Many people want to quit smoking and they get recommendations to visit specialists who can help them in their endeavour. The success of your quit smoking journey depends on you first ‘deciding’ to quit and then you act. The first step is to research the many ways there are to stop smoking cigarettes. Just thinking about quitting won’t help you succeed unless you do something about it. The methods to research are: taking pills, using patches, going ‘cold turkey,’ hypnosis programs, tapping, acupuncture, mindfulness. All work. Some, like hypnosis and acupuncture, have a higher success rate. Others are recommended by […]
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.
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 […]
Smoking cigarettes has a cost that can be easily seen and not so easily seen. There are three main areas that come as a cost from smoking: financial, physical health, mental health.
Smoking cigarettes in Australia is very expensive. The average smoker in Australia will spend about $ 8500 per year. The biggest problem is that this cost is only paid out in small amounts every time you buy a pack of cigarettes. Despite this people do see the cost and this is probably one of the things that is most mentioned when someone wants to quit smoking.
The break down of […]
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! […]
I was talking to someone the other day about the want to quit smoking. In the course of the conversation I asked him what emotions or feelings did he get from smoking cigarettes. He thought long and hard about this and said that he made him feel relaxed. It also gave him a feeling of calm. I then asked him to dig deeper and go to the feelings under that. Eventually he came the feelings of being part of a group or the emotion of belonging.
In most cases smoking cigarettes has come from an emotion of fitting in. When you […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
One of the many reasons why people decide to quit smoking is they are worried they are not being a good role model for their children.
Children look up to their parents and mimic what they do. I have lost count of the number of people who have come to quit smoking because their child has been seen pretending to smoke cigarettes. Young Kids think everything you do is right and acceptable! For the first seven years of their lives your child has no filters, what you do, say and teach them is ‘right’! it builds the foundation of who they […]