How Do I Stop Smoking

How Do I Stop Smoking

How Do I Stop Smoking?

When a smoker comes to my San Diego office to use Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques and hypnotherapy to quit smoking, almost all of them tell me they have tired to stop smoking many times before.

Physiological vs. Psychological Addiction

Nearly every smoker finds quitting extremely difficult. Even though they already are very aware of the dangers smoking brings, they just can’t stop.

There are many smokers who smoke 30 or more cigarettes a day.

The Effects of Nicotine

As you continue to smoke the effects of nicotine actually lessens. Drug counselors call this “building a tolerance.”

Although they do have a small craving for the nicotine, no smoker smokes 30 cigarettes because their body needs all that nicotine. They smoke because it has become a habit.

It’s simply a craving.

Then what causes the cravings?

Your craving is caused by your psychological need for more doses to “feel” the same effects you first felt from smoking cigarettes.

The same is true for any drug. This is why cutting down seldom works.

Your psychological craving makes you a puppet of this nasty habit. That is why it is not an easy habit to kick.

Your Mind Won’t Let You Quit

Smoking mind problem not a physical problem, the real reason you can’t quit is in your mind.

Why Can’t You Just Tell Yourself to Quit?


It because you haven’t defined the outcome you really want. In order to quit smoking you need to have a well formed outcome.

What is a Well Formed Outcome?

While many people don’t know what they want in life they do know what they don’t want in life. This is known as a moving away mindset.

That’s why it’s so hard to “quit smoking” because you’re trying to move away from your smoking habit.

While it’s good to want to quit smoking it’s better to want to become smoke free so that you can live a long and healthy life that you can share with your loved ones.

This is known as outcome based thinking. Focusing not only on your goal, which is to quit smoking, but on what you want being smoke free to give you, the healthy lifestyle you desire.

Knowing your outcome motivates you to do the things you need to do in order to achieve what you want out of life.

Whatever Your Mind Resists – Persists

Anything you try not to think about will persist. Here’s an example:

Don’t think of the color blue.

Whatever you do don’t think of the color blue.

Do not think of the color blue.

Now look around the room.

What color do you see the most?


This is why it’s so hard to quit smoking cigarettes. In order to quit smoking you have to be aware of smoking.

Your mind focuses on quitting but it’s hard to quit because, as you resist, smoking is constantly on your mind.

You need a method to shift the way you think about your smoking habit.

Smoking Triggers

You can stop smoking; you do it all the time.

Most people, and I hallucinate (imagine) you are one of them, don’t go to sleep and then wake up every hour craving a cigarette.

You get on a plane where you can’t smoke (or you’ll go to jail) for several hours and make it just fine, only to search for a place to smoke as soon as you deplane.

You can work for a long stretch of time, or at least until break and then, whammo, you rush to your favorite place to light up.

You have already quit for a short or long time.

The question is “why can’t you just quit permanently”?

The answer is your smoking habit has an environmental trigger.

It switches on when you pick up the phone; sit in a chair, after meals, with a drink etc. One thing happens which cause you to think of a cigarette and you light up.

You do it habitually because one thing causes the other to happen and this is all in your subconscious mind.

What if I Like Cigarettes?

Some smokers believe that smoking gives them pleasure. The reason for this is they link up quitting with discomfort.

When they have tried to quit smoking in the past they have experienced withdrawal symptoms and they have linked quitting with pain.

The trick is to shift the way you think about cigarettes.

So How Do I Stop Smoking

You, like thousands of other people, can quit smoking using hypnotherapy and neuro linguistic programming techniques.

There are many studies that have shown that quitting is a fairly easy task once you get your mind to cooperate. The trick is to have that well formed outcome, an outcome that pulls you in the direction you want to go. Then you can quit smoking.

Hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming or NLP have been found to be an effective means by which some people can remove environmental triggers from their thought process and quit smoking more easily.

Then you can live the rest of your life smoke free.

Why not give it a try?


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About the Author

Wil Dieck is America’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach©. He is also the founder of Total Mind Therapy©, a system that uses Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)©.

NEC is a system that uses the best of three highly effective processes, Advanced Hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques (NLP) and meditative breathing techniques from Qigong, a Chinese Martial Art, and combines them into one powerful system that you can use to alter your thinking patterns that allow you to make quick and lasting shifts in your behavior and, as a result, quit smoking cigarettes.

Wil is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP) hypnotherapist and Qigong Practitioner. His office is located in San Diego, CA.

He has taught hundreds of people in individual and business settings how to use Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques to stop smoking cigarettes now.

Wil is available for individual coaching sessions and group presentations for using NEC or hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as using meditation techniques from Qigong to help you stop smoking now.

If you are interested in learning more about using Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques to stop smoking, then call (619) 293-3255 for your complimentary personalized assessment and action plan.

In this session we’ll discuss the goals you wish to achieve and you’ll go away with an action plan packed with information on how to achieve those goals.