Quitting smoking is hard work. Your body not only gets used to nicotine, but smoking also becomes a coping mechanism. When you’re overwhelmed at work or having an argument with a loved one, stepping outside for a cigarette can be the break you need to get perspective. It’s also a social activity, and you might look forward to the opportunity to talk with your friends while taking a smoke break.
If you’re ready to quit cigarettes for good, hypnosis for smoking can help. If you’re interested in trying this mode of alternative therapy, get in touch with Revibe Therapy in Winterpark today. And you can also incorporate these three tips alongside your hypnotherapy appoints to quit smoking for good.
Set and Prepare for Quit Day
It’s important to set a day to quit smoking, and to let other people in your life know that you’ll be doing it so they can help hold you accountable. It’s all too easy to fall into the habit of saying I’ll quit next month or maybe in the next year. Your quit day doesn’t have to be any special day, like a birthday or anniversary. In fact, it’s better if it’s not. There’s enough pressure on the day already — you don’t have to add more! You can even set your quit day to be the first appointment you’ve made with Revibe Therapy for hypnosis for smoking.
After you choose your quit day, plan out how you’re going to approach the quitting process. Some people find success smoking the normal amount the day before and quitting the next day. Others feel more comfortable easing into it, smoking less and less until stopping on their quit day. Choose the method that works best for you!
Use Nicotine Replacement Therapies
Smoking withdrawal is painful — and cravings can be hard to ignore. Nicotine replacement therapy, or NRT, can help satisfy the cravings while keeping you from going right back to cigarettes. Medical experts think that NRTs are one of the most helpful tools at your disposal when quitting smoking! And you can also use NRTs like gum or patches alongside hypnosis for smoking cessation, giving you an even greater chance of sticking with it this time.
Learn Your Smoking Triggers
Everyone starts smoking, and keeps smoking, for a reason. Like we said at the beginning of this post, it could be a social activity or a means of coping. But everyone has their own specific smoking triggers — those moments, activities, or people that make you feel like you have to smoke. Or become linked psychologically to your smoking. You need to think deeply about what your own triggers are and how you can avoid or prepare for them. Hypnosis for smoking can help you identify these triggers, but it will be up to you to develop ways to deal with them!
Revibe Therapy Hypnosis for Smoking
Hypnotherapy is a great alternative therapy for breaking addictions, such as smoking. If you’ve been trying to quit smoking only to start again after a month or two, know that you don’t have to go it alone — we’re here to help! We view ourselves as partners with our clients, and we use our hypnotherapeutic and psychotherapeutic interventions to help our clients live happier, healthier lives. Contact us today in Winterpark to get started.