Do you want to quit smoking or have you decided to quit smoking?
What will change in your life or what will you do differently after you quit smoking?
The addiction of nicotine in tobacco withdrawal time is about three days. With hypnosis the withdrawal symptoms for many is not even noticed. With others it can be seen as mild irritation, constipation and maybe some stomach upset. However, after three days of withdrawal from the addiction the person is still controlled by the smoking habit. Hypnosis is one of the best behavioral modification methods available for dealing with overcoming habits.
Hypnosis Products to Help Quit Smoking
Creating the Relaxing Breath
Breathing is natural and automatic so therefore we do not have to consciously take in a breath.
We can turn a deep chest rising breath into a gentle relaxing abdominal breath.
Simply follow these directions:
Gently push your stomach out. One way to do this is to place your hand on your abdomen and gently push your hand out using the abdomen. As you do, you will notice that you automatically breathe in. This happens because as you push your abdomen out you pull down the diaphragm which creates a vacuum sucking in air.
You will experience the following steps:
1. The diaphragm drops down and the two lower lobes begin to open up filling with air containing oxygen.
2. The diaphragm stimulates the vagus nerve which travels through the diaphragm. The vagus nerve then activates anti-stress hormones which create relaxation and comfort.
3. Now gently take that abdominal breath again, but this time hold your breath for about three slow counts. By holding your breath you create a more efficient gasexchange between the carbon dioxide, a stimulant, and oxygen a relaxant. The breath out is twice as long as the breath in.
The count: Breathe in for a count of three to five, hold for a count of three to five and out for a count of six to ten. A normal exhalation is twice as long as inhalation.
Why hold the breath? Holding the breath allows for a more efficient gas exchange between carbon dioxide and oxygen, a key factor in decreasing anxiety attacks.
Using this type of breathing may result in the following changes:
Trouble sleeping? Three breaths at bed time and you can fall asleep easily as you say to yourself “I am asleep” repeatedly.
Tension headache? Take the prescribed breath and imagine the oxygen flowing into your head. Breathing in relaxation and breathing out tension.
Improve your immune system? Research has shown that relaxing breaths decrease Cortisol (stress hormone) and activate the immune system.
Benefits of Stopping Smoking
Within 8 hours:
– carbon monoxide level drops in your body – oxygen level in your blood increases to normal
Within 48 hours
– your chances of having a heart attack start to go down
– sense of smell and taste begin to improve
Within 72 hours
– bronchial tubes relax making breathing easier – lung capacity increases
Within 2 weeks to 3 months
– circulation improves
– lung functioning increases up to 30 percent
Within 6 months
– coughing, sinus congestion, tiredness and shortness of breath improve
Within 1 year
– risk of smoking-related heart attack is cut in half
Within 10 years
– risk of dying from lung cancer is cut in half
Within 15 years
– risk of dying from a heart attack is equal to a person who never smoked
A smoker breathes in 300 times more carbon monoxide from one cigarette than from breathing car exhaust for 5 minutes.