How Fear Keeps You Smoking and, how to change it

How Fear Keeps You Smoking and, how to change it

If you’re a smoker and worried about the risks around COVID-19 then now

would be a good time to think about quitting for good.

 

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 has never been a better time to stop smoking.

But quitting is hard for many, and perhaps particularly 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 stopping fills

you with panic.

 

If you smoke, the mere thought of giving up can fill you with PANIC…?

Is this YOU?

 

You have every intention of quitting one day – just not today…

Is this YOU?

You are not alone.

 

Most smokers continue to smoke for one reason…

FEAR!

 

THE ONLY THING THAT PREVENTS US FROM QUITTING IS: FEAR!

 

Fear – that you will have to undergo an unknown period of time suffering feelings of deprivation

 

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

 

Fear – that you can’t concentrate or be as confident without that crutch

 

Fear that your identity your 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 a few pounds.

 

And here’s the news…

That fear of giving up is actually CREATED by cigarettes.

 

You never decided to fall into the nicotine trap!

But nicotine is designed to ensure that you remain there.

And you need to be motivated to break free.

You can take some small steps towards a nicotine-free life.

 

A rehearsal for the time when you can give up smoking

for good!

Make a list of the reasons to quit

 

  1. There are probably a number of them – but have you ever actually written them as a list?

 

  1. Set a quit date And stick to it!

 

  1. Change your brand ONE week before your quit date – change your brand of cigarette. You will find they are not as enjoyable.

 

  1. Try to change the hand you use to hold your cigarette

 

It will feel awkward – but this small change breaks down habits and

Associations

 

  1. Change your routine

If you normally smoke after a meal, try to break out of this routine. Try

reading a chapter of a book, watch a TV show, or retreat to a part of

the house where you wouldn’t normally smoke

  1. Get active

A five-minute walk or stretch produces chemicals in the brain that

reduce cravings

 

7. Positivity!

Make regular affirmations to yourself several times a day

“I am enjoying life as a non-smoker”

Hypnotherapy can help you to have your last cigarette ever!

It will show you the reasons to stop

And can help you:

  • With the motivation to quit smoking – and stay stopped
  • Break the connections – the triggers – to smoking
  • feel positive about becoming a non-smoker

So, if you haven’t been able to quit smoking before, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to do it now!

#And if you COULD quit smoking easily and without cravings

Why wouldn’t you break out of that habit

into a fresher, cleaner, healthier YOU

To give back to my local community in these current times, I’m offering three deserving people the chance to become smoke-free and have their last cigarette ever.

 

As so many people in our community are currently helping others. I wanted

to offer something that could help someone’s long term health I am offering 3 free hypnotherapy sessions to the first people who get in touch with me and qualify as being appropriate for hypnotherapy treatment, in return for a testimonial following our session.

 

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