Smoking – and How Fear Gets in the Way of Quitting

It’s a new year and this year more than ever is a good time to quit smoking with the risk of COVID-19 lurking around.

It’s a harsh reality that if you’re a smoker you’re more likely to get acute respiratory infections and have a higher risk of those infections becoming severe.

There’s never been a better time to stop smoking.

Quitting is hard for many, and more so at a time of great stress and when many of our routines have been so suddenly disrupted.

Perhaps, like the majority of smokers, the mere thought of quitting fills you with panic.

Is this YOU? You have every intention of quitting one day, just not today. You are not alone.

Most smokers continue to smoke for one reason…FEAR

FEAR IS THE ONLY THING THAT PREVENTS US FROM QUITTING!

Fear — that you will have an unknown period of time suffering from feelings of deprivation.

Fear — that social occasions will not be quite as enjoyable without a cigarette.

Fear — that your identity, personality, or your character will change.

Fear — that you will lose the “helpful friend” that helps you cope with stress and that quitting may cause you to gain weight.

It’s interesting to know that that fear of giving up smoking is actually CREATED by cigarettes.

You never decided to fall into the nicotine trap. Nicotine is designed to ensure that you remain there.

To help motivate you there are small steps to take toward being free of nicotine because, your habit is in the subconscious part of mind and as you take these small steps you are letting the mind know you intend to make some changes for good.

  1. Make a list of your reasons to quit.
  2. Set a quit date.
  3. Change your brand. ONE week before you quit, change your brand of cigarette. You’ll find they are not as enjoyable.
  4. Change the hand you use to hold your cigarette.
  5. Change your routine. If you normally smoke after a meal, break out of that habit by putting it off for 15 minutes or more. If you typically smoke in a particular area, change to another.
  6. Get Active.. Take a walk or stretch.
  7. Positivity is powerful! Say affirmations such as “I am enjoying life as a non­smoker”

Hypnotherapy can help you have your last cigarette ever and has been proven the most successful way to help you quit. These are some of the ways hypnosis helps:

  • Motivates you to stop smoking and stay stopped.
  • Breaks the connections and triggers to smoking.
  • Helps you feel positive about becoming a non-smoker.

So if you haven’t been able to stop smoking before, that’s OK because each day is a new day and if you COULD stop smoking without cravings why wouldn’t you? That’s right, why wouldn’t you break out of the habit into a fresher, cleaner, healthier you?

As so many people in our community are currently helping others I wanted to offer something that could help someone’s long term health. So here’s my OFFER.

The first person that calls me at 928-771-2333 and says “Happy New Year” when I  answer the phone will receive a free program to stop smoking. Any others after  that will get $75.00 off their program for the month of January.

Conquer your fears once and for all!

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