One of the biggest difficulties that people have who quit smoking is to see themselves as non-smokers. When you can’t see yourself as a non-smoker then you can’t see the benefits of being a non-smoker.Imagine1
When you have been smoking for a long time it becomes who you are and in effect when you decide to stop smoking cigarettes you are changing who you are. To change you have to consciously and subconsciously see that being a non-smoker has more advantages than being a smoker.
Consciously you may want to quit smoking cigarettes but if subconsciously you don’t want to then you will remain a smoker. The smoking habit is deeply ingrained in the subconscious and since the subconscious is extremely powerful it will always win the day.
This is why hypnosis can be so powerful in helping people to quit smoking. Hypnosis allows changes to be made in the subconscious, it allows ingrained habits to be broken. Not in the conscious mind but in the most powerful part of the mind, the subconscious.
If you can see yourself as a non-smoker before and after quitting then your chances of staying a non-smoker are so much higher. The question is how do you do this?
Most people will say visualise yourself as a non-smoker, I say imagine and feel how it is as a non-smoker.

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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