Quit Smoking = Less Stress

Many people equate smoking to stress release. They smoke in a stressful situation to cope with the stress. The question is does smoking help with stress release?

The answer is no and yes! What? I hear you say, how can that be so?

When you smoke the nicotine from your cigarette causes your blood vessels to constrict very fast. This causes two things:

Your blood circulation is restricted.
Your blood pressure shoots up.

It is estimated that when you smoke a cigarette your peripheral blood circulation is reduced by 60%. Since the cells in your body rely on the blood supply to get their nutrients […]

It doesn’t control me

Just recently at Quit Smoking expert in Capalaba I conducted a survey on clients to see if they thought that smoking and cigarettes controlled them. only about 30% of people thought that smoking controlled them which was quite surprising.

If you think about it the act of smoking cigarettes these days is very inconvenient. There are fewer and fewer places to smoke and it is more and more anti-social. People have to go out in all sorts of weather to smoke and interrupt what they are doing to smoke.

You […]

False Expectations Appearing Real

I’m doing a walk on the top of the highest building on the Gold Coast in Australia. I’m attached to the building by a strap and harness that can lift 2.5 tonnes; I know this because I read the label on the harness. My guide now says go to the edge hold onto the strap and lean back outward from the building. I am immediately assaulted by fear, s..t what happens if I fall? Logically this is impossible but I have fallen into the trap of fear. Playing out what could happen if I fall. I reassess and think that […]

Smoking Helps You to Survive

At Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes in Capalaba I have been researching some of the benefits of smoking. Most people will say that there are no benefits to smoking cigarettes, however you do nothing if you do not get a benefit, hence you do get benefits.

From the age of 12 to about 25 the urge to fit in and be accepted can and will override the consequences of our actions. It is my experience that the urge to fit in will override consequences until we die. The urge to fit in and be accepted is translated by the brain as […]

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 […]

Filters Destroy The Environment

In this blog I thought that I would give you some information about your cigarettes. I find that with my clients at Quit Smoking Expert in Capalaba if I give them a better understanding of their habit there success rate in quitting smoking cigarettes increases. As the main success factor for quitting smoking with hypnosis is you have to want to I also find that by having a better idea of smoking helps with this motivation.

In 1925, inventor Boris Aivaz patented the process of making a cigarette filter from crepe paper, with some variants including cellulose wadding. Aivaz produced the […]

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 […]

Electronic cigarettes Yes or No

Electronic cigarettes are becoming more and more acceptable these days as a way to reduce or quit smoking but I have some serious concerns about the use of them.
If you look at all the cases there have been no proper studies on whether e-cigarettes are harmful or if they are beneficial. The most common factor that I can see with e-cigarettes is that they use nicotine in solution. Sure there are other mixes without nicotine but most people are using nicotine mixes.
Before working as a hypnotherapist and becoming a quit smoking expert I worked as a crop scientist worked in […]

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 […]

Darn!! Started Again!

Around about 5% of the clients that come to see us at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes for quitting smoking cigarettes with hypnosis start smoking again. Why is this so? I have been doing some analysis of our clients and have come up with two main reasons why people who quit smoking with us using hypnosis start smoking again.

The first reason is that the client did not really want to quit smoking. You would think that if somebody came to see us they really did want to quit. Everybody that smokes needs to quit smoking but not everybody wants to. […]