Last night I held our Monthly Peer Supervision, and the topic was smoking cessation.
I have a six steps programme I teach so I went over my six steps programme and looked at how we can combine smoking cessation counselling with Hypnosis.
When Clients first started smoking it probably didn't come easy. They probably felt pretty awkward about it at first and it was a conscious habit that gradually took a hold of them. Maybe they used to tell themselves that they could stop smoking whenever they wanted to and that they certainly weren't addicted.
But the longer they smoked the more difficult it was to say no to cigarettes until they were smoking when they didn't even want one, when their throat hurts or when it tastes foul.
Stopping smoking with hypnosis is the reverse of that process. Once your client has stopped, they will find that the longer they go without a cigarette the easier it will be to continue as a non-smoker.
There may be odd times when they still think about smoking, but they will be thinking of it in a different way - and a thought of a cigarette is not a craving - it is simply a thought.
After a short while they will find that their food tastes different, they can breathe easier, they will smell fresher, and their mind will become more lucid and clearer. Even their circulation will improve, and they’ll have more confidence in themselves because they know and feel in control, instead of being controlled by an addiction.
Never underestimate the benefits of stopping smoking.