[You think Hypnosis can cure Addiction?] Body & Mind l #Blueprint 2

[You think Hypnosis can cure Addiction?] Body & Mind l #Blueprint 2


– Well, Antonio, I’m quite pleased with
the results of your assessment overall. I see that you were overweight
at your last checkup, but you’re now at
a healthy weight. – Yes, I gave up all junk
food and started exercising. – Good for you. I know how
addictive junk food can be. – There’s another reason
I’ve lost weight recently. I hate to admit it, but
I’ve started smoking again. – Uh-oh. Your chart says
you’re a non-smoker. – I was, for a while. But I was under so much stress during
finals last spring that I couldn’t cope, and I gave in to temptation. – That was several months ago.
If you had come to me sooner, I would have prescribed
nicotine replacement therapy. I suggest that you try
nicotine gum or the patch. – Actually, I’ve tried both of those in
the past, and neither worked for me. I started smoking when I was 17,
and I’ve quit so many times. Usually, I can stop for a few months, but
then I start again in times of stress. Also, I’m happy with
my weight now… and… – If you quit smoking, it would be harder
to maintain your weight loss. I see. – Right. I really do want to quit, though.
I’m getting desperate. – A lot of my patients
struggle with this problem. You said that you’ve
tried everything. Have you tried any alternative
therapies, such as hypnosis? – No. I’ve heard about hypnotherapy for
smoking, but I just dismissed it as a myth. It doesn’t really work, does it? – There’s a lot of
debate about that. The process doesn’t work for
everyone, but it’s worth a try. Hypnosis focuses on the mental side of
your addition, rather than the physical. – How, exactly? – Well, first, the therapist helps
you to relax and concentrate. Then he or she teaches you negative
thoughts about cigarettes: how they poison the body
and lead to poor health. After a while, you
stop wanting to smoke. That’s the hope, anyway. – Well, I’m willing to try it. – But it’s essential that you go to a
qualified, experienced hypnotherapist. I can recommend a few. And I’ll give you some resources so that
you can educate yourself on the topic. – Thanks, doc. – Hey, can we pause the game for a second?
I just noticed something. Your clothes don’t
smell like smoke And you haven’t gone outside
for a cigarette all afternoon! – Yeah, I meant to tell you. I quit
smoking, again, a couple of days ago. And I just started seeing a
hypnotherapist to help me. My doctor recommended
that I try it. – That’s great, but… seriously? You
think hypnosis can cure addiction? No offense, but none of those
alternative methods are proven to work. – Well, I’ve tried the conventional
methods, and they’ve failed. This therapist seems to
know what she’s doing. It’ll take time to gradually stop
craving cigarettes, but I’m optimistic. – Well, if you’re
okay with it… – Plus, she said it’s important that I get
support and encouragement from my friends. – Of course I support you, buddy.
I really hope it works. – Thanks.

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