People smoke because the act of smoking is personally meaningful to them. When quitting it is useful to explore the reasons and benefits of smoking. Ask the following questions:
1. How will smoking help or change this situation?
2. What situations make you smoke more?
3. What emotion or feeling am I trying to avoid or deny?
4. If I were not to smoke now,what would I feel? How would I handle that feeling?
5. What would I do with the energy that is freed up from quitting smoking?
6. What do I get from not smoking?
The most important factor in quitting smoking is a genuine […]
If you have quit smoking previously and then resumed the habit again, consider the idea that perhaps you are in the midst of some ‘growing pains’. Perhaps you are feeling dissatisfied, restless, ready to change but then got fearfull of the change that will occur. Growing spiritually, emotionally and physically can cause discomfort. Old beliefs arise creating sensations of hurt, pain, sadness, anxiety and uneasiness.
By resuming the habit of smoking these feelings are often soothed, however by going back to the habit brings about a halt to the transformation and evolution of self. These feelings are necessary in personal development. […]
Quitting smoking with hypnosis is just as much your process as the hypnotherapist. It’s about you willing to trust the hypnotherapist to lead you to the best possible outcome, Quitting smoking. Hypnosis is the process of communicating with the sub conscious mind. This communication is via yourself and via the hypnotherapist through yourself. There has to be trust or the process will not work. The trust is set up at the beginning of the session between yourself and the hypnotherapist, however if you are not willing to set up trust then the communication to the sub conscious mind will not […]Read more »
The habit of smoking is often used to calm emotional issues such as anxiety, stress or low self esteem. Nicotine releases brain chemicals that heighten positive emotions and create a sense of reward, however this is only a very short term fix. The mental association between smoking and stress relief can make smoking quite difficult and this is one of the reasons that you have to be sure in your mind that you want to quit. Quitting in the short run may make yoy feel worse but in the long run it is worth it to gain control over your […]Read more »
Before you Quit smoking with hypnotherapy it is a good idea to get clear in your mind why you smoke. If you are clear on this you can then inform the hypnotherapist who can then customise the quit process for you.
For many people smoking is a lifestyle coping tool. Although every person’s specific reasons to smoke are unique, they all share a common theme. Smoking is used as a way to suppress uncomfortable feelings, and smoking is used to alleviate stress, calm nerves and relax. Knowing why you smoke is the first step towards Quitting. Below is a list of […]
A lot of people when they come for hypnosis are anxious, not because they think that they will be controlled but because they see it as something different and allien.
Nothing could be further from the truth as we are all hypnotised at least several times a day. You see all hypnosis is, is a state of focus. One of the best ways to be hypnotised is to watch TV. By focusing on the TV you put yourself into a state of hypnosis. Marketers know this and this is why the advertisments come on louder. You see when you are in […]Read more »
What is stress?
The term “stress” can have many different meanings and can relate to many different things. At times it is used to refer to environmental events that trigger a bodily reaction. At other times it is used to describe that reaction itself. Following the lead of pioneer stress researcher Dr. Hans Selye and others, stress is defined as a bodily state rather than an event in the environment (which is called a “stressor” or “stress trigger”).
Stress is the body’s natural response to demands. It is usually felt as an urgency or tension. Stress is a natural and, indeed, a […]Read more »
Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. It can be consumed, used as a pesticide and, in the form of nicotine tartrate, used in some medicines. It is most commonly used as a recreational drug via smoking.It is a valuable cash crop for many third world countries. Tobacco comes from plants of the genus Nicotiana of the Solanaceae family (nightshade family). The product is manufactured from the leaf and used in cigars and cigarettes, snuff, and pipe and chewing tobacco. Tobacco plants are also used in plant bioengineering, and some of the 60 species are grown as ornamentals. The chief […]Read more »