Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor offers smoking cessation counseling to help people of all genders, ages, backgrounds, and life experiences quit smoking for good. According to the CDC, in 2011 more than 4 in 10 adult cigarette smokers attempted to quit smoking during the past year, and nearly 7 out of 10 had a desire to quit smoking.
Smoking is one of the toughest addictions to beat, and sometimes it feels like the odds are stacked against you. Our counselors are familiar with the struggles of quitting smoking. These caring professionals understand that the process is incredibly difficult, and they can show you tools and techniques that will help you quit for good.
What you can expect with Counseling to Help You Quit Smoking
Foundations Counseling offers smoking cessation therapy in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor. Our therapists will show you how to quit smoking using a variety of tools and techniques.
One particularly useful tool is hypnotherapy.This method for smoking cessation is incredibly effective — hypnotherapy focuses on the mental, emotional, and physical stresses associated with overcoming the habit. It’s so hard to beat smoking because nicotine changes your brain and the way it works. Hypnotherapy works with the subconscious mind, the most important part of defeating those nicotine cravings. Once your cravings are addressed, you’ll strengthen your willpower to overcome the other mental blocks that make quitting smoking so tricky.
Hypnotherapy isn’t the only smoking cessation tool, either. You’ll also work with your counselor to identify other ways to set yourself up for success, such as:
- Setting a quit date
- Identifying feelings, activities, and situations that act as smoking triggers
- Developing coping skills
- Building a network of social support
You’ll work with your counselor to identify problems and learn new strategies for coping. You can use these strategies throughout your entire life, too.
When to Ask for Help
If you want to quit smoking but don’t know how, our counselors can help. When you stop smoking you’ll notice a dramatic improvement in your overall health. Every muscle in your body, including your heart, will feel better. Breathing will become easier as your lungs heal, and your skin’s elasticity will bounce back. And that’s just the beginning of your journey toward a healthier, more energetic self.
Whether you’ve never made an attempt at quitting, or have tried unsuccessfully multiple times, your counselor will work with you to create a customized action plan that sets you up for success. If you’re ready to make a positive life change that will exponentially improve your overall health and well-being, it’s time to ask for help.
Set up a Free Consultation
If you or someone you know would benefit from smoking cessation counseling, please contact Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor to arrange a free consultation.