Everyone is well aware of the physical dangers, and financial burden of smoking. It is common knowledge that regularly inhaling over 4,000 chemicals into your body causes 90% of lung cancers, and drastically increases your risk of heart disease, and stroke. Smoking is the worst thing you can do for your health.
And yet, these cold hard facts and other nasty side effects often aren't motivating enough to make a person stop smoking for good.
If it were simply down to common sense, no one would regularly smoke.
So, why do people continue to smoke?
Smoking releases "feel good" chemicals by activating the brains natural endorphins and opioid receptors. These chemicals heighten positive emotions and ease painful sensations.
Feel good chemicals are the same as "runner's high".
What needs to occur to stop smoking is for the person to feel differently about smoking. Hypnotherapy has been proven to be the most effective way to alter one's feelings around negative beliefs and patterns, particularly when it comes to smoking.
It's common for smokers to say, "There's a part of me that wants to stop, and another part of me that doesn't."
Hypnotherapy assists in uncovering the person's underlying motivations for smoking, and builds inner resilience, and determination to stop for good. This is achieved through talk-therapy before deeply relaxing, and engaging the unconscious mind, where habits and beliefs reside.
If you're yet to find the mind-set needed to stop smoking, I encourage you to use Hypnotherapy. Change always arises from deep within the individual. There is no magic pill or any other external factor that can override what people can achieve naturally for themselves
I invite you to explore the wonder of Hypnotherapy with me and reclaim your health today!
If you would like to know more about how Hypnotherapy can help you stop smoking give me a call or leave me a message.
Until we meet, here's a simple three-step guide to returning to non-smoking.
Step 1. Decide to Stop
No one was born a smoker, and no one dies a smoker. There might be years in between where someone is a smoker, but they can stop at any time. Set a date for when you will return to being a non-smoker and get excited about making that change!
Step 2. Find Support
Speak to your friends and family about your decision to stop smoking. If you haven't had a recent medical examination, see your doctor. Be wary of quit smoking medications as these have side effects. It is much wiser to seek the help of a professional who can assist you in creating lasting change (that's me!)
Step 3. Create new Rewards
Download an app like My QuitBuddy which helps you track your smoke free days, gives insight into your health, and sends motivating reminders. Find new ways to reward yourself and release "feel good" chemicals through exercising, eating something delicious, or spending time with friends.
Lastly, celebrate your success and go easy on yourself! Change can be challenging, but it's not impossible. With the right mindset and support you will return to non-smoking.
I wish you the very best on your path to becoming smoke-free!
Yours in Quitting,