Most smokers that I see at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes in Capalaba have taken up smoking to fit in. the habit of smoking cigarettes has been put into the unconscious mind but has been warped so that the unconscious mind thinks that by smoking it is protecting you. When you have a habit like this, linked to survival, it can be hard to eliminate.
There are many ways to quit smoking but the biggest problem is that when you remove the habit of smoking from the unconscious mind you leave a void. Nature will not have a void and will either immediately fill that void or eventually fill that void. This is usually by smoking cigarettes again.
By using hypnosis the habit of smoking can be replaced by the habit of breathing fresh air. In other words we replace one habit with another, thus avoiding leaving a void.
It is also important to have the mindset that you want to quit smoking. Every smoker needs to give up but if the need is more than the want then it is very hard to quit. You cannot be made to do what you do not want to do so it is very important to understand that the want to quit is bigger than the need. Contrary to what a lot of people think, hypnosis cannot make you do what you do not want to do. When you can link the act of breathing fresh air rather than smoking cigarettes to your highest values then quitting smoking is so much easier.

About Steve Gardiner

Stephen Gardiner originates from Rhodesia, (Zimbabwe) then working around the globe before finally settling in Brisbane Australia. As a scientist, Steve always had an interest in human development, especially Mind Plastisicity and how we cope with stress, anxiety and addictive behaviours. Over the past 15 years Steve has assisted many clients to transform their lives by resolving the obstacles holding them back.

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