I’m Afraid To Quit

A lot of people that come to see us at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes in Capalaba say that they are afraid or fearful about quitting smoking.
They see smoking as almost a friend: it’s always there for them and they have been doing it for a long time. What will they do if they do not have smoking?
Let’s look at this and the cost to you of thinking like this. Firstly it’s like a friend and it’s always there. If I was to offer you a deal in life where I would benefit but you would get nothing would you […]

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You and Your Habits

Habits can be defined as routines of behavior that are repeated regularly and tend to occur subconsciously. In the American Journal of Psychology it is defined in this way: “A habit, from the standpoint of psychology, is a more or less fixed way of thinking, willing, or feeling acquired through previous repetition of a mental experience.”
Habituation is an extremely simple form of learning, in which an organism, after a period of exposure to a stimulus, stops responding to that stimulus in varied manners. Examples of habit formation are the following: If you instinctively reach for a cigarette the moment you […]

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I’ll Put On Weight

At lot of people that come to see us at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes in Capalaba are worried that they will put on weight when they quit smoking.
When you smoke sugar is released into the bloodstream quickly and as this is food smoking can be an appetite suppressant. However if you change your diet to having a small amount of sugar there is no reason to put on weight.
People get worried that they will turn to eating when they are bored as they smoked when this happened. There is no need to smoke when you are bored as we […]

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The Benefits of Quitting Smoking

When people come to us at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes in Capalaba we ask them to list the benefits that they will get from quitting. Here are some of them:
• Breathe easier
• More Energy
• Live Longer
• Better quality of a future life
• More in control of their lives
• Will be around for their children and grandchildren
• More money
• Able to socialise with whomever they want whenever they want
• Less inconvenience
• Smell fresher
• Don’t have to lie about smoking
• More time and more efficient
• Better health
There are many more benefits to be gained by quitting. The list above is by no means all the benefits; they are just the most common ones that […]

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Electronic Cigarettes

The World Health Organisation has just come out with a recommendation that electronic cigarettes are harmful. In the past they have endorsed the electronic cigarette as there has not been enough evidence that the electronic cigarette is harmful.
The electronic cigarette is just another way to deliver nicotine to the body and anybody that thinks that nicotine is not harmful is deluding themselves. Nicotine is a stimulant and when it enters the body it causes the blood vessels to constrict. By doing this it increases your blood pressure and thus your chances of stroke. By constricting your blood vessels nicotine interferes […]

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Come and see us at the Mind Body and Spirit Show – Half Price Tickets

Half Price Mind Body Spirit Tickets! Come and see us at STAND D42 Come see us at the RNA Showgrounds on the 28th, 29th and 30th of June Open 9:00am – 6:00pm Daily

1/2 PRICE ENTRY Pay only $9.00!

To activate this half-price offer go to http://www.mbsfestival.com.au/index.htm and click the ‘Buy Tickets’ tab on the right hand side. You will be prompted to enter a promo code, enter ‘EXHIBITOR VIP’ to receive the discount.

*Please note that this half price offer expires at midnight on Thursday 27th June.

For Full information on this event please go to
http://www.mbsfestival.com.au/index.htm

We hope to see you there!

TRANSFORMATIONS […]

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How Effective is Hypnosis for Quitting?

The following is an article I believe is an indepth analysis of the effectiveness of Hypnosis for Quitting smoking by John Mongiovo – New York Hypnosis.   (Website details at bottom of post for more info)

Here is a brief review of some of the research evidence on the effectiveness of hypnosis:
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 […]

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It’s Only Nicotine

I recently had a customer at Quit Smoking in 60 minutes in Capalaba who told me that she had given up smoking but chewed nicotine gum so that she stayed a non-smoker.
Whilst this is healthier than smoking cigarettes it still takes its toll on your life. Nicotine is a highly poisonous substance and it is only the heat of your body, which causes a molecular change that prevents the nicotine from killing you. It doesn’t make sense to introduce such a substance into your body.
Nicotine causes your blood vessels to constrict, by doing this it increases your blood pressure […]

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Some Chemicals Found in Cigarettes

Here are some hidden ingredients you can find in a cigarette. The toluene in glue and cigarettes is a toxic substance that produces euphoria and irritation of the airways and lungs. Cadmium is extremely poisonous and can be found in cigarettes, it results in kidney damage. Tar is an ingredient found in roads and tires as well as cigarettes. A two pack a day smoker inhales one gram of tar a day. That is a quart of thick, gooey tar inhaled a year. Mothballs contain naphthalenes, also found in cigarettes. This proven poison causes reproductive and brain breakdown. The arsenic […]

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Labels

In this day and age it is easier to label everything. It seems as everything has to be put into a box by labelling it. Not only do we have people labelling us but we label ourselves. As with everything in life there is a benefit and a drawback of being labelled.
When you are labelled something your actions in life reflect the label. If you have labelled yourself as a smoker then you think like a smoker and act like a smoker. If you are fulfilling this label then it becomes more difficult to quit smoking. You may not […]

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