If you're a smoker, you know how difficult it can be to quit. You've probably tried everything from patches to gum to stopping cold turkey, but somehow the nicotine cravings always seem to win out in the end. But what if there was a way to quit smoking that didn't involve any of those methods? What if there was a way to get rid of your cravings for good, without any of the withdrawal symptoms? Guided self-hypnosis can help you do just that. In this blog post, we'll explore how hypnosis works and how it can help you quit smoking. We will then discuss why Oneleaf guided self-hypnosis may be the best option for permanently quitting cigarettes.
How Does Hypnosis Work?
An experienced hypnotherapist induces a deep state of relaxation and concentration during hypnosis. They use scene-setting techniques, such as relaxation and calming visualization, to create a powerful combination of dissociation, immersion and openness. The goal is to reach a state of increased suggestibility, whereby the subject is more open to change: the “hypnotic state”.
After the subject is deep in hypnosis, the hypnotherapist can make suggestions about how to kick the smoking habit. These suggestions will plant seeds in your subconscious mind that will grow and blossom over time, helping you to quit smoking for good. For example, the hypnotherapist might suggest that cigarettes taste unpleasant or that smoking is a terrible habit that needs to be broken. Smoking behavior and perceptions can be changed through these suggestions. Eventually, this can lead to lasting changes.
Hypnosis works by tapping into the subconscious mind (the part of your mind that is responsible for your habits and automatic behaviors). In this way, hypnosis can change your behavior at a fundamental level.
Does hypnosis work to quit smoking?
Hypnosis has been proven to be an effective tool for quitting smoking in scientific studies. In the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, for instance, a 2022 study found that hypnosis has an influence on reducing the number of smoked cigarettes.
Positive results have also been reported in older studies. A 2014 study found that hypnotherapy is more effective than nicotine replacement for smoking cessation. In addition, a 2012 study found that hypnotherapy reduced the urge to smoke and cigarette consumption more than placebo or control treatments.
What about guided self-hypnosis?
Self-hypnosis is a technique whereby you use relaxation, visualization, and positive affirmations to bring about desired changes in behavior. It's often used as an adjunct to traditional hypnotherapy or as a way for people to practice hypnosis on their own.
Guided self-hypnosis involves using recordings or scripts that provide instructions on how to induce a state of hypnosis. You can purchase them from reputable sources. If you listen to these recordings on your own, you can achieve a state of deep relaxation and make suggestions that will help you quit smoking.
Oneleaf: your self-hypnosis app to stop smoking
Nearly 31 million Americans still smoke, despite smoking being the most preventable cause of death in the United States. That’s why we created Oneleaf – a program that helps you quit smoking for good, without relying on nicotine replacement therapies.
For those looking for a more modern and tech-savvy way to use hypnosis, Oneleaf offers a guided self-hypnosis smoking cessation program. Imagine being able to finally quit smoking and never worry about it again. Imagine being able to do it from home and within 21 days?
This is exactly what you can achieve with Oneleaf. We provide all the keys you need to make quitting easy and permanent. Plus, our 21-day program is short enough that you won’t feel like you’re giving up too much.