It’s always hard to watch someone you love make choices that negatively impact their health. Smoking is a common habit to have, but it has so many negative consequences. The risk for more serious health issues only increases the longer a smoker continues to smoke. If you have a family member, friend, or loved one who smokes it’s likely that you want to encourage them to quit smoking. But how can you approach them without making them feel defensive?
How To Talk To Your Loved Ones About Their Smoking Habit? Start The Conversation.
Starting a conversation to encourage your loved one to quit smoking can be difficult. When having this conversation, you shouldn’t focus on telling your loved one they need to quit. Rather, encourage them to come to the conclusion that they want to quit smoking.
First, you’ll want to seek their permission to begin this conversation. An unwilling listener isn’t likely to follow your advice. Ask if you can tell them what concerns you about their smoking habit. As the conversation continues, make sure you are encouraging and supportive and not judgmental. You can try asking open-ended questions such as “How would your life be different if you didn’t smoke?” Listen closely to what they have to say, and confirm what they think about their smoking habit by asking clarifying questions and repeating what they’ve said in a non-judgmental tone. Finally, find out what they think about the idea of quitting smoking. Ask what they think about their smoking habit after your conversation.
Allow Gresham Hypnosis Center To Help Kick The Habit
If your loved one decides they want to try to quit smoking, encourage them to check out Gresham Hypnosis Center. At Gresham Hypnosis Center, we’ve helped many smokers in the Gresham area successfully quit smoking. We help smokers learn about the ways in which smoking as a habit has become entwined in their daily lives and routines. By helping our clients understand their smoking habit more fully, we can help them successfully quit smoking. Don’t hesitate – call today to learn more about how Gresham Hypnosis Center can help your loved one quit smoking!
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If you’re ready to quit smoking, reduce stress, or lose weight, seek out hypnotherapy at Gresham Hypnosis Center. We are eager to help our Gresham patients make a positive change in their lives. Hypnotherapy can help you to manage pain or quit bad habits.
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