Synopses & Reviews
As a smoker, you know how comforting stepping out for a smoke can be. Smoke breaks are relaxing rituals that can help you cope with stress, keep perspective, and feel good. So why give them up? With The Smoke-Free Smoke Break, you don’t have to. This groundbreaking approach presents a complete plan for quitting smoking safely by helping you transform your smoke breaks into a powerful self-care routine for managing stress and cravings.
The exercises and meditations in this program are designed to make it easy for you to mindfully manage stress, control cravings, and prevent relapse. Long after you’ve quit, you’ll continue to enjoy smoke-free smoke breaks to help you feel calm, relaxed, and in control throughout the day.
The Smoke-Free Smoke Break is a groundbreaking approach to smoking cessation that helps readers learn to replace smoking with mindfulness, craving control, and cognitive restructuring techniques that help readers reduce tobacco use gradually, at their own pace. Because the ritual and habit of smoking can be as addictive as nicotine itself, this book allows readers to continue taking ìsmoke-free smoke breaksî using tobacco-free relaxation methods.
About the Author
Pavel G. Somov, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA. He is author of Eating the Moment, Present Perfect, and The Lotus Effect. Visit his website at www.eatingthemoment.com.
Marla J. Somova, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice and a faculty member in the department of psychology and counseling at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA. Somova received specialized training in smoking cessation treatment methods and has led multiple smoking cessation groups in hospital and community settings.
Foreword writer Andrew Tatarsky, PhD, has specialized in the field of substance use treatment for over thirty years as a psychologist, supervisor, program director, lecturer, and author. He is director of the Center for Integrative Psychotherapy for Substance Misuse, a treatment and training institute, and is author of Harm Reduction Psychotherapy.