Stopping Smoking? Consider Hypnosis!
Nicotine Replacement Patches? Gum? Pills? There are many stop smoking "products" on the market that you can choose. So why should you consider hypnosis?
1) Hypnosis is a "process", not a "product"
Hypnosis permanently changes your attitude towards smoking. Its power comes from your desire to become a non-smoker. Hypnosis literally "switches off" any thoughts of smoking.
Patches and Gum do the opposite - by using these products you are subconsciously saying "There is something that I need in a cigarette, therefore I need to substitute the cigarette with something else." You may replace one habit with another.
2) Hypnosis is Healthy and Safe
You’re trying to rid your body of toxins ... so why would you replace the nicotine in cigarettes with the nicotine in gum or in patches? Nicotine is a poison?
3) Hypnosis is Fast and Easy
Using Hypnosis you can be a non-smoker in one hour or less. Patches and Gum often require weeks or months of treatmene
4) Hypnosis is Permanent
Because Hypnosis permanently changes your attitude towards smoking you have very little chance of relapse at any point in the future. You become a non-smoker.
With other products this mental change has not taken place and therefore you are at best an "ex smoker" continually having to consciously fend off and fight the urge to smoke. Making a relapse more likely.
When the shift to becoming a non-smoker takes place with Hypnosis one no longer has to battle against cigarettes. They will simply fade away as an "enemy".
5) Hypnosis may be Tax Deductible. Patches and Gum are not.
If you are US taxpayer, you can deduct the cost of smoking cessation programs from your taxes.
From the IRS website (http://www.irs.gov/faqs/faq-kw139.html)
Are expenses for smoking cessation programs deductible?
You can include in medical expenses amounts you pay for a program to stop smoking. Unreimbursed amounts you pay for participation in a smoking cessation program and for prescribed drugs designed to alleviate nicotine withdrawal are expenses for medical care that are deductible subject to the 7.5% of adjusted gross income limitation if you itemize deductions on Form 1040, Schedule A (PDF), Itemized Deductions.
However, you cannot include in medical expenses amounts you pay for drugs that are designed to help stop smoking that do not require a prescription, such as nicotine gum or patches.
6) Hypnosis is more effective than Patches or Gum
Hypnosis has a 70-80% success rate for those committed to becoming a non smoker. Because the burdens on the patch or gum user are so great, those manufacturers can only boast a 50-60% success rate.
Furthermore most reputable hypnotherapists will offer a guarantee (see http://www.freshstartmethod.com/guarantee.php )of effectiveness stating that if you do not become a non smoker, you do not pay.
And thats not something you'll see on a box of nicotine replacement products!
Matt Godson, Clinical Hypnotherapist http://www.freshstartmethod.com Godson runs FreshStart(tm) the internet stop smoking solution
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