You pay attention only to the sound of my voice. Sink further and further down, deeper and deeper. Sleep deeply. Sleep. Deeper and deeper. As you listen to the sound of my voice, your mind concentrates on it. It is easy for your mind to concentrate, concentrating to a pinpoint. You find you are going to be able to concentrate on your work and concentrate on your play and concentrate at all times. It makes you feel good and feel relaxed. For when your mind is concentrating on other things, there is no room for the smoking to even get into it. When you become fatigued or tired, you can lie down for a couple of minutes, go into a state of self-hypnosis and relax completely. Because concentrating the mind does not make it tired. The mind becomes fatigued out of confusion, not concentration.
Smoking has been a form of self-punishment, a form of feeding yourself poison, that you neither like nor need. You only feel a need for this when you make yourself tired and tell yourself that consciously you are on your way to death. That is not true. Tiredness is merely a sign that you need to rejuvenate yourself, which can be done easily with self-hypnosis. Smoking is more than a crutch – it is a hindrance, a block in your path. We are removing that block. We are wiping it out completely so you can go on to success as if it had been erased. The wall is no longer there. You walk straight ahead and wipe out smoking completely so that it has no place in your life.
It is not a substitute for anything – not for death or self-punishment or anything else. It is a nonentity. It does not exist for you. It has been wiped out by your concentrating on other beneficial things. As you think of your goals, your work, your play, the entire idea of smoking never appears. It vanishes completely. You have no use for it. It is a good substitute for nothing. Indeed, you are surprised and amazed at how easily it is for you to concentrate your mind on everything you want to. Your goals, your aspirations, your desires, your needs, your work and relaxation.
Smoking is gone from your thoughts. And with it is gone all the poison, all the negative suggestion, all the self-punishment and degradation and all the problems. A cycle for good has been established. The more you hear these words, the more they will take effect on you, for even as you hear them in the deepest part of you subconscious mind, these suggestions take effect, complete and thorough effect in every way — sealing themselves into the deepest part of your subconscious mind, and becoming an integral part of each and every cell of your brain and body, making you more healthy and more satisfied in every way and feeling good all over.
Now I want you to take five very deep breaths. I want you to breathe in the very deepest, cleanest, most wonderful air into you lungs. There’s one. Now let it out. Feel how wonderful that feels. There’s no smoke there. Nothing to do with it. Two — take a deep breath — all the way in, all the way out. Feel the air reach the very distant recesses of every single part of your lungs. Three – and as this happens, you gain a tremendous, tremendous desire – breathe way out – tremendous desire, what wonderful clean, fresh air. Four – and the wonderful feeling it gives you as you breathe in all the way in and all the way out. And on this last breath that is coming in, you realize how much you enjoy breathing clear, pure, fresh air without smoke or irritants of any kind. It’s wonderful to you.
All the way in, all the way in, all the way in, further and further and further – the deepest breath you have ever taken in your life, all the way down, that develops in you a desire for deep, comfortable, wonderful breathing such as accomplished in healthy, comfortable, satisfied people like yourself. As you continue in this way, continue to breathe comfortably, feel good, concentrate your mind on those things that need concentrating on. Every day, in every way, you are getting better and better and better.
Now I’m going to give you a short period of silence during which each one of those suggestions will take complete and thorough effect upon you, sealing themselves into the deepest part of your subconscious mind and reinforcing themselves over and over again. All these suggestions and any other suggestions I have given you, are now reinforced. Again and again and again. That time begins now…