Smoking yourself to death?
Is Smoking Your Emotional Crutch?
If you’re a smoker, you’ll know that it’s harmful. You most likely know that it’s linked to serious health risks, and the fact that you’ve probably tried and failed countless times to give up is proof of how addictive nicotine is.
But if something comes with so many health warnings, why do it? Are you smoking yourself to death?
Is smoking your emotional crutch, an unhealthy coping mechanism for when things get a little rough? Do you notice that you smoke more when you’re under pressure at work, when money’s tight, or when you’re feeling low?
If so, you could be relying on smoking to cope.
Smoking: an unhealthy coping mechanism
Plenty of people have coping mechanisms; some are healthy and some are not so healthy. Unhealthy coping mechanisms include things like numbing your emotions with alcohol or drugs, comfort eating, gambling, or self-harm, which are all self-destructive behaviours.
They might make you feel better temporarily, but all they do is put a sticky plaster over the deeper problems that are going on beneath the surface, they won’t fix them.
You might have tried and failed to quit smoking many times; you might even be desperate to quit, but in the back of your mind you have a nagging doubt about what you will do to cope when a tough situation comes up.
How will you deal with work pressures if you can’t light up after a stressful day?
How will you calm your anxiety, or lift your spirits when life throws you a curveball?
How will you actually deal with the feelings that come up when you are no longer able to numb them with nicotine? Hypnotherapy might just be the answer.
How hypnotherapy could help you become smoke-free for good
You can become hooked on cigarettes because your brain’s reward centre gets a hit of nicotine and thinks ‘this is good!’ If something feels good, the brain tells you to keep on doing it, and before you know it, smoking becomes a habit, driven by the subconscious mind.
Hypnotherapy is the perfect stop smoking treatment because it acts on the subconscious mind, where habits and behaviours are formed. Hypnosis can help reprogramme the subconscious, remove destructive habits, thoughts, and behaviours, and replace them with positive, healthier ones.
One session could be all it takes
Stop smoking hypnotherapy can help you quit in just ONE session. Imagine how it would feel to be back in control of your health and your life. Imagine what you could do with the money you would save. You don’t have to imagine any more.
If you’ve tried to give up many times, or if other smoking cessation products and techniques haven’t worked for you, now is the time to try hypnotherapy to help you stop smoking!
Coping strategies to use alongside your hypnotherapy sessions
As well as hypnotherapy sessions, it’s a good idea to learn some new coping strategies to help you maintain your new healthier lifestyle. Give a few things a try and find out what works for you. These might include:
- Exercise-whether it’s the gym, a brisk walk, a class, or a sport you enjoy.
- Learning to relax-by meditating, doing yoga, creative hobbies, or treating yourself to a nice massage.
- Talking to people-friends, family members, or a counsellor if appropriate.
If you would like to find out more about my stop smoking hypnotherapy session, get in touch for a chat to find out how you can quit in just ONE session. You deserve to be happy and healthy!