Can RTT make me stop smoking?
Client “Can you make me stop smoking?”
Me “NO, I can’t make you do anything, but if really want to stop smoking, and to live free as a non-smoker – then YES, RTT can help you.
✓ Do you want to stop smoking?
✓ Have you been thinking about quitting?
✓ Would you like to quite but don’t think you can?
✓ Are you struggling to stop doing something that you enjoy so much?.
✓ Do you love smoking, but know that it is harming you?
✓ Do you love it enough that you wouldn’t mind dying for it?
Break a long-term habit such as smoking is based on the idea that we never really do break a habit, instead we establish another habit that replaces it. So when it comes to stopping smoking, if you are focusing on the stopping smoking, you are really still focusing on smoking, what you need to do instead is focus on:
- What kind of life do you choose to live beyond smoking?
- What is on the other side of the smoking behaviour that is more important to you than smoking?
- How would you feel?
- How much money are you going to save?
- How much healthier will you feel?
- Is there a fear surrounding what has happened to friends/relatives?
- What would be on the other side of the fear?
- How would it be to live your life as a non-smoker?
Smoking is just a habit you have acquired along the way. Let’s face it , it’s not something you did for at least the first decade of your life.
So rather than try and break the habit, which will bring the habit into mind, and can re-informce those images. Instead we focus on the other side, what’s a habit, routine, behaviour which will get you where you want to go, which we can install instead using RTT.
Smoking doesn’t relieve stress, there is nothing in a cigarette which can calm the nerves, help us relax or concentrate; it doesn’t make us more focused or less bored. In fact, smoking raises blood pressure and heart rate, so, if anything, it contributes to stress.
All smoking does is momentarily address the mild nicotine withdrawal that smokers spend the majority of their lives experiencing.
Nicotine withdrawal is not a life-threatening condition. However, you may notice some physical or mood changes once you quit smoking. Some people gain weight as a result of stopping smoking.
When you put on the side of the packet, these are addictive, guess what? The population is fooled into thinking they are addictive and you have an excuse to not give up!!!
Withdrawal symptoms from smoking
- intense cravings for nicotine
- tingling in the hands and feet
- nausea and intestinal cramping
- coughing, sore throat
- difficulty concentrating
- weight gain – (Reaction of eating instead of smoking)