Blogs are they true?

Just recently I came across this blog;
“When we quit smoking, most of us go through a fair amount of junkie thinking – the internal battle between our addiction and ourselves. Early on in smoking cessation, the dialogue can seem relentless. It’s often persistent, annoying and exhausting. It is however, temporary, and the less attention you give to unhealthy thoughts of smoking, the better.
Thoughts of smoking just one cigarette have been the ruin of many good quitting efforts. It’s important for you to realize ahead of time that these mental contortions are a normal part of the recovery process.”
There are a […]

What You Think Is What You Get

What you think is definitely what you get. I see this lots and lots of time when carrying out quit smoking at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes, Capalaba.
As with all things what you think can be positive and negative. It amazes me how the majority of clients think in the negative when it comes to quitting smoking. Things such as; I’ll have cravings or I can’t deal with stress. If you do think like this then it is highly likely you will have cravings or won’t be able to deal with stress. When you change the habit of smoking in […]

Allow yourself to go into Trance

Just recently I was working with a customer who was finding it really hard to go into trance to quit smoking. He would allow himself to go into a light trance but when it came to going into a deeper trance he would not allow it to happen. When we explored trance and knew that he was going into trance and did not have to quit smoking he allowed himself to go into deep trance. After talking about this I found out that he has a fear of withdrawal symptoms. In the past he has given up but by the […]

Cigarette Cravings and the Brain

Within the mind of every smoker trying to quit rages a battle between the higher order functions of the brain wanting to break the habit and the lower order functions screaming for another cigarette (Science Daily, Mar 2007)
Brain scans reveal that there are three specific regions deep within the brain that appear to control dependence on nicotine and craving for cigarettes. These regions play important roles in some of the key motivations for smoking: to calm down when stressed, to achieve pleasure and to help concentration.
“If you can’t calm down, can’t derive pleasure and can’t control yourself or concentrate, then […]

Smoking and Blood Sugar

Blood sugar plummets in many people when first quitting. The most common side effects felt during the first three days can often be traced back to blood sugar issues. Symptoms such as headache, inability to concentrate, dizziness, time perception distortions, and the ubiquitous sweet tooth encountered by many, are often associated with this blood sugar drop. The symptoms of low blood sugar are basically the same symptoms as not having enough oxygen, similar to reactions experienced at high altitudes.
The reason being the inadequate supply of sugar and/or oxygen means the brain is getting an incomplete fuel. If you have […]

Nicotine Cravings

Some smokers quit and never feel compelled to smoke again, whilst others feel they need constant vigilance to prevent resuming their smoking habit years after they quit. Usually tobacco cravings will often begin within the first 6 to 12 hours after quitting. Those people who have  to fight the strong urge to smoke again are comparable to the alcoholic who lives from day to day fighting their addiction. In these instances cravings can continue for a while after quitting. This often happens when some part of the non concious mind does not want to quit smoking and a further hypnosis […]