Quit Smoking with Dr. Shannon St. Pierre

Stop Smoking with Hypnosis: 10 Reasons and 10 Ways to Quit Smoking

For Calgary smokers and those anywhere, a smoking addiction can be more powerful than addictions to illegal drugs. Though society has created stigmas around smoking, there is still a level of permissibility which can make it more difficult to quit.

If you are reading this then you already have your reasons to quit smoking. Maybe a lot of your Calgary friends have quit smoking and are wondering why you are having such a hard time to do the same. Don’t be hard on your self, ex-smokers are not all the same and the successful ones were successful because they found a method that worked for them.

10 Ways to Quit Smoking

  1. First, you need a reason or many reasons to quit smoking. List your reasons on a piece of paper and carry it around with you.
  2. Hypnotherapy can help you quit smoking – that’s what this website is about (click the link to learn more).
  3. Have a support group of friends and family who know you are trying to quit.
  4. Avoid places where people smoke.
  5. Know your triggers – do certain activities make you want to smoke?
  6. Be prepared for the trigger – what’s your plan of action when you want to smoke?
  7. Think about trying alternatives to smoking such as drinking water, a candy, or talk to your doctor about nicotine gum or lozenges.
  8. Look at your lifestyle, is smoking a form of self medication for depression? Consider lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise, and your sleep patterns.
  9. Acupuncture is effective for some.
  10. Cold turkey – just sweet it out, be grumpy for those couple days of cravings, and get on with life.

What ever method you use, make sure you use the help of a trained professional to make sure you are not doing more harm than good when finding a replacement for smoking.

10 Reasons to Quit Smoking

Quit smoking because your friends want you around for a long time.

Quit smoking because your friends want you around for a long time.

Quit smoking for your family

Quit smoking for your family

Quit smoking for a better sex life.

Quit smoking for a better sex life.

Quit smoking and have more money for the important things

Quit smoking and have more money for the important things

Quit smoking for your health.

Quit smoking for your health.

Quit smoking for your teeth.

Quit smoking for your teeth.

Quit smoking and have more energy!

Quit smoking and have more energy!

Quit smoking and watch your savings grow

Quit smoking and watch your savings grow

Quit smoking to have more money for shopping

Quit smoking to have more money for shopping (unless shopping is a problem too!)

Quit smoking and food will taste better.

Quit smoking and food will taste better.