I work with clients that have a strong desire to quit smoking. The reason that hypnosis works is because it deals with the way we think and connect our thoughts to a familiar pattern of behavior.

Smoking is a learned behavior and an automatic response which becomes a habit. We all know that smoking is highly addictive because it affects the 'feel good' chemicals in the brain, some of which create the feelings of pleasure and reward. Those alone are a formidable opponent to the desire to quit. Hypnosis can help to change patterns of thinking. It can redirect the smoker into a healthier behavior.

By using the calm state of hypnosis the new ideas are more easily accepted, such as the benefits of quitting and the hazards of not quitting. Now since a hypnotherapist can't make you do anything that you don't want to do, reinforcement is very important to support the desire to be a non smoker. That is why I like to include a custom cd to be used at home with my smoking cessation sessions.