must always be treated by a physician, who can, at his or her discretion, prescribe hypnotherapy for pain control, hypnoanesthesia or relaxation.
What about treating drug addiction, clinical depression and the like?
I’m so glad you asked that, while drug addiction, family dynamics disorders, clinical depression and other such problems need to be treated by doctors and psychiatrists, they can, at their discretion, prescribe hypnotherapy as a supplementary treatment.
Some people leave their first hypnotherapy session saying, “I wasn’t hypnotized – I knew what was going on the whole time!” Well of course you did! Hypnosis is not a state of amnesia or of no awareness. Just the opposite true, in fact: hypnosis is a state of very heightened awareness and focus.
Have I Been Hypnotized Before? Probably
Remember that hypnosis is often referred to as a trance state. Thinking about being in a trance state and what that would be like, we know that there are many other times that people enter a natural state of trance. Driving, watching TV, listening to music, working on a favorite hobby or activity in the “flow” state. These are all “altered states of consciousness,” and all are various levels of trance. Trance is normal, natural and common.
Will I bark like a dog or cluck like a chicken?
Let me guess: you’ve seen a stage show where a hypnotist made people do all these crazy things. Or, perhaps you have ideas from Hollywood’s movies and TV. The stage hypnotist carefully selects his subjects (watch how many volunteers he has sit down), and he chooses people he knows WILL bark like a dog. They will because somewhere inside them is a part that loves to entertain. And they will do it because, deep down inside, they don’t believe there is anything wrong with barking like a dog.
How do I know you won’t hypnotize me to give you all my money?
This is one of my favorites! Simply answered, no. Hypnosis, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis when you get right down to it. No hypnotist can hypnotize you to do something that you really don’t want to do. That’s why some people can be hypnotized for weight loss and they stay the same or even gain weight. Others can be hypnotized to stop certain habits like stop smoking and they keep on smoking. Hypnosis can not make you do something that is against your morals or ethics. You have to want the change, agree with the change, and then hypnosis is an instrument for helping make that change better, faster, and permanent. That’s the true power of hypnosis! It unlocks your potential and ability to achieve something that you already want and are willing to accept.
Will I lose control?
This is another Hollywood myth. You always have control, and you can always hear what’s going on. Hypnosis is nothing but a state of relaxed deep focus. It is a natural state that you enter at least twice a day (while waking up and while falling asleep!), and probably much more often than that. If at any time you are in trance and you wish to be fully awake, you can just count to yourself “1 – 2- 3” and open your eyes.
How is hypnotherapy different than affirmations?
Hypnotherapy has the advantage of being able to communicate with the subconscious in a two-way fashion. Affirmations don’t facilitate direct responses from the subconscious; they only seek to speak to the subconscious.
A post-hypnotic suggestion is also different than an affirmation: effects tend to be more direct, more specific, and more immediate when using post-hypnotic suggestions.
Other than that, the language of hypnosis and of affirmations is similar. Both are always expressed in the present tense, and always in the positive. If you ever meet a hypnotherapist that uses the words, “don’t smoke” as a direct suggestion, choose a different hypnotherapist!
Isn’t Hypnosis dangerous?
Myths about hypnosis, perpetuated by Hollywood movies, urban legends and fiction books lead people to think all kinds of things about hypnosis, including that it is somehow dangerous. Some people have heard that you can go into trance and not wake up. Or that the hypnotist can make you do things you don’t want to do. These ideas are untrue. You are always in control, always able to “come back” to full waking state at anytime if you wanted or needed to. The number one job of the subconscious mind is to protect you, and it is always on the job.
Of course, you will want to choose a hypnotherapist, like myself that has been well trained and has been able to achieve results with many clients. Do always keep in mind that hypnosis is not a treatment or cure for mental illness, and people suffering from psychosis, suicidal depression, or that are on medications for psychological stability.
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It is our goal to help you to achieve lasting results through the use of Hypnosis. There are no guarantees that any of these courses of action will solve your issues with the exception of our stop smoking lifetime guarantee. Please understand that results in reviews and testimonials may vary and may not be typical.
Please keep in mind that Slc Hypnosis Center uses hypnosis in your sessions as a technique that helps you focus on achieving your goals without gimmicks, false expectations, or false promises. We are always open and upfront with you on how incorporating hypnosis will work with your weight loss program.
If you are looking for a magic pill or a one stop shop or to buy an audio and expect to experience positive change by doing nothing other than listening to a track without changing different aspects of your life, this is probably not the program for you.
If nothing else, hypnosis may act as the catalyst that you just need to push you over the edge into achieving your goals.