8 reasons why you need therapy to quit smoking
These are the reasons why psychotherapy is the best resource against tobacco addiction.
About 30% of the population smokes tobacco, being the most widespread addiction and one of the main causes of unnatural death. and one of the main causes of unnatural death. Because no matter how nice the woman in the tobacco shop may seem, burning tar and swallowing the toxic fumes it gives off is not natural.
Nearly 8 million people die around the world every year, because of a legal substance that causes addiction and a multitude of deadly diseases. If you smoke, you've probably become familiar with the ugly pictures on tobacco packages; and yes, that could happen to you someday if you don't quit Smoking as soon as possible.
Of all the possible remedies that are promoted for quitting smoking, the one that has been scientifically proven to be the most effective is psychotherapy. (everything else works by mere placebo effect, that is to say, by pure chance).
8 reasons why it is in your interest to start therapy (as soon as possible) to overcome your tobacco addiction
In this article I am going to explain why psychotherapy is the best option for you to overcome your nicotine addiction.. At the end of the article I will tell you a very good way to start.
1. You will have someone to accompany you in the process (and who knows what they are doing).
The Internet is a marvel that has allowed us to share a lot of knowledge and ideas for free all over the planet. Now, in addition to the kitten videos, there are also a lot of hoaxes, false information and scams.
The main advantage of hiring a psychologist to help you to quit smoking is that he/she will be able to provide solutions adapted to your specific case (yes, although your brother-in-law also smokes, you don't smoke in the same way, so the same solution won't work for both of you). A person who is an expert in your problem, who has helped many other people with difficulties very similar to yours, and who already knows what approaches work best for each case. Many sensible people would say that's priceless.
2. You will know the origins of your addiction in depth.
No matter how many motivational phrases you repeat to yourself or how many lectures and conferences you swallow: if you do not understand how addictions work and how yours was forged, it is very difficult for you to get out of it.Why? Because you will surely continue to make the same mistakes of the past over and over again. And those mistakes will lead you to the same result: to keep on smoking. The good thing is that a specialized psychologist will ask you questions and help you understand which things are important and which are not.
Most people are surprised to find that by the end of the first session they see their problem in a completely different way. So much so that they often run to tell their family members what they have learned in their first session and how much better they feel.
3. You'll get along better with your cravings
Many smokers report that what they find most difficult is to stop thinking about smoking and their cravings at certain times of the day.. So difficult that their worries and anxieties about lighting up don't let them sleep well, don't let them concentrate well when working or studying, and their struggle with tobacco (and what it means in their lives) overshadows everything else.
4. You will learn (proven) techniques to get rid of the craving to smoke.
If you choose a specialized psychologist, after telling you about your case, he/she will be able to advise you on the best course of action in your circumstances, as well as the best steps to reach your destination. He will not tell you what has occurred to him that morning when he got out of bed, but what he has seen in many has proven in many therapy cases (and with scientific evidence) what works and really helps people to quit smoking. and really helps people to smoke less or even quit smoking completely after a short time.
5. You will feel less guilt and more confidence No one, absolutely no one smokes because they want to.
People smoke because they don't know how to be without smoking. And that awakens all kinds of unpleasant emotions, such as guilt, shame, frustration, sense of failure... A psychologist will help you work through these emotions and change the way you see things and how you feel.
You will also begin to experience progress (less cravings for cigarettes, fewer cigarettes smoked) and feel much more confident, realizing that change is possible.
6. You will be taught strategies to avoid relapse in the future.
As I often explain, the main reason why so many people fail in their attempts to quit smoking is by skipping this phase of self-knowledge and subsequent preparation of an effective relapse prevention strategy.
Because, sooner or later, everyone has a more difficult time, a life crisis, an argument with a partner, a social event in which there is a need to stop smoking.Some social event where there are a lot of people smoking, and the chances of relapse will multiply.
The psychologist will help you work on different strategies to prevent you from going back to smoking once you have quit. So that the "last cigarette" is really the last one.
7. You will be able to help other people around you to quit smoking.
As you achieve the first changes (or even quit smoking altogether), the other smokers around you will start to get curious, and they'll be much more likely to ask for helpand they will be much more likely to ask for help just like you.
The best thing you can do is to share your progress with others, so that they will be encouraged and convinced that it is possible for them too, if they put themselves in the hands of a professional.
8. You will quit smoking for good (forever)
Achieve the long-awaited victory against tobacco and the tobacco industry. Reclaim your life, your freedom, and feel more vital than ever before..
What is the first step to quit smoking?
I suggest an exercise. It's so simple, so simple, it's super effective.
Take a piece of paper and take a few minutes to write down the reasons why you want to quit smoking.. It may seem obvious, but this simple gesture will help you clarify your objectives and set goals. It is without a doubt the best way to start your journey towards a smoke-free life.
The second step is to contact a professional and make an appointment.and ask for an appointment. I am a psychologist specialized in addictions and I have been helping hundreds of people to quit smoking for years. Contact me and I will tell you how.
(Updated at Mar 28 / 2023)