"To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts ... but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates ... It is to solve some of the problems of life, not just theoretically, but practically."

— Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Philosophical help to Quit Smoking

"The beginning is more than half of the whole," wrote Aristotle, and nowhere is the point more apt than when we face the challenge of quitting smoking.

In this distinctive approach based in Aristotelian philosophy, we address the goal of becoming a non-smoker with the tools of philosophy: The key is to begin with a thorough understanding of the nature of the habit; for in each person's case, it can have a distinct emotional, practical and rational structure. From this position of understanding, we craft an individually tailored plan to dissolve the habit, not merely replace it with a different one.

Plans typically take between 3 and 6 months, and involve a session per week to address emotional, practical and conceptual matters as these arise during the transition. Half-hour sessions by phone or video are often sufficient during the final weeks.

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