Part of you wants to smoke. You enjoy it. You need and love it. You’ve probably done it for so many years that you can’t remember when you started. It helps you to relieve your stress and tension. It makes you feel confident, when you are feeling insecure. It calms you down when you’ve been feeling stressed. It acts as a reward after a tough day at work. It makes you feel ‘whole’, and ‘complete’. There are so many more I could go on and on. Why would you want to give up all those benefits that smoking gives you and receive no initial reward for stopping smoking?
Why do you want to quit smoking?
You might think that by quitting smoking, you would live a little longer, feel a little healthier, get nagged a little less from your partner or kids, save a few dollars, or have nicer smelling breath. The trouble is …and here is the problem … none of those reasons bring immediate rewards; i.e. you don’t feel healthier/fitter/richer/nicer smelling/less nagged the day after quitting smoking. That doesn’t sound like a good deal to me – give up something I love, and in five years I may just feel a little healthier! No wonder people often get stressed, moody, angry and depressed when they quit smoking by willpower alone. People want their rewards and benefits NOW – not in five/ten/twenty year’s time.
Hypnosis, when used to stop smoking is very successful, because you receive these immediate rewards/feelings for your efforts; you feel an intense sense of pride and satisfaction knowing that you’ve stopped smoking. You receive an immediate boost to your willpower, knowing that something you thought would be difficult is actually very easy.
You gain a huge amount of confidence in your ability to remain a non-smoker; situations that used to make you feel stressed or anxious, now just calm and relax you… the list could go on and on and on…..
Ask yourself this: If you received a fantastic sense of well-being, calmness, pride and satisfaction every time you got yourself in a situation where you used to have cigarettes, why would you want or need to smoke again? When using positive suggestions during hypnosis, this gives smokers the ability to stop smoking quickly, easily and effectively, in turn finding feelings of intense pride and pleasure in what they have just achieved, ultimately feeling calmer and more relaxed after giving up their habit.