YOU KNOW IT'S TIME TO QUIT
I've been around smokers all my life. I never thought too much about it...I just knew that some of my loved ones smoked. As a child, I was in closed rooms and cars with loved ones. As an adult, the same. Only until recently when laws have changed and thoughts about smoking have changed, have I enjoyed a completely smoke-free existence indoors. I was never a smoker.
Second Hand Smoke and YOU
When asked why clients want to quit smoking, the vast majority of them want to be around for future events and for beloved children and grandchildren. They also say they are tired of it and tired of feeling unhealthy. Think of all the people you are around, especially children , that have either breathed in the secondhand smoke, been in a room or closed car with you or have just watched your habit over and over until it feels familiar. If there is anyone that looks up to you, is the smoking habit something that you want them to be affected by...or emulate?
I received a cancer diagnosis, despite never having smoked. It was quite shocking and surreal. I underwent a big operation and had 30 radiation treatments. Was my diagnosis a result of secondhand smoke? I don't know, but are you willing to take that risk with yourself or the people you love? Even if there is a slight chance, why risk it?
Does Hypnosis Work to Quit Smoking?
Yes, but you will receive optimum results using hypnosis to quit smoking with a positive, committed attitude and the sincere desire to stop smoking. It is important to believe it is possible to quit smoking and really want to achieve it. If a person has this mindset, hypnosis is very effective. Those who are serious about quitting tend to do the things
recommended in our sessions. The things I recommend are changing habits and listening to the CD I provide as reinforcement. Those who are not serious, don't do anything. They make no changes and they don't listen to the hypnotic recording. You must come with a serious desire to quit the smoking habit! You certainly can purchase a membership to a gym, but if you don't go, then nothing will change.
Stopping smoking is a two part challenge. The first part is to deal with the withdrawal symptoms, which some people may experience. Hypnosis is highly effective for lessening or eradicating the withdrawal symptoms when you quit smoking.
The second part, which may be a bigger challenge for many people, is dealing with the triggers for smoking. Examples of the psychological challenges or triggers are if a person automatically lights up a cigarette when they drink a cup of coffee, while driving, drinking or after eating. They may not be aware of why they do this. Attaching their smoking habit to another daily habit is an unconscious behavior, produced by the subconscious mind that relates a certain activity strongly with smoking. In hypnosis, we speak directly to the subconscious mind, where all habits reside. We give your subconscious mind suggestions to act in new ways that support your desire to be a healthy, non-smoker.
My Healthy Non-Smoker Program
My program consists of three hypnosis sessions. During the first session, we discuss your reason for quitting, why you smoke and smoking facts. You commit to quitting and agree to pursue this goal to become a healthy non-smoker for life. During this session, you bring your cigarettes and smoking paraphernalia to discard. It is at this session that you become a healthy non-smoker and it is the first day of the rest of your life.
Session Two is a reinforcement session, where you can discuss any challenges, if any. It is solution and focus-oriented, reinforcing your commitment to the goal of a new identity as a healthy, non-smoker.
Session Three is for stress management strategies to keep you on the path of good health. Stress management is a useful skill for all life challenges, and one that will keep you pursuing healthier outlets for managing your stress. The complete three-session program also sends you a series of emails with tips, information and encouragement that will be delivered to your email box.