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Honest question here. I'm thinking seriously about going to see a hypnotist to help me quit by cigar habit that's grown way out of hand. Does anyone have any advice, experience, or other knowledge to help answer my questions like "should I go," "what can I expect," or "what should I look for when deciding which one to go to?
It's worth a try to see if it works for you. There is no health risk to finding out and even if it's unsuccessful it's worth the money to give it a shot. You will typically get all sorts of conflicting advice on this subject because hypnosis doesn't work on everyone.
I'm like most psychics in that it doesn't work for me. I can stay conscious in altered mental states and that ruins it. I've tried.
A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are for.
Kreskin did a pretty good job on me about 30 years ago so I may be one of the lucky ones. Thanks for the advice.
You've got to remember that Hypnosis is merely a way of reaching into your subconscious and "programming" you; in this case, helping you better resist something you feel is cause problems in life. There's nothing "mystical", just you being guided by someone helping you reinforce a new way of thinking and creating a new habit or pattern.
I bring this up because folks tend to walk away from a hypno session feeling a bit lost and uncertain, especially if the therapist uses Eriksonian methods vs. the classic induction most of us are familiar with. Understand that you will need to repeat the treatment two or three times in person and from there may want to incorporate either a hypnosis tape or subliminal type system to help reinforce the message over the first 3-6 months, depending on how strong a grip your habit has on you and too, how strong a desire you have to let go and move on.
Feel free to ask if you have any questions, I'll do the best I can to answer them.
Thanks Craig and everyone!
Hey sorry for necroing this thread, just though I'd throw my two cents into this discussion. I'd recommend using hypnosis for quitting a nicotine addiction, some studies have found that the success rate for it is around 60% which is quite good considering the success rate for patches is around as low as 20%
It takes a great deal of work to accomplish what you describe here; numerous treatments over several months time. A hypnotist can only plant suggestions, you still have the ability to embrace or reject that thought kernel. With repeated "treatment" however, you can be programed. . . just look at the success religion and FOX News has when it comes to said antics.
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