We are more and more isolated

We are more and more isolated

Have the events of the past few years made you feel more isolated than ever before?  Last week the team at Quit smoking in 60 minutes went for a bush walk in the hills behind the Gold Coast in Australia.  its a brilliant place to get out into nature and destress.    The area is very popular, and we passed many people whilst walking. 

What struck me the most was the majority of people tried to pass us without any greeting and would not look you in the eye. The […]

Hypnosis is for Dads who want to be around for the long Haul

Hypnosis is for Dads who want to be around for the long Haul

The lighter side of quitting smoking

As a Dad, you want to set a good example for your kids. You also want to be around for the long haul.  You want to teach your kids, right from wrong and how to make healthy choices and avoid harmful habits. One habit that you may be struggling with yourself is smoking. You know the risks of smoking and how it can impact your health and the health of those around you. But quitting is easier said than done.

If you’ve tried quitting smoking using medications, pills, or patches without success, you might want to […]

I’m Afraid To Quit

I’m Afraid To Quit

A lot of people that come to see us at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes in Capalaba say that they are afraid or fearful about quitting smoking.
They see smoking as almost a friend: it’s always there for them and they have been doing it for a long time. What will they do if they do not have smoking?
Let’s look at this and the cost to you of thinking like this. Firstly it’s like a friend and it’s always there. If I was to offer you a deal in life where I would benefit but you would get nothing would you […]

You Set Your Boundaries

When we are born, we all have the same abilities. If this is so why do some of us rise to the top of success and others of us do not? The answer is that we set the boundaries of what we can and cannot do. These boundaries are set from the moment we are born and they are often a result of fear.
Fear is both a positive and negative thing. It sets the flight response in us and gets us to move away from a potentially dangerous situation, or it can paralyse us and prevent us from reaching greater […]

Is Smoking Addictive?

Are you too physically addicted to cigarettes to free yourself from them?
Usually, you start smoking when you are young and at first you own smoking and you can quit anytime. However, bit by bit smoking starts to own you and eventually it does and many of us feel as if it is now an addiction. The tobacco companies and the perception of society reinforce this.
Most people have tried to quit smoking but have not succeeded, and this reinforces the perception of smoking being an addiction. It’s not just stopping smoking that’s important, but how you stop.
A Russian psychologist named Pavlov […]

Is Quitting Smoking your New Years Resolution?

Is Quitting Smoking your New Years Resolution?

The New Year can be an excellent time to get moving on your quit smoking goals. 

Great, You’ve decided 2023 is your year to quit; what next?  It’s time get prepared to meet your goals. Here are 6 tips to set you on your way to Quit smoking success.


 1.  Surround yourself with a support crew. 

This could be family, friends or workmates. These should be people who you can brief if you fall off the wagon so to speak. Part of your support crew plan should be them being briefed on what you’d like from them. You know […]

Tipping Point

It’s important to have reached the tipping point when you want to quit smoking. Not the physical tipping point where your body has been damaged, and you need to quit! The mental tipping point is when you feel ready, the point when your want to outweighs your need to.
A lot of people come to me to quit smoking, but they have been motivated by the things that are going on in their lives. Their lives are out of balance from things such as marriage failure, anxiety and stress etc.
In situations such as this, you need to balance your life. The […]

Are You Too Confused to Stop Smoking?

There are so Many Ways to Stop Smoking

These days, everyone is an Expert!  Everyone has the best way to stop smoking!  The Government or health department insists that Nicorette patches, sprays chewing gums or pills or potions are the answer.  But are they?

These days there are the infamous e-cigarettes.  When smoking isn’t really smoking!  Really, there is still nicotine,  You are still sucking on a ‘cigarette’,  it still has control over you, and it is still doing harm to your body.  Think about it,  how long did it take for the ‘public’ to know about the harmful affects of nicotine!  […]

Quit Smoking Worldwide

Quit Smoking Worldwide

My favourite hobby is to travel so by helping people to quit smoking via Zoom is that I get to meet people from all sorts of places and backgrounds and hear about their lives..

People come Across the World to Stop Smoking

A guy recently travelled from Mongolia to stop smoking cigarettes.  An American client booked his Zoom quit smoking session through our on line booking system.  Helen, a recent client, was referred by an Australian friend, lives in Harbin in Eastern Europe and she found the Zoom session both fascinating and very successful.   Another client travelled from Spain to see me […]

What is Hypnosis?

When most people think of hypnosis they think of stage shows or television shows. The hypnotist in those shows is usually very good and entertaining.

When people think of hypnotherapy they tend to think of it as the same as hypnosis. Whilst hypnosis can be used for entertainment it can also be used for therapy, hence the word hypnotherapy.

Go to a dozen hypnotherapists and you will get a dozen different explanations of what hypnosis is. My definition is that hypnosis is a state of acceptance and focus that causes a change of state. We all spend our lives in and out […]