This time of year is a wonderful opportunity to make a change in your life and kick the filthy nasty habit that is smoking, but how do you know you are ready? In this blog post I will be explaining how it is so important to consciously want to stop smoking but also why sometimes even wanting consciously to stop smoking can end in disappointment.
When someone rings me to stop smoking the first thing I ask is 'On a scale of 1-10 how much do you really WANT to stop smoking'? It is so important that the smoker is ready to take personal responsibility and commit to stopping smoking. I always ask some questions to find out are they really committed or are in actual fact are 'half hearted' about it. Of course like everything if life if you approach it with this attitude you are not going to be successful. Now if they give me a 9-10 answer that is fantastic because is shows me they are ready to use the powerful tool we call hypnosis the be free.
So why can hypnosis make it easy to stop? Well in the past that person who gave me a 9-10 answer, may have tried to stop many times strictly at a conscious level, which usually fails because it comes into conflict with the subconscious. This is because no matter how much they want to quit consciously, if the subconscious mind does not agree, it will not work. If the two minds (conscious and subconscious) are not in agreement the subconscious will always win out. Wanting to stop smoking is a conscious decision and a good one, but what happens is that when the message reaches the subconscious it meets resistance because most smokers keep reminding themselves that they can't stop smoking and that it is going to be 'so hard to stop' (which is a negative suggestion). Every time they do that they are sending a suggestion to the subconscious that locks it down as a powerful message that blocks the conscious. Usually the smoker has attached pleasure to smoking such as "I need a cigarette when I get up in the morning,"; "after a meal", "with a drink" and more attachments that are there at a subconscious level. These attachments can be removed easy using hypnosis.
Many smokers keep giving excuses why they continue to smoke (e.g. boredom, it relaxes me, etc.) but at the end of the day they are just fooling themselves. Excuses are given by what I refer to as the 'monkey' mind, as deep down most know that the human lungs were never meant to be used as a chimney, but are for breathing fresh air. Some smokers will admit they hate the taste of cigarettes or that is is of course very bad for their health, but yet they keep smoking...and the harder they try to stop the harder it gets....why? Because it is not a logical (conscious) problem it is a subconscious emotional attachment. There is literally a smoking program running at the subconscious level that keeps them lighting up.
Hypnosis works because it is a great way to bypass the critical factor of the conscious mind and remove that smoking program at the subconscious level. Yes there is never a better time than the present but first a smoker must be honest with themselves and really want to stop. After that if they commit to the hypnotic process and follow instructions then they will be free, just like they have never smoked in the first place (as the program is now removed), with in most cases no cravings (and if the exist they are relatively mild and disappear after a few week as the nicotine leaves the body).
The value of the one hypnosis session to stop smoking is 250 euros. It is important to look at this as an investment. A pack of cigarettes now costs 12 euros, so for a pack a day smoker that works out at 84 euros per week, 336 per month, 4,032 euros per yer. The initial investment to stop smoking you will get back in just under three weeks... remember also...you can't put a price on your health...
I hope you have enjoyed this blog. Please share it will all you smoking friends...wishing you all a great and smoke free 2019!
© Trevor Eivers 2019
My name if Trevor Eivers and I am based in Waterford, Ireland. I am a Certified Consulting Hypnotist (since 2010) with the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), which is the largest hypnosis body in the world with over 14,000 members in 83 different countries worldwide. I am also a Certified NLP practitioner. I love my job in which I help everyday people with everyday issues. Contact me at 086-8211677 or check me out online at waterford-hypnosis.com or Facebook at : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Trevor-Eivers-Hypnosis/177881245578285