I make my living from helping people to quit smoking cigarettes at Quit Smoking Expert in Capalaba. I often wonder why people start smoking and without a doubt most people start smoking to fit in. so logically the next question is why do you want to fit in?Why smoke1
I’ve always put this down to the need to survive as there is safety in numbers. This weekend I attended a workshop by Dr John Demartini and he gave me another insight on why people smoke; I thought I would share this.
Everything in life is in balance. There are no positives without negatives, there is no loss without gain, and there is no pleasure without pain. As well as everything being in balance we all live our lives according to our top values. According to Dr Demartini our lives demonstrate out top values and they are unique to us. Dr Demartini suggested that habits such as smoking are a direct result of us not living our lives according to our top values. We are living unfulfilled lives, we are looking for pleasure without pain.
This begs the question; what are my values? This is important as once we know what our top values are we can start living our lives according to them and our chances of quitting smoking and cigarettes increases. You can find out what your values are by answering thirteen questions. Where do I get the questions I hear you say? If you would like to get these questions contact us as quit smoking expert by phoning:
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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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