Smoking is an addiction but that is no excuse. The addiction is quite minor and all it takes for it fade is around three weeks without nicotine before you are home-free. It it is not always as simple as that though, so if you are struggling to stop smoking in Worthing or surrounding Sussex then you should consider hypnosis with me.
The only problem is that you have already created a series of myths around cigarettes that have helped justify your feeding of the addiction over the years. This mythology may consist of beliefs such as:
They are delicious.
They relax me.
It's the only way I get to take a break.
I enjoy it with others.
The pains in my chest are stress related.
Cancer won't effect me.
Someone even said to me once – 'I don't care if I die' although he backed up on that one when I challenged him on it. This was the most powerful example of a lie that I have heard. He said it without thinking - an irrational subconscious belief.
They are all lies, but the thing is, even if you break free of the addiction, as long as the mythology is still there, that you still hold any of the above beliefs or others that support the habit, you may find yourself rekindling your romance with the evil weed. Or at least you'll find yourself battling more than just the addiction. It is these beliefs held subconsciously that allow you to ignore the warnings on cigarette packets and all the bad press. They are not always enough to break the already established beliefs.
Now, you can make up your mind to stop, but that is just the beginning. When you consciously want to stop smoking but you're not subconsciously in-line with that goal, it can seem pretty tricky.
If you think about it in terms of capacity. Let's say you can only ever do about five things at once with your conscious mind, but your subconscious mind has an almost infinite capacity. That means you can start the day with the clear conscious intention to not smoke, but as soon as the day gets busier and your priorities shift as different things happen your conscious mind gets busier and once it is running at capacity something has to give. If it is the intent to smoke that gets booted then as soon as it's ditched, your subconscious intention to smoke kicks in and you're back off the wagon.
Another problem with going cold turkey is that you often feel like you are depriving yourself of something and the longer you go without the more the sense of deprivation grows.
Now the reason hypnosis can be so effective in helping you stop smoking in Worthing or hereabouts is that I can engage the subconscious mind in order to change the mythology of beliefs that support the smoking habit. Once these beliefs are identified as lies the subconscious will lose any desire for nicotine, there will be no sense of deprivation and the addiction will lose its power over you.
If there are no beliefs held in the subconscious mind that smoking serves some sort of purpose or that it is enjoyable then the chances are you will walk away without ever being tempted again.
Different people respond to different things so I do not know how we will go about doing this until I meet you but I use a range of different techniques for the best chances of success. If you want to stop smoking in Worthing or the surrounding areas then please contact me by one of the methods suggested on this site.
The other thing that it is worth being aware of - we may stop you smoking in a session or two. If you then give in to temptation down the line due to a night out or life becoming stressful this does not mean the hypnosis has not worked, it just means that there is still something more to be done.