It may be a surprise to some that 17.5% of the Canadian population still smoke tobacco, in spite of what we know now about the health dangers of this habit. There are even nurses and doctors who are still smoking and honestly, who can blame them? Over the last 2 years, healthcare workers have been everything from overworked heroes to this year's unemployed. How is it that so many people still smoke? Quite simply, the rush of life and the stress of navigating your inner emotions while riding the rollercoaster of chaos in the world has left very little time to really do the work required to kick the habit.
So if we know it's bad for us and that it can kill us, why do we still do it? The answer is not a simple one and it's intertwined with our coping mechanisms, our ability to release old emotions and the willingness to make the positive changes that will allow us to let go of a habit that we really don't need. Apart from it being an unhealthy habit, it also has social implications, your clothes and hair always smell and it is incredibly expensive. With inflation clawing at our wallets, can we really afford to not quit smoking?
One of the easiest and quickest ways to kick the cigs to the curb is with hypnosis. A smoking cessation session would be different with each practitioner but the basis of it stays the same. With clients who really want to stop smoking, hypnosis is an incredible tool, but there is a caveat. If you are only quitting because your family or others want you to, but you don't have that deep inner longing to quit smoking, hypnosis may likely not work as well for you. Smoking cessation hypnosis has a 93% success rate in less than 6 sessions and depending on who your practitioner is, you may even be able to release any negative emotions that have been blocking your progress in general. Not only will you be able to quit smoking, but you will also build a positive outcome for your future, regardless of whether you actually wanted to quit smoking or not.
How much does it cost?
This would really depend on your practitioner and how much time will be spent on your recovery. Your openness to the process, level of desire to quit smoking and commitment to making the positive changes will greatly impact how many sessions you will need. Hypnosis is only the first but very important step in that journey and no one can do it for you- your practitioner is your guide to achieve your goals. It will be quite apt to ask how much do you spend on smoking every month? What is it going to cost you in medical bills, loss of income or care when your health can no longer sustain the habit? With that said, it is important that you feel comfortable with your practitioner. Do your research and see if you can get a free phone evaluation to establish if you are a good fit first. A short chat will quickly show if you are compatible to get the best result. For hypnosis to work optimally, you have to be open to the process and when you are compatible with your practitioner, you are able to relax more deeply to allow all the positive suggestions to your unconscious mind to fully take effect quickly and easily.
If you are looking for a method to quit smoking that that is chemical-free and great for your mental health, hypnosis is a wonderful option. For a free phone evaluation, visit https://www.eternalhealinghypnosis.com/ or call, text, or email.
Heléne McGinn CHt
Niagara Falls, Ontario (also servicing the GTA) or online consultations
Call or text: 905-351-9872