Mentor For Choice and Change
Mentor For Choice and Change
Have you ever tried to quit smoking by starting a cessation program? Don't feel alone. Hypnosis is one of the most effective ways to do this. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nicotine addiction is the most common type of chemical dependency in the United States. Current studies demonstrate that cigarette smoking is just as addictive as heroin, cocaine, and alcohol. Hypnosis is a great tool.
Why Quitting Smoking Is Difficult
Deciding to quit smoking is a difficult decision, in large part, because of the withdrawal symptoms associated with nicotine:
Those who suffer from addiction to smoking say it is the most difficult chemical to stop. Smoking cessation is often accompanied by multiple, failed attempts to quit and therefore requires repeated intervention. It takes, at least, three sessions of Hypnosis to stop smoking.
Smoking Cessation Tips
Are you someone who has a strong desire to quit smoking? If so, the following 10 quit smoking tips may help as you embark upon your stop smoking journey:
Don't Smoke Any Number or Any Kind of Cigarette
Even a few cigarettes a day can be harmful. If you simply try to cut down, you will soon be back to smoking the same amount. The best option is to quit altogether.
Don't Switch to Low-Tar, Low-Nicotine Brands
These will only cause you to puff harder and longer, in a subconscious effort to get more nicotine, and perhaps even smoke more.
Keep a Journal About Why You Want to Quit
Is it to look better or feel better? Do you want to improve your health or be a good role model for your children? Maybe you want to protect your family from the ill-health effects of secondhand smoke. Whatever the reason, those who are highly motivated to quit will have a better success rate. Find your motivation and run with it.
Don't Associate With People Who Smoke
If you have ever heard the old saying, "If you hang around the barbershop, you are going to eventually get a haircut," it should remind you to be aware that putting yourself in harm's way when it comes to cigarettes will only cause you to fail. If you don't want to smoke, stay away from cigarettes and anybody who lights up.
Know That It Will Take a Conscious Effort and Won't Be Easy
With this in mind, do whatever it takes to succeed, including exploring the use of hypnosis and educational materials.
Be Aware That Half of All Adult Smokers Have Quit...and So Can You
Millions before you have tried and been successful. Take comfort in knowing this and enlist the help of someone who has been successful at it.
Recognize That You Can't Do It Alone
Tell your family and friends about your efforts, so that they can keep temptations away and support you in your goal.
Daily exercise can help you decrease cravings, improve your mood and give you a sense of wellbeing. Walking is a great exercise for people with COPD because it is low impact and easy to do. Make it a point to check with your doctor before starting any exercise program to make sure that you are healthy enough.
Eat a Balanced Diet
When you quit smoking, your body is working overtime trying to expel excess toxins. A balanced diet from the main five food groups includes fruit and vegetables, dairy products, meats (especially chicken and fish), and grains. Avoid junk food and empty calories.
Drink Plenty of Water
Again, to flush the toxins out of your body, water is a must. It's recommended that you drink eight glasses a day for optimal health and hydration.