According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking cigarette is the leading cause of preventable diseases and deaths in the United States. The resource estimates that it is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths each year.
From being a leading cause of cancer to increasing the risk of heart attacks, smoking is certainly a dangerous habit. If you can succeed to quit smoking, it will be the best thing you can do for yourself.
Hypnosis for Quitting Smoking
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness, like a trance. From pain management to addiction issues, hypnosis has been able to treat a wide variety of psychological conditions, according to WebMD.
The idea is to direct the subconscious mind to bring about positive change. In a trance-like state, the subconscious mind becomes active and is receptive of any suggestions. Since the subconscious mind is responsible for actual decision-making, hypnosis can prove to be very effective.
Some Self-Hypnosis Affirmations for Smoking Cessation
So, what do you tell your subconscious mind? Affirmation is like a mantra – your reminder to yourself that you want to quit the bad habit.
Here are some self-affirmations that might help you quit the life-endangering habit:
‘I Love Myself and Smoking Is Bad For Me’
One aspect of living a full and well-lived life is to respect yourself. Smoking, with all its dangers, signifies that you do not care for your body enough.
While breathing deep in a state of relaxation, tell yourself that no matter how much you crave for cigarettes, you will avoid them because you love yourself.
‘I Deserve To Live a Healthy Life’
Sometimes, your act of smoking is just an exhibition of self-loathing. Since all of this works on an unconscious level, you might not be consciously aware of it.
Once you acknowledge that smoking has many dangers, you need to tell yourself that you deserve to live a long and healthy life.
‘I Feel Relaxed and Refreshed When I Am Not Smoking’
Some people might believe that smoking calms them down. This is the reason they gravitate to cigarettes when any anxiety-provoking situation occurs.
However, there are other ways to calm yourself down. Going out in the fresh air, meditating and deep breathing are some of the techniques that you can use to relax.
‘I Feel Like a New and Improved Person’
It is very important that you consistently and regularly remind yourself that quitting smoking is an incredible feat and you are a stronger person now.
It is a difficult journey and you have come out as victorious.
Rekha Shrivastava is one of the leading hypnosis experts in the country. Over the years, she has created some highly effective smoking cessation programs in Pittsford, New York. She also offers live Skype sessions. Visit her website for free consultation.