Hypnosis to quit smoking is one of the easier, less stressful ways to kick the habit. If you are in Tucson and wondering how to quit smoking, you are not alone. Just about every smoker wants to quit, if they are honest. They may not want to stop smoking right now, but they hope that they will stop sometime in the future.
They may even think it is something that they can do any time that they want – but if they try, they often find that they can’t. When you are ready to stop, you will want to discover how to quit smoking in the easiest way. Hypnosis is one of the safer choices you can make. Ask Willow at Tucson Hypnosis to help you.
Even people who only smoke a couple of cigarettes a day become addicted to nicotine and have trouble quitting. In fact, it can be harder for those people because they often escape most of the obvious negative effects of smoking – disease, social unacceptability, etc. They do not have the motivation that a smoker with a pack-a-day habit has.
In fact, motivation is probably the most important factor on your side when you are considering how to quit smoking. When you really, REALLY want to stop, you will probably do it. But if you kind of want to stop because you know it’s bad for you, but at the same time you think you could do it later, you will have a lot more trouble.
So the first thing to do when you are figuring out how to quit smoking is to work on your motivation. Make a list of all the reasons that you want to quit. These could include:
– avoiding smoking-related diseases
– getting rid of that pesky cough
– not having such a hard time when you catch a cold
– better sex
– whiter teeth
– better skin
– being more active
– not damaging the health of those close to you
…and most of all, being FREE from the terrible addiction. This freedom is something that non-smokers take for granted but it’s one of the most motivating factors that you can experience. As you quit, keep reminding yourself of the freedom that will be yours as soon as the withdrawal symptoms begin to lose their power.
The next step is to learn about those withdrawal symptoms and plan how you will deal with them. If you are troubled by irritability or afraid that you will gain weight, there are nicotine replacement therapies or even meds that can help with these things. Arm yourself with information and advice from your doctor. If you want to go drug-free, without nicotine replacement treatments, then consider hypnosis.
Dealing with irritability and mood swings can be tough. If you are going cold turkey and not planning to take use any nicotine replacement, it is important to apologize for any outbursts that you have and remind the person that you are quitting smoking (even if they already know that). But this excuse for bad behavior gets old fast! Non-smokers will only accept it for a few days. Those who have quit will be more sympathetic, but current smokers may just encourage you to have a cigarette, so stay away from them. Again, with hypnotic suggestions, you can make the changes you want with less stress and more success in those early challenging days.
Most people who quit have some cravings for nicotine and again, you will find these much easier to handle if you plan ahead of time. Consider when and where you smoke and avoid those situations. Do you smoke with coffee? Switch to tea for a couple of weeks, or change the place and time where you drink your coffee. Do you smoke with alcoholic drinks? Alcohol will reduce your willpower, so it’s probably best to avoid those beers and glasses of wine completely for a while if you want to experience how to quit smoking in the easiest way.
As your hypnotist, Willow can work with you to identify the unique cues that set off your smoking urges — and help replace them with healthier behaviors in response to the cues. You will hand over your lighter, matches, and cartons of cigarettes for good — on the day you start hypnosis as a non-smoker. You will have positive simple behaviors to replace the rituals and habits you had that led to smoking. Hypnosis can help you get to your goal with less stress today.