Could Stop Smoking Hypnosis Be the Best Way to Quit Smoking?

Stop smoking hypnosis, in my experience, is the best best way to quit smoking. Even if you use other quit smoking aids, the techniques I want to share with you today can make the process easier AND can help you quit smoking for free.

That is right -- free.  To be perfectly accurate with language, one might say it is a self hypnosis smoking technique as it is a process you can do on your own -- without a hypnotherapist and therefore you can quit smoking for free.

Before we get into the nitty gritty of stop smoking hypnosis, you need to understand a little bit about why and how the methods work (or you will never try it.)

Kicking the Habit

Do you know someone with a really challenging habit? A chronic nail biter, maybe? Someone who relentlessly taps their foot when nervous? A person who eats a lot when stressed? A major procrastinator?

Now, you might have read those questions and thought, "Just a minute...chronic nail biting and being a procrastinator cannot fall into the same category...can they?"

The reality is that each of the habits identified above are just that - habits.

A habit, by most formal definitions is simply a pattern of behavior that someone has created through months or years of repetition. It is the sort of "auto pilot" response to specific triggers that make someone hesitate to do work they know is due, bite their nails because they are stressed, or light up a cigarette because they just finished a meal.

This tells us that smoking is a habit (which you probably already realized), but it is also a pattern of behavior, and, as such, it can be overcome through the use of self hypnosis.

Habit Management 101

You can break bad habits and, replace them with new automatic behaviors that better serve you by using self-hypnosis techniques to retrain your brain to respond differently to triggers that set off the unhealthy habit.

So for example, if you are in search of stop smoking hypnosis, your triggers for smoking may include your first cup of coffee in the morning, a certain time of the day when you have a smoke break, or a feeling of nervousness or upset.

Through hypnosis or self hypnosis smoking techniques, you can "anchor" a different responses to those events (or triggers) so that your reactive impulse  switches from a desire for a cigarette to something else.

self hypnosis smoking and Motivation

Anyone considering smoking cessation using self-hypnosis has already won "half the battle."  That is because one of the keys to success in self-hypnosis is motivation.

As a  New York therapist says, "You don't need to 'believe' in hypnosis for it to work, you just have to be willing to go through the process." (Harris, 2008)

And there is a huge clue about the ways that self-hypnosis works. Your willingness becomes a subconscious directive. When we quiet our noisy, busy brains, we can create changes in our habits and reactions.

Stop Smoking Hypnosis Process

So, what is the process that you must be willing to go through in order to quit smoking for free? (Or chronic nail biting for that matter.)

It is a very gentle and enjoyable one, but it has to be practiced daily for you to get noticeable results. 

This is why we call Self Hypnosis for Smoking the best way to quit smoking

Self hypnosis to quit smoking begins with you mastering the ability to achieve a state of calm relaxation. Now how bad can that be?

You can do this through focused breathing, progressive relaxation or meditation. Once you have gotten good at relaxing your body and mind, you can create changes in your habits with self hypnosis.

Stop Smoking Hypnosis Technique

1. Begin by identifying the unwanted behavior. (In this case, it is smoking.)

2. Take the time to identify what cues or triggers lead you into that behavior.

  • Is it that you always have a cigarette with your coffee or after a meal?
  • Do you always have a cigarette when you get home or when you take a lunch break?
  • Maybe you light up whenever you are socializing?
  • Perhaps, your smoking habit is a stress response?

Whatever the cues, you must identify them. Write them down.

3.  You can then use the power of mind and imagination to visualize yourself changing your response to those cues. Simply imagine a scenario in which that normal activity occurs - such as stepping out to smoke at your coffee break. Now, replace that with a better image, one that includes a reward such as your being unworried about your breath or the smell of the cigarette or the way you would use that fifteen minutes more productively, and so on.

4. Repeating this mental imagery while in a relaxed state begins to cue the mind towards the new habit. (The Neuro linguistic Programing habit change technique can also speed up- this habit change process. )

5. You can also use the Code Word Positive Change Hypnosis Technique, in combination with these methods.

These stop smoking hypnosis techniques do work, and thousands of people have found success with this sort of relaxation and positive reinforcement.

If you are tired of smoking, consider this option for quitting today.

More about changing habits

More About Hypnosis

Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.

Go to the Mind to Succeed Home Page

 Free GUIDED Self Hypnosis audio when you register for our newsletter.

Get the latest, greatest tools for easing into your power and making the most out of life by subscribing to our monthly e-zine:

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Mind To Succeed.

The Buzz About Mandy's Programs

"I lost 104 lbs and 69.75 inches in 9 months after taking Mandy’s program." -- Jeyla Kimball, Hollywood, FL

"Mandy’s workshop helped me on every level of my LIFE, professional, financial, personal & spiritual . . . I am grateful!" -- Raul, Duarte, Miami, FL

"I now have a measure of internal calm and peacefulness I did not have before."  -- Ellen Siegel, CLU CHFC, CFP, Miami, FL

"Mandy offers an intelligent, yet caring approach to helping people. Her programs are excellent ."   -- Jill Beach, National Director of Media Relations,
VITAS Healthcare Corporation

"As a psychotherapist with a lucrative practice for many years I realized
I was unfulfilled and unhappy…I was stuck. In working with Mandy I made more progress in a few months than years of psychotherapy
and training. "--Shelley Eisenberg,  Psychotherapist,   New York, NY

"Over the years, I have attended many self-improvement seminars hosted by famous motivational leaders. I have spent a small fortune on all sorts of books and tapes and NONE have given me what you have…I really wanted to feel whole, confident, balanced, happy.  You taught me the basic skills necessary to finally achieve what I wanted for myself." -- Kathy Poulin, Pompano Beach, FL

"The program was awesome, and
the new habits have already started
taking roots, and all I'm doing is
"baby steps".
-- Elsie Salinardi, CPA, CFP,
Sunrise, FL

"The key reward has been the
rekindling of my self-confidence"
Gary Harrison, Insurance Specialist,
Boca Raton, FL
"The [mind power techniques] really made me
reach deep within myself and realize
what limitations we put on ourselves.
Thanks to Mandy we now
have techniques we can use to go
beyond our previous limits. "
Veena Deddar, CFP CLU CHFC,
London Life, Toronto, Canada

"I’ve noticed that I am more organized
than I have ever been in my
life. I seem to have so much extra
time that I didn’t have before
thanks to the organizational
process that she teaches.
Because my professional life is so much more organized, I have so
more time to spend with my family"
Marilyn Blosser, CSA, LUTCF.
President, Women in Insurance
& Financial Services

"I am a thirty-five-year veteran of the scale wars, and this is the only program I know of that addresses ALL the issues of weight management. Working through the program has given me new insights into the root causes of my weight issues and new tools to deal with them. Whether you have suffered with eating disorders your whole life or you just want to speed up your metabolism and take off a few extra pounds, this program can really really help you." -- Angela Kelsey

Thin Fit

Discover The Easiest, Smartest Solution For Losing Weight, And Keeping It Off For Good!

"How To"
Self Hypnosis MP3 Audio Program

self hypnosis

Discover how much better life can be when you put the power of your own mind to work for you.

You can improve any skill, get motivated, build confidence, improve self-esteem and even change limiting beliefs.