Hypnosis puts people into an altered state of mind where they become more susceptible to suggestion. People have used hypnosis to quit smoking, and while it seems to work well for some, it isn't for everyone. Learn what you need to know to decide if it's right for you.
In using hypnosis to quit smoking or otherwise can be pretty convincing. The fact is self-hypnosis eventually becomes everything (well, almost everything) anyone could reasonably expect. You just have to work at it a little. It has been experienced that most people will actually work pretty hard if they believe it will be worthwhile. And self-hypnosis will repay you for your effort.
Hypnosis Can Help
Some of the benefits for example are:
Improve friendships and your relations with spouse and others. Get to know people who are more interesting and exciting than you (and get away with it).
Sleep better. Gain control over dreams.
Lose weight and keep it off, even if you have gone way over the edge.
Develop a better attitude, about life in general.
Perform better at sports.
Improve memory and concentration.
Improve career success.
Self-hypnosis is great for improving your prospects in life.
Develop greater sales ability. We are all selling, in one way or another, so improvement in this skill can't hurt.
Raise academic performance and grades.
Overcome shyness, stage fright and other fears.
Experiment with age- and past-life regression.
Self-hypnosis is a skill. It is true that you can be hypnotized by someone else, and that you can use pre-recorded tapes to talk you into a hypnotic state. But you still, at bottom, are doing it yourself. I take the position that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis.
As it is with any skill, the development of self-hypnosis to quit smoking requires practice. An hour a day would be great, if you could manage it. But 20 minutes a day is more realistic for most people, and there are days in just about everyone's life when it is impossible to take even that much time to practice.
One thing that is certain, though, is that everyone can use hypnosis, to stop smoking, or any other bad habit that you do not want anymore. Whether it takes an hour, a month, or even a year (rare), you will be able to use the skills of self-hypnosis. And while individual variation is relatively narrow, it does exist. That is, no two people learn at the same rate. Why this is so, we don't know.