Welcome to the 5 day plan to stop smoking, if you are reading this, presumably you are concerned about your smoking and are considering making some lifestyle changes.
My name is Christopher Neill. I’m a British psychologist and I’ve lived and worked in Madrid for the past 22 years. I have a master’s degree in the psychology of emotions, and I am especially interested in addiction and emotional regulation.
The Five-Day Plan is one of the oldest and most effective smoking cessation programs to date. First published by J. Wayne McFarland, M.D. and Elman J. Folkenberg in 1964, the Five-Day Plan has gone on to be conducted in many countries around the world with over 20 million participants. The plan has also received recognition from the World Health Organization, the American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association, and the American Heart Association.
This program takes participants through a five-day step-by-step program to change daily habits and achieve their goal to stop smoking. Through psychological motivations (such as affirmation statements) and physical changes (such as dietary modifications), the Five-Day Plan works to break the participant’s smoking routine and eliminate cigarette cravings. The plan also addresses issues such as weight gain and symptoms associated with nicotine withdrawal, along with alternative activities to overcome such concerns and remain smoke-free.
This course was going to be free, but research shows that we take things more seriously if we have a economic investment in it. So I am charging a token fee of 20 euros, which is less than the price of two packets of cigarettes in the UK.
But before you begin the first five days of a new smoke-free life, we need to look at how much you smoke, the reasons why you smoke and your motivation to stop, so the first part of the course looks at your level of tobacco dependency, your smoking habits, the reasons why you smoke and weighing up the pros and cons of stopping.
It is only after completing this first section should you continue on to the second part of the course which takes you step by step through the crucial first five days towards a smoke-free life.
Enrole now to begin a new smoke-free life