I’ve seen clients successfully quit smoking. While not every approach works for each individual, there is a landscape of skillful practices to give people the best chance at quitting, and in the past five years I’ve become more comfortable mapping that territory of approaches and choices. Some clients find that their relationship to smoking changes when they begin to raise awareness of select behaviors— interior monologues, self-tracking, self-regulation, accountability, and receiving peer feedback. In my clinical opinion, therapeutic modalities that support behavioral-change awareness include CBT, Gestalt, poly-vagal theory, and narrative therapies. While this is not a promise of a quick fix to end smoking for everyone, I’ve seen this combination work for some people. If you’d like a free consultation to explore options around smoking cessation, please contact me through the link below. Best wishes on your continuing health journey.
Chris Doorley, AMFT#117475