When giving up smoking there are a lot of different ways you can go about it. You can decide to go it alone, or go “cold turkey” or you can choose any number of stop smoking aids to help you quit smoking. Some techniques are more successful than others but one stands out above all the others.
Let’s first rule out going cold turkey if you are serious about quitting smoking. Those that choose this method to stop smoking only have a 5% chance of being successful. Those odds are not very high. If you really want to break the smoking habit you are better off choosing some method to help you increase your chances of being successful.
Most of the options available to you address the physical addiction to nicotine. Nicotine replacement therapies like the patch, or stop smoking prescription medications help to break the body’s addiction to nicotine. They can increase your chances of quitting smoking but still do not give you a better than 50% chance to quit smoking.
The reason is that they do nothing to address the real reason why most people are not successful at quitting smoking. Most smokers who try to quit end up lighting up again because of the mental cravings they feel to smoke.
Cigarettes are a very big part of your life. As a smoker most everything you do or feel you associate with having a cigarette. Once you give up smoking you will find yourself in situations, or feeling emotions like stress, anger, or even happiness that will make you want to smoke.
You need to break the emotional attachment you feel for smoking. This attachment leads to strong cravings to smoke when you encounter situations or emotions you associate with smoking.
There is a technique that is designed to address the cravings and emotional attachment smokers feel for cigarettes. It is called Neuro Linguistic Programming, or NLP for short. It is an extremely successful technique to quit smoking because of the fact that it targets and removes the mental cravings to smoke. A recent test showed NLP had a 97.2% success rate.
NLP is a therapy technique somewhat like hypnotherapy in that it addresses the subconscious urges to smoke. But unlike hypnotherapy you do not need to see a professional to stop smoking. NLP benefits can be gained by listening to an NLP audio recording in your own home. Many people quit smoking after just one listen.
When giving up smoking you may also like the fact that NLP is a natural product. If you choose NLP to help you quit smoking you will not have to deal with the cost or side effects of prescription medications.