HYPNOSIS IN MINUTES: Read on if you want to be a non-smoker! What’s the difference Between an ex-smoker and someone who never smoked, and how does it affect success? It’s in the language that you use! Think about this: When a non-smoker is offered a cigarette, they say words to the effect of, ‘no thanks, I don’t smoke.’ When they’re asked ‘do you have a cigarette?’ they say ‘no, I don’t smoke.’ When they’re asked ‘do you smoke?’ they reply with ‘no’. When someone who has quit is asked the same questions, they say ‘no thanks, I’ve quit!’ or ‘I’m trying to quit’, or ‘I’ve cut back, ‘I gave up’, or ‘I’m off them’ etc. What do you notice about the ex-smoker’s responses?
They are all implications that they smoke. Little reminders creeping into the mind. Their responses are a continued and repeated suggestion they smoke. The words are implying that this could be a struggle, is a challenge to maintain, or that they’re trying every day to remain a non-smoker. If you have stopped or are hoping to, start by changing your language. Speak like a non-smoker. Answer those questions like a non-smoker. See how much easier it makes things.
Start right now and repeat in your mind the words ‘I am a non-smoker and will remain so for the rest of my life.’
If anyone offers you a cigarette, reply with ‘no thanks, I don’t smoke.’