Imagine to Quit Smoking

Often people who come to quit smoking using hypnosis think that it is up to the hypnotherapist to make them stop smoking. The only person who can make change in your life is you.

You can help to make the process of quit smoking more powerful by imagining the ‘result you want!’ Notice I have not said visualising. Visualising is all about bringing a picture up into your mind. If you are like me, and most are, it’s really hard to bring up a clear picture in my mind.

Imagining is all about feeling and being in the event. You can imagine […]

Blame and Shame of Smoking Cigarettes

Just recently I visited Sri Lanka. I was quite surprised to see that hardly any of the local people smoked cigarettes. The group that smoked the most were overseas visitors.

I asked my guide “why” so few Sri Lankan’s smoked. He told me that several years ago the government had launched a campaign to shame and blame smokers and that it had been very effective. Whilst I don’t advocate such a program I wondered why their quit smoking campaign had been so effective.

The only thing that seemed logical was the culture of the people and the country. The government is listened […]

Is Smoking an Addiction?

Is Smoking an Addiction or a Habit? Let’s break that myth right now! The majority of smokers think they are ‘addicted’ to nicotine! But did you know, it is a scientifically proven fact that there is no physical trace of nicotine in the body after 48 to 72 hours.

Smoking Addiction or Habit

The Myth of smoking Addiction was circulated by the tobacco companies to ‘trick’ smokers into believing they couldn’t quit smoking, and, if they tried, it would be very hard to stop smoking. There is more nicotine in ‘patches’ than there is in a cigarette! I would bet you […]

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 […]

Learn How To Prevent Relapse

Understanding how to prevent relapse is very simple with Quit Smoking hypnosis. After your session you will be given a CD or MP3 to listen to and a Health Guidelines. Part of our Hypnosis therapy is a little homework. Your job is to listen to the CD at least once every day. It is not long, but is essential. This is a specifically prepared hypnosis to ‘reinforce and cement’ the suggestions and habit changes that were installed, to avoid relapse, during your Quit smoking in 60 minutes session.

It takes 30 days to change a habit. Your smoking is essentially […]

I’m a failure

Recently I received a message from someone that had come to me to quit smoking. The message read, I’ve failed I’ve started smoking again can I come and see you again. I feel like such a failure.

So let’s look at this and in particular the word, fail.

It’s not fail or failure it’s simply the body giving you feedback. In this case as is often the case with smoking the subconscious was saying that it was still getting a benefit from smoking. Since the subconscious is the most powerful part of the body you will do what the subconscious wants.

The biggest […]

What’s holding you back?

Are you happy with your life? Have you achieved what you would like to? Are you doing what you love? Do you have purpose?

If not, why not?

Are you doing habits such as smoking cigarettes that are harmful to you?

If so why?

Is it because you had a bad childhood? Is it because your boss doesn’t like you? Is it life in general? It doesn’t really matter what you think it is because if you really dig deep down the only thing that is holding you back is you and the decisions you make.

That’s OK for you I hear you say but […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tips to help you successfully quit smoking

Here are some great tips to increase the chances of you succeeding to quit smoking cigarettes.

Firstly, ensure that you are in the right mindset, you are going to stop smoking, before using hypnosis to quit smoking.

Secondly, make sure that you are fully alert and fresh before undertaking a quit smoking process with hypnosis. I recently had a truck driver who came to me after driving all night. He assured me that he was awake and alert, he wasn’t as he fell asleep during the hypnosis.

Now some may argue that it does not matter if he falls asleep as the subconscious […]