Is it hard to stop smoking?
The simple answer is that is doesn’t have to be.
People who smoke tend to fall into three general categories: Those who want to stop smoking, and have tried to stop smoking before, but have faileThose who want to stop smoking, but have have never tried to stop smoking.Those who don’t want to stop smoking at all.
Those who have tried to stop smoking in the past
The majority of clients who come to us for a stop smoking hypnotherapy session have tried various ways of stopping smoking in the past, often with varying degrees of success.
They often find that whatever method they use, be it patches, gum, or straight-forward will-power, they will be able to stop smoking for a period of several weeks, or even months, but they always tend to go back to smoking after a while. Stopping smoking by these methods never seems to last for them.
Every time someone stops smoking using any of these methods, and who then goes back to smoking again, is re-enforcing the belief that stopping smoking is hard.
It is often this belief that can make it even harder to stop smoking the next time round. The belief that stopping smoking is going to be hard, can even go on to prevent them from trying to stop smoking again the next time.
Hypnotherapy can help this group of people stop smoking far more successfully than other methods have in the past, because it deals with the real, psychological reasons why they smoke in the first place.
Those who want to stop smoking, but have never tried
These are the people who want to stop smoking, but believe that stopping smoking is going to be so hard, that it seems almost ‘not worth trying’.
For this category, it all comes down to the belief itself. This belief often comes from stories, advertising, friends experiences and so on. Hypnotherapy can help this group of people to stop smoking successfully because it deals with those ‘belief systems’ that are in place.
Those who don’t want to stop smoking at all.
Those who don’t actually want to stop smoking (for example someone who is being pushed into stopping smoking by a spouse, or someone who simply enjoys smoking), can find it especially difficult, using whatever method, because they aren’t always motivated enough to make the change.
It doesn’t have to be hard to stop smoking
Whether you’ve tried to stop smoking in the past before or not, it all boils down to the fact that if you really want to stop smoking, you can.
Hypnotherapy can take that desire you already have to stop smoking and make it work for you, helping you to change those ‘belief systems’… helping you to stop smoking successfully.