Quit Cigarettes And Never Look Back

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Stop Smoking

And Manage The Cravings As Well.

If you’ve tried to quit smoking with hypnosis, patches or going cold turkey in the past and suffered from withdrawal symptoms, you’ll know they can be really hard to deal with.

Some people have no problems quitting. Others have a ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ experience that ends up with their partners begging them to pick up a cigarette again just to get things back to normal.

Which one are you? 

Regardless of which category you fall under, you can work through the difficult times and come out a winner if you want it badly enough.

You probably already know that nicotine is one of the hardest things to give up when you’re hooked. This is because you’re dealing with two kinds of addictions; physical and psychological.

Withdrawal symptoms can hit you within hours of smoking your last cigarette. They include:

  • Mild depression or sadness;
  • Anxiety and feeling jittery;
  • Boredom and loneliness;
  • Irritability;
  • Increase in appetite;
  • Mood swings;
  • Trouble concentrating;
  • Sleep problems

Looking for a way to sidestep the pain?  You might have seen ads for hypnosis that promise  no withdrawal symptoms or side effects.

Not so fast.

It’s impossible for any hypnotherapist to predict how you’re going to feel when you stop smoking. It’s certainly possible that you’ll sidestep the world of pain many ex-smokers experience – but there’s no guarantee.

I’ve seen clients walk out of my office without a care in the world, able to quit easily with no side effects. Some of those clients were heavy smokers, too. On the other hand I’ve seen those who only smoked 6 or 7 cigarettes per day struggle through symptoms of withdrawal.

At the end of the day it’s a very individual thing which relies of a number of factors, most specifically your own physiological make up.

Here’s another way to look at it; think of your withdrawal symptoms as short term pain for long-term gain.

Once you get past the initial hump it will become easier  and easier. When you have unpleasant experience or sensation, it can sometimes feel like you’re going to feel this way forever.
This isn’t true because everything changes. Good experiences are temporary; so are bad experiences. So when you’re going through something that’s unpleasant it can be helpful to reflect on the impermanence of life.

All of these symptoms are normal and can bemanaged by reprogramming the subconscious mind to help you to feel calm, relaxed and confident.

Other things you can do are eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water, listen to self-hypnosis CDs, Have quit smoking hypnosis in Melbourne, listen to music and get the support of your friends and family. If you’re doing it on your own, remember that that withdrawal symptoms will last for only a few days and the pay-off is huge; better health and a longer life.

If you want to make the journey a little easier, contact a hypnosis expert. Whatever you do, remember that withdrawal symptoms are temporary.

This too shall pass.