If you are reading this then you've probably tried a bit of cold turkey, you've tried patches or gum or pills, perhpas you've tried hypnosis before. Maybe it worked for a while and then the cigarettes slipped back in, maybe it was just an uphilll struggle all the way. Either way, you are still shackled to cigarettes and you would rather be free.
It does not matter how long you've been smoking, and it doesn't matter how heavily you smoke. You have no control over all the cigarettes that you have smoked, and that's fine. What you do have control over is the next one, and if you never light that next one, would that make you happy?
If you are smoking when you do not want to smoke, you are not out of control - you are just responding to a carefully constructed legend that you have put together over the years to justift feeding this mild addiction. It is that legend that is controlling you and not the cigarettes. You can stop right now if you stop believing in that legend.
The 'why I smoke legend' is largely subconcious and runs automatically in the background which is why it is hard to change consciously.
We will dismantle this legend by talking to the subconscious parts of your mind that are driving the habit in order to get them on board with the change, or I will show you using hypnosis and thought experiments that these thoughts that seem to have you at their mercy are not real and that you can choose different thoughts. The idea that you need to keep smoking and need to stop are equal in your mind - just thoughts - and I will help you understand that you are allowing one thoguht to have more power than the other. Our time together will achieve one of three things:
- You will stop thinking about smoking. It's just not something that you do anymore.
- You will get the odd thought to smoke like: "what have I forgotten...? Oh, I don't do that any more."
- You may still get cravings, but you will recognise them for what they are - just thoughts and sensations - and they will pass quicker until they stop ocurring all together.