With all the current information about the health effects of smoking, it’s easy to bury your head in the sand, of hide in the cracks, if you are a smoker. But the very fact that you are reading this post means that you can’t deny the fact that you want to quit smoking for much longer. Recent ads have pointed out that one in two smokers will die of a smoking related illness. You’d want to be a pretty big gambler to take those odds!
If you look at the photo above, you’ll see how the cigarette is hidden in the cracks. That’s what some people choose to do with their habit, never think about it.
By continuing to smoke, people increase their risk for fatal illness. Usually because they believe it will be uncomfortable for them to stop. This is a little like putting off a visit to the dentist, or not getting a leak in the roof fixed, you know the longer you leave it the worse it’s going to be! Like most of these things, when you actually go and do it, it’s not as bad as what you imagined.
If you ask any smoker who has smoked for a number of years, would they advise a younger person to start smoking, the vast majority would answer no. And most smokers would advise younger smokers to ‘quit before it becomes a habit’, simply because, they know something younger smokers don’t, smoking gets less enjoyable the more you do it. If only the cigarette packets stated that!
Either self hypnosis (it takes repetition) or a single one on one hypnosis session, can show you how to reverse the programming you have built up over the years as a smoker. A successful client of mine recently pointed out that hypnosis is like a form of accelerated learning. “You simply learn new ways of doing things, through focusing your mind, at an accelerated rate. You learn to quit smoking through an accelerated learning process, that affects the emotional part of your mind”. Perfect explanation as far as I’m concerned, that’s exactly what it does!