I SMOKE. WHAT’S YOUR EXCUSE?

At Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes a lot of people come to see us in our Capalaba offices to quit smoking.
It’s when I ask the question of what do you get from smoking that I get some very common excuses. In the persons mind these are valid excuses but at the end of the day these excuses if not addressed it can make it very difficult to quit smoking. Here are some of the most common excuses:
• It’s a crutch, something that is always there for me. If someone were to come to you and say “I’ve got this great […]

Control. What me!!

One of the things that amaze me at quit smoking in 60 minutes here in Capalaba is that most of the people that have come to quit smoking do not see that the habit of smoking cigarettes controls them.

It is common to have a person sitting in front of me that by their own admission structures their day, no lives around cigarettes. They are constantly making sure that they have enough cigarettes so that they do not run out or they have to leave a gathering so that they can smoke.

What’s does it really cost?

When people come to me to quit smoking at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes we always talk about the cost of smoking.

What is interesting is that some people have an idea of how much it is costing them but the vast majority have no idea of the cost of their smoking habit. In Australia today it is costing $1 per cigarette. This means that the average smoker is now spending about $8000 a year.

Before using hypnosis I point this out and a lot of my clients are shocked […]

I’m Afraid To Quit

A lot of people that come to see us at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes in Capalaba say that they are afraid or fearful about quitting smoking.

We use hypnotherapy to help people to quit smoking in 60 minutes and a key to this being successful is that the person must want to quit smoking cigarettes. if they are fearful about quitting then this must first be addressed.

They see smoking as almost a friend: it’s always there for them and they have been doing it for a long time. What will they do if they do not have smoking?

Let’s look at […]

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 […]

What’s Down Under?

At Quit Smoking Expert we sometimes get people who believe that they want to quit smoking cigarettes but there is something else going on underneath it all. Quitting smoking in 60 minutes requires all of your focus and attention to succeed. If you have something going on down under then the chances of you quitting smoking are significantly reduced.

I had someone come to me to quit smoking. During the initial questioning some of his answers lead me to ask the question, “what’s going on in your relationship?”.

This […]

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 […]

What’s Trust Got To Do With It?

If you want to go into a hypnotic trance to quit smoking you need to trust your hypnotherapist. One of the most important things to establishing trance is to trust and accept all the suggestions that your hypnotherapist gives you 100%. If you question or do not accept the suggestion then you will not go into trance. It’s fundamental in going into trance.

The other day at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes in Capalaba had a client and as we were talking I could see that this person saw the world as black and white and that he judged people solely […]

What Do You Tolerate?

What do you tolerate? This is a question that I ask my clients when they come to me to quit smoking in Capalaba. You smoke because you get some benefit from it. No matter how much you think that you are not getting a benefit, you do. We do nothing in this world unless we get a benefit. When you smoke for your benefit how much do you tolerate? Think about it, to get a benefit from smoking you are tolerating that you will probably die earlier, your future quality of life will be affected and you are opening yourself […]

Why Do I Smoke?

I make my living from helping people to quit smoking cigarettes at Quit Smoking Expert in Capalaba. I often wonder why people start smoking and without a doubt most people start smoking to fit in. so logically the next question is why do you want to fit in?
I’ve always put this down to the need to survive as there is safety in numbers. This weekend I attended a workshop by Dr John Demartini and he gave me another insight on why people smoke; I thought I would share this.
Everything in life is in balance. There are no positives without negatives, […]