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Is HYPNOTHERAPY Effective for Quitting Smoking:
As a hypnotherapist, I frequently hear about how difficult it is to quit smoking tobacco, as well as how expensive and isolating smoking can be in some countries.
A person must be absolutely committed to kicking the habit once and for all in order for hypnotherapy to be completely effective. To give up smoking for oneself, one must be mentally prepared and possess the necessary willpower. A hypnotherapy session will not be as effective if they are pressured by others or society. Three hypnotherapy sessions are usually required to reinforce the conviction in the benefits of quitting smoking.
Many people are afraid of quitting smoking since it has become their stress reliever. They’re also anxious that as they become more stressed, their weight may increase. Fearing that they will seek comfort either by overeating, drinking alcohol on a regular basis, or developing other addictions. All of these concerns add to their already high feelings of anxiety.
As a previous tobacco smoker, I eventually became dissatisfied with the taste and odour of tobacco, so I began exploring for other legal alternatives. Vaping, electronic cigarettes, patches, and chewing gum were all unsuccessful for me, plus it was ritualistic for me to puff on a ciggie to relax. This is how I ended up enrolling in a herbalist course to learn how to produce organic herbs to smoke, create teas, and prepare organic oils and tinctures.
I am not encouraging people to start smoking; if you have never smoked, please continue not too. This is a recommendation for a less expensive and healthier alternative to smoking tobacco to people who have tried and failed to quit. After the initial setup cost of obtaining any necessary equipment and supplies, your on going cost will be less than a packet of cigarettes from your local shop a week. Items that you might wish to purchase include grinders, an electric smoke maker (less than $30 AUD), a selection of herbs, a pipe, a hand roller, butts, or tubes are examples of these items.
You can keep your costs to a low minimum of $20 AUD a week if you purchase wisely. My total outlay is less than $30 AUD a month, as I cultivate the majority of my own herbs for smoking. I purchase herbs that I can’t grow in my climate, and to save money and time, I buy rollo tubes in bulk on eBay. 600 tubes for $22 AUD (free shipping) lasts for months. The tubes will cost around $7 AUD for a packet of 100 if purchased from a local store.
As herbal smoking is calming and not addictive, you will find that you are less stressed and you won’t be smoking as much as you did when you had tobacco cigarettes.
To Create a Perfect Smoking Blend:
Herbs need to be Divided into their Respective Categories:
- The carrier herb – which is also known as the base herb. Which needs to be a volume of 50% of the blend. This can be done by using one or more base herbs to make up this volume.
- The supportive herb – whether it is for anxiety, a mood or energy booster, relaxation, etc, some herbs can also be used in the different categories too, but this depends on their properties. This needs to be a volume of 40% of the blend. This can be done by using one or more supportive herbs to make up this volume.
- The flavour herb – is for a personal touch of taste. This needs to be a volume of 10% of the blend. This can be done by using one or more favourable herbs.
Carrier – Base Herbs:
- Mullein: (Verbascum thapsus) – Often used as a lung tonic. It has a light and flavourless herb.
- Sage: (Salvia officinalis) – Is fantastic to add to any herbal blend.
- Damiana:(Turnera diffusa) – Mood booster, lowers stress and relaxes body.
- Bearberry Leaf: (Uva Ursi) – Great alternative to tobacco, can have a stimulant effect.
- Red Raspberry Leaf: (Rubus idaeus) – Has sedative properties and may have a relaxing impact on the nervous system.
- Sage: (Salvia officinalis) – Is spiritually cleansing, helps removes energy blocks.
- Damiana. (Turnera diffusa) – Mood booster, lowers stress and relaxes body.
- Gotu Kola. (Centella asiatica) – Improving mental sharpness. Creates calmness and helps with focusing.
- Catnip (Nepeta cataria) – Great for hyperactivity and nervousness. It’s a mild tasting and nature relieving tension and helps one to relax.
- Yerba Mate. (IIex paraguariensis) – A great pick me up, rich in antioxidants and minerals and reduces fatigue.
- Valerian: (Valeriana officinalis) – Great for anxiety, stress, insomnia and prevention of panic attacks.
- Mugwort (Artemesia vulgaris) – This herb has a pleasant, and slightly sweet flavour. Helps with dreamtime, vivid dreams and can cause a mild psychotropic effect.
- Skullcap (Scutellaria spp.) – When smoked, it has a mild calming effect. This herb has a medium smoke and a relatively neutral flavour.
- Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) – It has a neutral flavour and aids in the removal of phlegm from the lungs. Do not use in high concentration as it will cause coughing fits.
- Mashmallow: (Althaea officinalis). Used as a tonic for mucus and toxins from the body. Soothes pain in ones body which helps with relaxation.
- Calea: (Calea zacatechichi). Best before bedtime, great for lucid dreaming, dreamtime and spiritual journeying.
- Hops: (Humulus lupulus). Relaxes the nervous system. When mixed with valerian it can aid in a meditative night’s sleep.
- Chamomile: (Matricaria recuitita) – Great for relaxing, anxiety, stress and aids with sleeping.
- Hyssop: (Hyssopus officinalis) -purify for the lungs and spiritual cleansing.
- Lavender: (Lavandula) – Calming effect on the nerves and can benefit sleeping.
- Lemon Balm: (Melissa officinalis) – Improves mood, relaxation, and cognitive performance.
- Anise Hyssop: (Agastache foeniculum) – Increase focus and calms anxiety.
- Mints: (Mentha sp) There are many different flavours and kinds to choose from. Aids in the re-energisation of the mind and body.
- Rose: (Flower petals) It’s not quite an herb, but dried roses have a great aroma and a very pleasant taste. The rose aroma is known to raise dopamine levels, which will have you feeling more relaxed.
A Number of Lethal Toxins are Mixed into the Tobacco in Manufactured Cigarettes.
The Following Substances are commonly Found in Tobacco Smoking Mixtures:
- Acetone. Cigarette smoke contains a fragrant volatile liquid ketone that is used as a solvent, such as nail polish remover.
- Ammonia. It’s a flavouring that releases nicotine from tobacco and turns it into a gas, and it’s also found in dry cleaning fluids.
- Benzene. A colourless cyclic hydrocarbon derived from coal and petroleum that is utilised as a fuel and chemical manufacturing solvent, as well as being found in cigarette smoke. It’s a known carcinogen that’s linked to leukaemia.
- Carbon Monoxide (CO). It’s the same gas that comes out of car exhausts and is the primary gas in cigarette smoke, produced when the cigarette is lighted. It’s odourless, tasteless, and toxic in large amounts.
- Formaldehyde. A colourless, highly deadly liquid used to preserve the remains of the deceased. Also found in cigarette smoke and linked to cancer, respiratory, skin, and gastrointestinal disorders.
- Nicotine – A strong and fast-acting medicinal and non-medical toxin, it is one of the most addictive chemicals known to man. This is the substance that leads to addiction.
- Tar. When you inhale a lighted cigarette, fine debris is drawn into your lungs. When smoke is breathed, it condenses and around 70% of the tar in the smoke is deposited in the lungs of the smoker.