The Help Needed to Quit Smoking and Release the Automatic Triggers
End the smoking habit today with hypnosis and have the tools to help you make it a permanent change!
Smoking is an automatic habit, like any addiction, that can happen before a persons' willpower ever has a chance to stop it. The subconscious mind is given the wanted suggestions to allow it to stop the automated response which allows the smoker to quit.
Find Your Reason to Quit
Hypnosis cannot make anyone do what they do not want to do. You must want to quit. Getting yourself motivated is the most important part of quitting, it may be for health reasons, setting an example or looking and feeling younger. The client needs to want the change and allow for its possibility, this is what can make quitting a reality.
Lean On Loved Ones
Use your friends, family, and coworkers when you’re trying to quit. They can encourage you to keep going, especially when you’re tempted to light up. You can also join a support group or talk to a counselor. Find your support to help reinforce suggestions from hypnosis and your self-talk (inner voice) with outside support.
One reason for smoke is that the nicotine helps people relax. Once you quit, you may need new ways to unwind. You can exercise to blow off steam, listen to your favorite music, connect with friends, treat yourself to a massage, or indulge a hobby. Avoid stressful situations during the first few weeks after you stop smoking. Relax using diaphragmatic breathing as a replacement for the relaxing deep inhalation smoking provided.
When you drink alcohol, it’s harder to stick to your no-smoking goal. So try to limit drinking when you first quit. Likewise, if you often smoke when you drink coffee, perhaps switch to tea for a few weeks. If you usually smoke after meals, find something else to do instead, like brushing your teeth, taking a walk, drinking water, or chewing gum. Automatic triggers can cause smoking without consent from your conscious self so avoid all the triggers you can to make it easier.
Once you’ve smoked your last cigarette, remove all of your ashtrays. Wash any clothes that smell like smoke, and clean your carpets, draperies, and upholstery. Use air fresheners to get rid of that familiar scent. If you smoked in your car, clean it out, too. You don’t want to see or smell anything that reminds you of smoking. Perhaps rent an ionizer.
In addition to all the health benefits, one of the perks of giving up cigarettes is all the money you will save. Reward yourself by spending part of it on something fun that supports you and the future you want.