What’s the feelings when smoking?

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 […]

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 […]

It’s not safe to be successful

I had a client that came to see me the other day to be motivated and said that they were afraid of success. When someone comes to see me about this I know that it comes down to two things, firstly they are not leading their life in accordance with their top values and secondly, they have a limiting belief about success.

Let’s firstly look at the limiting belief of success. We all have limiting beliefs, and these come about from before we are born and continue until we die. The limiting beliefs come from our experiences in this world and […]

Smoking makes you feel safe

I had someone call me about quitting smoking cigarettes. During the course of the conversation he mentioned that he had successfully quit smoking for several years but with the death of his daughter he started to smoke again.

I could just use hypnosis to help him stop smoking cigarettes but if there is another underlying cause for smoking the chances of him going back to smoking are high. In this person’s case the deep underlying cause was grief and guilt of the death of his daughter.

 

Smoking enabled to help him stop thinking about it and it also gave him a sense […]