Now as you sink deeper and deeper, relaxed, peaceful, all your attention is focused on the sound of my voice. You pay attention only to that sound.
Every person who has smoked a cigarette has connected smoking with other activities. Some people feel that they have to smoke when they first open their eyes in the morning or when they go to bed at night or while watching TV or in some other situations. They associate smoking with some activity and that triggers a mechanism which causes one to reach for a cigarette.
We are breaking all of those mechanisms now. We destroy every last one of them right now. From this moment on, whatever those activities were, smoking will suddenly seem outrageously out of place in connection with them – particularly with those activities. The idea of smoking while doing that is revolting to you. You can not imagine doing it.
Visualize yourself eating a wonderful dinner, then killing the whole taste with a cigarette. It’s a terrible idea. Nothing could be worse than that. The one thing you don’t want with those activities is a cigarette. Smoking to you is not only undesirable, it’s stupid. And you don’t like it. Whatever special situations are connected with cigarettes in your past are now completely revised. There is no situation that calls for a cigarette. Those activities have nothing to do with smoking and smoking in them is distinctly out of place. When you are working, cigarettes get in your way and take time and concentration from your work. When you are relaxing, they keep you from relaxing. And you are now relaxed completely, going deeper and deeper down, letting these suggestions take complete and thorough effect.
From this moment on, there is no activity in you life that goes with smoking. In fact, all activities, whether it’s walking, sleeping, work or play – all go better without smoking. They go better with lungs full of fresh air. They go better with a good blood supply. Everything goes better without cigarettes.
All of those old connections are broken and new connections are made. And it is going to be very easy for you. Now you go deeper and deeper. Relaxed. Deeper and deeper and deeper. All of the sounds fade away into the distance. You listen only to the sound of my voice … and sink farther and farther down. Deeper and deeper relaxed … deeper and deeper relaxed … deeper and deeper relaxed … listening to the sound of my voice and going way, way down. Each and every suggestion that I have given you is reinforced ten times over during the period of silence which now begins.