The Definition of Hypnosis
Contrary to a popular misconception, that hypnosis is a form of unconsciousness resembling sleep. Contemporary research suggests that hypnotic subjects are fully awake and are focusing attention, with a corresponding decrease in their peripheral awareness. Subjects also show an increased response to suggestions. In the first book on the subject, Neurypnology (1843), Braid described "hypnotism" as a state of physical relaxation accompanied and induced by mental concentration.
How Hypnosis Works to help people Quit Smoking
As hypnosis places people in a relaxed state of mind, where the subject is more likely to respond to suggestion. It allows a qualified therapist to use that opportunity to instill into the minds of the patient that smoking is no longer a habit and that the patient no longer requires cigarettes in his or her daily life.
It sounds quite simplistic, and actually it is. You have probably heard people say "It’s all in the mind" and once again it is. Some people are able to quit smoking by themselves…. just going cold turkey, they are actually using their power to control their minds themselves. For many of us though, it is difficult to control that urge for a cigarette, but with the assistance of Hypnotherapy most patients gain that little bit of extra help to take control of those urges as hypnotherapy truly places the suggestions in ones mind, giving the patient the belief that they can live their daily lives without having the desire to smoke cigarettes. Hypnosis will ensure a smoker becomes a "NON SMOKER"  for life.