How Can Mindfulness Help Me Stop Smoking?

How Can Mindfulness Help Me Stop Smoking?

“How Can Mindfulness Help Me Stop Smoking?”

by James Hazlerig, MA, Certified Hypnosis Practitioner

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Mindfulness is a simple meditation technique that many hypnosis practitioners use to

help their clients quit smoking for good.

See, in mindfulness, you learn to let a thought be a thought, a feeling just be a feeling,

and a craving just be a craving.

For most smokers, there is no distance between having the thought of a cigarette and

lighting up. Mindfulness is about the art of putting distance between our thoughts and our

actions, so that the though of a cigarette no longer means what it used to. It is simply a

reminder of how good you feel now that you are free from cigarettes.

A good hypnosis practitioner will have many tools to help you stop smoking, and

mindfulness is an important one.

Mark Barrus

Mark Barrus is the Director of Healthy Life Centers. I have been in the Hypnosis industry for over 20 years, and have written many articles about the efficacy and effectiveness of Hypnotherapy to overcome unwanted habits and actions. Twenty years of Case Study research and examination have helped me to inform the industry on the results and be a leader in the field. I originally worked with Dr. Richard Neves, the former head of the American Board of Hypnotherapy, training other Hypnotherapists in Advanced Smoking Cessation protocols. In February 2005, we also started Healthy Life Centers, in Orange County, CA