Hypnotist Roberta Schwartz writes in:
Me, Myself and Mind® – Emotional
The following example comes from
a client who wanted to stop smoking
Since the subconscious mind is highly
creative and unbounded by reasoning
thought, the options for how thoughts
get linked through association are quite
“I’m five years old and I’m with my mom.
My mom is smoking a cigarette and
she’s reading me a story.”
The child feels her mother’s love while
she breathes in mom’s cigarette smoke.
The smell and the feeling of breathing in
cigarette smoke became subconsciously
linked with feelings of being loved.
Now when she is older, she becomes
“addicted to cigarettes” not because
the cigarettes are addicting but because
breathing in cigarette smoke became
a way of subconsciously feeling loved.
The “craving” for the cigarette became
a “craving to escape that which is
uncomfortable” and to come back to
this vicarious feeling of love.
Another subconscious benefit was to
subconsciously connect with her mother
through the common behavior of smoking.
They had grown apart and having this
one thing in common was subconsciously
In my opinion, the strongest influence on
addiction is that of subconscious association
and the benefits derived based on percep-
tions and beliefs rather than fact and logic.
Once these associations are understood
and changed, the addictive behavior also
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"Your life does not get better by chance,
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~ Jim Rohn, motivational speaker