With the wide coverage on the disadvantages and health hazards associated with smoking, one would expect that people would find it relatively easy to quit. However, this is far from the truth. Despite being aware of the various hazards associated with smoking, it can be challenging to quit the habit for good.
In order to be able to wean off the smoking habit, it’s important to understand what motivates you to smoke in the first place. People smoke for different reasons; the habit could start because you are unable to cope with stress (nicotine gives a false feeling of relaxation), or due to peer pressure (again this could be linked to low self-esteem) or even due to boredom (deep down this could indicate loneliness).
Stress often plays a crucial role for habitual smokers. The nicotine induces a feeling of relaxation, and when you try to quit, severe withdrawal symptoms tend to settle in. The fear of withdrawal symptoms often stops smokers from quitting permanently.The brain produces a positive and happy hormone called ‘dopamine’. When we feel stressed or anxious, the brain automatically secretes dopamine which helps us move on from the low mood. Smoking causes the brain to reduce its secretion of dopamine and as a result, the anxiety and stress begins to feel overwhelming.
Hypnosis and Counselling can help you Quit Forever
Hypnosis at www.caswillow.com helps reprogram your subconscious mind that is responsible for driving our behaviour and thinking patterns. It’s important to realise that during hypnosis sessions, you will be in full control of what you do or say. The therapist guides you to your inner thoughts in order to unveil the reasons behind the addiction to nicotine. Hypnosis is also an effective tool that helps replace negative and addictive patterns with positive, healthy ones. The therapist uses the power of your subconscious mind to help you learn the harmful effects of smoking on your mind and body.
It’s a good idea to reinforce your will to quit. Remind yourself (or better still, write it down) of all the positive health benefits of quitting cigarettes forever.Hypnosis can be a valuable tool to help you quit smoking only if it is accompanied by your own innate desire to be free of the habit. It’s not a one-off miracle cure for quitting; it requires dedicated hypnosis sessions at regular intervals. But if you invest sustained efforts to help yourself, you can look forward to not only quitting but also staying off nicotine for the rest of your life.