Health is the most valuable commodity a human being can have. Often young people and those at the prime time of the life often forget that living a healthy life is ultimately going to be beneficial for themselves. Smoking is a widely pervasive habit that leads to thousands of heart attacks, lung problems and breathing complications every year. But despite the startling evidence & statistics, people who indulge in it are reluctant to get over their highly detrimental problem.
Even with the scientific evidence corroborating the fact that it is bad for your health, the addiction to smoking is such a strong one that many people fail to quit or fail to try. It would not be an exaggeration to say that it is one of the most difficult addictions to quit.
Quitting smoking is one of the toughest challenges that you will ever have to face. Given the disastrous consequences of smoking on your physical and mental health, it is no wonder that a lot of effort is required to get rid of the notorious habit. Being a smoker increases the risk for heart attacks, lung diseases, strokes and breathing problems exponentially.
There are many methods used to help people quit. Some work fast while others take time to produce results. Patches, counseling and chewing gums are some of the most widely employed techniques, however there are other innovative methods too. One of the most interesting and increasingly used techniques is the use of hypnosis to stop smoking.
Hypnosis is actually an alternative state of consciousness in which you are partially awake. Hypnosis has been used by psychologist in clinical treatment to solve many problems. It is being used increasingly in weight loss programs, speech impairments, anxiety issues and addiction problems too. Although there are certain reservations about the real efficacy of the methodology but there are proven reports of people who have benefitted from it. In the clinical hypnotherapy that is employed for this purpose, the patient is instructed to imagine the destructive effects of smoking. The doctor can use different methods to embed it in the patient's mind that smoking is deleterious for health and to protect his/her body, it is essential to quit smoking. After embedding it in his sub conscious the doctor asks the patient to reiterate all the things.
What is important to understand is that not everyone can benefit from hypnosis. It works to a certain degree in different people. The intensity of its effect can be calculated after the procedure. Since it works differently for different individuals it is difficult to say certainly about the extent of its effects but it remains a hopeful approach that is hassle free and inexpensive.
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