Quit Smoking Hypnosis Adelaide
"Are you an Adelaide resident - ready to stop smoking with Hypnosis and Neuro Linguistig Programming (NLP) today? Now is the time to quit!
Hypnosis and NLP are the world’s most natural and effective methods of quitting cigarettes and cigars. My Quit Smoking Adelaide Program is based on a proven method that has helped hundreds of people stop smoking. How? By unlocking the power of the mind. As an Adelaide resident, you now have the perfect opportunity to breathe easier - for a healthier, happier and longer life.”
The moment you choose to use hypnosis to quit smoking, you are taking a very important step. This is because quitting is all about choice. If you arrive in my office and tell me that you are there because someone else wants you to quit, we can certainly hang around and have a good chat, but it’s highly likely that when the session is done, you’ll be lighting up again.
One of my clients – before making the decision to become a non-smoker – told me a story. He explained that he found himself sitting outside the front doors of the Royal Adelaide Hospital, surrounded by people lighting up. The one major thing they all had in common? They stank like ashtrays.
A common issue that comes up with clients who decide to quit is that they feel like cigarettes are their best friends. I’m sure many of you can relate to that statement.
People come to me for hypnosis for a number of reasons from addiction to emotional trauma. Surprisingly, though there is more than enough evidence that hypnosis is effective and that hundreds of thousands of people have been able to change their lives for the better with it, there is still a lot of confusion about what it actually is. This even extends to some people who have been through the process and have experienced the fantastic results that can be achieved.
One factor people usually agree on when it comes to hypnosis, is that it is shapeless and formless; and there are many misconceptions that further intensify this confusion. Some people associate hypnosis with stage hypnotists and entertainers who pull guests onto a stage and make them cluck like chickens. On the other side of that misconception is the fictional figure people have in mind of a Freudian type of character with a superior look on his face, waving a shiny pocket watch in front of his client’s face. These examples of the most common misconceptions about hypnosis are best left behind as you read on.
The hypnosis that you will experience in my office is a therapeutic tool. It is certainly not entertainment by any means. If I accept you as a client and you want to become a non-smoker, you are there because you want to make a powerful, dramatic and life-altering change.
Hypnosis had been effectively used for over 150 years
Hypnosis as a practice has origins that can be traced back to the 1840s, and has actually been knows by several names. It was essentially modelled on the idea of nervous sleep, which is a state in which someone experiences a deep level of focused concentration based on a single thought. They are so focused in fact, that they become unaware of any other thoughts outside the world of their focused attention.
But confusing hypnosis with sleep is quite inaccurate, according to Roy Hunter (nonetheless, the word “hypnosis” is derived from the Greek word for sleep). Hypnotism is actually a natural and normal induced state that a person slips into at a much higher rate naturally than during a therapeutic stop smoking session. Every time someone sits down to watch a movie or reads a book they’re thoroughly engrossed in, they drift into a hypnotic state.
The more accurate statement that you will hear me bring up during any public speaking event or in hypnosis training, is that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. In essence, a hypnotherapist is like a personal trainer of the mind. They help a client convince themselves to do something that they are already capable of doing and nudge them in the right direction. This ‘nudge’ comes from hundreds of years and millions of hours of refined mind management and neural plasticity techniques, and these are now being proven to have the power to re-write the brain itself, condensed into the most potent intervention methods known to man.
If you were to do some research on the topic, you would find that there is a wide array of approaches within the field of hypnosis. These include the 60-minute, one-session approach, or my approach, which is a more thorough 120-minute session. The number of approaches can be confusing and certainly confounds people’s ability to understand or even study the process scientifically. But what all the methods have in common, is that they harness a desired change within a person’s mind, while constructing a relationship and emotional link between that person’s visual encoding of the world and the corresponding symbolic linguistic labels that have been assigned though their life journey.
How would you define the state that I enter when I go into hypnosis?
One of the most accurate descriptions I came up with was: “When a person is in the state of hypnosis – they have become deeply relaxed while simultaneously maintaining a deep focus. Hypnosis is a natural and normal state that we are all very familiar with as we are guaranteed to experience it at least a couple of times per day. The most common hypnotic events for people occur when they are falling asleep in the evening or waking up in the morning.”
Moshe Toren, president of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and a professor of Psychiatry at Northeast Ohio Medical University, also had a very elegant way of describing the process. “Hypnosis is a different state of mind associated with four major characteristics.”
First is a “highly focused attention on something.” It could be a negative feeling or emotion that you would prefer to be rid of.
Second is disassociating yourself from the immediate physical environment. An example that I am familiar with is to focus on the beach in Queensland in the middle of a Melbourne winter. It may not be possible for most of us to travel there, but many people go there with their minds, simply by focusing on the beach.
Another major element of hypnosis is suggestibility. When a client has decided to make a change, they will take on the positive suggestions that the hypnotist offers them. After the formal hypnotic induction process, an individual becomes more responsive to the suggestions provided to them.
One more element of hypnosis that is intrinsically linked to becoming a non-smoker is ‘involuntariness’. This is noting the phenomena that when a person comes out of hypnosis, it may seem as if they have not done anything, but rather that they were witness to something being done to them. It might be clear on some level that they were being told to lift an arm, as an example, but they would feel that the arm was being lifted by some force other than their own will. Some of my clients can relate to this when identifying with the similar unconscious patterns involved in the impulse of reaching for a cigarette.