Quit Smoking – Address the cause

A lot of treatments to quit smoking address the symptoms, smoking, rather than the cause of why you smoke. To successfully stop smoking cigarettes, you need to break the cause of why you smoke.
Our brains can be quiet primitive, especially when it comes to survival. In the days when we were cavemen and women the chances of survival were improved if you stuck together in a group. People start smoking to fit in. it might be because friends are smoking, family is smoking or workmates.
When you have your first cigarette the conscious mind goes: hey this is cool I’m fitting […]

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The effects of smoking take a long time

It’s well know that smoking cigarettes leads to a multitude of illnesses and that it shortens your life.
Even though smoking causes health problems one of the biggest problems is that the health related problems associated with smoking only really become apparent around the age of 40. Before that age, you don’t notice the shortness of breath and other related symptoms such as the persistent cough and lack of energy.
The majority of people who decide to quit smoking fall into the age group of 40 and above. This is because at around 40 the effects of smoking cigarettes become apparent. The […]

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Why Did You Start Smoking?

I have been using hypnosis for many years to help people quit smoking. In all that time, everyone has started smoking to fit in.
The subconscious mind wants to keep you safe and healthy, unfortunately the habit of smoking tricks the subconscious mind into thinking that smoking cigarettes is associated with safety and survival.
When you are in danger your chances of survival increase if you are in a group. This is why animals, fish and even insects hang around in groups. If the people or people that you look up to smoke cigarettes, then subconsciously you feel left out and thus […]

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Can I trust You To Quit Smoking?

The other day at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes I had an email from a lady who said that if she came to me to quit smoking cigarettes, could she trust me?
That is a really important question because if there is no trust then the process of stopping smoking will not work. In fact, when you think about it, it doesn’t matter what it is because without trust the process will not work. In a lot of cases people who come to see me have never experienced hypnosis before and therefore need to trust that I will do the right […]

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Quit Smoking – accept suggestions

For any hypnosis to succeed in helping a person to quit smoking the client must be prepared to accept suggestions 100% no questions asked.

You have two minds; the conscious and the unconscious. The conscious mind is the questioning part of the mind and analyses things. The unconscious mind is where all the patterns are and it is like a 5-year-old, it will accept things with no question.
In hypnosis, the conscious mind is put to one side so that the hypnotist can give suggestions to the unconscious mind. If you question the suggestions being given to you then the conscious mind […]

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Nicotine a reason to quit smoking

One of the worst aspects of smoking is nicotine. The highest poison rating that you can get is an S7, nicotine is an S6. It is extremely poisonous and the only reason that it does not kill you is that the heat of your body causes a molecular change.
Nicotine has been used as a pesticide for a very long time. I have seen farmers soak the cured tobacco scraps in water for several days and then spray the water over crops as a pesticide, works like a charm. If you read the old gardening books from the 40’s and 50’s […]

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Smoking is my friend

A very common thing that I have when people come to me to quit smoking cigarettes is, it’s my thing or it is like a friend for me in that it is always there. Let’s take a closer look at this, it’s brutal but you can’t sugar coat it.
We all like a fair deal in life. If you were asked to enter a deal where you were going to get nothing and the other person was to get everything you would probably not enter into the deal. It’s not a fair deal. Here’s the deal with smoking. For what you […]

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Quitting for the New Year

The New Year has come and like many people you have made a New Year resolution to quit smoking, quit eating unhealthy foods and lose weight and quit other things in your life that are not serving you.
If you are true to the pattern you will start off great and full of enthusiasm, but as time goes by your motivation will drop off and the next thing you know you are back to your old ways. Why does this happen!!
If you look at your mind you have a conscious and an unconscious mind. Your unconscious mind is far bigger than […]

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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 cigarettes and it will happen, think about not succeeding and it will also 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 […]

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Am I in hypnosis?

I comment I frequently get from clients after doing quit smoking is, was I in hypnosis? The question here is what is a hypnotic trance? This is a hard question to answer as we all go into hypnotic trance in different ways and it varies from time to time.
There are many definitions of hypnosis but I like; “hypnosis is a state of focus and acceptance that causes a change of state”.
We all spend our lives going in and out of trance, in fact we will probably spend about 70% to 80% of our lives in a hypnotic trance. The easiest […]

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