I’m a failure

Recently I received a message from someone that had come to me to quit smoking. The message read, I’ve failed I’ve started smoking again can I come and see you again. I feel like such a failure.

So let’s look at this and in particular the word, fail.

It’s not fail or failure it’s simply the body giving you feedback. In this case as is often the case with smoking the subconscious was saying that it was still getting a benefit from smoking. Since the subconscious is the most powerful part of the body you will do what the subconscious wants.

The biggest […]

What’s holding you back?

Are you happy with your life? Have you achieved what you would like to? Are you doing what you love? Do you have purpose?

If not, why not?

Are you doing habits such as smoking cigarettes that are harmful to you?

If so why?

Is it because you had a bad childhood? Is it because your boss doesn’t like you? Is it life in general? It doesn’t really matter what you think it is because if you really dig deep down the only thing that is holding you back is you and the decisions you make.

That’s OK for you I hear you say but […]

Do I, or Don’t I?

I was talking to a friend of mine who was trying to decide if he should move from a small town he lives in to a big city. He was saying to me do I move, or don’t I move.

When he was talking about moving all he was talking about was the positives of moving to the big city. I interrupted him and said to him have you considered both the negatives and the positives of moving to the big city?

There was a silence and he said, you know I haven’t done that. He then went on to say that […]

And the winner is..

And the winner is..

Are you a winner? I don’t mean in a sport sense, but in goal setting?  How often do you find yourself consciously wanting to lose weight or to quit smoking but somehow, no matter what you do, you never seem to get the result you desire.   The harder you try, the more you want the result, the harder it seems and ultimately, you give up and fail once again.

You decide:  it’s time to lose weight.  You are off to a great start, you eat well and stick to the eating healthy plan.  Everything works for a few days, then suddenly […]

It’s not an addiction. It’s a habit!

Smoking is a habit and if you want to quit smoking then you have to break the habit. The other day I was listening to a lecture and the person said that there was no such a thing as an addiction, just habits. She said that anything repeated on a regular basis is a habit.

When you think about it smoking cigarettes is a habit. Every time you smoke a cigarette you reinforce the habit. If you take the time out to look at when you smoke you will find that there are certain things that trigger the urge to smoke.

 

The […]

Smoking makes you feel safe

I had someone call me about quitting smoking cigarettes. During the course of the conversation he mentioned that he had successfully quit smoking for several years but with the death of his daughter he started to smoke again.

I could just use hypnosis to help him stop smoking cigarettes but if there is another underlying cause for smoking the chances of him going back to smoking are high. In this person’s case the deep underlying cause was grief and guilt of the death of his daughter.

 

Smoking enabled to help him stop thinking about it and it also gave him a sense […]

Tips to help you successfully quit smoking

Here are some great tips to increase the chances of you succeeding to quit smoking cigarettes.

Firstly, ensure that you are in the right mindset, you are going to stop smoking, before using hypnosis to quit smoking.

Secondly, make sure that you are fully alert and fresh before undertaking a quit smoking process with hypnosis. I recently had a truck driver who came to me after driving all night. He assured me that he was awake and alert, he wasn’t as he fell asleep during the hypnosis.

Now some may argue that it does not matter if he falls asleep as the subconscious […]

Replace smoking cigarettes with a healthy habit

I was recently visiting a friend of mine when he declared to me whilst clutching his electronic cigarette, that he had stopped smoking.

At first, I did not know what to say but I then said but aren’t you still smoking? He replied no, he wasn’t smoking cigarettes any more. When I asked him if the liquid in his electronic cigarette contained nicotine he said, yes it does and it is pure nicotine.

I was stunned and amazed to think that he felt that he had stopped smoking because he had stopped smoking cigarettes.

All he had done was replace one bad habit […]

A great tip to successfully stop smoking

Recently a lady phoned me to enquire about my process to stop smoking.

She said that she loved smoking but it was getting to expensive to smoke cigarettes. Immediately the alarm bells went off in my mind. I asked her what was her main reason to quit smoking cigarettes. She replied that it was because it was too expensive to smoke.

Why did the alarm bells in my mind go off? They went off because if your main reason to stop smoking is the cost the chances of you succeeding are remote. You will always find money to smoke! The average person […]

How to relieve stress without smoking

Many people who smoke cigarettes say that they do it to relieve any stress that they may have. Smoking does and it does not relieve stress.

When you inhale the nicotine from a cigarette it causes your blood vessels to constrict, this interferes with your blood circulation. When you get stressed your blood goes to your muscles so that they can react, they tense up. Smoking interferes with the blood circulation and makes the stress worse!!

On the other hand, the act of putting a cigarette to your mouth and taking it away plus the deep breathing of the smoke helps relieve […]