Dog with bellSmoking is a habit and not an addiction. It’s often a strong habit as it is often associated with fitting in and survival. Pavlov was a Russian psychologist that trained dogs by ringing a bell when he fed them. Eventually he got to the stage that when he rang the bell the dogs would salivate and expect food. You see he trained them well.
As smokers this is exactly what you have done. You have trained yourself well to smoke with certain circumstances and triggers. You have trained yourself to smoke when you get stressed, drink alcohol, after meals etc. millions of people every day go through these some circumstances without having to smoke a cigarette. They have a different habit to cope with this that does not involve smoking.
The good news is, and there is always good news, that because your smoking is a habit it can be broken. All you have to do is to want to break this habit and you can. Just as you have trained yourself to smoke under certain circumstances, you can train yourself not to. Hypnosis is a great way to undo your smoking training as it addresses the habit directly in the unconscious mind. Because of this hypnosis has a higher success rate than all other methods. Hypnosis allows you to replace one habit with another, in this case to replace the habit of smoking with a habit of breathing fresh air.

About Steve Gardiner

Stephen Gardiner originates from Rhodesia, (Zimbabwe) then working around the globe before finally settling in Brisbane Australia. As a scientist, Steve always had an interest in human development, especially Mind Plastisicity and how we cope with stress, anxiety and addictive behaviours. Over the past 15 years Steve has assisted many clients to transform their lives by resolving the obstacles holding them back.

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