The negative impact of smoking on health has been well documented for decades, and there is becoming an ever increasing shift towards kicking the habit for good. Sadly, nicotine is more addictive than crack cocaine, and this is evident in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions worldwide who try and fail to give up every single year. One proven successful treatment in the fight against the tobacco habit has been hypnosis. With a proven track record, hypnosis is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to will power and other treatment methods, and with a real desire and passion to stop, it can be very effective indeed. Hypnosis treatment for your smoking habit usually takes the form of one or more sessions with an experienced professional hypnotist. He or she will invite you to his or her office, where you will firstly discuss your objectives, and get some idea of how the process works and how they are going to tackle your habit. This will provide a great opportunity for you to ask questions as desired, or to allay any fears or anxieties you may have about the process. Additionally, it should allow you to feel comfortable with the hypnotist before you begin the treatment. It is only natural to feel skeptical, and don’t try to disguise this from the hypnotist. Let them know exactly how you feel, so they can do their best to help you out. The hypnotist will encourage you to take a seat or some other relaxed position to enable you to rest for the procedure. He will then begin discussing the importance of relaxing and direct you as required to lead you into the desired state. Try to be as accommodating as possible, and follow the instructions. Allow your mind to explore the directions you are given, and remain open-minded as to the process. Do not rubbish the hypnotist, but rather relax and listen to what he says. Expect a relaxed, almost sleep-like feeling, and expect to feel significantly refreshed and relaxed after you’re done. Hypnosis isn’t earth shattering, but with the right approach, it can be really effective in stopping you smoking. Complimentary to your hypnosis therapy, you’re also going to need a determination and will power to ensure you keep off the tobacco. Smoking is a very hard habit to break, but with the combination of factors, it is certainly possible, and by remaining open minded as to the available techniques, hypnotism can play a vital part for anyone in kicking the habit.