Why Can’t I Quit?

The other day at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes in Capalaba I had a client who said that he had been doing drugs such as speed and ice for 10 years and had given it up but he couldn’t quit smoking! Why is this so?

The answer lies in the fact that the habit of smoking is linked to survival where drugs aren’t. As I have said previously 99.9% of my clients start smoking to fit in. the urge to fit in is very strong because our brains think that we are in the caveman times. If you are being chased […]

E Cigarettes: Good or Bad?

Electronic cigarettes are gaining ground as people search for what they perceive is a healthier way to beat the habit of smoking. I get more and more clients at quit smoking in 60 minutes who have tried e-cigarettes in the hope of quitting smoking. The problem is that they do not quit, they just change the habit from smoking cigarettes to smoking e-cigarettes. I for one do not believe they are healthier if nicotine is involved. When are people going to wake up to the fact that nicotine is extremely poisonous and stresses your circulatory system.

 

While most researchers say e-cigarettes […]

Smoking Triggers

I always tell my clients at quit smoking in 60 minutes in Capalaba that their smoking is a habit. This is proved by the fact that everyone who smokes associates the act of smoking with the things that they do in their day and lives. There are certain things that trigger off the need to smoke.

Some of the more common things that trigger smoking are coffee, after meals, stress, and boredom, driving and drinking alcohol. These are by no means all the triggers for smoking and they vary from the ordinary to the downright strange.

What I have noticed is […]

Be grateful for what you have

I was listening to a cd the other day when the speaker said be grateful for what you have and work with it. After reflection I thought that it was a very true and profound statement.

How many of us ignore what we have to live in the past and the future. In our rush to do this we ignore what we have and keep on yearning for the “good old days” or “if only I had this I could”. The reality is that we all have a set of tools that we can use to make our lives the way […]

So what’s Hypnosis?

I get a lot of clients here at quit smoking expert in Capalaba with some very weird and strange notions of what hypnosis is. Believe it or not but the most common question is, am I going to make them cluck like a chicken. Unfortunately most people have had their beliefs of hypnosis developed from stage shows or TV. Hypnosis is so much more than entertainment, I don’t even have a gold watch to hypnotise people!

Hypnosis has been around since the early days of the Egyptians where they had sleep clinics. In fact hypnosis is a powerful tool to change […]

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 […]

What you think is what you get!

Just recently at quit smoking in 60 minutes in Capalaba I had a client who came to me with what he termed depression. With a bit of investigation I found out that he was depressed because his business was not doing well and that is all he could think of. Typically, what he was thinking was what he was getting. With further talking I found out that he had a great skill in solving problems. I then asked him to change his thinking. I asked him to think of his lack of business as a problem and as a great […]

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 […]

Nicotine should be banned

I was talking to a mate of mine over the weekend and he told me of how his boss was beating smoking by using electronic cigarettes. He told me that by his boss using a nicotine liquid in an electronic cigarette she was beating the risks of cancer! I was blown away by this belief as nothing could be further from the truth.
Nicotine is extremely poisonous and has and still is being used as a pesticide. The thing about the danger of inhaling nicotine is that it causes your blood vessels to constrict; this in turn raises your blood pressure. […]

Teenagers Have As Much Trouble Quitting Smoking As Adults Do

The sooner you quit smoking the greater your chances are of staving off a host of smoking-related health issues, including emphysema, lung cancer and heart disease. However, putting out that last cigarette is easier said than done. And it’s not just adult smokers who have a difficult time quitting the habit.
A new study finds that teens experience many of the same negative psychological effects during abstinence as adults do, even if they had been smoking only a short time. Although, there are some exceptions to these findings, according to researchers at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
“Adolescents are showing — […]