Most of us are really motivated by our moods. Yet, it can be the other way around; we can definitely alter our moods. As we mature, we can surely dictate our moods because a mature person is truly the master of his/her mood. Yet, addiction, such as nicotine addiction, can greatly limit our ability to dictate our moods.
Why? The reason is simple: every time we have the craving for something, our mood is conditioned by our craving and the more we are denied the satisfaction of our craving, the more we become moody. So, if we can kick our addiction, we put ourselves in a better position to have perfect control of ourselves—specifically our mood, and consequently, we mature in the process.
Mood Swing and Addiction to Nicotine
As said earlier, mood swing can be associated with nicotine addiction. Nicotine is both a relaxant and a stimulant. First, it causes the release of glucose directly from the liver and chemicals such adrenaline from our adrenal glands. Smokers usually report a varying feeling of relaxation, calmness, sharpness and many more. Sometimes it causes sharp changes in our mood which make us look moody to other people. In a way, we could say that nicotine can greatly alter our mood. Yet, we could remedy these sharp changes in our mood if we could eradicate the habit of smoking. There are ways to kick the habit of smoking and one of the best ways to quit smoking is through hypnosis or hypnotherapy
Hypnosis as a Therapy
Hypnosis has been already practiced for several centuries. Yet, it is only in the 19th century that this technique has been applied as an alternative way of healing a person. In recent years, there have been an increasing number of people who advocate hypnosis in helping a person kick the habit of smoking. But what is hypnosis basically? Hypnosis is the process of putting a person into an altered state of consciousness or trance. The practice of hypnosis as alternative therapy is called hypnotherapy.
Hypnosis as a Means of Kicking the Habit of Smoking
Since most behaviors are rooted in mental programs imbedded in the subconscious mind, hypnotherapy believes that accessing these mental programs and altering them can change one’s behavior. The habit of smoking is an addictive behavior which is associated with some negative mental programs. Through the use of hypnosis, the hypnotherapist can access these mental programs and alter these programs through insinuations and suggestions. The hypnotherapist puts the subject into the state of trance and starts altering the negative subconscious programs associated with the habit of smoking. Once these negative mental programs have been altered, the subject is able to quit smoking. Hypnosis and hypnotherapy is very effective in this regard. Now, if the habit of smoking is associated with mood swings, the cessation of the habit of smoking through hypnosis can greatly improve one’s mood, and give a person greater control and mastery of his/her behavior and moods.