By the time a smoker decides to quit smoking with hypnotherapy, they may have noticed that they don't really 'like' smoking any more. Some smokers haven't got to that stage yet, and that's okay because we deal with that as part of the session, but some clients have gone off it already. Actually this is simply a return to normal: very few of us liked it in the beginning, we had some other motivation for doing it. Tobacco smoke is a cloud of poisonous gases, it isn't 'nice'! Takes some getting used to at first, as a matter of fact.
But it's amazing what you CAN get used to. Professional boxers get used to being smashed in the face with a fist, but that doesn't make it pleasant or a good idea, it's just that if you experience the same sensation over and over and over again, it ceases to register much at all. So it is with tobacco smoke. The 'pleasure' is in the moment, it isn't coming from the cigarette. Smoke is. Over 4000 chemicals in that smoke, more than 400 of them poisonous to humans, 40-odd cancer-causing agents. Lovely!
The idea that any of this is pleasant can be examined carefully during the hypnotherapy process and it is quite easy to return to our original perception, which for most people is that tobacco smoke is rather nasty actually. We were right in the first place: smoke is unpleasant and so is the effect of inhaling it. You just become accustomed to it, and then it becomes a compulsive habit rather by accident.
Not to worry! All compulsive habits can be shut down with hypnosis, usually in a single session. Cravings switched off and everything.
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Consultant Hypnotherapist Chris Holmes is Director of Central Hypnotherapy and has been helping people from Stockport, Cheshire, Manchester and Tameside UK to get their freedom back since August 2000.