The Best Way To Stop Smoking
The truth is that the best way to become a non-smoker, is the way that works for you. If what you are doing is working for you, keep doing it. If what you are doing is not working for you, may I suggest you do something different. I sincerely hope some of the following
concepts are useful to you.
Cutting Down The Number of Cigarettes you Smoke Each Day:
The pros of cutting down
Many people cut down the number of cigarettes or master certain areas in their life prior to becoming a non-smoker. They will practice being a non-smoker in the car, around certain people, at certain times or reducing the amount smoked in a day. The trick is to be in a positive state and feel good that you a mastering the art of being a non-smoker, one step at a time. Celebrate the partial successes that lead to your ultimate success and that one day you decide that enough is enough.
The Cons of cutting down smoking
While you continue to smoke, you are continuing to feed your body with nicotine which continues to feed the cravings. Nicotine doesn’t take away the cravings, it causes them! If you don’t have a clear cut off date you can lose focus and motivation.
The Pros to Quitting Smoking Cold Turkey
Most people that stop cold turkey, do so after years of annoyance. They have been building up to this day. Just like a wave, it doesn’t just happen as it comes to shore. Out in the ocean the wind blows across the water, creating ripples, that builds momentum and power as the wave comes to shore. Within a short time of ceasing smoking, the nicotine has left the body and the physical
cravings stop. All that is left is the psychological craving. That is why it is so important to get the mind in the right place.
The Cons to Stopping Cigarette Smoking Cold Turkey
If you are not clear on why it is so important to be a non-smoker, if you don’t acknowledge the pain and loss you would have to endure by continuing smoke, if you don’t taste the freedom, joy and relief by being a non-smoker then chances are you don’t have the power and momentum to ride the wave in. If that is the case, it would be very useful to get very clear on what you will loss if you don’t succeed and all you will gain by being a fresh air person, for life.
Quit Smoking Using Hypnotherapy
The Pros to Quit Smoking Hypnosis
For some people it works quickly and easily – with little effort or input. Hypnosis on it’s own, may not be enough to help you stop smoking for life. But it may just help to:
- Reduce your desire to smoke
- Increase the desire to quit
- help you to focus on your plan to quit smoking
In other words, the hypnotherapy is likely to reinforce other things you’re doing to stop smoking
The Cons to Using Hypnotherapy to Quit Smoking
Hypnosis on it’s own, generally, does not work well for everyone, for some people it works brilliantly but others not at all. So to rely on smoking hypnotherapy without any other method, is not a guaranteed way to quit. About 25% of people aren’t able to be hypnotised. And even when it works, the intensity of hypnosis can vary quite a lot from person to person.
So What IS The Best Way to Quit Smoking?
Combining several methods and strategies is the best way to stop smoking. The 3 step process we call ‘Butt Out for Life’ combines all the best processes and strategies gleaned from many different sources. It includes bits and pieces from other programs, some hypnosis, some ideas from the famous Anthony Robbins, some NLP and more.
One of the best things about it, is that you can do it anywhere on the planet. If you’re local to Mandurah, Perth – then you can see Michael at Apeel Therapies – face to face. If not – then you can do the sessions via Zoom.
Or if you prefer to do the online course at your own pace – then the course at https://buttoutforlife.com.au is the way for you – it’s a little cheaper and you can do it in the comfort of your own home at a pace that suits you