Congratulations, You’ve Decided to Quit Smoking! How Are You Going to Do It?
You already know that quitting smoking is the right thing to do if you want to live a healthier life, but for many, dropping the habit is a struggle, so maybe you should give hypnotherapy for smoking cessation a try. The notoriously addictive qualities of nicotine have given rise to numerous methods of quitting, many of which involve substituting one unhealthy habit for another. From nicotine gums to patches, drugs, and the latest craze, vaping, the act of quitting has become an industry unto itself. However, hypnotherapy is an alternative method of achieving smoking cessation that doesn’t involve any nicotine paraphernalia, products, or drugs.
A Rose by Any Other Name Is Still Nicotine
Many approaches to the cessation of smoking are based on the concept of breaking the cigarette habit abruptly while slowly tapering off the nicotine intake through the use of substitutes like gums and patches. While some people have had success with these methods, they still keep the flow of harmful nicotine coming into the body for a long period. According to Medical News Today, nicotine can be as addictive as heroin, and its side effects can harm the heart, gastrointestinal system, and hormones. The process of this slow withdrawal can be expensive, and the addictive nature of nicotine makes the chances of backsliding significant.
Vaping Is New, but Is It Safe?
In the past several years, vaping has grown in popularity, and for many, it has been seen as a viable alternative to smoking cigarettes. Vaping is inhaling vaporized liquids, often called e-liquids, through an e-cigarette or vaping pipe. The e-liquid is usually a blend of glycol, glycerol, flavoring, and nicotine. The University of New Hampshire warns that e-cigarettes can be as harmful as real cigarettes: inhaling e-liquids containing nicotine can increase blood pressure and heart rate, lead to lung disease, cause chronic bronchitis, increase insulin resistance, and impair adolescent brain development. Even without nicotine in the e-liquid, vaping has risks. A 2018 study found that vaping can cause lung irritation, inflammation, and harm to blood vessel cells in the form of Endothelial Cell Dysfunction. Although vaping might be less harmful than smoking cigarettes, it has already exhibited a number of troubling side effects in the short amount of time that it has been clinically studied.
How Do You Kick One Habit without Falling into a New One? Hypnotherapy for Smoking Cessation
Don’t give up! Although the substitution and tapering-off methods of quitting have numerous downsides, there is a method that is safe, fast, and effective. Hypnotherapy for Smoking Cessation addresses the habit where it is expressed, in subconscious actions. Most patients are able to stop smoking after as few as three sessions, and some have seen results after just one visit. Those results are achieved without the risk of becoming addicted to nicotine alternatives or purchasing expensive gums or patches. There are no risks of side effects and no need to invite the unknown health risks of vaping.
How Does Hypnotherapy Help Smokers to Quit?
Hypnosis bypasses the conscious mind by guiding the patient into a facilitated state of relaxation. This opens up communication channels to the subconscious mind. Suggestions, visualizations, and metaphors, can then be used to reinforce positive goals and take away the negative impulses that result in undesirable behaviors. This is how hypnotherapy can be effective in such a wide range of situations. The use of hypnotic methods have helped people achieve weight loss, reach sports goals, remove fears and phobias, and alleviate PTSD. It helps people stop smoking through the same techniques.
What If I’m Already Vaping? Can Hypnotherapy Help Me Drop the E-Cigarettes?
In short, yes! Vaping can lead to serious addiction just like tobacco products. Many health risks are already known, but new ones are being discovered as the use of these products become more widespread. Recent news on vaping-linked illnesses is alarming. The Washington Post reported that, as of October 2019, 1,479 cases of mysterious vaping-linked diseases and 34 deaths have been recorded. Vaping may have been a bridge to help you quit smoking, but if you’re ready to drop that e-cig then hypnotherapy can help you breathe easy.
Can You Help My Kid Stop Vaping?
Data shows that e-cigarette use among minors has been rising rapidly. Parents who discover that their children are using vaping products may be concerned about how to reliably wean them off of these dangerous products without using nicotine-based alternatives. There are also the social pressures that can lead adolescents to make dubious choices that can have lifelong impacts on their health. Fortunately, hypnosis is also a safe approach for treating teens who have smoking or vaping habits. A visit to a hypnotherapist can be less intimidating than a visit to a physician since the process of hypnosis is built around creating a safe, relaxing environment. The treatments work in the same manner as they do on adults, by side-stepping the conscious mind to empower the subconscious to take positive action and avoid negative habits. Studies have shown children often respond more quickly to treatments because their younger minds are more open to new ideas and habits are less entrenched by life experiences. These factors enable our expert hypnotherapists to make dropping the vaping habit part of the child’s natural subconscious responses. However, hypnotic treatment can also bolster your child’s ability to resist the stresses and temptations of the kind of daily peer pressure that may have led to the child picking up the vaping habit in the first place.
Quit Cigarettes or Vaping with Hypnotherapy for Smoking Cessation
Hypnotherapy of North Georgia is a respected provider of hypnotherapy services. Located in the metro Atlanta area, we provide hypnosis treatments for breaking the smoking or vaping habit. Our team of leading hypnotherapists is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals for healthier living by providing you with results that are fast, effective, safe, and long-lasting.
Contact us or call us at 678-353-3243 to schedule your consultation today.