I can’t make you

Recently I was talking to a friend of mine who said to me that he would never allow hypnosis as he was putting control of his life into the hands of the hypnotherapist.
Nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is that you cannot be made to do something that you do not want to do. A lot of us get the perception of hypnosis from stage shows and TV. Let’s make one thing clear here, stage hypnosis is different from clinical hypnosis. In the case of stage hypnosis there is always people that are willing to do outrageous […]

Nicotine, poisonous even third hand

At Quit Smoking Expert here in Capalaba we realise how poisonous and dangerous nicotine is. We know that inhaling smoke from a cigarette someone else is smoking is dangerous. In fact they now call it passive smoking. I believe that the dangers from passive smoking have now increased because of banning smoking in shopping centres etc. Sounds weird, think about it. Because you now cannot smoke in a shopping centre all the smokers congregate outside to smoke, usually outside the entrances and exits. This means that you usually have to pass through a cloud of second hand smoke which exposes […]

We are more and more isolated

Last week all the team at Quit smoking in 60 minutes went for a bush walk in the hills behind the Gold Coast in Australia. The area is quite popular and we passed a lot of people whilst walking.

What struck me the most was the majority of people tried to pass us without any greeting and would not look you in the eye. The energy coming off was leave me alone I want no communication with you. I find that this is really sad as I cannot for the life of me […]

Can I trust You?

The other day at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes I had an email from a lady who said that if she came to me for quitting 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 is a Series of Small Decision

In today’s world the term “instant gratification” is often used”. At Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes we subscribe to this thinking. People want to quit smoking and they want to quit now!! Many people do not believe that you can quit smoking cigarettes in 60 minutes but the reality is that the unconscious mind can accept suggestions and act on them extremely quickly.
For hypnosis to be successful in quitting smoking you have to want to quit. You have to be at the point where you have had enough. Quite often this decision is a result of a series of small […]

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 […]