6 Mental Hacks for Nicotine FreedomUsed by nonsmokers everywhere.
Maybe you recognize a few of these classic explanations of why smokers find it difficult to stop. "Taught" by prior failures, we fear these possible outcomes.
Your concerns are shared by countless others, and nicely demonstrate the complex mindset of smokers trying to quit.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy isn't helping you quit. NRT gum, patches and vaping continue delivering nicotine to your brain. That does't eliminate triggers, it reinforces them with the same drug effect as smoking. Many clients have not used tobacco in years but continue chewing NRT gum, or vaping in all their same smoking situations, even adding new indoor triggers.
And you don't need nicotine for any physical reason. The anger you experienced was not nicotine withdrawal. Anxiety-type symptoms are more likely attitude/behavior problems, like childhood temper tantrums. You've taught your brain that sufficient anger/suffering/negotiation will result in delivery of the nicotine drug effect. That creates more anger. It's not difficult to resolve that once you understand the correct response.
It’s clear from ongoing attempts that you're "Ready" to quit. But experience has taught you to fear stopping, and that has an effect on how "Willing" you are to change. Your mental preview of being a non-smoker seems very bleak! And prior difficulty can lower confidence of being "Able" to stop. Your doubts are based on the way you perceive your smoking history, but you can change those perceptions and turn prior experience to your advantage.
That may sound like a lot, but there are simple ways to solve each of those topics when properly understood and addressed. You may not feel "Ready, Willing and Able" at the moment, but each outcome can be learned and applied.
Like you I'm skeptical about hypnosis, especially about hypnotists with Guarantees. I know for sure that hypnosis cannot make you stop smoking, and no credible teacher or coach would "guarantee" the success of any student or athlete. In seminars and private coaching, my goal is for you to make and keep your own guarantee to become and remain a nonsmoker for life. All you have to change is your mind. -- Frank
Excuses, Misconceptions and LiesMisinformation leads to doubt and struggle. Check your premise.
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