Stop Smoking Quickly

I recently received an email from a client of mine!  She said, “Hi Steve it’s been over two and a half years since you helped me to stop smoking.  I have the odd thought of a cigarette but I do nothing about it. Thank you.”
This made my day as she had been smoking for 50 years, 30 to 40 cigarettes a day.

Smoking Habit

People ask me how is it possible to stop smoking so quickly! How can you change such a long-ingrained habit with one session of hypnosis? Hypnosis allows you to move the critical part of the mind, the conscious […]

Quit Smoking Worldwide

Quit Smoking Worldwide

My favourite hobby is to travel so by helping people to quit smoking via Zoom is that I get to meet people from all sorts of places and backgrounds and hear about their lives..

People come Across the World to Stop Smoking

A guy recently travelled from Mongolia to stop smoking cigarettes.  An American client booked his Zoom quit smoking session through our on line booking system.  Helen, a recent client, was referred by an Australian friend, lives in Harbin in Eastern Europe and she found the Zoom session both fascinating and very successful.   Another client travelled from Spain to see me […]

Quit Smoking and Cigarettes on the Net

For the past 10 years I have worked with clients, face to face in my consulting rooms in Capalaba.  However, for 5 to 6 years I have also worked over the internet via SKYPE or ZOOM.   So I was I was surprised when I had a client recently who came to me to quit smoking and he had been waiting ages to do it. When I asked him why he said that he lived in the country. Distance meant this was the first time he had been able to get into the city to see me. I told him that we […]

Imagine Life with No Smoking

What do you imagine happens during your Quit Smoking hypnosis session?  Often people who come to quit smoking, think that it is up to the hypnotherapist to make them stop smoking.    I suppose that could be an acceptable expectation.  However, the only person who can make change in your life is you.  Your therapist is the facilitator of the change, but the client makes the change happen.  It is essential that You decide ‘you want to stop smoking’.   You decide the result you want is to be a permanent non-smoker!   The hypnotherapist skill is to make suggestions to your […]

Are You a Good Role Model for Your Children?

Are You a Good Role Model for Your Children?

One of the many reasons why people decide to quit smoking is they are worried they are not being a good role model for their children.

Children look up to their parents and mimic what they do. I have lost count of the number of people who have come to quit smoking because their child has been seen pretending to smoke cigarettes. Young Kids think everything you do is right and acceptable!  For the first seven years of their lives your child has no filters, what you do, say and teach them is ‘right’!  it builds the foundation of who they […]

To Succeed You Need to Engage

I had a client come to see me for quit smoking. Before we started I was careful to explain that you have to engage for the process to succeed. In other words, you have to accept all suggestions and act on them.

Not long into the hypnosis session I noticed that she was just closing her eyes but not accepting the suggestions that I was giving her. I stopped the session and then asked her what was going on for her. She told me that she was consumed about the recent death of a friend and was finding it very hard […]

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 an addiction. It’s a habit!

Smoking is a habit and if you want to quit smoking then you have to break the habit. The other day I was listening to a lecture and the person said that there was no such a thing as an addiction, just habits. She said that anything repeated on a regular basis is a habit.

When you think about it smoking cigarettes is a habit. Every time you smoke a cigarette you reinforce the habit. If you take the time out to look at when you smoke you will find that there are certain things that trigger the urge to smoke.

 

The […]

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 […]