Smoking cessation is a complicated process. The instructions on how to quit smoking are pretty much the same for everyone but the walls that everyone puts up and the obstacles they face are unique and completely personal.
There are many ways to quit smoking and you may have already tried some of them. Nicotine substitutes or use of medication are some of them. The most recent approach is Health Coaching. In experiments that were performed, Health Coaching was used as the primary intervention with very positive results, with a 88.7% discontinuation rate whereas traditional therapies have a 51.6%. After 6 months, the percentages of non-smoking were 76.9% and 63.2%, respectively.
There are environmental, personal, and behavioral factors that shape and influence each smoker's relationship with cigarettes and we are called upon to identify and reorganize them in a way that allows for change. One may be very motivated (personal factor for cessation) but live with someone who smokes (environmental factor) and occasionally light a cigarette (behavioral factor). All these factors are evaluated in order to understand the conditions and the mentality in the attempt to quit.
PERSONAL PLAN | PERSONAL OBJECTIVES
The goal is to create a personal smoking cessation plan through coaching. During the meetings, the smoker's powers are explored, highlighted and strengthened, his values and motivations are redefined. Strong motivation, linked to values, means better and lasting results,
The willingness to change, the confidence and the mentality in trying to cease, are also serious factors to consider.