This is session number 123 of the Absolute Mind podcast and this show is all about quitting smoking using hypnosis.

Using hypnosis to quit smoking is probably the 2nd most popular reason people enquire for 1-2-1 sessions.

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In the past 20 years, people all over the world have quit their lifelong smoking habit in only a few short hypnosis sessions. The results can be seen very miraculous. But, there needs to be a strong desire to quit before you look to hypnosis as a real solution. It’s there to offer you help and assistance and not “make you quit.”

So, desire is the key, hypnosis is a tool to help you on your way.

There are several main reasons people decide to quit smoking. And as you may expect, there is a common theme.

The main reasons to become a non-smoker are as follows:

  • Health – the science is clear now. Smoking is super bad for our health. In the very early days of cigarettes. Smoking was shown to be sexy, smart, and even beneficial to our health. Damn those marketers. Lol.
  • Money – 10, 20 and even 40 per day now means some smokers are spending over £7000 per year. Its amazing because this money would easily pay the lease on a brand new car. Plus a membership to a good gym and leave change for a 1 week family holiday.
  • Social – interestingly, smoking was taken up to be social. It was a habit people would do to feel a part of something. O, how times change. Now smokers feel anti-social. They are cast outside in any weathers to stand alone in lots to kill themselves. Smokers now feel like they are looked at for having such a dirty, smelly habit.
  • Family – So many parents accept for a short time that they have this habit. But when children start to see and notice what’s happening. The need to set the standards kicks in. Parents want to be a role model to their children. This is also compounded by a sense of achievement.

Smokers can spend up to £7000 per year

As I suggested above hypnosis isn’t this fix all solution. So, to get the best from this session I’d like you to grab a pen and paper and answer these few questions:

  • On a scale of 1-10 how much do you want to be a Nonsmoker?
  • In the context of becoming a Nonsmoker, what’s important to you?
    What else?
    What else?
    What else?
  • What would happen if you don’t give up smoking?
  • What will happen when you do?
  • Is there anything you might lose as a result of becoming a Nonsmoker?
  • Other than the health, money and social aspects. Why else is this your time to become a nonsmoker?
  • Is there any reason why you can’t do this now?

Please do spend a few moments documenting this. Writing things down dramatically helps you achieve your goals.

The next part is, making sticking to your goals easily. Those who are serious will go and through all cigarettes away right now. Matches, lighters, ashtrays and anything related to smoking. Removing these is a great way to remove that from your past.

Smoking is as much of a habit as it is an obsession. Therefore you need to make some plans. If you smoke at work and go for a cigarette break every hour or so with others. What will you do differently tomorrow so that you aren’t heading back to old habits?

Remember, right now you will be listening to this because you feel like now is the best time to give up smoking for all of those reasons you stated above. But, each day there is a chance you’ll feel like slipping back on the odd occasion an old trigger kicks in.

So plan some walks in the day for 10 mins or so just to get some air and a small break. Whatever your routine, plan a new one to help you succeed.