smoking cessation algorithm

Many people dream of quitting smoking, but not everyone has the willpower to do so. How to finally quit smoking? There are some smoking cessation algorithms.

For an example of getting rid of addictions, I propose to consider a smoking cessation algorithm. Since addiction is a serious thing, then it must be approached seriously. We use a whole range of measures.

1. Every day, in a state of overlearning, we imagine ourselves already free from addiction, we imagine with what pleasure people communicate with you, how you play volleyball in a pleasant company for you on the beach, what healthy, beautiful facial skin you have, easy breathing feeling of health throughout the body. It is necessary to devote 10-15 minutes of guided visualization daily in this state.

2. Each morning, use either a separate all-day mindset for quitting smoking, or you include a special phrase in the mindset that you say. For example: “The desire to smoke causes nausea and disgust. In situations that previously caused the desire to smoke, I turn on the replacement mechanism.

3. With a strong desire to smoke, you can use the mood: "I smoke a cigarette." And while mentally smoking a cigarette. Imagine the whole ritual: how you take a pack out of your pocket or glove compartment of a car, how you take out a cigarette, how you smoke, how you inhale. Imagine and mentally feel everything: the touch of the lips to the mouthpiece, the filling of the lungs with smoke, taste, smell - the whole complex of sensations. As a result, after 1–2 minutes of such mental smoking in this state, a person experiences the same sensations as if he had actually smoked a cigarette. I don't want to smoke anymore. For some time. How many times he will have to mentally smoke like this depends on the “experience of a smoker” and on other individual characteristics.

4. It is desirable to find a temporary replacement for the habit of having something in the mouth. Many try to suck on lollipops, someone indulges in seeds, someone drives a match in the corners of his mouth. And someone sucks on an empty mouthpiece. It is advisable to try several options and choose the most suitable one.

5. I imagine addiction in much the same way as some processes in gestalt therapy interpret: as circulation of energy flows in the brain. Imagine that a stream flows in your summer cottage, which erodes your neat beds. You can, of course, screw it up. Some people do this with their addictions – go to a therapist and get coded. For some, this is really a way out. Basically for those who no longer read books, do not use the chances for development, do not have their own will. Everything would be fine, but the water in the stream, even dammed, gradually arrives and arrives. And it can break through our dam, causing a lot of trouble. As it sometimes happens with the psyche of people who have undergone coding. Addiction, or habit, as the flow of energy in a person's head continues to be fed by energy from invisible unconscious sources, as a stream is fed by invisible groundwater. What to do? I propose not to block the flow, the energy of habit, but to redirect it to another, useful channel. If you have a desire to smoke a cigarette, you can speak in a state of over-learning attitude - the desire to smoke is transformed into memory training. Or gymnastics for the eyes. Or in the repetition of foreign words, etc. Some advanced citizens additionally present some kind of visual model that helps turn one desire into another.

6. Reward your victory over addiction. After the passage of each of the exposed periods, it is advisable to pamper yourself with something. To begin with, it can be something tasty or gourmet, in the future - something more serious. It can be both purchases and some events that you have been putting off for various reasons. Such as going to the circus or theater, a trip to the mountains or to the lake, etc.