My name is Joseph Giove. I’m a biomedical engineer and a clinical hypnotist. I’ve helped thousands of people stop smoking over the last twenty five years. I created this video series to help you become free of the habit an addiction of smoking cigarettes.
Using hypnosis to stop smoking versus other methods of quitting. Of course, I’m a clinical hypnotist I believe the most effective way is using hypnosis to quit smoking, but I recognize that many of you watching this video series are not going to be able to come into my clinic or are not going to be able to do a phone session with me. Why I am putting these videos together is for the millions of other people who need help but either cannot afford it, or have no resources, no ability to get it.
To consider other methods of helping you quit smoking, for instance nicotine replacements (as I mentioned in other videos in this series), remember that cigarette smoking is both a habit and an addiction. If you just address the nicotine, and use a replacement to get nicotine through an eCigarette or a pill, patch or gum, you are still taking nicotine into your body and you are perpetuating the cycle because the nicotine can trigger the habit and the habit can trigger the desire for the nicotine.
It is a reciprocal arrangement in your brain until you fully break it and the only way to fully break it is to keep the nicotine out of your body while you are changing the habit of becoming a non-smoker. Other methods like acupuncture can be very effective in reducing the cravings, however, you still have the neurological aspects of the habit and if you are using nicotine with acupuncture again you are perpetuating the problem.
Some drugs like Chantix and Wellbutrin they dissuade you by making you feel bad or sick by if you introduce the nicotine in your body, but many people have horrendous side effects from these drugs and of course the side effects can often be worse than the process of smoking. So it is really quite a balance. The reason that hypnosis is so effective is because it addresses both. A proper hypnotic sessions is not just straight hypnosis, it is with a skilled practitioner that can help you understand both consciously and subconsciously that the process of smoking is something that you need leave behind you.
On my website, www.StopSmokingHypnosisBayArea.com is a link to a study that shows how 1 in 5 quit smoking. This study is probably 20 years old but it looked at other methods and showed that 20% of the people of this study quit smoking with hypnosis. Quitting smoking with hypnosis is not only the most effective way to quit but also the most sustainable way to quit because you are addressing it at the deepest level possible; the automatic functioning within you that we call the subconscious.
Take action now to be free. If you need assistance, I help people all over the world through phone sessions and private sessions at my clinic in Northern California. Feel free to call my office at 925-215-4017 or contact me here and get ready to enjoy your freedom.