Smoking Eradicated by 2030? What causes some smokers to stop and relapse?
The problem is not stopping though, anybody can do that. I remember a comedian saying “stop smoking is so easy… I do it 20 times a day!”. You probably know people who have stopped, sometimes for as long as 18 months, but then in a ‘weak’ moment, usually fuelled by alcohol, have resumed the habit.
How do you prevent the relapse then?
I have helped many smokers to stop over the last 17 years and in my experience it is simply a massive mindset change from “I smoke and I like it but I should give up” to “I am a non-smoker”. That’s it, you need to see yourself as a non smoker! That belief is crucial, but sometimes a part of us interferes, which is why I use Parts Therapy (along with other modalities), before I teach someone to stop smoking,
My one off stop smoking sessions are tailor made and last between 2 and 3 hours, enough to anchor your new behaviour and replace the old habits you no longer need. Why not offer it to your employees as part of you well-being package?