Is Stoptober 2015 a good starting point to quit smoking ?
Of course, as you wisely have made that first step to quit. Do you genuinely want to remain a non-smoker. Hypnotherapy is fastest becoming the favourite amongst the stars to quit smoking. The list includes Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Ewan McGregor. Why ? Because it has one of the highest success rates to quit smoking permanently. And it will work for you!
But I am afraid of quitting permanently ? Some smokers feel it`s part of their identity. Think about this. You are never a smoker, just some-one who smokes cigarettes; it is the cigarettes that smoke. This means smoking cigarettes are not part of you, but an external action. Life and the problems it throws at us is still there, with or without cigarettes. Smoking is an additional burden- to your finances and health. Hypnotherapy ends that fear and gives you the confidence and pride to move on to a healthy outlook, for life.
Addiction or habit ? some smokers can quit overnight, some only smoke socialising, most won`t smoke in front of their children or sleep through the night without the need to smoke. Addiction wouldn`t allow that luxury.
What is a habit ? Smoking by it`s very nature is a repetitive action. So as with anything that is repeated often enough, the mind takes this on board as normality and then this becomes a habit. Habits are really useful, because as with any habit it is way below conscious thought, so habits initiate that inner automated response. As any habituated action is undertaken without seemingly, having to think about it, so if necessary, will consequently allow the mind to focus efficiently on other tasks. Why do some smokers feel powerless to quit ? The part of the mind that runs the smoking habit loves the comfort of repetition and routine. Consequently hates change. Any habit starts to feel normal so being a non-smoker can feel as though there is something missing without cigarettes.