Do You Reach For a Cigarette Every Time You Are Stressed? You Can Quit Smoking with Hypnosis!

Want to quit smoking but finding it difficult to kick the habit? Is stress holding you back from good health and happiness?

Stress is an unavoidable part of life and we need a certain minimal level of stress in order to respond to problems and challenges. But not everyone reacts to stressful situations in the same way. We each have our individual ways of coping with problems and life transition points. Childhood troubles, teenage trauma, marriage, exams, divorce and deaths are all stressful life events. Stress may range from major, life-altering events to small daily hassles like a boisterous child or a punctured tyre can send us over the edge! Every one of us is impacted by stress in a different way; some are better equipped to cope while others need support.

Most smokers perceive cigarettes as a reprieve from stress. Although smokers are aware that the habit is harmful to their health and upsetting to loved ones, they still find it hard to quit. The key lies in exploring healthy and empowering ways of handling stress. However, this is often easier said than done. Nicotine is a mild drug that lulls the brain into a feeling of illusory relaxation.

There are effective ways to relax during stress. For example, you may wish to take a quiet walk, talk to your spouse or friend about the problem or meditate. Other helpful ways to de-stress include yoga, outdoor activities like swimming, cycling or jogging or simply closing your eyes and taking slow breaths. The basic idea is to shift your awareness away from the stress. Smokers usually find themselves heavily dependent on a puff of nicotine to feel relaxed.

Even smokers who may have quit may find it difficult to resist the temptation to smoke during a worrisome phase. People who smoke generally reach for a cigarette when a situation triggers emotions of anger, loneliness, frustration, depression in them. Smoking then appears to stimulate and uplift your mood. Many times, the very act of taking some ‘time out’ and lighting up is perceived as relaxation. Smoking satisfies the nicotine craving and feeds the addiction at the same time.

This is why it’s important to understand yourself before you quitting an addiction. If the inner issues remain unresolved, then you are likely to take up smoking smoke again. This is due to the fact that the underlying inability to cope with stress till persists.

Professional hypnosis sessions at help you understand the inner motivation behind your dependence on smoking. If you nurture a sincere commitment towards your health, you can quit smoking with hypnosis!

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