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3 Tips To Help You Stop Smoking Easily

Written by: Seán McGeough, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 
Executive Contributor Seán McGeough

Smoking is a habit that millions of people struggle to break free from. The addiction to nicotine, coupled with the habitual nature of smoking, can make quitting a challenging endeavour. However, by understanding the psychological aspects of smoking and implementing effective strategies, you can increase your chances of successfully overcoming this addiction. In this article, we will explore three tips that can help you stop smoking easily, backed by my experience as a clinical hypnotherapist and smoking cessation expert having worked with hundreds of clients who are now happy and healthy non-smokers.

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Tip 1 – Understanding the words you use


The language we use to describe our smoking habit can significantly impact our mindset and motivation to quit. Instead of focusing on quitting or giving up smoking, which may evoke feelings of loss and deprivation, shift your perspective towards the positive aspects you will gain. By emphasizing the benefits of a smoke-free life, such as improved health, increased energy, and saving money, you create a more compelling and motivating narrative. Your mind is naturally inclined to protect you, so framing the experience in a positive light can foster a more optimistic and successful quitting journey.


Tip 2 – Understanding what a craving really is


Often, we interpret cravings as a sign of intense desire or need for a cigarette. However, reframing our understanding of cravings can help dispel their power over us. In reality, a craving is not a craving in the traditional sense; it is a sign that your body is healing and detoxifying itself from nicotine and other chemicals. By recognizing this sensation as a positive indication of progress, you can challenge the mental habit that associates cravings with an urgent need for a cigarette. This shift in perception empowers you to endure and overcome these moments, ultimately reducing their frequency and intensity over time.


Tip 3 – Addressing emotional connections


For many individuals, smoking has emotional roots tied to feelings of connection or seeking comfort. It may have served as a means to bond with peers or as a way to experience closeness to a loved one. Consequently, when attempting to quit, there is often an unconscious longing to recreate those emotional connections. By identifying and acknowledging these emotional associations, you can explore alternative strategies to fulfil your need for connection and comfort. Engaging in activities that foster healthy social connections and seeking emotional support through hypnotherapy, you can uncover, remove and replace the urge to rely on smoking as a substitute for emotional fulfilment.


Conclusion


Breaking free from the grips of smoking can be challenging, but armed with the right knowledge and strategies, you can make the process easier and more successful. By understanding the impact of language, reframing cravings, and addressing emotional connections, you can take significant steps toward a smoke-free life. Remember, these tips are derived from the experiences of a clinical hypnotherapist and smoking cessation expert, who has witnessed their effectiveness in helping hundreds of clients quit smoking. Embrace the power of positive change and embark on your journey to a healthier, smoke-free future.


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Seán McGeough Brainz Magazine
 

Seán McGeough, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Seán McGeough is N.Irelands leading RTT® Therapist & International Best Selling Author. Seán has worked for almost a decade with his clients to help them find direction and move beyond limitations and live happy more fulfilled lives being their authentic selves. The past year Seán is making waves in the therapy & coaching world currently providing private sessions and seminars all over Europe.

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