Anyone who has ever experienced any form of addiction or habit knows how easy it is to come up with excuses to continue the addictive behaviour or for that matter any other form of addictive behaviour which may be substituted for it.

A classic example of this is when people tell themselves, “just one more, I’ll have just one more and then I’ll stop” and the same is true for vaping. People go about trying to persuade themselves that vaping will help them to relax, focus more easily or cope with stress, always trying to rationalise away the risks by telling themselves that it isn’t as as harmful as smoking other substances.

However, when you look at the whole pattern of vaping from the outside, all of these rationalisations begin to sound rather unconvincing, like they are putting forward excuses to justify what is fundamentally an irritable coercion that’s driven by a person’s emotions, not reason.

Studies have shown that for people who have completely given up nicotine in all of its forms have demonstrated significantly lower stress levels, totally freeing themselves from their addiction. This makes good sense, because nicotine is a stimulant, it stresses our bodies and pushes a person to feel agitated and restless when they are without it.

The addictive properties of nicotine mean that if a person hasn’t dosed themselves with the drug for a few hours, they tend to feel tense and deprived - like the body is itching to have more of the drug and all of its components. So, by repeatedly dosing oneself with nicotine throughout the day, the sense of relief it experiences isn’t genuine relaxation at all, it is just the temporary alleviation of an addictive craving, which reinforces the cycle of addiction.

There are definite health risks associated with vaping, ranging from the way the nicotine damages the cells of the heart to the way that some e-cigarettes have been found to generate Formaldehyde and to the safety of the flavourings that are often used in the vapour, many of have been found to be highly damaging to the lung and the cells of the immune system.

A vaping impulse also steals away from a person’s psychological wellbeing. It forces a person to feel dependent on a synthetic drug and much like an abusive partner, it tries to persuade you that you can’t relax and enjoy your life without it. It cheats, steals and manipulates a person’s life.

The truth is that once a person has detoxed all of the chemicals associated with vaping out of their system and once they have cleansed those old addictive thoughts out of their mind, they will feel so much better in themselves: calmer, clearer, more in command of themselves and better able to direct their focus in the way that they want to and that’s exactly what the deeply relaxing, hypnotherapy is going to help them do.

Therefore, allow hypnotherapy and counselling to assist you to:

  • calm down the emotions around the thoughts and feelings of vaping and all of its associations;
  • allowing that disassociation from that old habit/addiction, providing the person with opportunities to enjoy life more and maintain that feeling of a deeper sense of balance and stability; no longer needing to vape; and
  • to allow you to manage your life experiences in the most satisfying way.

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Karen Holt Clinical Hypnotherapy and Counselling
Clinical Hypnotherapist


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