I was recently talking to someone who has quit smoking and they were remarking on the mind chatter that is going on. They said that it was constant and whilst it seemed to go away when they were busy the moment they were not the mind chatter came back and it was really hard to stay on track with quitting.
Smoking is a habit that lies in the unconscious mind and smokers train themselves well unconsciously to smoke with cartain circumstances ie: boredom, drinking etc. If this unconscious habit is not addressed in the unconscoius mind it results in mind chatter and usually going back to smoking. When you remove the habit of smoking you have a void and if that void is not replaced with something else then it will be filled, usually by smoking again. This is wahy hypnosis can be really effective. At Quit Smoking in 60 minutes in Capalaba we replace the habit of smoking with the habit of breathing fresh air.The result is that you can quit smoking without this excessive mind chatter and feel relaxed about the whole process.