People smoke because the act of smoking is personally meaningful to them. When quitting it is useful to explore the reasons and benefits of smoking. Ask the following questions:
1. How will smoking help or change this situation?
2. What situations make you smoke more?
3. What emotion or feeling am I trying to avoid or deny?
4. If I were not to smoke now,what would I feel? How would I handle that feeling?
5. What would I do with the energy that is freed up from quitting smoking?
6. What do I get from not smoking?
The most important factor in quitting smoking is a genuine […]
If you have quit smoking previously and then resumed the habit again, consider the idea that perhaps you are in the midst of some ‘growing pains’. Perhaps you are feeling dissatisfied, restless, ready to change but then got fearfull of the change that will occur. Growing spiritually, emotionally and physically can cause discomfort. Old beliefs arise creating sensations of hurt, pain, sadness, anxiety and uneasiness.
By resuming the habit of smoking these feelings are often soothed, however by going back to the habit brings about a halt to the transformation and evolution of self. These feelings are necessary in personal development. […]
Quitting smoking with hypnosis is just as much your process as the hypnotherapist. It’s about you willing to trust the hypnotherapist to lead you to the best possible outcome, Quitting smoking. Hypnosis is the process of communicating with the sub conscious mind. This communication is via yourself and via the hypnotherapist through yourself. There has to be trust or the process will not work. The trust is set up at the beginning of the session between yourself and the hypnotherapist, however if you are not willing to set up trust then the communication to the sub conscious mind will not […]
The habit of smoking is often used to calm emotional issues such as anxiety, stress or low self esteem. Nicotine releases brain chemicals that heighten positive emotions and create a sense of reward, however this is only a very short term fix. The mental association between smoking and stress relief can make smoking quite difficult and this is one of the reasons that you have to be sure in your mind that you want to quit. Quitting in the short run may make yoy feel worse but in the long run it is worth it to gain control over your […]