The other day at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes, I had an email from a lady who asked if she came to me to quit smoking cigarettes, could she trust me?Can your son trust you? Can your kids trust anyone?
That is a really important question because if there is no trust, the process of stopping smoking will not work. When you think about it, it doesn’t matter what it is because without trust there is no safety, no connection, no relationship!  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 thing for them. that I will give them an experience where they feel safe and that they get their desired outcome.

As a therapist and a quit-smoking expert, I work very hard to

trust my clients. Without that trust, the client will doubt, feel insecure and will relax sufficiently for the hypnosis process to proceed.

The process of trust begins the moment the client sees me. Do I look neat, do I look professional enough, am I welcoming, plus many other things? My client sums me up in seconds before I even open my mouth. The words I utter after that will reinforce the first impressions or make them wonder and curious.
So at the end of the day, if you want to succeed at quitting smoking, you have to trust the hypnotherapist. That trust is a two-way street between yourself and the hypnotherapist. It’s no different from trusting someone to guide you to your destination in a foreign country.

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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