An addiction can seem like a life sentence, but just by making a decision to do something about it you have already taken the first step towards freedom. Hypnosis can help you every step of the way as you complete that journey.

Smoking can cause lung disease by damaging your airways and the small air sacs (alveoli) found in your lungs. Cigarette smoking causes most cases of lung cancer. If you have asthma, tobacco smoke can trigger an attack or make an attack worse.

Hypnosis is more effective than diet and exercise alone for people looking to lose weight. The mind can be influenced to change your habits.

Most smokers are hooked on a habit they hate. It’s true. The majority of smokers – an estimated 80 percent – would be happy to never smoke another cigarette again.

It makes sense too.

We all know that smoking adversely affects your health. Even moderate smokers have experienced a sore throat or difficulty breathing when climbing a flight of stairs. And, of course, there’s the threat of more serious health consequences. (According to the World Health Organization, tobacco is responsible for 5 million deaths per year worldwide.)

Not to mention, there are dozens of other reasons to quit: To save money, for your kids, for healthier skin, to be more active, etc.

But if most smokers want to quit, have numerous reasons to quit, and know just how detrimental cigarettes are for their health, what’s holding them back?

The reason is simple. Nicotine addiction is deeply rooted in the subconscious mind. Stress, mealtime, driving, drinking alcohol (and the list goes on) all subconsciously trigger thoughts that cause cigarette craving.

But what if there was a way to “shut off” that voice in your head? Or at least reframe subconscious thoughts to think negatively about smoking?

Well, that’s the promise of hypnotherapy for quitting smoking.

With the help of a hypnotherapist or through self-hypnosis, the smoker can begin to untangle and quiet the web of subconscious thoughts that keep the addiction in place.

The Mental Trap: Why You Can’t Quit Smoking

Nicotine is such a hard habit to kick because of the physical and mental addiction. The physical addiction – which can cause withdrawal symptoms – acts as a roadblock for quitting.

Nicotine withdrawal causes:

  • Nausea
  • Irritability
  • Aches and pains
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Mental sluggishness

But although nicotine withdrawal symptoms are uncomfortable, there’s something going on at a deeper level that makes quitting smoking so difficult.