Hi, Robert Shields here writing to you from the U.K.
Stop YOU Smoking?
As a Hypnotherapist of
many, many years, and as a Hypnotherapy Training
instructor, if I had a penny for every time I have been
asked if I can stop someone smoking, I would be able to afford
a first class ticket on my next flight to The
Stop Smoking and Losing
Weight are known in the trade as the 'bread and butter' of a
Hypnotherapist's practice and most people forget that a
Hypnotherapist deals with a wide variety of problems, smoking
and losing weight being only a small part of
However, many people who
have seen a stage hypnotist perform his 'amazing control' (see
my other article on stage hypnosis later in this series) over
some poor 'volunteer' on stage, actually believes that a
Hypnotherapist need only put a person into a trance, and with a
snap of the fingers command him or her to "STOP SMOKING
IMMEDIATELY" and like magic, that person will never smoke
again. Of course that is pure nonsense!
Others believe that a
Hypnotherapist can implant a suggestion in the mind that makes
cigarettes taste repulsive, making it impossible to smoke a
cigarette without vomiting. Again, that is nonsense, even
though it is possible.
The simple truth is that no Hypnotherapist in the world can
stop someone smoking!
Yes, you read that right! Nobody can stop you smoking!
However, a good
Hypnotherapist can help you to
Note the difference.
Help you, not stop you. If you do not
want to stop smoking, nobody on this earth can make you, unless
you are locked up in a room with no windows and a straight
jacket. Even if you had no money to buy cigarettes, you would
do what so many people in war-time Britain did, look for
discarded cigarette butts and collect them, roll them up in a
cigarette paper and then with a look of content, smoke
So when someone asks me if
I can stop them smoking, my reply is always,
if you really do want to stop smoking, and for yourself and not
for someone else or if you are not being pressured into it, I
can probably succeed in helping you to stop."
Why oh Why?
The reason for this is also
quite simple. A smoker needs to smoke and that need is at an
As the Unconscious Mind is
far, far stronger than the Conscious Mind, it will ALWAYS win a
war between the two. Ok, sometimes the Conscious Mind wins a
battle (I call this The Spartacus Factor) and there is a
brief period when no smoking takes place, but in the end, the
war is won by the Unconscious mind, and smoking takes
A good Hypnotherapist,
therefore, will know that and deal with the smoking problem at
an Unconscious level and even though a smoker may say he or she
wants to stop smoking at a conscious level, it is necessary to
get the Unconscious to co-operate. Otherwise, the
Hypnotherapist is not doing his job.
That's where hypnosis takes
place as it gives a Hypnotherapist access to the Unconscious
Mind and with skilful manipulation, the Unconscious will help
the smoker to stop permanently.
Any Hypnotherapist that
claims he or she can stop you smoking, especially if the claim
is with one single session, is simply taking your money
under false pretences.
NOTE: The whole of this article can be
reproduced providing the following Bio is
"Robert Shields, is the Principal of The Robert
Shields College and runs a low cost Hypnotherapy Diploma
Training Course that includes a money-back guarantee.
Details can be found at: http://www.hypnotherapy-training.com
He is also the originator of Fear Elimination Therapy
that removes phobias and fears in minutes (Not N.L.P.).
Details at: http://www.phobias.us .
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