What is hypnosis?

I frequently have clients that come to me to quit smoking and say that they had gone for hypnosis in the past and they had not been hypnotised.

My question is what is being hypnotised? We all go into hypnosis in different ways and not always in the same way.

When you come for hypnosis to help stop smoking cigarettes be very careful not to have a pre-conceived idea of what a hypnotic trance is like. I have people say, “I heard every word you said”. My answer is I hope so otherwise I wasted my breath talking to you.

The best frame […]

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The ideal quit smoking client

The other day I had a lady phone me enquiring about quitting smoking and it drove home the importance of having the ideal client for the process of stop smoking cigarettes to work.

She started off by asking me to justify the price of the process and that she could go down the road and get it done cheaper. She also said that smoking was an addiction, this is contrary to all research which shows that smoking cigarettes is a habit.

The lady continued by saying that I could not get her to quit smoking in one session and that it would […]

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Mindset to Quit Smoking

One of the biggest things to succeeding in quitting smoking cigarettes is the one of that this will work. It’s no good in deciding to stop smoking and to use words like hope and try.
Hoping or trying to quit smoking will not put help you to quit. Another common thought is, what if it fails? I’ve tried in the past and it’s not worked. You do not have to be a victim of your past!! What has happened in the past does not have to define what is going to happen in the future.
When you decide to stop smoking use […]

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I Can’t Quit!

Just about everybody that smokes tries to quit smoking at one time or another. They quit for a time and then go back to smoking. Why is this?

When you stop smoking cigarettes you leave a gap in the subconscious mind. The mind does not like gaps and will try to fill that gap, usually by getting you to go back to smoking. That’s what the cravings are all about.

In most cases people resort to hypnotherapy to quit smoking cigarettes after they have exhausted every other avenue. This is a shame as hypnosis is probably the most successful way to stop […]

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Dream to Succeed

Many of us dream(visualise) of what sort of holidays, house, life we want but very few of us dream of how it is going to be when we quit smoking cigarettes.

Sure we may dream after quitting but how many of us dream before we decide to stop smoking. We get what we think about. Think about succeeding at quitting smoking and it will happen, think about not succeeding and it will happen.

What I am getting at is that if you want to increase your chances of quitting smoking then start thinking of yourself as a non- smoker before even attempting […]

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I can’t just quit

I get people coming to me to quit smoking cigarettes who say to me that their friend just decided to quit smoking and they were successful, why can’t they do it?

In reality the success rate for quitting smoking using willpower is less than 7%. In fact quitting like this has nothing to do with willpower and everything to do with your top values.

We all live our lives according to our top values and when we are fulfilling our top values we do not need motivation or willpower. Smoking has a direct effect on health so if health is not one […]

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Change = Quit Smoking

I get a lot of people who come to me for quit smoking with the mindset that if they stop smoking cigarettes things will change.

They are right but have got things the wrong way around. The mindset should be that I want to change and by changing I will quit smoking cigarettes. It comes down to the question, do you want to change and are you prepared to do what it takes to change?

Like all things in life there is a positive and a negative. Some people regard change as positive and will embrace it whilst some regard it […]

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Smoking, it’s too expensive

It’s becoming very expensive to smoke in Australia. The average smoker smokes about 25 cigarettes a day which equates to about $ 8000 per year. I don’t know about you but that is a lot of money.

Think about it, what could you do with an extra $ 8000? You could use it to have fun or to pay off some debts or invest it. Either way it’s a nice bit of extra money.

I am getting more and more people coming to me to stop smoking because of the cost. Whilst this is a factor in quitting smoking it is not […]

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Quit Smoking – Now What?

Once you have quit smoking cigarettes there are many situations that can tempt you to go back to that old habit of smoking. Here are some tips to help you stay a non-smoker:

Many people who have smoked have been doing it for such a long time that it is how they see themselves. They see themselves as smokers. Now that you have stopped smoking see yourself as a non-smoker. Take time in the day to visualise and feel how it feels is being a non-smoker.
Many places are associated with smoking. For example you may go to the same place in […]

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All forms of smoking detrimental to cardiac health

Studies suggest that smoking with waterpipes, also referred to as shisha and hookah, may be associated with even greater toxin exposure because sessions are longer and involve more and larger “puffs,” leading to smoke inhalation as much as 100 times higher than that associated with cigarette smoking.

“Electronic cigarettes may be moderately effective in helping smokers quit, but they need the same marketing restrictions as cigarettes to avoid uptake by young people and non-smokers,” said Professor Joep Perk.

The ESC advocates regulation of electronic cigarettes as a tobacco and medical product in the European Commission’s Tobacco Products Directive. Scientific evidence shows that […]

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