I would be interested in any recommendations or stories about hypnotherapy in Canberra?
Specifically I would like to stop smoking.
I gave up smoking 6 years ago with Len Forbes – he’s here in Canberra. Makes no sense to me that it worked but it did. I haven’t felt like a cigarette since – had smoked for nearly 30 years and tried everything – patches, zyban, champix etc. I was skeptical too but there you go…
I know this is very much after the fact since the original question was asked in 2011 but
I would like to throw in my 2 cents worth since I am a suitably qualified hypnotherapist and counsellor. I am aware that many people still read this post.
Being a ex-smoker myself I am well aware of the struggles associated with stop smoking.
We all want to achieve something, but most times we just do not have the necessary willpower to persist to achieve our goals, take New Year’s Resolutions for example….how many of them last? The technical term for that is called Homeostasis – the inert tendency to resist change.
Around 90% of your mind is your subconscious mind and that is the main driver of your thought processes. The subconscious mind operates on the pain and pleasure principle. When you started smoking, it made you feel good and that associated smoking with pleasure in your mind. That association was reinforced every time you light up, and now if you want to stop, your mind sees that as pain. Your subconscious then tries to get you back to the pleasure by sending you thoughts that will get you to smoke again. Thoughts like “Man, I miss my after meal cigarette” or “I am so stressed now, a cigarette would be great” or if you order a beer at the pub you can almost see the guy go “You want a cigarette with that?”.
Hypnosis speaks to the subconscious process that drives the desire to smoke and nips it in the bud at the source…….if you would excuse the pun.
I would recommend Canberra Hypno Counsellor. They are a qualified expert in this area.
I would strongly recommend Christina Richards, her website http://www.CanberraHypnoCounsellor.com
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