There are so Many Ways to Stop Smoking

These days, everyone is an Expert!  Everyone has the best way to stop smoking!  The Government or health department insists that Nicorette patches, sprays chewing gums or pills or potions are the answer.  But are they?

These days there are the infamous e-cigarettes.  When smoking isn’t really smoking!  Really, there is still nicotine,  You are still sucking on a ‘cigarette’,  it still has control over you, and it is still doing harm to your body.  Think about it,  how long did it take for the ‘public’ to know about the harmful affects of nicotine!  e-cigarettes are owned by tobacco companies!  I wouldn’t trust them to be honest, do you?

Other Ways to Stop Smoking

Another method to stop smoking is the Alan Carr’s Book and method, which is worth a try.  I am sure you know some one who has successfully given up smoking using Alan’s method.  And I bet you have at least one person in your family or social circle who has ‘given up’ cold turkey, ‘no problem, mate’ – you just have to do it!   Every person’s success just confirms that you must be a failure, you try but you just can’t seem to kick the smoking habit.Habits words on a brick wall

But, is this true.  No, I don’t believe so!

Our Subconscious Mind is a very simple thing.  It really only has one job and that is to keep you alive and safe.   Your Mind doesn’t know right from wrong, true from false… all it knows is when you do ‘stuff’ that makes you anxious or takes you out of your comfort zone, it is on high alert and tries to sabotage you to keep you safe.

Smoking Habit

Sound bizarre doesn’t it, but its true.  You see, 80% of people have a smoking habit.  A habit that was formed between the ages of 13 and 18 years.  When you start smoking, you start to join a group, to belong, to be included…. Or to rebel!  These are the main two reasons.   Belonging to a group represents to our primitive (think survival) part of our brain.  Being part of a group is safer, as there is safety in numbers, (think being chased by a dinosaur!) So, it does not take long for the Mind to Subconsciously associate smoking to the group and the group to safety.  So, you try to Quit smoking and the Subconscious Mind is “you can’t leave the group, its not safe!”  Does that make any sense to you?

Now for the other 20% of smokers, there is often other long-standing past issues that haven’t been resolved and are linked into the need to smoke.  This is when smoking is an addictive habit, done when stressed, anxious, feeling threatened, depressed etc.  This smoking is triggered by emotions, situations, and is the ‘go to’ support to cope with life or situations.  In these cases, before smoking habit is addressed it is essential to find the ‘root’ cause and resolve that issue first.  If you don’t there is a possibility you will replace the habit of smoking with another addictive habit such as drinking, gambling, eating, etcprocess-to-quit-smoking

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So if you are serious about stopping smoking why not book in for a free consultation and have a chat to our Expert, and work out what’s going on for you and especially, if you are really to give up smoking.

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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