Quitting Smoking is rarely ever considered easy. If you’ve gotten to the point where you are looking for help, it means you have likely tried on your own and failed, or you may be worried that it’s going to be a tough road ahead. You may have tried a few methods and are feeling more trapped, frustrated and maybe even desperate. Paul Gerst L.Ac. has helped many people quit smoking and uses a variety of methods that assist in easing cravings, establishing a steady mind-set, calming the nervous-system and accelerating detoxification. When these things are accomplished, a smoker can become a non-smoker in a matter of weeks.
What makes NENHS’s approach unique and so effective?
NENHS uses acupuncture, essential oils (engages the olfactory system or sense of smell), supplementation, visualization and for difficult cases, diet and detoxification.
It is also a requirement at New England Natural Health Services, that those wanting to quit smoking must buy a package. The reason for this is simple: commitment! Think of the following scenario: You join a health club and pay a small fee, month to month. Are you making yourself go in if you don’t feel like it? NO! Now, if you paid a big fee covering a longer period of time, people are statistically far more likely to still be going, down the line. Single sessions are allowed once the initial package has been completed, but a minimum of 8 visits must be purchased up front. These visits are discounted and have excellent value. In fact, the cost to quit smoking is often what it costs to smoke per the average smoker for 2-3 months. Think of what you’ll save, directly and indirectly…money, healthcare costs, hygiene products, cleaning car and clothes, etc.
TIPS TO QUIT SMOKING, SUCCESSFULLY:
1. Be ready! If you’re on the fence, you are likely to be building in “back doors” or escape routes. Success is thus, not expected and will be less likely.
2. Think about what you are really good at, especially what you are tough and sure about and attach that in some way to quitting smoking. If you bring your confidence to the plan, you are much more apt to become a non-smoker.
3. Forgive yourself and others for past screw-ups. If you have blown it…and you have…because we ALL have…forgive yourself and those who have wronged you. Anger, frustration, anxiety and grief are “mountains” that sit-atop our shoulders and/or clog our minds with negative emotions that we often let derail us and prevent us from reaching goals. How many times have you said: “Aw, to (heck) with it…what does it really matter anyways?” Do you want to continue to be this person? The one everyone talks about as being a failure or being full of self-defeat and self-sabotage?
4. Ask for help. If you think you can do this alone, you are wrong. You are smart to be looking for help, but less smart if you think you’re strong enough to do it by yourself. You want to show how strong you are? Ask for help and let go of the steering wheel. TRUST another, trust a program and commit!
5. Have a plan, stick to it, but be prepared to alter the plan if necessary. As with any good set of plans, sometimes there is the need to alter the plan. This may come in an addition to your program. You may be asked to listen to a CD every night before going to bed. You may be asked to do a detox program or add a supplement. It is wise to discuss concerns and questions with your practitioner, but remember, you are in trust-mode and are going to follow the plan.
6. Detach associated thoughts and behaviors. If you smoke when you’re stressed, add-in stress-relief measures and practice positive thoughts and visualization. If you smoke with every cup of coffee, break the coffee addiction (wean-off) for the time you are quitting smoking. Tell yourself it is time to re-hydrate and do things differently until you’ve overcome the habit/addiction you are trying to kick. Make a list of these behaviors and do your best to mix things up. Go for a walk after a meal instead of going to your chair and turning on the TV.
7. Finally, work with a qualified Practitioner who will help you devise and execute a plan. See yourself as a non-smoker, act the role of the non-smoker…do what a non-smoker does and you will become a non-smoker as long as you do so positively and follow your plan.
Call NENHS today and make a life-changing decision! Better energy, health and happiness may be a phone-call away! 774-283-2726.
NOTE: NENHS and Paul Gerst L.Ac. offer corporate smoking-cessation and stress-relief programs.