How to Quit Smoking for Good

The negative health effects of smoking are well documented. Long term smoking significantly increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. It’s also a major contributing factor of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) – a group of lung conditions that result in bronchitis and emphysema.

Smoking is so damaging to the body that the CDC estimates that smokers cut their life expectancy by at least 10 years shorter than non-smokers. Yet even if you’re aware of these facts you might find it almost impossible to resist lighting up. Why? Because nicotine – the main ingredient in cigarettes – is incredibly addictive […]

How Much Does Being Healthy Cost?

Healthy vs Sickness

How much does being healthy cost us?   Actually, not a lot!   Unless……..    Unless we have made some poor choices in the past!

What do I mean by that?   Well, as children, we don’t like vegetables, but love dessert!   We’d rather eat a cake or a biscuit than an apple!  Ask any parent and you have a 75% chance they will tell you they don’t like mealtimes because of the battle to get kids to eat healthy foods.  For some parents, especially nowadays when both parents are working and time is very short in the evenings, takeaways are an […]

Stop Smoking Quickly

I recently received an email from a client of mine!  She said, “Hi Steve it’s been over two and a half years since you helped me to stop smoking.  I have the odd thought of a cigarette but I do nothing about it. Thank you.”
This made my day as she had been smoking for 50 years, 30 to 40 cigarettes a day.

Smoking Habit

People ask me how is it possible to stop smoking so quickly! How can you change such a long-ingrained habit with one session of hypnosis? Hypnosis allows you to move the critical part of the mind, the conscious […]

Is Your Health Suffering?

As a teenager I was fit, focused on health and ‘pumped weights’ as a power weight lifter for my University.   After University, I was a Medic in the Army, so still fit and health!  I ate plenty of junk food, drank too many ‘brandy and cokes’, in fact Coke was my drink of choice!  It didn’t show on my body as I was so active.

Fast forward a few years, I became a scuba diver, my diet was extremely unhealthy, but still I was fit, slim and looked a picture of health.   To be honest, through all these years, I never […]

Want Your Life Back?

Often, when people come to see me to quit smoking, they are suffering from long term stress and anxiety. In these cases, smoking can be helping that person cope with their stress and anxiety.

Do You Get Tricked By Smoking?

How does this happen: Well, when you inhale (drag) on a cigarette your lungs are filled with air. The deeper you inhale the more air is dragged into your lungs. Then you hold that inhale for a few moments and then, let it all go! It is the same physical action you do when meditating or trying to slow down your heart […]

What’s your reason to Quit Smoking?

The reasons that my clients have to want to quit smoking are varied.  Just simple reason such as ‘I’m Over it!’ are common.  As are health; kids; grand-kids and sickness, they are common as well.  However, recently I had a client who told me a completely differently reason.  He’d had a health check and the Doctor told him if he continued to smoke cigarettes he would have to give up his job, which he loved.  

Sounds like a really good reason to want to quit smoking, right? This is when I then asked him a really crucial question. If cigarettes were […]

Imagine Life with No Smoking

What do you imagine happens during your Quit Smoking hypnosis session?  Often people who come to quit smoking, think that it is up to the hypnotherapist to make them stop smoking.    I suppose that could be an acceptable expectation.  However, the only person who can make change in your life is you.  Your therapist is the facilitator of the change, but the client makes the change happen.  It is essential that You decide ‘you want to stop smoking’.   You decide the result you want is to be a permanent non-smoker!   The hypnotherapist skill is to make suggestions to your […]

Blame and Shame of Smoking Cigarettes

Just recently I visited Sri Lanka. It was surprising to see that very few local people smoked cigarettes. The people that smoked were mostly overseas visitors.I asked my guide “why” so few Sri Lankan’s smoked. He told me that several years ago the government had launched a campaign to shame and blame smokers and that it had been very effective. Whilst I don’t advocate such a program I wondered why their quit smoking campaign had been so effective. The only thing that seemed logical was the culture of the people and the country. The government is listened to and it […]