Do you smoke a lot of cigarettes every day? Do you feel you can’t do with out smoking one? If yes, then you are addicted to smoking. I was in a similar situation, I could not do without 15 cigarettes a day, I regarded them as a stress buster. I needed my daily fix.
The harmful effects of smoking are numerous: heart disease, bronchitis, lung cancer, etc. However the benefits of giving up smoking are long term and lead to a healthy fulfilling life.
You feel confident because you know that if you can stop smoking, which is no mean feat, you can achieve anything in life. Fitness is another benefit; smoking makes it tough for you to exercise. You also save money when you stop and that money could be put to far better use.
Hypnosis is a highly popular way to stop smoking and should not be underestimated. Countless ex-smokers have sworn by it, including myself.Yes, I was addicted to smoking.
Hypnotism makes use of a safe, natural state of relaxed, inward focus to quiet the chatter of the conscious mind. During hypnosis, you goals (in the form of images, thought and emotions) are clear. When you are hypnotized you feel like something between awake and sleep i.e. aware of the surroundings yet choosing to focus inward or ‘play along’ in relaxing and imagining.
You are always in control of what you do and say, during hypnosis. So you don’t need to worry about losing control or doing or saying anything that goes against your comfort level.
Hypnosis is like meditation with help. Meditation involves focusing your attention in order to help you feel calm and create a clear awareness about your life; leading a positive life and getting rid of all your bad habits.
Meditation is a vital part of Yoga. Meditation frequently involves slow, regular breathing and sitting quietly for at least 15 to 20 minutes. The Far East recognized the health benefits of meditation thousands of years ago.
I have found self-hypnosis a godsend to finally end my smoking habits. I tried nicotine patches but for me they didn’t work. I realized that to stop smoking, I should want that change. I should have the will power and determination that I wanted to stop smoking. Once I achieved that state, I was ready for hypnosis. A friend of mine who had given up smoking, told me about Donald MacKinnon’s iCan Hypnosis iPhone App to stop smoking.
So I downloaded the sessions through my iPhone and I must I was very impressed. I used Donald’s instructions to guide me through self-hypnosis, using the iphone hypnosis application. I must say it’s worked wonders for me and I have completely stopped smoking. It has been great value for money, with the download priced minimally. Even now I have to pinch myself to actually believe that I have stopped smoking and I don’t crave for it anymore.
Of course there are withdrawal symptoms associated with stopping any drug usage, which are temporary. You just need to persevere and have a strong ‘I can do it’ attitude.
You can do anything you set your mind to, what your mind believes your body can achieve. It is important that you should want that change. So what are you waiting for, make that positive change in your life.
Don't have an iPhone or iPod touch ? Now you can also buy the iCan Stop Smoking audio as a download from the iTunes store. You will need iTunes on your computer to buy the audio download. Then you can play the audio in iTunes or move it to an iPod music player. You may also burn the audio to CD or make MP3 formats for playback on any compatable MP3 player. So anyone can benefit from the hypnosis by using the audio download. To purchase, just click on the button below.
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