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  • Tatiana St. Germain, LMHC

How to Stop Smoking Through Hypnosis



Every day there is someone out there who tries to break an unhealthy habit. Every year, people sit down to make a New Year’s resolution to stop doing something that is harmful to them. That might be you reading this, wondering “why can’t I just stop?”


As someone who stopped smoking years ago, I understand how difficult it is to break a habit that has become deeply ingrained. You may have already attempted to stop on your own, but you just keep finding yourself going back to the pack of soothing skinny cigarettes or, nowadays, flavorful vapes.


If you are reading this far, I would like to reassure you that there is a big part of you that wants to break this unhealthy habit. You are well aware of the benefits of quitting smoking. You have read the statistics and know the risks of what can happen if you continue. Maybe you have already experienced some of the unhealthy consequences of smoking, but you still struggle to stop.


Before I introduce you to the “Clean-Break” - a 4-week program to help you stop smoking through hypnosis/hypnotherapy, I would like to clarify a myth regarding smoking: smoking does not relax you! Yes, you read that right. Nicotine is a stimulant and the more you smoke it, the more anxiety you will experience. Whether this is news to you, or you already knew it, I know you want to stop, so you can feel healthier, stronger, and free.


Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health.


The Clean-Break Program developed by Wellness Institute is a 4-week program that will help you stop smoking through learning to focus. This program uses Heart Centered Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy to help you break the unhealthy habit of smoking so you can live a healthier, happier, and free life.


The first thing that you need to start this program is willingness. To step into a new freedom and happiness, you need to be willing to do what it takes to keep showing up for you. When you are consistent on the little basic mundane things that are easy to quit, you will experience real freedom and happiness. That is why this program has daily homework and steps.


Throughout the 4 weeks of us working together, you will have daily/weekly homework assignments. You will be expected to do the “work” every day prior to the next session in order to get the best results from our work together.


Here’s an overview of the 4 weeks to stopping smoking:


WEEK 1:


During the first week, we will explore your relationship with smoking so you can learn to recognize your triggers that lead you to smoke. We will work on developing new healthier coping strategies that you can use as we work towards decreasing smoking. During our first week, I’ll teach you a specific technique called FOCUS that will give you instant relaxation to ease any stress or anxiety. You will also decide your “quit date” so we can work together towards that goal.


WEEK 2:


During the second week, you will work on extinguishing the smoking desire and creating a toolbox of healthier coping strategies to use when you get stressed or anxious. During this phase, you will be taught anchors that you will be able to utilize on your own later. Anchors help you increase conscious awareness to current emotions and are connected to positive emotional events which will improve your tolerance to stressful situations. You will FOCUS on the benefits you have identified for quitting.


WEEK 3:


During the third week, you will continue to focus on the benefits of smoking and will continue learning the positive reasons you decided to quit. You will learn how to extinguish the urge. You will start experiencing more energy and will feel excited to know that you are taking control of your life as you learn how to “extinguish the urge” for a cigarette.


WEEK 4:


During week four, we will explore the importance of making healthy choices and how to sustain healthier patterns moving forward. Your body will love you when you respect it in return. You will feel energized and empowered as you make changes that have a meaningful impact in your life. You will be in a continuous state of rewarding yourself with healthy choices and continue to use the tools learned thought this process for permanent change


If you are willing to let go of ideas and beliefs that do not support and nurture you, then you are ready to continue this journey. Like I said at the beginning of this blog, all you need is willingness.


If you’re ready to find out how hypnosis/hypnotherapy can help you stop unhealthy behaviors such as smoking or vaping, contact me for your complimentary phone consultation at 954-391-5305.


I provide counseling and hypnosis/hypnotherapy at our beautiful Coral Springs office and via online therapy through our secure telehealth platform across the state of Florida. For more information about myself or my services, click here.


I look forward to speaking with you soon!


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