Stop Smoking Session IV

Now as you sink deeper and deeper relaxed, all other sounds fade away in the distance. You pay no attention to any other sound but the sound of my voice and you sink deeper and deeper and deeper and deeper and deeper.

You are surprised and amazed at how well you have done. Not only can you stop smoking, but there are no ill effects from stopping smoking. You have made wonderful progress. Not only have you stopped smoking, but the urge is gone. You couldn’t care less about it any more. There is no point debating about it. You don’t smoke. It’s completely set and finished: you are through with smoking. You hate cigarettes. You can’t stand them. If fact, you stubbornly refuse to smoke. You stubbornly refuse to smoke no matter what urges, no matter what ideas, no matter what things may happen, what feelings come up, what nervousness or anything else that happens to you. You deal with all your problems effectively whatever they are and in no case do any of these cause you to smoke. Not any more. There is no situation that could possibly arise in you life that could break down your stubborn refusal to smoke.

How refreshing it is to be so stubbornly strong. This is a good kind of stubbornness and you stubbornly refuse to smoke. You won’t even listen to the other side. You are through arguing. You’ve realized that you don’t like to smoke, so why would you possibly every consider doing it? You hate it. Because that’s the way it is, it is set that you are through with smoking. It is set that you are through with cigarettes. It’s set that you are through with tobacco in any form. You hate it. It’s filthy. It nauseates you. It’s dirty. It’s expensive. You don’t need it and, furthermore, you don’t like it. No one can tempt you. No one can change you. You are far happier without smoking. No matter what people may imply, this is not an endurance contest for you. It’s easy. It’s a simple matter of not doing something you don’t want to do any way. What could be hard about that?

It makes you feel better and enjoy life more. The time you used to spend poisoning yourself with tobacco is now more interesting. Your lungs are healthier. The air is cleaner and your body is more vigorous and full of life because you have gotten rid of all that poison. Nothing can ever make you take it back. You are too stubborn. You refuse. You are through with poison. You hate it, you’ll never do it again.

All these suggestions seal themselves now in the deepest part of you subconscious mind and take complete and thorough effect upon you mind, body and spirit, making you feel relaxed, clear-headed, vivacious, vigorous, completely restored in every way. Full of pep and vitality. I am going to give you a few moments of silence again and during those moments, these ideas are reinforced over and over again.

That period of silence begins now.