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  
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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

How Many Cigarettes Will You Smoke Before you Quit

March 29, 2013 by  
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Hi Future Non Smokers

When you are questioned about your smoking, you may have some idea about how many you smoke and much it costs you per week, but most sunshine Coast smokers either haven’t thought about it or just don’t want to know about the cost numbers and cost.

The average smoker will smoke 20 cigarettes per day for 20 years before quitting. If you are a young person you might be thinking that you won’t smoke for that long, but all the older smokers in my clinic said exactly the same thing.

Most people bite the bullet at about age 40, when they start to notice changes in their bodies and health and no longer feel bullet proof.

So here are some statistics that my surprise you.

Average smoker smokes 20 per day for 20 years.

That’s 146,000 cigarettes at a cost of approximately $109,500. And if you keep smoking or are new to the habit you will spend about $233,600 for the next twenty years.

Most smokers claim that they smoke to relax. So that’s 36,000 smokes to relax. Of course caffeine and the adrenalin from nicotine aren’t the best way to relax!

Having a smoke with a cuppa is also common on average you will have 24,300 cigarettes with coffee or a cup of tea.

Most smokers will have to walk outside of their office or movie, or dinner to stand in the rain or cold or hot sun about 43,800 times you will have to stand outside with the others smokers often gathered around the closest bin.

You will have to leave family moments 29,200 times that’s about 1,460 hours of potential fun times you have missed out on.

An average person will smoke at least 21,900 when they are bored.

Every smoker has a host of connections to smoking and I’m sure you can see that there isn’t any wonder that it’s a powerful habit.

It’s said that it takes about 30 days to make a new positive habit. So it’s easy to see that during your 146,000 cigarettes you have created such a deep habit that it will take some work to break it.

Rapid Change Hypnosis is the perfect way to break those old smoking habits and create new positive habits for yourself.

You will find other ways to relax, and manage boredom. You won’t have to stand in the cold and the rain any more when you friends and family and co workers are inside in comfort.

 

To quit smoking the fast easy way just leave your details in the box to the right or call 1300 203 422 in Australia.

We can easily help you quit smoking anywhere in the world via Skype. Just leave your details in the box to the right and we can make contact. And free you from smoking ASAP

All the best

Ian Newton

Why Coffee Is Of No Benefit To Sunshine Coast Smokers

February 18, 2013 by  
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Hi Future Non smokers

Who likes to start their day with a coffee? Well if you’re like me then that first coffee is essential to get going. Smokers on the Sunshine coast typically like to start their day with a smoke and a hot brew.

I’m sure of all have heard the frequent media reports about how good coffee is for you. The latest research shows that coffee improves life extension in all areas, with the extent of cancer. This is fantastic news.

It even seems that the more the better. Six cups or more is recommended in the study. The benefits could come from the natural anti-oxidants. In America, coffee is the number one source of these important life giving nutrients.

There was however one big negative in the study. Smokers not only didn’t get the benefits that non smokers received from coffee, there was actually a negative effect.

It seems that combining coffee with cigarettes further reduces life span than just smoking alone. As if the cigarettes weren’t bad enough now smokers are even at greater risk of premature death.

It’s a double whammy, but there is a solution, you could stop drinking coffee and just reduce your risks to the level of smoking, which isn’t very good anyway. Or stop smoking and start benefiting from drinking coffee.

The choice is obvious, or so it would seem. The question is that, does another layer of bad news really make any difference to smokers. Sadly it seems it probably doesn’t. The reason being that no matter what form of bad behaviour we indulge in, we will tend to filter out the negative effects and only think about what that behaviour gives us.

We do this because our subconscious thinks its protecting us. The solution is quite simple. Give the subconscious a reason to change its mind. If you just try and use logic your conscious mind will take that on board, but because the subconscious drives your bus it will still resist any change.

Repaid Change quit smoking programme which gets fast results that allow you to get off the cigarettes fast with a minimum of stress and no weight gain. It works so well because using hypnosis we can access your subconscious and remove the old programming and introduce some new positive beliefs which now support you in your efforts to be a non smoker.

The point is you can transform your life and become a fresh air breathing person for life.

To quit smoking the fast easy way just leave your details in the box to the right or call 1300 203 422 in Australia.

We can easily help you quit smoking anywhere in the world via Skype. Just leave your details in the box to the right and we can make contact. And free you from smoking ASAP

All the best

Ian Newton

Quitting Smoking In Toowoomba In 2013

January 11, 2013 by  
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Hi Future Non smokers

For every Toowoombat smoker there is something very special about 2013. It’s either the year that you smoke another 7,300 cigarettes on average or the year that you quit smoking for good

It’s the year that you take another step towards a major health problem or the year in which you take a massive step towards a long healthy life.

There are just two questions to answer.
1. When? The answer is simple… as soon as possible.
2. How? The answer is easier than you might think.

Most smokers have tried many methods including nicotine patches or lozenges, Champix, cold turkey, Laser and acupuncture. I know this because on my intake form most clients tick most or all of these for their past attempts.

Rapid Change hypnosis provides the perfect solution because the problem is not what most smokers think it is.

University research shows clearly that nicotine replacement therapy doesn’t work. For decades nicotine has been promoted as the reason that people have problems quitting. So it would seem that all you need to do to quit is to stick some patches on your shoulders and your problem will be solved.

Many people reading this will know that the problem wasn’t solved, and many will admit to smoking while wearing the patches.

If you stop for a moment and make a list of all the times you smoke you will notice that most of your cigarettes are connected to other events.
Such as having a beer, wine, coffee or tea. Talking on the phone, driving or trying to think.

Some are emotional connections such as boredom, relaxing or when stressed.

Some are time based such as after waking up or with morning tea, lunch or after dinner.

The point is all of these connections are constructed through repetition. Thousands of times of re-enforcing the habit of smoking and any or all of the above connections.
Notice that nicotine addiction is not mentioned above.

This is for a very good reason. Smoking is not about nicotine! I can hear you disagreeing strongly.
But I guarantee that when you next light up a cigarette take a moment to think about whether it is because you are craving a drug or is it because one of the above connections is being activated.

This is the simple reason why Rapid change hypnosis is so successful. We just break the connections to smoking by have a conversation with your sub conscious and suggesting that you can find ways to live your life without cigarettes.

To quit smoking the fast easy way just leave your details in the box to the right or call 1300 203 422 in Australia.

We can easily help you quit smoking anywhere in the world via Skype. Just leave your details in the box to the right and we can make contact. And free you from smoking ASAP
All the best
Ian Newton

Quit Smoking… How To Eliminate The Fear Of Quitting

September 6, 2012 by  
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Hi future Non Smokers

Some people quit smoking using will power, but most pay for some kind of practitioner service. A big fear is that the process won’t work and that they will waste their money and will continue smoking.

So the question is how can practitioners set their clients minds at ease? When you choose a quit smoking practitioner, they should be able to supply you with genuine testimonials from satisfied clients who have successfully quit.

As humans we are subject to some basic psychological laws, in this case the law of social proof. We tend to feel more comfortable in our dealings if we know that others have been before us. Seeing and reading these successful accounts will reduce the quitting fear.

Another way to instil confidence is if the practitioner offers a guarantee of their services. This is not widely in the health fields and some practitioners will say it’s crazy and just not possible.

I believe it makes perfect sense. The guarantee could be to repeat the process if it is not successful the first time. It could be money back, although this can reduce the commitment of the client.

The combination of the guarantee and social proof should be enough to allow a person to enter the quit smoking process with much reduced fear.

To further ensure comfort a clear understanding of the process is important. You should ask questions and be satisfied with the answers. You should be given some clear information about the role of nicotine in addiction.

Plus you should understand the real role of smoking in managing stress. If you are choosing hypnosis you should be given a clear explanation as to what hypnosis is and what it isn’t.

The last thing you need to do is educate yourself as to the true nature of the dangers of smokers. Knowing clearly the risks, knowing the deceptive nature of nicotine, this information will empower you to approach quitting with conviction and commitment.

This now puts you in a position to quit with a high chance of success. Quitting is so important that you need to do all you can do to save your own life, not anyone else’s life just yours.

Hypnosis is your best chance and choosing the right therapist is critical to your success. Do not take this lightly; do not enter into quitting in a half hearted manner. Do take this very very seriously.

3 Steps To Quitting If You Have Had Past Drug Addictions.

May 1, 2012 by  
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Hi Future Non Smokers

Many people who are addicted to drugs like heroin, cocaine or alcohol are smokers as well. The patterns of addiction run deep. As each addiction is solved a greater need is taken up by the next addiction in line.

Usually smoking is the last addiction in the queue. The problem now is that cigarettes have been given the task of managing all of the problems that the drugs have been believed to solve.

The key for a previously addicted person to quit the smokes is to come to terms with exactly what the nicotine is managing in their lives and to employ a range of tactics to firstly to prepare for quitting.

1. Congratulate yourself for quitting the other drugs. You have done a fantastic job.
2. Support your body in advance, exercise diet and multi supplements. You don’t have to take radical steps just work your way towards an overall better state of health.
3. Take time to learn to relax and meditate.

These three steps are specifically designed to support and prepare your nervous system for the change ahead, which importantly is going to render you addiction free possibly for the first time in many years.

Once your wellbeing is improved, and this should only take a few weeks the next thing to do is to book an appointment for some hypnosis. By advising your therapist of your exact history you will be able to free yourself of the last chains of addiction.

By breaking all of those old connections and triggers some of which you have been clinging to for years you will be free. But you must avoid falling into a trap.

This trap is trying to fill the void in your life, which drugs used to fill, with some other bad behaviour. The trick is to firstly recognise this void and embrace it. Next some of the void must be filled with healthy behaviours.

This way you will stay drug free. Plus you will become dramatically more healthy. To an extent that you may never have believed possible.

Many smokers trying to quit who have had other addictions are very nervous about quitting cigarettes. So don’t rush in, a few weeks won’t make any difference. Take your time do the three steps prepare yourself physically mentally and emotionally.

Use you past drug withdrawal success as a springboard. You have done it before and you will do it again.

Effects Of quitting Smoking…Can You Taste An Ashtray

March 18, 2012 by  
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Hi Future Non Smokers

The effects of quitting smoking can be different to everyone. Some predictable some unusual. One client awoke from hypnosis and she was looking pale. I asked if she was OK and she said she felt sick. She couldn’t get the taste of an ashtray out of her mouth.

Of course soon she felt better, but she had focussed on the part of hypnosis that related smoking after meals as just like licking an ashtray. Why exactly she targeted in on this aspect is unknown. But the net result is she developed a strong aversion to smoking.

When you quit smoking using hypnosis its unknown just while part will have the biggest impact on you. For some its aversion, for some it’s the health reasons, or for your children, partner or family.

Good hypnosis is going to cover a lot of bases. The reason it’s important is you don’t know and the therapist doesn’t know just what hypnotic triggers are going to push your quit buttons.

Your subconscious mind is a vast warehouse of thoughts beliefs, attitudes fears etc, unless you undertake a lengthy process of digging into your un conscious mind then you won’t ever know what is really going on in there.

The good news is that you don’t have to waste years digging. Your advanced hypnotherapist knows what to do and will hit the right buttons for you as long as they ask you the exact right questions.

Many smokers will experience no side effects at all from quitting smoking. It is important to realise that, so that you don’t get caught up in the fear of other people experiences. One thing that will stop people from seriously attempting to quit is the fear of what will happen when they do.

If you are avoiding the issue then bear in mind that the worst case scenario if you quit is some minor inconvenience. Even briefly feeling sick after your session is nothing compared to the harm of continuing to quit.

Even lucky smokers, and by lucky I mean those who don’t get cancer or emphysema, diabetes or heart disease, will still suffer a broad range of problems which will still be much worse than any possible side effect from quitting.

So the message is don’t worry about any possible effects from quitting just take a deep breath and go for it, anf you will never look back.

To quit now in Australia just call 1300 203 422 in Brisbane Sunshine Coast or Toowoomba, or leave your details in the box to the side and instantly receive lots more quit smoking information

All the Best

Ian Newton

Do You Think That You Can’t Do Anything Without A Cigarette

February 16, 2012 by  
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Hi Future Non smokers

Many smokers would not agree that they could do anything without a cigarette. In fact many can’t imagine going for more than a couple of hours without nicotine, let alone managing a crisis without a smoke to calm them down.

A question I frequently ask smokers is what do they think non smokers do when they are stressed, bored etc.

Mostly the smokers look a little blank and admit they really don’t know. They are so locked in to using cigarettes to manage all kinds of situations ranging from the bad to the good to the boring, they lose perspective and understanding of how a person manages life without some kind of brain altering chemical.

This fact accounts for why many smokers are fearful of quitting. It’s not just quitting that is the problem it’s having to face the reality of life without their nicotine support system.

If you are a smoker and you can relate to this then the first thing to acknowledge is that if millions of non smokers can manage their ups and downs in life
then so can you.

When you are down you smoke, when you are up you smoke, when you are bored you smoke and when you are trying to concentrate you smoke. Someone from another planet would think that cigarettes have a magical quality to be able to do all these amazing things.

But if you look closer at the science of nicotine you will see that smoking causes anxiety so it can’t help when you are stressed or anxious.

-Smoking when trying to concentrate doesn’t work either, imagine using 4000 toxic chemicals to try and clear your brain.

-Smoking makes food and drink taste like burnt offerings.

-Smoking makes you, your clothes, hair and car smell like a garbage dump fire.

-Smoking reduces blood flow, and affects the entire cardiovascular system so sex surely isn’t likely to be enhanced.

-Smoking attacks the pancreas making blood sugar balance difficult, therefore your moods will suffer.

Are you still thinking that you can’t do anything without a cigarette, or maybe you have softened your stance, and realise that non smokers can and do manage life just fine without having to light up.

Of course many non smokers can turn to alcohol or drugs or other forms of destructive behaviour, it would seem that stopping smoking doesn’t make us perfect, just healthier, if not wiser.

Don’t Rely On Nicotine Patches

November 7, 2011 by  
Filed under how to quit smoking, Quit smoking

Hi future non smokers

As a smoker it is highly likely that you have tried nicotine patches. For the majority of you it didn’t work. The reason is simple, quitting smoking is only partially about nicotine so relying on patches isn’t likely to be very successful.

I know smokers who can have two or three patches on and are still smoking. If they are asked to explain why they still want to smoke with their brain full of nicotine they are confused and don’t have an answer. Three patches is the equal of about 250 low tar cigarettes. That is a ridiculous amount of nicotine, yet many smokers still need to light up.

It’s no wonder people have nightmares or insomnia if they try and sleep with the patches on.

The fact is that most people can successfully quit smoking using hypnosis because nicotine is not the primary problem. It’s about the mental and emotional connections, it is these connections that keep you smoking and it is these same connections which will try to drag you back to cigarettes in the future unless you severe the tentacles’ which connect you to them.

So why did nicotine patches become so popular. Because it is the primary drug compound in tobacco. It was noted early on that cigarettes were addictive so it was assumed that nicotine was the whole problem.

Governments boosted the belief by recommending patches be used in quit programmes. Government quit policies are like a huge ocean liner, once sent in a direction they are very hard to stop or turn around.

Nicotine does have a role to play. Clinically we see about 5% of people who need nicotine patches as a way to support hypnosis. These people are believed to have more nicotine receptors on their cells. This means they have a stronger reaction to nicotine.

One Australian academic believes that the hard core smokers can never be without patches. We have not found this to be the case. It is an interesting fact of health that practitioners tend to find what they believe in.

I believe that most people don’t need nicotine to quit smoking and that is what we find clinically. If you have really struggled in the past to quit then there are three very important things to do.

1. Use advanced clinical hypnosis to break the mental bonds of smoking and therefore eliminate cravings.

2. Use stress management methods to prevent a return to smoking when stressed.

3. Use nicotine patches to get you through any tough times

To quit smoking the fast easy way just leave your details in the box to the right or call 1300 203 422 in Australia

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All the best

Ian Newton

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