How can I Quit Smoking When I Have Smoked for 20 Years?!

Some people believe they cannot quit smoking because they have smoked for a long time, or because they started smoking when they were young, or because they smoke too many cigarettes each day, or because they tried to quit before and failed.

All of those are ‘beliefs’ and they are good beliefs to let go. The fact is, you were BORN a nonmoker, and that means your body has the natural ability to BE a nonsmoker. Smoking is a learned habit, and that means it can be unlearned. Tobacco contains many harmful chemicals, its true, but those chemicals will be released from your body within 2 or 3 days. What you really want to change are your ‘learned habits’ around smoking, and that is where hypnosis and NLP can be useful.

I have worked with people who have smoked for decades, people who started very young, and people who have tried to quit many many times. The Dept of Health publishes statistics about people who stop smoking, and one fact is:

The majority of people who become nonsmokers for life have tried to stop smoking more than once before they become successful.

That means, if you have tried to quit before, you have an even higher chance of being successful now! No matter how long you have smoked, you can release this habit and feel better.

The longest record in my experience: A lady came to me for hypnosis to stop smoking. She started smoking (literally) at the age of 6. At the time we met she was 76 years of age. For 70 years she had been smoking cigarettes! She had tried to quit before, without success. After hypnosis and NLP, she stopped smoking, and moved on to improve other areas that were a bother in her life.

If a petite lady can give up smoking after 70 years (smoking 1-2 packs a day), then you can too!!

What is the next step you can make today to help you with quitting smoking?  Take that step now.

Posted in Self Hypnosis, Smoking, Tobacco & Cigarettes, Oh My! on 12/05/2009 03:43 pm