How to Quit Smoking with Hypnotherapy

How to Quit Smoking with Hypnotherapy

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The Reality of Quitting Smoking, Time and Again.

Everyone already knows that quitting smoking can lead to a healthier life and increase the quality of the smoker’s life. It is also common knowledge that quitting smoking can also lead to a more disciplined life and less stress while saving money, reducing chances of heart disease, and lowering chances of cancer.

It is important for smokers to understand that quitting smoking is something smokers attempt an average of 8 times before stopping for good. Some of those attempts may be easier than others. 

The question is why does a smoker go back to smoking after having given up the habit?

The Science of Why People Go Back to Smoking

In the United States, smoking is one of the leading causes of death. Remaining smoke-free can be tricky for many.

The ways in which smokers go back to cigarettes are influenced by why they started smoking in the first place and what’s going on in their lives.

A new study has found that smokers are more likely to smoke again when they feel stressed or anxious when they drink alcohol, or if they are living alone.

The study has also found out that smokers who had never attempted to quit have a higher risk for returning to cigarettes compared with former smokers or those who had tried quitting multiple times.

How to Quit Smoking with Hypnotherapy: Breaking the Cycle


Smoking cessation therapy with hypnosis is proven to be more effective than traditional methods. By using hypnosis, smokers can increase their chances of success by up to 80%. The therapy also helps with some of the physical and emotional side effects associated with quitting smoking.

A human brain is a powerful machine. Hypnotherapy is an effective way to help our brains make positive changes.

People have always been drawn to hypnosis and its promise for providing relief from the many ailments of their daily lives. But what really is hypnosis? And how does it work?

Hypnotherapy is a technique that can be used in a lot of different ways. It’s a process that helps people explore the subconscious mind, discover issues, and then let go of those issues with the aid of suggestion.

How Hypnotherapy Can Help You Quit Smoking for Good

Hypnotherapy is a technique that uses an altered state of consciousness to get you into a more relaxed and focused state. This can be done by using music or sounds, guided imagery, and counting. In this relaxed state, your body is in a more receptive state and the mind is more suggestible to new ideas because it is less guarded. The goal of hypnotherapy is to get you to an alpha state of mind where you are relaxed and receptive. To achieve this, the therapist will use techniques such in order to change your mind about a certain idea or behavior.

Hypnotherapy Session Walkthrough

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A hypnotherapy session is a process in which the client is conditioned to respond to suggestions, usually by relaxing and letting go of any tension. The therapist will discuss with the client any issues that should be addressed during the session, and what they would like to achieve with the session. The hypnotist will then ask the client to take a comfortable seat and make themselves comfortable and relaxed. They may be asked to close their eyes or stare at an object in front of them.

The therapist will then use one or more of these techniques:

1) Deep breathing exercises: Involves calming down and getting into a relaxed state

2) Imagining pleasant scenes: Involves imagining being in a happy place

The therapist then tells you to imagine yourself in the future without smoking or smelling like cigarettes. This visualization process helps the mind connect with how it will feel when this occurs which makes quitting easier.

This technique is used by many therapists to help people quit smoking. A recent study found that when smokers were asked to vividly imagine themselves a year after they had quit, the likelihood of them quitting for at least six months increased by 80%.


Setting yourself up for becoming a former smoker


Moving forward with the mindset of being a former smoker is key. The benefits of the outcome are so much more desirable than an undesired old habit.

That’s what clicks in the subconscious mind: feeling better for the first time in years, for many people. Do this for yourself for one reason, and one reason only:

To feel good for a change.

Feel free to contact us anytime for a consultation


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

3 comments on “How to Quit Smoking with Hypnotherapy
  1. Joyce Dimmock says:

    Hi Mark, my husband just recently had a brain bleed and than had brain surgery which was successful. During his initial stay before surgery at some point he insisted on a cigarette and I advised the nursed they needed to get a patch for him because he was now in nicotine withdrawal. I do not know what magic patch they gave him but it worked. However in a recent conversation with his brother I heard him say let him have a cigarettes and that is like telling an alcoholic he can have just 1 drink. Now he has purchased cigarettes’ because the gate was opened. He has “a fib” and is NOT supposed to smoke cigarettes. He is angry about everything which includes smoking. He is getting well and we return to his doctor in October and he is confident he can return to work with no restrictions. He is also scared which he would deny but he is used to being independent. I am frightened too because I consider it a matter of life and death. Cigarette smoking must go. A colleague of mind told me he had gotten hypnotized 30 years ago and no longer smokes cigarettes. Do you know any males that do this procedure in Connecticut? My husband is very clear and only would be comfortable with a male. He only has male doctors. Can you recommend any? My husband is amenable to being hypnotized and knows I am researching. Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.