Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is particularly effective for people wanting to stop smoking. The way NLP works is about correcting the language and the communication we experience in our own minds.

People, who want to stop smoking using NLP, learn more empowering and positive language, which further improves their success. NLP techniques are used to install new feelings, beliefs, and emotions associated with cigarettes and tobacco. These new feelings and beliefs are now fertile ground for hypnosis sessions.

In hypnosis, you are guided into a trance, the relaxed state between alertness and just before sleep. There are six levels of trance. At the 4th level, Somnambulism, the hypnotherapist’s suggestions are at the most effective level to change our unwanted behaviors.

Hypnosis works with the subconscious mind, where your thoughts, beliefs, and habits reside. By reaching your subconscious, your hypnotherapist can make suggestions on how to stop smoking. Your hypnotherapist may use a combination of techniques, including NLP. He or she may decide to tell a story of success, relaying how you feel when you successfully stop smoking.

In an anecdotal or metaphoric story, the hypnotherapist relates the language of a story to the release of smoking and the feelings of freedom from the unhealthy habit. Using metaphors, your subconscious can absorb the underlying message of taking charge of your life, making a positive change to quit, and enjoying the freedom of being a nonsmoker.

Another effective technique is the use of like-dislike. The habit you’re trying to break is compared to something you find terribly disgusting. With suggestions to connect the bad habit to something horrible, the mind will equate smoking with the terrible object. Your hypnotherapist may use a connection to a food you hate or an action you absolutely can’t stand.

After hypnosis and this NLP Anchoring Technique, your feelings and taste for cigarettes change. If you decide to pick up a cigarette, it may taste like the food you hate. Our subconscious mind reacts to the new connection. This type of technique is powerful in helping people who haven’t had much success with other smoking cessation methods.

Hypnosis and NLP are very effective in helping people to stop smoking. If you would like more information on the power of hypnosis to quit smoking, please visit my site. You can also get some free tips on How to Slow Down the Ageing Process in 3 Simple Steps.

Author's Bio: 

Christine is an experienced and caring practitioner helping clients change their lives. She is a leading quit smoking and anti-ageing specialist.

Christine's passion for life inspires others, and she uses her skills to equip them with all the right tools they need to lead a healthy, happy life.