Steps to becoming a
So you know cigarettes are bad for you and you've tried really hard to quit smoking. Now what?
Take a deep breath and relax. I’m not going to start hitting you with endless statistics, or ‘facts’ like ‘Did you know smoking can cause lung cancer?’ You’re not an idiot. You’re not a child.
For whatever reason, you’ve decided to quit smoking and you’re thinking of using hypnosis. So what you really need to know is - why hypnosis, and why should you get this program in particular?
Because you've probably experienced this yourself. Several weeks down the road to quitting for good, then...
One slip and all that effort wasted
All those good intentions made; cravings resisted; plans laid and for what? A few weeks off the cigarettes.
And every time, it seems like it's OK to do it. But why?
Because addiction is very clever, that's why, and it works at an unconscious level.
So however strong your conviction is to start with, addiction waits until you are at a 'low' point, and then strikes. You know, when you’ve had a fight with your partner or one of ‘those days’ at the office.
And suddenly you find yourself making up the most incredibly creative reasons for why it's OK to have 'just that one'.
So how can you stay stopped?
There is a profound difference between a smoker that has stopped smoking and a non-smoker. The smoker courageously resists having a cigarette, while the non-smoker couldn't think of anything worse than smoking. That’s if they give it a thought at all.
You've probably heard those people who quit smoking 10 years ago and still say "Every time I have a beer I still want a cigarette" - if you’re trying to stop smoking that’s a terrifying thing to hear! It makes you think that you’ll be stuck with cravings for the rest of your life, and will be constantly thinking about smoking.
But you don’t have to be that person. They’ve only quit smoking at a conscious level - meaning they decided to stop, and stopped. Unconsciously, smoking still calls to them. So, basically...
If you're going to quit smoking, do the job right
There are a million and one ways to stop smoking. Nicotine patches, electronic cigarettes, willpower, chewing gum, tablets, lozenges, inhalers and even prescription drugs. In addition, there are plenty of well-meaning people out there willing to tell you how to stop smoking - quit tips are everywhere.
But they all miss one vital component - the unconscious mind.
If you are going to make the effort to free yourself from the terrible effects of smoking, why not do it right? Use a proper smoking cessation program that will leave you free of the desire to smoke.
What are the Steps to Becoming a Non-smoker'?
1) Undo the Brainwashing
Over the years, smoking has wormed its way into your life so that it almost feels like it is part of you. In your session you will separate yourself from the cigarettes and reclaim your thoughts so that they stop serving the smoking, and serve you instead.
2) The Parasite and the Host
Like any effective parasite, smoking feeds off the host without killing it, for a good long time. And all the time you are paying with your health, youth and vitality, the parasite's owners are benefiting. The hypnosis session will help you turn your resources against the parasite, getting rid of the feeling that you're somehow 'losing' something by quitting smoking.
3) The Abusive Relationship
Like any long-term abusive relationship, the abused (you) doesn't feel like they are being abused until they can take a step back and see what is really going on. Hypnosis is highly effective at getting you to change your perspective, and when you are able to see the relationship between yourself and the cigarettes objectively, your feelings about smoking will change radically.
4) When Smoking Starts to get Uncomfortable
There comes a time in every smoker's life that the downsides of smoking start to outweigh the perceived benefits. A deeper appreciation of this will help you be clear about the deal you have struck.
5) Breaking the Chains that Bind
After you've been smoking for a while, the addictive process changes your psychology so that you develop beliefs which keep you bound to the cigarettes. Unconsciously, you believe that you need cigarettes for certain things in your life. The hypnosis session will help you undo those beliefs.
6) Living under a Dictatorship
Although it may not feel like it, in effect smoking dictates to you all day long. Or rather, it dictates to your brain, while the rest of your body has to try to survive its side effects. No-one likes to be dictated too, and this session will help increase your motivation to rebel against the cigarettes.
7) Freedom from Fear
Stopping smoking can feel like a leap into the unknown. Some smokers have described it as 'losing their best friend'. But by now, you will be much clear on the true nature of the relationship, and this session will help you feel energized and excited at the prospect of being free at last.
8) Living Free
After years of smoking, being a non-smoker can take some getting used to, due to the habit patterns formed over the years. Hypnosis helps you to quickly establish new ways of doing things without cigarettes, making being a non-smoker feel natural.
9) Avoiding Weight Gain
Gaining weight is a common fear when giving up smoking. This session will help you maintain a healthy weight, and adopt new healthy habits that will enhance your health even further.
10) The Whole Story
In your session we tie everything together and set you on the right path as a non smoker. Happy travels!