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Most clients stop in a single session, but a free follow-up is provided within three months in the event that you have a problem. Our Skelmersdale hypnotherapist has bookings from Monday to Saturday.
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THE NSCI STOP SMOKING HANDBOOK
Here is a small taster from the book. If you are going to come to our Skelmersdale hypnotist, it’s a good idea to read the free sample pages first.
Why ex-smokers start again, and how not to.
I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The bad news first:
Once a smoker always someone who used to be a smoker. This means that for the rest of your life you are going to be vulnerable to starting again. The good news? It doesn’t matter.
A little story:
A patient came to us and described a previous attempt to stop smoking. One day, he said, I was driving along a country road and it was lovely and sunny and I had the windows down and it felt pretty good. I reached for my cigarettes on the passenger seat but instead of lighting one I got a sudden urge not to do it and there and then I threw them away, just chucked them out of the window. I didn’t smoke for a year after that.
Some time later a man came to the clinic and related not how he had once stopped but why he had started again, a subject we always look into.
One day, he said, I was going for a walk in the country. As I walked alongside a country road this car came along and just as it passed me a pack of cigarettes and a lighter came flying out of the window and landed on the grass. It was like a sign from Heaven that I should smoke again.
Now you think I’m making this up, but the truth is sometimes stranger than fiction, because I’m not. I don’t know if the two men did actually meet on the same country road, but I tell the story because it’s lovely but also to illustrate just how easy it is to start again. If you have ever stopped smoking you know how true that is, don’t you?
So, given that smokers stop for all the right reasons, and given that every ex-smoker I’ve ever spoken to says not smoking is better than smoking, why do so many start again? And the second question is, once they have started again why do so many find it hard to stop again? Wouldn’t you think that if they had been happy non-smokers they would deal with it pretty quickly? Why don’t they?
People who start smoking again almost all have one thing in common. They are surprised when they find they want to smoke. They thought they had won, and there they are, days, weeks or months later, and they want to smoke. And they interpret that wanting as meaning they must, so they do. There is lots to say about a different way to respond to the wanting, and I’ll be doing that in Part Two, but for now it’s enough to remember that once you have stopped you are, almost certainly, going to want to smoke at some time. If you accept that fact now, and get used to it, when it happens you are less likely to get caught out and more likely to follow the instructions I shall be giving you.