With the techniques of Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy we have studied hundreds of patients with smoking habituation and have found the number one reason preventing smokers from quitting is fear. You might wonder, what in the world does a buy ccell palm ny have to fear when they have everything to gain from quitting. It’s important to remember that fear of anything, reasonable or not, is a powerful deterrence.
When the smokers think about quitting smoking even in the face of substantial quit smoking benefits, they begin to wonder; “how will they’ll make it through the drive to work without a smoke. What if they lose it in traffic, how much will they suffer, will they get into a wreck, will they show up for work in a really bad mood and get into trouble with the boss. How will they make it through the day; will people understand; how much flack are they in for? Will they even be able to get their work done without a smoke break?”
Non-smokers don’t go through that sort of painful thought exercise when they think about going to work.
There are plenty of other fears as well. Excess weight is an American epidemic now-a-days. Imagine the feeling of ballooning weight gain if you quit smoking. Even though weight gain is most commonly a problem with the “cold turkey” method and with gums, pills and patches, it is still a common cause for fear especially if the smoker is carrying around an extra 5-10 pounds already, and knows nothing of the quit smoking benefits associated with stop smoking hypnotherapy.
Commonly, smokers fear that they will have to experience awful traumatic pain in order to quit. Most smokers believe that it is not possible to quit smoking painlessly and comfortably even though stop smoking hypnotherapy handles all that easily and stops weight gain dead in its tracks too!
Most smokers who have not experienced the methods of advanced hypnosis worry too, that they’ll be plagued with cravings for the rest of their life. And, that’s just not true at all!
For so many years the societal message has been about how hard it is to quit. From family, friends, and neighbors, drug companies and the medical community we have all heard how nicotine is “more addictive than heroin”, how nicotine withdrawal is traumatic and, how people have locked themselves away for days while they suffered the withdrawal from cigarettes and compensated by eating everything they could find while simultaneously pacing the floor and pulling their hair out by the roots.
Many of those “cold turkey veterans” return to smoke just one cigarette months or years later simply because their will power was able to beat the smoking habit before. Many simply give in to the urge again when some crisis surfaces. Sadly, many become hooked all over again because they dealt with the root-cause of their smoking in the first place.
“Urban Exaggerations” compound the fear of quitting tobacco in all its forms. Exaggerations as that above serve to embellish and elaborate on the victory or failure over cigarettes and tobacco products. If one is successful it’s a success equivalent to scaling Mt. Everest and, if the smoker failed, it helps to explain the degree of difficulty as being nearly impossible. When a smoker pits his wits and will power against the ever vigilant subconscious part of the mind the odds are overwhelmingly in favor of the subconscious and failure is conspicuously waiting at the next turn even though a few, from time to time do win with will power alone.
So, it becomes easy to understand the fear of quitting smoking when we look at the elements of quitting from the perspective of a smoker who repeats the hand to mouth habit approximately 300 times everyday of his life or 1,095,000 times over ten years. The cigarette and the smoker couldn’t be closer than if they were “joined at the hip.” The thought of parting company is like a death after years of being together. Many smokers look at the cigarette as their “best friend.” The loss of a best friend for any of us would engender fear and most of us would avoid it at all cost.
Despite the emotional baggage associated with smoking cessation, advanced hypnosis utilizing powerful NLP techniques, can speak to the subconscious part of the mind in a meaningful way. When the subconscious understands that its prompts to “light up” are actually harmful, it will apply the brakes and actually work to avoid smoking. And it’ll do it efficiently, quickly, and painlessly, and permanently! This is so because the sense of deprivation is eliminated.
Stop smoking hypnosis, using advanced hypnosis techniques removes the desire and the need for a crutch. It focuses on the non-physical source of smoking dependence, the subconscious part of the mind, whereas gums and pills, patches and inhalers, nasal sprays, lasers, and accupuncture all focus on the physical dependence of nicotine. The physical dependence is not the root of the problem. The subconscious part of the mind is!
To fully appreciate why smokers can’t see to stop we need to look further at the source of this habit. How did it start? Why did it start? Why does it seem to have control over the smoker?
Most smokers began smoking as youngsters or very young adults. For most, it made them feel “cool”, grown-up, defiant, independent. Often, it was a matter of peer pressure and for younger adults just getting started in life, maybe in college, maybe at their first real job or when they first moved out of their parents home and into their own place, smoking eased the anxiety of growing up. It provided something to do with their hands in social settings that were otherwise awkward. It was anxiolytic and soothing in many ways.
It was calming and helped to create a feeling of fitting in. Despite the stale aftertaste of cigarettes and the cooling menthol cover-up, the subconscious saw how “cool” and grown-up the smoker felt. It saw that smoking helped him to feel good about himself. It recognized the soothing and social calming of the hand to mouth exercise and the blowing of smoke in myriad ways. And after bearing witness to the repetitious ritual for a while, it finally said quietly to the conscious part of the mind that it had seen the ritual many times, had it down pat, and would take over the ritual while the conscious part of the mind went on about the other things that it had to do. At that point smoking became a habit.
The subconscious part of the mind is in charge of keeping us well, feeling good, and out of danger. When it recognizes how good we feel doing something (like smoking) and it observes this repetitiously, the subconscious makes it a habit and it carries out the habit so well that often a smoker will light up a cigarette and not even realize that there is already one burning in the ashtray. It handles the smoking habit so well that a smoker can get in the car, start the engine, put the car in gear and his foot on the brake, adjust the air flow, the radio, CD player, or I-pod and light up a cigarette, crack the window, stop at the red light, signal, and make the exact right turn and not even know that they have lit the cigarette until they’re a couple miles down the road.
Clearly, they are the one doing this but, they have little or no awareness of it until after the fact just as in a similar way we all brake at exactly the right moment to keep from running the red light, stop sign or rear-ending the car in front of us. As perfectly as we do that, we more often than not, have no remembrance of how many times our foot goes to the brake on the customary drive to work. That’s how powerful the subconscious is in working on our behalf. As powerful as the subconscious part of the mind maybe, it has no idea about the Surgeon General’s Warning. It does not compute statistical values or count in terms of dollars and cents. It operates on completely different basis of feeling good.
With the application of advanced stop smoking hypnotherapy we can speak directly to the subconscious part of the mind and help it to understand that smoking is truly harmful and deadly. The subconscious will redefine its priority and work mightily to keep the smoker from smoking again. Therein, is the explanation of how advanced stop smoking hypnotherapy helps a fearful smoker to become a happy, permanent, non-smoker without all the trouble of locking themselves in the basement for three days and eating everything in sight. Advanced stop smoking hypnotherapy enlists the subconscious to work with us not to fight against us as in the “cold turkey” method or the pills, patch, and gum method.
Dr. Tom Driber has been intensely involved in helping smokers kick the habit for good. Having previously been an experienced smoker and tobacco user in the past, he is devoted to helping smokers realize the power of Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy.