Another method to get rid of the nasty cigarette habit has to do with hypnosis. It is not a pill, nor a patch, and it doesn’t contain nicotine of any kind.
Instead, you get hypnotized!
Treatments can vary, but the most common is 4-5 sessions, depending on the individual.
What Exactly Happens?
Well, sessions are more or less relaxation times, needed to rid your mind of all negative thoughts, so that only positive ones remain.
The counselor talks to you in a soothing matter, and explains to you why you don’t need to smoke, and why you don’t want to, either. It’s sort of like being at a psychologist’s office, and sitting on the couch.
It’s also like having a motivational speaker tell you why you don’t want to be a slave to nicotine.
The words of encouragement are supposed to curb the physical cravings of withdrawal, because you’ll be thinking happy thoughts, and not how awful you feel.
This happens over a period of time, possibly a few months, depending on the length of sessions needed.
This isn’t an in-and-out treatment. You are in it for the long haul.
I’m sure the treatments stop once you are totally convinced you’re a non-smoker, and that you have no desire to engage in that activity any longer.
Is This Realistic?
It is to some. Hypnosis is a real proven method for some people. They can actually be convinced that they are non-smokers, and that they have no desire to smoke anymore.
Now I don’t believe for one second that being hypnotized takes away all the physical cravings 100% for the rest of your life, but I’m sure the words of encouragement can curb the cravings somewhat to make them manageable.
Sadly, this is combined with other methods to quit, and that simply isn’t a realistic approach to take.
Why do all these things when you can just quit cold turkey and be free from nicotine quicker? I don’t understand.
How Is It a Better Method?
It’s not. To me, it’s seems too busy and cluttered.
Why go to the counselor’s office and do all these treatments, only to find out the sessions work best when you combine them with other methods? Doesn’t make much sense to me.
It should be easier than that. You shouldn’t have to do so much stuff at one time.
All you need to do is not physically touch a cigarette ever again.
Plus, you can see how expensive that would be. I’m sure each session with a hypnotist is not going to be cheap.
On top of that, you’ll need more than one session. Maybe on top of all that, you’ll need to combine the treatments with other stuff, like the patch or gum.
It could end up costing $100’s of dollars, maybe even $1000’s. Do you have that kind of money? Not many people do, and I certainly don’t.
Where Do I Find a Hypnotist?
That’s the biggest problem. I wouldn’t even know where to begin looking.
Just imagine living in a small town in the middle of nowhere. You’d have to drive at least 30 miles and then MAYBE you’ll find one. You might even be driving farther, who knows.
Then think about all the money you’ll be spending on multiple treatments. It’s not going to be one session and you’re done. It could take months of treatment.
Are you willing to take that risk? It just doesn’t add up to an easy fix. It seems too involved for the average smoker who is wanting to quit.
You can’t expect someone living in a small town, working for minimum wage, to go traveling 30-45 miles to the next town to spend $100’s of dollars on a hypnotist. It’s just not realistic.
Maybe it’s only for rich people.
For the average Joe, this method is just not the way to go. It’s out of touch with reality, and it isn’t easily accessible.