The other day I was speaking to another clinical hypnotherapist who said that you could not quit smoking in 60 minutes with hypnotherapy. As the Quit Smoking Expert, I of course, disagree. I base this on the fact that at my clinic in Capalaba, I have a real success rate of about 95%. I base this statement on the follow-up and research I have done with my clients.Breaking cigarette

The habit of smoking resides in the unconscious mind and by changing the programming in the unconscious mind we can help a person to quit smoking. The unconscious mind wants you to be healthy but with almost everyone who smokes, the habit is associated with survival. Notice that I say that smoking is a habit; there is no addiction involved. The unconscious mind thinks that by allowing you to smoke it is connected with survival. Survival is a very strong instinct, and that is why the habit of smoking can have such a stronghold.

The process in helping a person to quit smoking in 60 minutes is to first qualify that the person wants to quit. From there, it is a matter of using hypnosis to guide the person into a deep trance. Once this has been achieved then neuro linguistic programming is used to turn the habit of smoking cigarettes into a habit of breathing fresh air.

The essence of helping someone to quit smoking cigarettes in 60 minutes is to change one habit for another. The mind is a quick learner, and once it can recognise that the benefit of breathing fresh air is stronger than smoking cigarettes, it takes this new habit on.


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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