Rosy Holt has volunteered to share her journey with us as she follows the’ Love Not Smoking’ programme as outlined in the book by Karen Pine and……. Rosy previously managed to give up smoking for 6 years through hypnotherapy. 4 years ago she lapsed, but is determined to stop smoking, and set it as one of her resolutions for 2011.
I met up with Rosy, and Karen Pine, co-author of Love Not Smoking: Do Something Different , Karen stressed that the programme was as much about ‘giving up’, but more about breaking habits and patterns, and replacing one thing you enjoy (smoking) with another more positive activity.
Karen explained that preparation is key, and that for the first 2 weeks of the programme Rosy would in fact still be able to smoke, but at different times or in different circumstances to her usual routine. Rosy ‘s first official non-smoking day is March 18th, by which time her smoking routine should be sufficiently altered to make the habit easier to break.
We look forward to following Rosy on her ‘do something different and ‘Love not Smoking’ journey- I’m sure she has all of our support!
Rosy is an extremely determined lady and has previously been featured as one of our Fabwomen, where she slept under the Tanzanian stars and helped build a school for local children.