If you got 10 minutes every few hours, or even a few times a day to relax, chill-out, disconnect, breathe deeply and take a break; why would anyone give that up? Most people wouldn’t – unless it had a cigarette on the end of it. Yet, with all of the knowledge available today about the negative effects of smoking, so many people still do it.
Addictions, habits and behaviours such as smoking are fairly easy to change with NLP. The trick – we don’t treat smoking we treat the benefits you get from smoking and address the habit.
The unconscious mind is an interesting thing. It not only stores all of our memories and emotions, it is tremendously easy to program and re-program. It works best with repetition and habits – which is why the act of smoking is so easy to create a habit of. This also means, that it can be an easy habit to break too.
But, its not just the habit – that’s actually the easy part we can do with NLP. You will learn how to change the coding of your unconscious mind so we can begin to rewire how you think, feel and act toward a cigarettes and smoking. This also seems to change or re-route the nicotine in the brain, cutting off any cravings or symptoms of cravings. This in turn creates a halt in the behavioural habit.
The more important aspect of any addiction is looking at the meaning and belief that has been put on smoking. If smoking means ‘taking a break’, or ‘gathering my thoughts’ or ‘disconnecting from life’, we use our NLP skills first identify how you want to achieve these things instead of smoking. If someone is about to lose their ability to relax a few times a day, do you really think they are going to quit smoking? No.
As a Coach working with people to quit smoking, we identify a persons desired state – and not just “I want to quit smoking”, its often more involved than that. We want to know what life is going to be like smoke-free. Then we will use our NLP techniques to change old beliefs, build resources and create a mind frame-work to not only remove smoking from their unconscious awareness, but to ensure they don’t miss out on any of the positive benefits smoking provided them in the first place.