The Cost of Smoking

At Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes I ask my clients when they come in for quit smoking what it costs them. This is not just from the health view but how much money it actually costs to smoke cigarettes. Most people cannot tell me. Why is this? I think it is for two reasons;
1. The cost to smoke is not seen in a lump sum. Payment is packet by packet and so the total cost is not seen.
2. People don’t want to acknowledge the cost.
The actual cost of cigarettes makes more impact in first world countries as taxation has made […]

It can’t be done

The other day I was speaking to another clinical hypnotherapist who said that you could not quit smoking in 60 minutes with hypnotherapy. As the Quit Smoking Expert i of course disagree. I base this on the fact that at my clinic in Capalaba I have a real success rate of about 95%. I base this statement on the follow up and research I have done with my clients.

The habit of smoking resides in the unconscious mind and by changing the programming in the unconscious mind we can help a person to quit smoking. The unconscious mind wants you to […]

Who Do You Trust?

Trust is an interesting concept, it can be defined as: Reliance on another person or entity. Trust starts to establish itself the moment you meet a person. You sum this up very quickly from how the person looks, speaks, how they stand and the tone of the voice. Trust then continues to build as you go along.

Hypnotherapy has a huge element of trust as quite often people think that they are doing something that is new or unknown. You are trusting the hypnotherapist to do the right thing by you.

Trust is also a two way street and not only does […]

Some Chemicals Found in Cigarettes

Here are some hidden ingredients you can find in a cigarette. The toluene in glue and cigarettes is a toxic substance that produces euphoria and irritation of the airways and lungs. Cadmium is extremely poisonous and can be found in cigarettes, it results in kidney damage. Tar is an ingredient found in roads and tires as well as cigarettes. A two pack a day smoker inhales one gram of tar a day. That is a quart of thick, gooey tar inhaled a year. Mothballs contain naphthalenes, also found in cigarettes. This proven poison causes reproductive and brain breakdown. The arsenic […]

Smoking is a Habit

Habit can be defined as: an acquired pattern of behavior that often occurs automatically (Wikipedia)
Habits are routines of behavior that are repeated regularly and tend to occur subconsciously. The American Journal of Psychology defines habit as: “A habit, from the standpoint of psychology, is a more or less fixed way of thinking, willing, or feeling acquired through previous repetition of a mental experience.” Habitual behavior often goes unnoticed in persons exhibiting it, because a person does not need to engage in self-analysis when undertaking routine tasks. Habituation is an extremely simple form of learning, in which an organism, after […]

Where is Health in Your Values?

At Quit Smoking Expert in Capalaba I am often asked the question by women of why they were able to quit smoking when they were pregnant and then took it up after the baby was born.
This is all about your values and where they stand on your hierarchy list. You will live your life according to your values. The higher something is on your values hierarchy the easier it is to accomplish and you will not procrastinate. When a woman falls pregnant the value of health often rises up the list of values and often becomes the top value. The […]

Emotional Smoking

One of my clients came back the other day as he had started smoking. He started smoking within 48 hours of doing the quit process. When this happens it usually happens for one of two reasons: you don’t really want to quit or deep in the unconscious mind there is a feeling that there is a benefit.
After some questioning it transpired that the client thought that he wanted to quit smoking but deep in his unconscious mind was an emotional tie to smoking. You see the client was spending all his money and energy on bringing up his family and […]

Smoking Is My Friend

I’ve recently had a few people that have come to me at quit smoking in 60 minutes in Capalaba that have told me that smoking is like a friend to them. It is always there and they can get comfort from it.
This is seriously flawed thinking. Smoking will shorten your life, it is often a slow and miserable way to die, it increases your chance of stroke, it increases your chance of cancer and heart disease plus many other things. If you knew someone that would slowly and surely kill you would you be friends with them? Of course the […]

Why Shock Does Not Work

At Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes in Capalaba I have been carrying out my own survey on the effect of the horrible pictures that they put on cigarette packets and the cost of smoking. Both these measure have been implemented to reduce the number of people that smoke.
In almost 100% of people that I have surveyed the picture on the pack has made no difference at all. I ask people if they know what the picture is on the pack and does it make them want to give up. In just about all cases the person does not know what […]

What Do You Want and Why Do You Want It?

If you want to quit smoking or you are considering quitting it is wise to be very clear on why you want to quit and what you want by quitting. At Quit Smoking in 60 minutes in Capalaba I always take time to find this out as it helps to keep you focused on quitting smoking.
I suggest that before you come to a quit smoking session you first write down a list of why you want to quit. This will give you greater clarity and resolve. It is surprising the number of people that come to me to quit smoking […]