Hello fellow nonsmokers and future nonsmokers, just wondered what your opinions are on Hypnotherapy?
Before now i wouldn't have recommended it, a few years ago i bought a hypnotherapy CD named something like Stop Smoking in 1 hour..... didn't work!!! A few months ago i got Paul McKennas stop smoking hypnotherapy process thingy, tried listening everyday....... didn't suddenly stop smoking. (you're supposed to listen every day for 3 weeks, but think i got bored when it didn't work after 1 wk!!)
However, i did find the process extremely relaxing and if i listened before going to bed i would have a better nights sleep and often be in a better mood in the morning. (I am (WAS) a typical smoker in the morning, with a face like a slapped a**e!!)
I've now stopped for 3 days, cold turkey and very optimistic. I have used Allen Carr in the past and still carry alot of what i've learned from him and like him i believe the success of stopping smoking is the WANT to do it, not the willpower but the WANT (I'm making sense in my head).
I believe NRT, hypnotherapy, zyban etc are all just the particular aides that we choose to help us, but you do need that underlying desire to keep you going.
ANYWAY, i have been listening to my hypnotherapy again this week, just as an extra help and some relaxation before bedtime. I do still have dreams and disturbed sleep through the night. But i'm wondering if this hypnotherapy is actually helping more than i realise, i'm having far less cravings than EVER before (and i've tried using a variety of methods in the past) and i'm generally happier and more positive.
Hypnotherapy is all about working with your subconscious and it won't work unless the desire to stop is already there to begin with.
Has anyone else tried hypnotherapy (at home, rather than one off sessions), especially Paul McKenna?