It has been a long time since cigarette commercials were banned in the US. Public consciousness of the health effects of smoking has come a long way. But, it doesn’t make quitting any easier. To really quit, you must be ready to change your lifestyle for the better.
There is more to quitting than simply breaking a habit. If it were up to your conscious, reasoning mind, you would have already quit. But, it takes more than willpower. It takes addressing the unconscious reasons you light up.
Choosing a healthier lifestyle
An effective smoking cessation program isn’t about quitting. It’s about choosing a healthier lifestyle, one that supports you in doing everything you’ve always wanted to.
You won’t “break” the habit of smoking. Instead, you will start new, life-affirming habits. Your old habit of smoking will become weaker and weaker. Eventually, you have no desire to smoke! That’s because there is no room for smoking in your new, healthy lifestyle.
How long does it take?
My smoking cessation program consists of 6 sessions. Some hypnotists claim that you can stop smoking with a single session. While that may occasionally work, most people need more time. Smoking is not just a habit. It’s a complex issue.
Recovering from failed attempts
If you have ever tried to quit, but failed, don’t lose hope. We don’t want those negative feelings of past failures to compromise this attempt. I help you recover from your failed attempts. We explore why you went back to smoking and the underlying fears you might have about quitting.
Is NOW the right time to quit?
If you are ready to change your lifestyle for the better, and you no longer identify with being a smoker, you are ready to quit. You now identify as a healthy, happy individual who is in control of your life. That’s why NOW is the best time to quit. Schedule an appointment today to get started on your new, healthy lifestyle.by Sean Maness, CHP