There are so many different types of smokers out there. So you might think that there must be many different ways to help quitting smoking. Some people tell me that they smoke because it relaxes them. Some say they smoke because they are bored, some say they smoke out of habit. But none of these reasons are the real reason as to why you began to smoke in the first place.
The reason that smokers begin to smoke is because they have an instinctual need to fit in. They need to be a part of the group. This is part of our primal programming. You have no control over it. You either follow what your programming is or you will feel an intense visceral feeling that something is wrong. You are connected to these instincts so strongly that you really have no way to control your actions. Unless you learn what their purpose is and how to sidestep the process entirely.
You probably can recall what was going on during your first cigarette. You were probably a teenager. Well, if you’ve been around teenagers lately you know that that age can be considered a form of mental illness. All kidding aside, that’s an age of many physical changes that affect our mental chemistry. So we don’t really know entirely what’s happening. There’s a lot of risk taking involved, and a feeling of immortality and invincibility.
So now we combine that with other things that might be going on around you as a teen and get a sense of what was happening at the time. Because it’s the combination of your instincts that come together in a unique way at a special time that makes it OK for you to do something that you really did know was the wrong thing to do. At that age you might have been off at school. Disconnected from the familiarity of family and home. And you were stretching your wings looking to soar.
Some friends around you probably were smoking. Maybe they did it because someone told them it was cool, or the “hip” thing to do. Maybe you had to pull an all nighter and needed something to keep you up and a friend suggested a cigarette. Underneath all of that was an intense desire to fit in. To be included in a friendly and supportive group of people. You were outmatched by your genetic predisposition to be part of the herd, and wanting to be grown up.
So you learned how to smoke. And it took some time. Nobody gets it right the very first time. That’s because your body actually doesn’t like smoke. It’s an irritant. All living organisms avoid smoke and fire. And we’re no different. So you actually had to work at it to become a smoker. And work you did. After a short battle between the smoker in you and the nonsmoker in you, the smoker won out. And congratulations! You became a smoker.
If you check what’s going on around you, you probably know that smoking is no longer the cool and “hip” thing to do. In fact smokers these days are ostracized. They are forced to go outside to smoke. They are looked down upon as a lesser citizen these days. I don’t feel that way, but I’m told by them that they do. So in reality smoking is no longer serving the purpose that was originally intended. You no longer fit in as a smoker. In fact if you want to fit in, and that’s still part of your primal programming, you need to become a nonsmoker. And if you are having difficulty you can get help quitting smoking.
Once your inner mind understands this as fully as it once understood your need to fit in as a smoker, you will be well on your way to freeing yourself of this nasty habit. There are several ways of doing that. There is some talk therapy, there is bio feedback training, and there is hypnosis training. Of the three, hypnosis to quit smoking is recognized as one of the fastest ways of stopping smoking. It’s a matter of getting to your subconscious mind and having it accept the truth about what it takes to follow your instincts to be part of the group.
There are also other quitting smoking side effects that can be used to convince your subconscious mind that it’s the right thing to do. Using hypnosis to quit smoking, you can quickly program your mind to respond in a much healthier way. So for the best help quitting smoking you can call a hypnotist at 212 223-1832 and find out whether you are a good candidate for change. The smarter you are the more responsive to hypnosis you will be.