•  Stop Smoking...Start Living  

    Quitting smoking is not about just breaking a “bad habit.” It is about changing your life so cigarettes are no longer a part of it. Our three week program “Stop Smoking...Start Living” is designed to empower you to:

    • Identify what triggers your smoking and make lasting changes that will keep you smoke free.
    • Live more in the moment so you can respond — rather than react — to thoughts, feelings and situations that would normally trigger smoking. 
    • Develop communication skills to help you get the most from your support system. 
    • Utilize coping techniques to offset any nicotine cravings. 
    • Relax deeply and affirm living a smoke-free life. 
    • Cope with stress in ways that improve your overall well-being. 

     

    Week I - Preparing for a Smoke-Free Life (2 hours)

    Supported by a wellness coach, the client prepares to quit smoking by connecting with good reasons for quitting, contemplating possible barriers to becoming smoke free, identifying a support network, and creating strategies to avoid triggers and deal with cravings.

     

    Week II - Celebrating Successes-Overcoming Obstacles (1 hour)

    Client and coach reflect on the successes and challenges of living smoke-free. This session targets smoke-free living and overcoming barriers that interfere with the client's goal.

     

    Week III - Living Smoke-Free (1 hour)

    Client and coach continue to identify supports for smoke-free living and create strategies to remove barriers.

    Fee:  $120 for 3 week program (additional hour sessions available)

         

       Stop Smoking...Start Living Support Group

      meets on the first Wednesday of each month,

      6-7:30 PM at the Center for Living

      and is open to all program graduates!

       

       

        

     For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (217) 544-LIVE (5483). 

     

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