What do you imagine happens during your Quit Smoking hypnosis session?  Often people who come to quit smoking, think that it is up to the hypnotherapist to make them stop smoking.    I suppose that could be an acceptable expectation.  However, the only person who can make change in your life is you.  Your therapist is the facilitator of the change, but the client makes the change happen.  It is essential that You decide ‘you want to stop smoking’.   You decide the result you want is to be a permanent non-smoker!   The hypnotherapist skill is to make suggestions to your sub-conscious that allows your mind to accept the change and make it permanent.

Imagine the Result You Want

You can help to make the process of quit smoking more powerful if You imagine the ‘result you want!’  Imagine, not visualise!  Why is that important? and is there a difference?Imagine life not smoking

Yes, there is a huge difference!   Many people struggle with visualisation.  When you Visualise, you must focus on a picture you bring into your mind. If you are like me, and most are, it’s really hard to bring up a clear picture in the mind and this ‘need’ to get it right, distracts us from the purpose.

Imagining is about feelings and being in the event. You can imagine the colours, sounds, people, locations and especially, the feelings.  It is easy to imagine the feeling of what it is going to be like after you stop smoking cigarettes because you already think about it all the time.  You know how healthy you want to be after you have quit smoking cigarettes, so to imagine the ‘feeling’ of that, is  simply remembering an article you read, something a friend said or your life as a child – before smoking!

The Theatre of the Mind

The more richly you imagine in hypnosis the better the result. This is why I never ask clients to visualise, but I ask them to imagine and feel. It’s all in the ‘theatre of the mind’.  Our Mind works in pictures, everything happens inside your Mind before it happens in reality.  So, imagine the result you want, focus on it daily – Hypnosis can help you make it happen.

If you are ready, have made the decision and want to quit smoking and use hypnosis to help you quit.

The more you imagine the result you want and imagine living your life as a non-smoker, the more you will realise the hypnosis session is just a formality! It’s that easy!!

About Steve Gardiner

Stephen Gardiner originates from Rhodesia, (Zimbabwe) then working around the globe before finally settling in Brisbane Australia. As a scientist, Steve always had an interest in human development, especially Mind Plastisicity and how we cope with stress, anxiety and addictive behaviours. Over the past 15 years Steve has assisted many clients to transform their lives by resolving the obstacles holding them back.

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