Quitting Smoking…Hypnosis Is Not Just A Party Trick

October 7, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smokers

Over the past 200 years hypnosis or Mesmerism has been used to entertain and at times frighten people. But with the use of Hypnosis for quitting smoking, weight loss, pain control, surgery and child birth to name a few, the field of medical hypnosis has gained main stream acceptance.

Yet for most people their only experience is stage shows or television, yet they don’t even realise they have been in hypnotic trances hundreds of times.

The beauty of television is that anything can appear real. I cringe sometimes when I see the terrible attempts at hypnotic therapy. It’s like a doctor watching a medical show which gets the technical details all wrong.

Stage shows are fun but it’s more about performance than hypnosis. The people chosen are extroverts, probably full of alcohol and up for fun. The nervous person in the back row would never be chosen, for the simple reason, that you can’t make someone do something hey don’t want to do.

We all have been in hundreds or perhaps thousands of hypnotic trances. Every time we focus intently, such as driving, watching television, a computer screen, reading or in the old days of rote learning at school. Chanting and repeated prayer also creates a trance state.

In this natural state we can easily take on new ideas, but in many of those above it’s about getting you to buy products.

In therapeutic hypnosis, we have a single goal, to help you make the changes which you desire. All it takes is your permission to be hypnosised and your commitment to change.

Some people believe they can’t be hypnosised, even though they have never attempted it. This idea is usually a fear of the unknown. Or a belief that they are too strong to allow hypnosis. If that is your belief then that’s your business, but you are missing out on a powerful opportunity for change.

One thing that can help is the knowledge that it is not your therapist who hypnosis you. It is you. All hypnosis is self hypnosis, your therapist simply guided you into the process, because they know how.

You are not mentally weak, you are not being overpowered, your mind is not being controlled by someone else, you are simply participating in a natural process which can easily and gently allow you to make positive changes in your life. And once you have experienced this you will want to use it for all kinds of problems in your life.

To quit smoking the fast easy way just call me for a complementary chat on 1300 203 422 in Australia.

You can quit at one of my offices on the Sunshine Coast, South Brisbane, Ipswich, Redcliffe, North lakes, Rockhampton or Gladstone.

 All the best

Ian Newton

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Quitting Smoking…Southbank Cafes and Relaxing…Or Not!

October 5, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smoker

You have been smoking for years, you like to smoke to relax and after meals. But the cafes and restaurants of Southbank Brisbane don’t permit such activities these days.

So you leave the cafe or restaurant and walk some distance to find a quit spot well away from food and families having a picnic on the nearby lawns. Maybe it’s a hot summers day or evening raining.

Your friends are sipping coffee or a cold beer at the end of their meal. Relaxing and enjoy some conversation.  And once again you are the one who has to leave to meet your needs for a smoke. And again the pleasant flavours of good food removed by the burnt acrid taste of combusting tobacco.

As the television ad says “That isn’t living” In the past you all might have been chatting over the after dinner smoke, but most likely you are on your own.

You return to the table the smell of smoke obvious to all your friends. They mightn’t say anything but some will be annoyed.

On the other hand you have your meal; you relax, chat and enjoy a drink. Feeling good you glance across the road and see a smoker sucking hard on a cigarette, trying to get as much nicotine in as quickly as possible in the light drizzle.

You smile and realise just how good it is to be a non smoking fresh air breathing person for life. You take in a long deep breath of clean air, lean back in your chair and notice how good it feels to finally be free from the control of cigarettes.

No more hiding away, no smelling like an ashtray, no more pressure from friends and family and no more wasting thousands of dollars every year filling your body with poison.

And as you are sitting there the thought strikes you that after all those years of smoking and occasionally trying to quit, in the end it was surprisingly easy. You just picked up the phone and booked your quit smoking hypnosis session.

The pre session video oped your eyes to some truths about nicotine and the session was relaxing and pleasant. Afterwards you weren’t exactly sure what had happened but you were pleased to notice you didn’t want to smoke.

Soon you forgot altogether about your old habit, except when you see some person huddled smoking in a lane way during their lunch hour, or you hear a tell tale cough and you are reminded that your lungs don’t trouble you anymore. Breathe easily!

To quit smoking the fast easy way just call me for a complementary chat on 1300 203 422 in Australia.

 For those who can’t come to my clinics on the Sunshine Coast, South Brisbane or Toowoomba we can easily help you quit smoking anywhere in the world. Just email me at newld@iinet.net.au. (paste into your email page) For details on how you can be free from smoking for life.

All the best

Ian Newton

 

Quit Smoking Toowoomba

October 2, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smokers

 

I grew up in Toowoomba and my parents still live there so I have a soft spot for this inland city. Smokers I see here come from a wide area, from the city itself and extending out to the gas line construction areas like Chinchilla and Roma.

Of course all the smokers in this area fall into the same three groups as smokers do everywhere.

  1. They want to keep smoking and don’t care what anyone says.
  2. Are sick of smoking but not yet committed to themselves to quit.
  3. Have had enough of cigarettes, and in spite of feeling anxious and even doubting themselves, they have committed to their future well being and so they take the next step to research quitting and book their quit appointment.

I know that because you are reading this you are at 2.5 maybe 3. You know all the facts, you don’t need to see any more scary pictures, don’t need any more government warnings or finger pointing.

The step is to take the next step. Book your iChange Quit Smoking session. Most likely it won’t be what you’re expecting. Most people arrive a bit nervous or even quite anxious. This is natural, and even a good thing.

I believe that any really important change should be accompanied by some anxiety. It means you are serious and that the outcome is very important. Of course if you turn up totally relaxed that’s also perfect, because perhaps that’s just how you are.

There is no magic to hypnosis, it is a natural process and we all naturally go into light trances every day. When you drive and can’t remember the last few minutes or watching television and not hearing someone talking to you.

Everyone experiences hypnosis in their own way.  Some hear every word I say some just a few, some lose complete track of time and some don’t. There are no rules as to how it happens, there are however some important requirements.

It is that you are fully committed to quitting for yourself, and that you will allow yourself to fully participate in the cigarette busting hypnotic process.

You don’t have to worry about mind control. Because it simply doesn’t exist, ffter all when was the last time you heard of a hypnotist making someone commit a crime. It just can’t be done. Whatever change occurs in hypnosis is done so with the full permission of you, the client.

Plus you remain in conscious control throughout the entire session. If a fire alarm were to be set off, you would just stand up and walk out. All that remains is for you to pick up the phone and book your session, then enjoy breathing fresh clean air.

 

To quit smoking the fast easy way just call me for a complementary chat on 1300 203 422 in Australia.

 For those who can’t come to my clinics on the Sunshine Coast, South Brisbane or Toowoomba we can easily help you quit smoking anywhere in the world. Just email me at newld@iinet.net.au. (paste into your email page) For details on how you can be free from smoking for life.

All the best

Ian Newton

Quit Smoking Sunshine Coast

September 28, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smokers

Quitting Smoking on the Sunshine Coast brings all the same challenges that smokers experience anywhere. We do have a high number of fly in fly out workers. Many of them face a unique challenge of restricted smoking onsite and then over catch up at home.

Some are office workers with restricted opportunities to smoke during the day, yet manage to survive the day. Some go on long flights and manage many hours without a smoke yet race to the exit doors of the terminal on arrival, yet admit that if they had a longer flight they would have been OK.

Most smokers go all night without needing to wake for a smoke. But somehow need to smoke every hour or so when awake.

Some are construction workers or drivers who can smoke as much as they want to but if pressed can go for long periods without lighting up.

Some are people who are already suffering the ill effects of smoking. All those fear based messages are coming to life for them.

Some are stay at home parents who avoid smoking at home, and in some cases their children don’t even know they smoke. Or if they do they sometimes face the pain of standing outside while their child calls them through door, all the while wondering why on earth they are spending such valuable time like this.

Some with young babies shower after each smoke so not expose baby to their ashtray smell, some are pregnant and feel so guilty.

 You know that Sunshine Coast smokers are just like smokers everywhere, they have the same stories, the same struggles, and the same wishes and desires that smokers every have.

You want to live a long healthy life, to be able to enjoy people, places and events because you have the energy and wellbeing to do so. That’s not a lot to ask is it?

Just to live your life without feeling controlled by cigarettes, and to stop wasting thousands of dollars every year just poisoning yourself. In fact to just be a non smoker, to go through your life not thinking about smoking, and just feeling sorry for those smokers you see in the street or in social situations.

One thing many Sunshine Coast ex smokers have in common is that they have successfully joined the ranks of non smokers by using advanced hypnosis to put aside all those habits, all those future health concerns, all the hiding away in public places and of course wasting all that hard earned cash.

 

To quit smoking the fast easy way just call me for a complementary chat on 1300 203 422 in Australia.

 For those who can’t come to my clinics on the Sunshine Coast, South Brisbane or Toowoomba we can easily help you quit smoking anywhere in the world. Just email me at newld@iinet.net.au. (paste into your email page) For details on how you can be free from smoking for life.

All the best

Ian Newton

 

 

 

Quitting Smoking…South Brisbane And West End

September 24, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non smoker

Life for smokers must feel like its closing in. As in other part of the city it has become increasingly difficult to smoke in south Brisbane and West end. While cigarettes are perfectly legal to purchase you need to hide further away to have your much needed smoke during a work break or while dining out.

There are two problems here, firstly the inconvenience of smoking and secondly the idea of the much needed cigarette. Cigarettes have at times been attributed with the almost magical powers of being able to wake you up of a morning, relax you after work, calm you when you are stressed, solve your boredom and help you to think to name just a few of it’s so called benefits.

Can a dried plant rolled in paper really have all these benefits? The short answer is no.

All of those situations have come about through repeated habit. Most smokers have had between 100,000 and 400,000 cigarettes. You probably don’t want to know how many you have smokes. It’s said that to create a habit you have to do it daily for 30 days.

What do you think happens when you do an action like smoking thousands of times. You may have had a smoke with coffee, 30,000 or more times. Maybe 40,000 cigarettes to relax and of course a smoke to start every day of you smoking life.

I’m sure you are beginning to see how such a habit develops, and continues, and of course how hard it seems to be to quit. The difficulty is compounded by hearing stories from smokers who have struggled, or government ads which remind you that it’s difficult but you need to keep on trying.

Or perhaps the major pharmaceutical company whose ad for it’s product stated that you will need to try at least six times before you succeed.

All of these do just one thing. They prime you to believe it will be very difficult. My main message to you is this. You can quit smoking, you can do it, millions have and so can you. It’s a simple matter of separating out your life and routines and smoking.

This is most easily done with hypnosis. It is a simple, safe, straightforward way to make important life changing new habits which will have a profound effect long after you even forget about being a smoker in the past. Just remember you can do it. You deserve it.

To quit smoking the fast easy way just call me for a complementary chat on 1300 203 422 in Australia.

 For those who can’t come to my clinics on the Sunshine Coast, South Brisbane or Toowoomba we can easily help you quit smoking anywhere in the world. Just email me at newld@iinet.net.au. (paste into your email page) For details on how you can be free from smoking for life.

All the best

Ian Newton

Quit Smoking… Rockhampton Gladstone & Central Queensland

September 16, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smokers

One of the problems in being at a distance from a capital city is a reduced access to important resources, such as quit smoking and weight loss.  Having lived and worked in Gladstone many years ago I maintain an interest in this important region.

So to remedy the problem I can come to you. Approximately once per month I will be in either Rockhampton or Gladstone offering hypnosis for quitting smoking and achieving your ideal weight.

You already know why you need to quit, the health problems, the rising costs not to mention the day to day things like not having the energy to keep up with your children or grandchildren. Or perhaps your morning hacking cough routine followed by a smoke and a coffee.

But do you know how it will feel when you quit? Imagine easily taking a deep breath first thing in the morning, having your coffee taste like coffee, being able to climb stairs or run with children without puffing and most importantly putting aside all those health risks so graphically portrayed on your cigarette packets.

To find out exactly how my system will work for you  just click on the home button on the top left or call me directly on 1300 203 422

Next Rockhampton visit is scheduled for the 17th 7 18th of October.

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Quitting Smoking…The Circle Of Cynicism

September 7, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smoker

In a recent online article I read that a large North American Tobacco had also moved into the Nicotine replacement  Business. To use a marketing term they have closed the back door. Locking their customers into their product cycle.

People smoke, then they decide to quit, and turn to nicotine replacement, which has been proven to be of little effect beyond the placebo effect in closed door studies, and close to zero in real world studies.

Then they start smoking again, attempting several times on average before they manage to quit. In many instances it’s because they become ill in some form, such as a heart attack or emphysema. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to see the only interest this company has is making profits.

This is of course a reasonable goal for a business but a highly cynical business model at best. I guess no one would have ever accused a cigarette company of ethical behaviour.

They are not the only ones of course. A few years ago it was announced that the Australian future fund, which is designed to provide savings in the years ahead was investing in cigarette companies. Talk about blatant hypocrisy.

Recent three dollar a packet price rises in Australia will prove to be an excellent way to top up the government coffers.

Even our quit smoking advertisements which focus on telling people how hard it is to quit, and that they have to keep trying until they succeed is just an exercise in priming their negative beliefs about their ability to quit.

Marketers using MRI technology have proven that grisly images on cigarette packets cause people to think about smoking.

My clients have told me many times that the television ads showing sick smokers make them want to light up straight away.

So what is going on? I believe it’s a combination of well intentioned, poorly executed quit programmes with a touch of cynical money grabbing.

Smokers know the truth. These programmes and price rises have little effect. It’s like being bullied by authorities to change. Most people will rail against such pressure.

Smokers who have quit all have one thing in common. They have made the decision to quit. They have decided when that would happen. It was then they brought a full commitment to stopping. And especially for those who choose hypnosis, they were surprised how easy it was for them to quit, and to remain a non smoker for life.

 

To quit smoking the fast easy way just call me for a complementary chat on 1300 203 422 in Australia.

 For those who can’t come to my clinics on the Sunshine Coast or Toowoomba we can easily help you quit smoking anywhere in the world. Just email me at newld@iinet.net.au. (paste into your email page) For details on how you can be free from smoking for life.

All the best

Ian Newton

Quit Smoking…200 Reasons And Counting

August 30, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smokers

Since 2009 I have published 200 articles on the topic of quitting smoking. When I started there was no way I could have imagined finding 200 reasons to quit smoking. The fact that I have found 200 topics about stopping cigarettes in itself, tells a powerful story.

That there are so many reasons to stop smoking now. Even more than 200. Reasons that delve into every area of your life, physical, emotional, financial, family, time etc.

Every organ, every cell, every obvious and unobvious part of you is affected. Your time on this planet is so precious, but you are voluntarily giving up perhaps 14 years of your life.

14 years is a lot to sacrifice just for the pleasure of sucking in burning smoke. Of course not everyone loses all those years, some just experience failing health for decades, losing much of their quality of life along the way.

Unfortunately there has been little room for humor in those 200 articles, as there isn’t much to joke about with this topic. The only smiles are those on the faces of all those who have taken the action to quit and to take back their lives.

The emotional relief for them and their families cannot be under estimated. Of course after a few months most ex smokers forget about the danger they have left behind, in other words they just stop worrying.

So imagine for a moment, not having to worry about lung cancer or emphysema or any of those horrible conditions depicted on the cigarette packets. Or those television ads with a stressed out family, standing by the bedside of the dying smoker.

Now imagine yourself getting out of bed and taking an easy deep breath, feeling your lungs expand, and the best part is , there is no coughing, no gasping no nasty surprises from your lungs. With that easy breath comes a feeling of freedom, and a confidence that you have reclaimed a big chunk of those 14 years back.

I wonder what you will do with those years, family, travel, hobbies, and most importantly living!

Something that can easily be taken for granted, until that moment when the doctor announces that you have a smoking related cancer.

But that’s not you, because you are reading this article, you have taken a step, and maybe you have reached that point where you have had enough and you pick up the phone and make that all important appointment to see a quit smoking hypnosis specialist.

Quitting Smoking…What Does It Really Mean To you?

August 21, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smoker

Generally when asked, what quitting smoking means the answer is off the cuff and superficial, such as “I will feel healthier”

But what does this really mean? And does this answer provide the emotional power required to quit smoking for good. I have to say an emphatic no. If an easy answer is the best you can offer then I seriously question your real commitment to stopping cigarettes.

I guess at this point the less than serious will opt out, but I encourage you to take a long hard look in the mirror and find a powerful reason.

Given that you have seen hundreds of grisly images of dying smokers on cigarette packets and countless television commercials of people in sad smoking induced situations, you are most likely quite jaded and a little fatigued by fear based quit programmes.

So how can you access those deep powerful reasons which will be your guide to stopping cigarettes for life.

Perhaps you could take yourself to a quit place, and allow yourself to remember the important times in your life. To recall times when you felt healthy and well.

Now think about the things you still want to do in your life. Things that will work much better if you have your health and energy.

Really concentrate on seeing yourself doing those things, notice how you feel, how good that will be. Allow yourself to completely be immersed in those feelings and enjoy seeing your life unfolding.

Now quickly switch your mind to the same future if you don’t quit smoking. Your health has declined; your energy is low, see and feel how things would be different. Maybe you have had a serious diagnosis.

Now think about oranges or cows or anything else. No one wants to dwell on thoughts like these, but that imagined future is likely to happen and you know it.

So I’m sure you are beginning to gather a list of powerful reasons to quit. Each limitation of your future smoking life will add to the list. Keep looking at that list then make an appointment for a hypnosis quit smoking session.

A good therapist will take all those reasons and weave them into your session. But more importantly they will filter all those future healthy events into your unconscious mind and make it easier than you could imagine to walk away from cigarettes forever. Start planning for your life today.

To quit smoking the fast easy way just call me for a complementary chat on 1300 203 422 in Australia.

 For those who can’t come to my clinics on the Sunshine Coast or Toowoomba we can easily help you quit smoking anywhere in the world. Just email me at newld@iinet.net.au. (paste into your email page) For details on how you can be free from smoking for life.

All the best

Ian Newton

Quitting Smoking…Where Have All The flowers Gone

August 6, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smoker

There was a famous anti war song in the late sixties entitled “where have all the flowers gone”, by Pete Seeger.  Not a very happy song but quite true. Someone could have equally written the song about smokers.

Where have all the smokers gone. Well the good news is that many have quit, but the bad news is that many have died or are likely to soon.

So why do so many continue to smoke given that we have known the truth about smoking since the late seventies. In spite of the American government refusing to believe the research that showed that smoking caused lung cancer, for several years.

Similarly it was recognised about the same time that smoking did not relieve stress, it just gave you a short term hit of feel good chemicals followed by the big hit of cortisol, the core stress hormone.

In the eighties the research continued into the effect of smoking and heart disease and diabetes, confirming more and more reasons to not smoke.

Yet people in countries where this information was freely available continued to take up or continue smoking. It’s almost impossible to believe that in this era of so much conclusive data that smoking kills, there are still large numbers of new people taking up smoking each year.

Sure more and more smokers are quitting than ever before, but the problem still exists for millions, and every year many young people take up the habit.

It’s not about being uninformed, the nanny state we live in plasters or consciousness with images and messages about the problems. It’s not about blatant stupidity, even seemingly intelligent people smoke, so what is the attraction for new smokers and why do so many continue, often in spite of painful reminders right in front of them.

Many know family members and friends who have died, some are feeling either mild or severe effects, yet it’s not enough. At the time of writing I have a potential hypnosis client who has suffered one amputation and facing another, yet still remains uncommitted to confirm his appointment. I cant imagine the thought processes involved.

Perhaps he is fearful of feeling some discomfort or not knowing what to do with his hands or even that he will miss his special smoking moments. But if you weight up the loss against the pain of being a double amputee, it is mind boggling.

What he is failing to grasp is that quitting with hypnosis is at best 100% pain free and at worse a mild discomfort over a couple of days. What a shame to have to live with that pain and regret.

 

To quit smoking the fast easy way just call me for a complementary chat on 1300 203 422 in Australia.

 For those who can’t come to my clinics on the Sunshine Coast or Toowoomba we can easily help you quit smoking anywhere in the world. Just email me at newld@iinet.net.au. (paste into your email page) For details on how you can be free from smoking for life.

All the best

Ian Newton

Quitting Smoking …How Your Body Will Respond

July 30, 2014 by  
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Hi future Non Smoker

Most people thinking about quitting can only focus on the problems they expect to experience. But virtually from the moment you quit your body will be letting out a huge sigh of relief.

Then it is all uphill from there. Within 24 hours your nicotine levels will be close to zero and you will be transporting more oxygen and much less carbon monoxide.

In just seven days your breathing will have dramatically improved and the small hairs will have begun to recover.

 This knowledge alone can give you comfort and convince you that you have made the right decision.

After two weeks your throat will be feeling better, you will be losing that classic smoking discomfort.

Three weeks in and your body could cope with surgery, your immune system is making a recovery and therefore wound healing will be much improved.

Six weeks on and your circulation will improve.

Around two months your insulin resistance will be subsiding, basically this allows you to feel well, plus a host of improved physical functions.

Around nine months your sinus and lungs will be better than they have in years.

Inside just a year your risk of heart attack, heart disease and stroke are less than half of that of a smoker.

It does take fifteen years for your risk of stroke to fall to that of someone who has never smoked. But don’t let this be an excuse if you are an older smoker. The benefits flow quickly to every part of your body, plus to your pocket through significant weekly savings, and your lifestyle, i.e. not smelling like an ashtray or having to stand outside in the cold to smoke, or skulk off to smoke so no one will know.

Your body has a remarkable capacity to tolerate various kinds of insult. Smoking thousands of cigarettes proves this. If your body immediately went into shock with your first smoke it would have done you a big favour.

But unfortunately you did tolerate the thousands of cigarettes you had, but only on the surface. All along, your cells and organs and every part of you has been suffering slowly, bit by bit, until you notice a lack of energy or breathing difficulties on exertion.

Maybe you start to cough up phlegm of a morning, so what everyone starts to slow down, but this isn’t about feeling a little off. This is the start of a very nasty deadly process. Fortunately there is a simple way to get you on the recovery trail, hypnosis will get you on the road to heath in as little as 90 minutes.

 

 

Quitting smoking…Take Five It’s Important

July 26, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smoker

Most of us are familiar with the term to take five, but it has a special importance for you when quitting smoking.

The only possible benefit that smoking brings is that smokers often take a break to have their cigarette.  Over time these cigarettes are given magical powers such as helping you to think or relax. The simple fact is that it is the break itself that provides the benefit, the smoke is just the excuse to take the break.

In the mining industry in the past it would be common for a miner to stop, have a smoke and survey a rock wall or similar. It was often during these times that problems would be noticed. This time is so important that it is now standard procedure in the mines to take five.

Smoking is no longer allowed but the time out is. Many potentially hazardous situations are recognised and dealt with because of take five.

So what does this mean for you as a smoker wanting to quit? If you look at your smoking habit you will be able to identify those cigarettes which you have that are connected with taking five.

Sitting on your patio, or in your car before work.

The recharging smokes at morning or afternoon tea.

A few precious minutes near the back door or your work place.

The after work, wind down on your back deck alone or with your partner. Etc etc

You have your special smoking moments, which rightly you will miss when you quit cigarettes. Many people will give up these moments in the belief that they will trigger them to smoke. But this is a big mistake, because quickly you may feel twice as bad, no smokes and way to relax.

Firstly to remind you it’s the break which gives you the benefits, so it is important that you continue to take five. What you need is a new strategy.

First you can do simple things like sit in a different chair when you make phone calls. The same when you relax outside at home. Try a different cafe or again face a different way in your favourite.

Some people will stop having their breaks because they don’t feel justified, if they don’t have a reason to stop. Remember these break are important to your stress levels and decision making, so grab a cup of tea or coffee or just stop to take a few deep breaths or just stare out of the window.

These simple strategies are much more powerful than you can imagine and are made even more effective when you use hypnosis to quit smoking, because all those old habits will be addressed and your new take five habits introduced.

 

To quit smoking the fast easy way just call me for a complementary chat on 1300 203 422 in Australia.

 For those who can’t come to my clinics on the Sunshine Coast or Toowoomba we can easily help you quit smoking anywhere in the world. Just email me at newld@iinet.net.au. (paste into your email page) For details on how you can be free from smoking for life.

All the best

Ian Newton

Quitting Smoking…What If You forgot To smoke!

July 18, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smoker

This sounds impossible right? But my aunt who was a heavy smoker until recently, suddenly stopped because she forgot she was a smoker.

She has Alzheimer’s disease, this isn’t what stopped her, in fact she was smoking heavily because she lost track of how many she smoked per day. The ashtrays and smokes in her environment were a constant reminder.

But then she fell and broke her hip. After a week in hospital she asked her husband for a smoke. He replied, why would you want a smoke? You quit twenty years ago. She just agreed and hasn’t smoked since.

A little deceptive, certainly, yet in the interests of her health, he did the same when she came home and she asked for alcohol. So what happened to her nicotine cravings, developed from fifty years as a heavy smoker.

Surely she would of had strong uncomfortable feelings, maybe angry, perhaps weird sensations in her stomach, it would be expected that even though her short term memory was poor she would have had a bank of memories of smoking in the past, but she had none of these.

Does Alzheimer’s negate the effect of nicotine? which according to many is the a highly addictive drug which causes strong withdrawal symptoms, so strong that many smokers attempt to quit several times before finally succeeding. These so called physical symptoms should persist in spite of memory.

The reality is It’s not surprising she felt no cravings, it’s because the real cravings are powerful subconscious connections to smoking, not some chemical addiction over which you have no control.

 Don’t believe it? Then think for a minute about when do you smoke? After food, coffee, on the phone,  when driving, when you need to think, etc etc. What do any of these things have to do with nicotine?

There is another way to forget to smoke, another way to be free from the clutches of cigarettes, without having to struggle with cold turkey, plaster toxic patches on your body or even take mind bending pharmaceuticals.

Hypnosis is the solution, the safe fast way to change the memory in your unconscious. It can be done without any of the stress or trauma of experiencing a life changing disease such as Alzheimer’s.

However for most people the effect of forgetting about smoking is no less powerful. Many have no connection, some a little and some have to work a little harder, but all in all your best option.

To quit smoking the fast easy way just call me for a complementary chat on 1300 203 422 in Australia.

 For those who can’t come to my clinics on the Sunshine Coast or Toowoomba we can easily help you quit smoking anywhere in the world. Just email me at newld@iinet.net.au. (paste into your email page) For details on how you can be free from smoking for life.

All the best

Ian Newton

Quitting Smoking…Do Non smokers Create Quit Ads?

May 16, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smoker

Quit smoking advertisements whether they be, on television or on cigarette packets, tend to focus on shock value and motivating smokers through fear. I’m guessing but I highly suspect that the quit ads are created by non smokers.

A non smoker will think that these grisly images will obviously scare anybody into quitting cigarettes for good. But having worked with over a thousand smokers I am convinced that they have little effect.

I asked every client about the current television ads or images on packets and their answer is always the same. They don’t see it. They just filter it out, or even worse it causes them to want a cigarette.

To quote several clients, when asked what they are thinking when their child sees the scary ads and asks them again to quit. Their answer is uniformly “I want a smoke right now”

The plain green packaging in Australia, seeks to de-brand cigarettes, it certainly makes it harder for shop keepers, but my clients consider it a joke.

International marketing studies have shown that smokers, when shown grisly images such as on packets while in a functional MRI, the smokers craving centres in their brain fire up.

70% of smokers immediately want a cigarette when they see a no smoking sign.

So why do these images get the thumbs up in focus groups?

There are two reasons.

  1. In focus groups there tends to be herd thinking.
  2. People give logical not emotional answers in focus groups. This very much skews the results.

In the study mentioned above the same groups which agreed that the images would stop them smoking were emotionally stimulated in the MRI by the same images.

 

I would tend to believe a multi million dollar marketing study any day over some government department which thinks it knows best.

 

True motivation comes in three forms.

  1. Right timing, it has to be the right time for the smoker, not their partner, family, friends or doctor.
  2. Right reasons, there is usually some critical level of dissatisfaction reached where the pain of quitting over powers the pleasure or perceived benefits of smoking.
  3. A decisive moment, such as the diagnosis of a smoking related disorder, or a friend or loved one dying from a smoker related cancer.

If you are at your tipping point, then you can use the current motivation to make the call and book your hypnosis session, this will come as a relief to you and before you know it you will be free from cigarettes.

To quit smoking the fast easy way just call me for a complementary chat on 1300 203 422 in Australia.

 For those who can’t come to my clinics on the Sunshine Coast or Toowoomba we can easily help you quit smoking anywhere in the world. Just email me at newld@iinet.net.au. For details on how you can be free from smoking for life.

All the best

Ian Newton

Quitting Smoking…How Can You be Partly Successful

April 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Quit smoking

Hi Future Non Smoker.

A 20 per day smoker who has been that way for many years may believe it is difficult to believe they can quit easily. However using hypnosis most people can and do quit quickly, but sometimes a person only partially quits.

Perhaps they reduce down to maybe just five a day. So what is happening, it looks like it partially worked. And that’s exactly what happened. Imagine your subconscious is like a filling cabinet, with a file marked smoking.

If you only partially quit there are two possibilities.

1. The smoker was not 100% percent committed to quitting.

2. There was an important piece of information not shared with his practitioner, such as a specific trigger or a favourite place to smoke. Either way the smoker was left with a part of him or her or a file which was still active.

You could be excused for thinking that the hypnosis just didn’t work. My experience tells me that if that was the case then there would have been no reduction in the smoking at all. So what to do next? The time it takes for the client to advise me of this still smoking problem is very telling.

If they call me within a day or two it’s most likely a missed trigger, but if I’m contacted two or more weeks later, then there is a good chance that this client lacked a certain amount of commitment in the first place. This suspicion is made more solid when the person’s partner made the initial booking and was the one to follow up.

If this has happened to you then deep down you will know what happened, so you will know what needs to be done when you do a follow up session. More importantly is if you are yet to quit and either you are a little reluctant or being a little causal in your preparation.

Firstly make sure you carefully consider your history and your triggers and report all of this information to your hypnotist. Even more importantly take a hard look at your commitment to quit. Remember that you have to do this for yourself and not for your partner or anyone else in your life.

Please don’t make the mistake of thinking your hypnotist will work their magic, and all you have to do is sit back and it will happen for you. You must bring 100% commitment to the party.

 For those who can’t come to my clinics on the Sunshine Coast or Toowoomba we can easily help you quit smoking anywhere in the world. Just email me at newld@iinet.net.au. For details on how you can be free from smoking for life.

All the best

Ian Newton

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