Can I trust You To Quit Smoking?

The other day at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes I had an email from a lady who said that if she came to me to quit smoking cigarettes, could she trust me?
That is a really important question because if there is no trust then the process of stopping smoking will not work. In fact, when you think about it, it doesn’t matter what it is because without trust the process will not work. In a lot of cases people who come to see me have never experienced hypnosis before and therefore need to trust that I will do the right […]

Quit Smoking – accept suggestions

For any hypnosis to succeed in helping a person to quit smoking the client must be prepared to accept suggestions 100% no questions asked.

You have two minds; the conscious and the unconscious. The conscious mind is the questioning part of the mind and analyses things. The unconscious mind is where all the patterns are and it is like a 5-year-old, it will accept things with no question.
In hypnosis, the conscious mind is put to one side so that the hypnotist can give suggestions to the unconscious mind. If you question the suggestions being given to you then the conscious mind […]

Nicotine a reason to quit smoking

One of the worst aspects of smoking is nicotine. The highest poison rating that you can get is an S7, nicotine is an S6. It is extremely poisonous and the only reason that it does not kill you is that the heat of your body causes a molecular change.
Nicotine has been used as a pesticide for a very long time. I have seen farmers soak the cured tobacco scraps in water for several days and then spray the water over crops as a pesticide, works like a charm. If you read the old gardening books from the 40’s and 50’s […]

Dream to Succeed!

Many of us dream(visualise) of what sort of holidays, house, life we want but very few of us dream of how it is going to be when we quit smoking cigarettes.
Sure we may dream after quitting but how many of us dream before we decide to stop smoking . We get what we think about. Think about succeeding at quitting smoking cigarettes and it will happen, think about not succeeding and it will also happen.
What I am getting at is that if you want to increase your chances of quitting smoking then start thinking of yourself as a non- smoker […]

Can I be hypnotised?

When using hypnosis to help people quit smoking one of the most common questions asked of me is; can I be hypnotised?
The answer is that only a few people cannot be hypnotised. These are people with a low IQ or certain mental problems. Of course, if you do not want to be hypnotised and you resist then you will not be hypnotised.
All hypnosis is, is a state of focus and acceptance that causes a change of state. We all spend our lives going in and out of hypnotic trance. In fact, we spend about 70 to 80 percent of our […]

Quit Smoking and Breathe Fresh Air

Smoking is a habit; all the research shows that nicotine is not addictive. The secret to stop smoking is to replace the habit of smoking with another habit.
With most ways of quitting smoking the habit is removed but nothing replaces it. This leaves a gap in the unconscious mind. Nature does not like gaps so will fill that gap, usually by you going back to smoking. That’s why people go back to smoking after quitting. That gap needs to be filled with another habit.
This gap can be filled with other habits like exercise or eating. The problem here is that […]

Smoking, The Adult Dummy

One of the most common reasons why people smoke is that they believe that it reduces stress.
The answer to this is yes it does and no it doesn’t. When the nicotine from your cigarettes enters your system your blood vessels very rapidly constrict and your blood circulation is reduced. When you are stressed your muscles clench and need an increased blood supply. You smoke which interferes with this supply, the result is that it increases stress!!
There is a part of smoking cigarettes that reduces stress and this is the hand movements of smoking and the inhaling and exhaling. In fact, […]

Smoking and Health

We all know that smoking is not good for your health. In fact, smoking is the leading factor to heart disease and cancer.
The biggest problem is that the effects of smoking are not usually felt until about the age of 30 or so. It’s only then that you start to become aware of shortness of breath, lack of energy, persistent cough etc.
In the past it was thought that once you had damaged your body with smoking the damage could not be repaired. The good news is that your body can repair the damage from smoking. The earlier you quit […]

Dream to Succeed

Many of us dream(visualise) of what sort of holidays, house, life we want but very few of us dream of how it is going to be when we quit smoking cigarettes.
Sure we may dream after quitting but how many of us dream before we decide to stop smoking. We get what we think about. Think about succeeding at quitting smoking and it will happen, think about not succeeding and it will happen.
What I am getting at is that if you want to increase your chances of quitting smoking then start thinking of yourself as a non- smoker before even attempting […]

It takes time

It’s well know that smoking cigarettes leads to a multitude of illnesses and that it shortens your life.
Even though smoking causes health problems one of the biggest problems is that the health related problems associated with smoking only really become apparent around the age of 40. Before that age you don’t notice the shortness of breath and other related symptoms.
The majority of people who decide to quit smoking fall into the age group of 40 and above. This is because at around 40 the effects of smoking cigarettes become apparent. The most common symptom is the lack of breath and […]