The Science of the Addiction
This program uses Science combined with Psychology to help you conquer your addiction to Nicotine. Nicotine is the active ingredient in cigarettes. Serotonin is one of the feel good chemicals in the brain. Sufficient levels of Serotonin make you feel calm, happy, energetic, and appetite is suppressed. When you smoke you are physically manipulating your serotonin levels in the brain. That is why smoking feels relaxing and reduces stress.
This program will prepare you to quit smoking in the PREP Section. Nicotine addiction is a mental addiction, not a physical addiction. When you quit smoking your brain chemistry will change. Exercise and Relaxation techniques will help you manage stress in a positive, fulfilling way. The Prep section addresses the mental aspect of quitting.
The QUIT Section will motivate you to quit smoking and address the physical aspects of quitting smoking. The strongest trigger, something that makes you want a cigarette, is the sense of smell. Reprogramming the sense of smell to realize cigarettes stink, is the most crucial step in actually quitting . It will also help with the physical sensation aspects of quitting smoking. You won’t be holding a cigarette in your hand or have one in your mouth.
The HELP Section will provide additional resources and tools to help you quit. It may take more that one attempt, but know that each attempt you make, will be better than the last. Statistically, your chances of quitting go up 5 % each time you try to quit. It at first you don’t succeed, try TRY AGAIN!
Please follow the program completely, even if you think a part or section is silly, follow the program. Even I was skeptical of the Emotional Freedom Technique, but I tried it, and it worked instantly leaving me in a more relaxed state. Trust me, the program works. Stay away from alcohol, it may weaken your willpower to choose not to have a cigarette. Stay away from smokers and smoke filled rooms, until you think cigarettes smell bad. It may take more than one attempt, but know that each attempt you make, will be better than the last. Statistically, your chances of quitting go up 5 % each time you quit. If at first you don’t succeed, try Try Again!
Lets get started on Preparing you to Quit Smoking!