Take Control

I had someone who was coming to see me to quit smoking cigarettes and they said that they were really nervous about it.

When I asked them why they were nervous about quit smoking they said to me that it was their crutch and they were afraid that they would fail.

Let’s look at this a little more closely. What they did not realise and what many people do not realise is the control that smoking cigarettes has. When you are relying on smoking to achieve relaxation, stress relief etc it means that you are giving control to your smoking habit.

What I […]

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Connection

When you decide to quit smoking it is important that you choose someone to help you that you connect with and that you trust.
As with most things in life you will work better with someone when you tryst and connect with them. It’s no different when you decide to stop smoking cigarettes.
When you have decided to quit smoking and you are having someone help you to quit it is really like a partnership between yourself and the person helping you. For this partnership to be effective it is important that there is an element of trust and also connection.
If you […]

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Quit Smoking or Resist

It amazes me how often people try to resist hypnosis when they came to quit smoking. One would think that resistance would be the last thing you would do when you come to stop smoking cigarettes.
Before doing the quit smoking process I always make it plain that you are to accept all of my suggestions 100% no questions asked. If you question or do not accept the suggestions then the process will not work. You can take the stance that you always question and do not just accept things. It’s your prerogative but it will not help you to stop […]

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Quit Smoking, Quit Control

Quite often I will ask people who have come to me to quit smoking cigarettes if they think that their smoking habit controls them.

In a lot of cases they say that smoking does not control them, even with people who are smoking 40 to 50 cigarettes a day! When I ask them to look closely at how much their day is planned around smoking cigarettes they are often surprised at how much it controls their day.

In a lot of cases they see how much time is wasted searching for cigarettes and lighters, how much anxiety is caused if they don’t […]

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Quit Smoking – Lower Nicotine

A recent study in America has shown that when people lower the amount of nicotine in their cigarettes they become less dependent and find it easier to quit smoking cigarettes.

I believe that nicotine is probably one of the worst things in cigarettes as it is nicotine that causes your blood vessels to suddenly constrict and thus interfere with your blood circulation and blood pressure.

It is not understood but if smoking cigarettes with a lower nicotine level helps people to quit then I am all for it. Of course it must still be remembered that this is just a step to […]

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Out of Control

Quite often when I am helping a person to quit smoking I ask them if they think that their habit is controlling them. It always amazes when they say that it doesn’t.

It is often a person who is a heavy smoker and been doing it for a long time that says their smoking habit is not controlling them. When they say this I usually follow up with some questions on their smoking and lifestyle, what usually comes out is:

They check often that they have their cigarettes and lighter.
They plan their day around cigarettes and smoking.
They will go to great lengths […]

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Perceptions to Quit Smoking

As they say perceptions are reality and that is why it is really good not to have perceptions of hypnosis but in particular hypnotic trance.

When someone has a perception of trance it does two things: it takes away from your concentration and if the trance is not like you imagined you think that you have not gone into trance. When this happens you then begin to question what has happened.

I had a customer at Quit Smoking the other day who did not think that she had gone into trance. When I asked her about this she told me that she […]

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He Made Me Do It

I had a client that told me that her brother made her smoke cigarettes. She said that he was smoking and insisted that she smoke as well.

The question is, did he really make her smoke cigarettes? For me the answer is no. we all have choices and I would suggest that it was her choice to smoke. She could have just as easily chosen not to smoke!

It seems to me that these days’ people do not want to accept the consequences of their choices. It’s much easier to blame someone else. It’s not my fault, its somebodies fault seems […]

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Quit Smoking = Less Stress

Many people equate smoking to stress release. They smoke in a stressful situation to cope with the stress. The question is does smoking help with stress release?

The answer is no and yes! What? I hear you say, how can that be so?

When you smoke the nicotine from your cigarette causes your blood vessels to constrict very fast. This causes two things:

Your blood circulation is restricted.
Your blood pressure shoots up.

It is estimated that when you smoke a cigarette your peripheral blood circulation is reduced by 60%. Since the cells in your body rely on the blood supply to get their nutrients […]

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How Effective is Hypnosis for Quitting?

Here is a brief review of some of the research evidence on the effectiveness of hypnosis for quit smoking:

90.6% Success Rate for Smoking Cessation Using Hypnosis

Of 43 consecutive patients undergoing this treatment protocol, 39 reported remaining abstinent from tobacco use at follow-up (6 months to 3 years post-treatment). This represents a 90.6% success rate using hypnosis.

University of Washington School of Medicine, Depts. of Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2001 Jul;49(3):257-66. Barber J.

 

87% Reported Abstinence from Tobacco Use With Hypnosis

A field study of 93 male and 93 female CMHC outpatients examined the facilitation of quit smoking by using hypnosis. […]

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