Quitting Smoking…10% Of Australian Grocery Bills

November 25, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smoker

Given that 20% of Australians smoke you wouldn’t imagine that 10% of all monies spent on groceries is still spent on cigarettes. Put in context this means that many smokers are spending a big proportion of their food budget on cigarettes.

They probably don’t see it this way. There would be money set aside for smoking, and the smaller food budget would be separate at least in their minds.

If I’m speaking to you, then you know exactly what I mean. You feel the financial of smoking every week, every time you open your purse or wallet to hand over your hard earned cash just to buy rotten cigarettes.

It’s also true that many smokers can afford to eat well and smoke, but “the cost doesn’t worry me” argument is a load of rubbish and if this is you then you know it.

The average smoker spends $6000 per year on cigarettes. No one is really OK about that, if you find yourself saying so, it’s just an excuse, you could invest the money, give it to charity, educate your child, so many better ways to spend your money.

It is often said that money is a poor motivator for quitting smoking, but I think that’s because most smokers try not to think about the money side of this deadly habit.

So what could you have done with all that money over your smoking life?

An investment property?

Private education for a child?

Supporting one or more charities?

Better quality of life for you and your family?

Family holidays?

Food on the table?

The thing is you can’t go back, you can only make decisions today and look to the future. When you quit you will $6000 or more per year for the rest of your life. Taxes will continue to rise in the next few years so the news only gets worse.

Imagine in the next ten to twenty years you can save up to $120,000. Now I ask you does the money still not have an impact on your smoking?

It surely must add significantly to all those other powerful health reasons, which you are fully aware of.

Which leaves you with only one decision, when to book your quit smoking hypnosis session. It’s the most successful way to quit, the only way which eliminates all of your deep seated emotional and situational connections to your old risky deceptive friend.

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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Quit Smoking…I’m So Tired I’m Really so Upset

November 22, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smokers

In the classic Beatles song the next line is “Even though I’m feeling so tired I’ll just have another cigarette, let me be alone awhile to give my nerves a rest”

I love the song and it sums up perfectly a couple of common connections that smokers  have with cigarettes,  and this concern them, when it comes to quitting, maybe you have asked yourself, what will I do with myself, how will I replace those quiet relaxing moments? How will I manage my stress when I quit smoking?

It’s not easy to see an answer when standing in your position as a smoker, but if you imagine taking a step into the shoes of a non smoker you can start to see new possibilities.

Perhaps the next time you are in a shopping mall, wander around for a few minutes and just notice all the non smokers going about their day, living their lives and surviving perfectly well without cigarettes.

Now go to the designated smoking area and watch the smokers, try not to join them, just observe them, just notice the ritual, some relaxed, some rushing the smokes, then notice the other people perhaps having a coffee.

Some are relaxed some are rushing their coffee. The point is there is little difference between the two groups, except that your group is smoking deadly chemicals.

Winding down and relaxing are conscious choices, they do not require smoking, it’s the time you allow yourself for some smokes that relaxes you, not the cigarette. As I’ve discussed many times in other articles, is the indisputable fact that nicotine creates stress and anxiety in your body not relaxation.

A key to quitting is breaking your smoking, relaxation connections, and creating new strategies to give you the wind down time you, and everyone else needs do desperately in this day and age.

Hypnosis is the simplest and fastest way to break those connections, plus the right kind of advanced hypnosis will integrate new ways into your life to allow you release the stress of the day.

Everyone on the planet needs stress management. Not just ex-smokers, everyone. Because stress is the number one contributor to illness in the world. Every illness or disease is either created by the effects of stress or made worse by stress.

So quitting smoking and discovering new ways to manage stress is duel challenge, made easy with hypnosis and guaranteed to dramatically improve your health.

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…The Downside Of Hypnosis

November 18, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smoker

Hypnosis has been cited in science journals as the most successful way to quit smoking, yet some people remain concerned about the perceived downside of being hypnosis.

One of the most common questions I’m asked is whether I will make them cluck like a chicken. While this is often asked in jest, it can mask an underlying concern that their mind may be controlled in some way.

This is a natural worry, because most people have been exposed to television and stage hypnosis, and a lot of weird ideas, thoughts of hypnotists having near super powers.

But if such powers exist then why don’t we see headlines, stating that evil hypnotists are creating armies of zombies committing crimes.

I have to laugh because I couldn’t even hypnotise my son to empty the dishwasher without being to to.

And there is a simple reason why I couldn’t, it’s not because I’m a rubbish hypnotist, it’s because of of a couple of simple rules.

  1. You can’t make someone do something they don’t want to do.
  2. No one will act on a suggestion that goes against their moral code.

Hypnosis is successful only when a person wants a change in their lives, gives permission for that change to occur in hypnosis and is prepared to fully participate.

You may ask, how does it work when a hypnotist just grabs someone and says the magic words “sleep” and they slump forward. This is known as a rapid induction and some people are susceptible to this kind of instant hypnosis.

It is literally a shock to the system, not unlike when someone has heard some bad news or been in an accident and just appears stunned. But the same two rules still apply.

In the case of an accident victim it’s important to give simple suggestions of comfort.

Years ago I attended the funeral of a friend, he was thirty, died suddenly leaving behind a wife and two young children. It was such a sad event that I left in a kind of hypnotic state. At some point I found myself in a roadhouse cafe putting salt in my coffee.

At that time I snapped out of this state, and felt slightly alarmed that I had driven so far like this. Fortunately driving is mostly an unconscious action so my fellow travelers were perfectly safe.

So now you can relax, play the hypnosis game, and allow your practitioner to assist you to become 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.

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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Quit Smoking…Why Do Some Return After Years

November 15, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smoker

Some of my first time clients tell me they have taken up smoking after as long as twenty years.  On one level, it defies belief, but there are two understandable underlying reasons.

  1. Humans have poor and selective memories. When you quit in just a few months, you will forget about waking up coughing, the shortness of breath climbing the stairs, the thousands of dollars spent each year, the myriad of health risks etc.

 

The simple solution is to watch the quit ads on television, and to remind yourself of the bad feelings every time you see someone smoking.

 

Plus over time you can selectively filter out all the downsides of smoking and allow only those memories of special times and events and people which were connected to smoking. If you allow this thinking to creep in then the feelings of smoking will slowly creep back in.

 

Again when you see smokers, remind yourself of the benefits of being free from the deadly habit of smoking.

 

  1. The more common problem is that a particular event which triggers you to start again. Perhaps a major life stress or maybe a reunion with some old smoking friends.

If you smoke again because of a big crisis in your life, then there are two issues. Firstly it’s a sign that your unconscious mind is still holding emotional connections to smoking. These feelings may have been buried deep through willpower but the stress has unleashed them.

This brings back the old beliefs that smoking somehow helps stress. Which of course is a complete mistake.

Secondly, you now have two issues to deal with. Your crisis problem, and now your smoking. That’s right because nicotine is a stress on your system it will only add to your woes. And then soon as the habit reasserts itself you will have the regret and anger at yourself for starting this stupid dangerous habit.

And take it from me you will feel stupid, and angry but never the less you will be smoking. And you will regret it.

If you smoke again just because of some reunion with smokers, then what on earth were you thinking about, you simply allowed all those old problems to be put aside for the sake of bonding over some deadly chemicals. This might upset you, but you know it’s true, don’t you!

The good news for you is that there is a solution which can eliminate all of these issues. Hypnosis completely separates you from the desires and habits of smoking, and allows you to be free from this safe in the knowledge that the cravings won’t return.

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

 

Quit Smoking…Nicotine Replacement Therapy…Anyone For A Dose Of Pesticide?

November 9, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smoker

The first stop for most smokers in their quest to quit is Nicotine replacement therapy. There are gums and patches of many differing strengths, but they have one thing in common. They don’t work.

Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent every year by desperate smokers. Many try them over and over again in vain. A testimony to their effectiveness is the fact that many of my clients admit to smoking while wearing patches.

So if nicotine was the big addiction then how could someone still smoke while having plastered patches over their shoulders, and surely if absorbing pesticide (nicotine) into your skin or mouth was the answer then smokers of the world would be able to easily quit their habit.

So why is it so popular? The number one reason is an incredibly successful long term marketing campaign by pharmaceutical companies which was so clever they have drawn in government health campaigns and the medical profession.

So how can they claim success for nicotine replacement therapy? Picture these tow scenarios.

1.You buy your patches, and take them home, determined to succeed, maybe there are other smokers there, perhaps you sit in your favourite smoking spot, or maybe you have had a stressful day.

You put your patches on, and make a coffee or have a beer to relax. Things you normally do with a smoke. You go to work and watch the smokers file out at morning tea. After a day or two you give in and bum a smoke. The success rate for this scenario is rated between 0% and 2%. Macquarie University study simply stated that it doesn’t work. In the UK under the freedom of information act they revealed a 2% success.

2. You answer an advertisement for a university controlled quit smoking study. You are inducted into the process with a group of people. Given free patches and instructed in their use.

You return periodically for follow ups, and your progress is monitored. The success in this environment is cited as 23%. So why the difference? It’s because you are primed to succeed.

 In such an environment corn flakes would probably be just as successful. What is curious is that even in a supportive situation the result is still on the low side.

One problem with all of the various types of replacement is that they can’t address the ingrained triggers of a smoking life time, and of course attempting to quit by absorbing a poison used as a pesticide.

Quitting Smoking…When Boredom Is A Big Problem

November 5, 2014 by  
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Hi future Non Smokers

Every smoker has their triggers, some are routine, but some are a big deal. Boredom isn’t just a casual problem it can be a significant stress and therefore an important issue to address for some people to quit smoking.

For some people their boredom represents a major gap in their lives which they are filling with smoking. Here’s the problem, take away the smokes and the void seems like too much to fill. For the majority of smokers this is easily dealt with hypnosis.

Some people however are going to need to take specific action to fill those gaps in their lives, at least for a couple of weeks until they integrate being a non smoker into their life.

It may mean finally following through on a plan that you have thought about for a while, volunteering, extra work, exercise etc.  Whatever it is it will simply have to keep you occupied, during those void times.

One client filled her long periods of boredom with long phone calls. The problem was, she connected the phone to smoking. So she needed another strategy to manage the short term. She also wanted to lose weight so we made an agreement that during the day when she was bored, that she would walk around her large yard while on the phone.

Another decided to launch the home business she had been planning for ages. These strategies saved the day.

When you consider this carefully you may realise that some of your triggers may represent problems in your life that may need addressing.

Problems which are not solved by smoking, and that the longer you hide behind the smokes the worse the problem is likely to get, or at best it just ticks alone, making you miserable and you just keep smoking to try and feel better, while all along you are just making things worse.

This may sound overly dramatic, but quitting smoking isn’t like quitting peanuts or candy, it’s about saving your life, about reclaiming over a decade of your life and saving you potentially decades of poor health leading to severe health life limitations. Not to mention wasting a fortune.

So for most of you, hypnosis will solve your smoking issues, quickly and simply, but for some of you taking a good look at your life, and implementing some strategies to fill those gaps, then adding hypnosis into the mix will not only free you from the chains of cigarettes but open up your life to new wonderful possibilities. 

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

Quitting Smoking…Some Facts Before Your Consider Zyban

November 1, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smoker

Bupropion or its common name of Zyban is a commonly prescribed anti-smoking drug. Especially for patients with depression.

 Zyban has been linked with 24 reports of heart attack, five of stroke and one of TIA (mini stroke)

Reports show patients taking Zyban alone or in combination with Nicotine replacement therapy experiencing severe high blood pressure is applied to both those with pre existing condition and those without.

The TGA states that there is limited clinical experience establishing the safety of Zyban in patients with a recent history of heart attack or unstable heart disease.

To the general public, this may seem strange that a commonly prescribed drug is risky for patients with heart disease. Given that being a smoker is already a risk factor for such heart problems, it’s very curious that more scrutiny hasn’t been payed to its safety.

Other common side effects are agitation, dry mouth, insomnia, headache, nausea, constipation and tremor. Seizures may also occur at higher doses, this can be an issue for patients already taking medications which raise their threshold for seizures.

It may be just my bias but if a vitamin or herb caused even a fraction of such reactions, the media would be in melt down, shock jocks would be screaming into their microphones and morning television hosts would be causing mass hysteria, and baying for blood. The supplement would be promptly banned, and the world would be considered a safer place.

Ok so most pharmaceutical drugs have side effects, it’s often a trade off to get relief from some problem.

So let’s weight up the risk of stroke or heart attack against the benefits of quitting smoking. Of course smoking is highly risky, but here’s the thing:

Quitting smoking is easier than you think. Just as you were conditioned to smoke by peer pressure, and then the conditioning continued by the media, and drug companies, doctors and fellow smokers convincing you that it’s so hard to quit.

Well here is another simple fact. Using hypnosis you can and will quit smoking. Quickly and far more easily than you could ever imagine possible. In hypnosis we bypass all your beliefs, your fear and your resistance.

In their place is left a strong feeling that you are a non smoker and you simply lead your life like all the other non smokers. And of course you don’t have to risk headache let alone a stroke.

 

 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

Quitting Smoking…Some Facts Before Your Risk Champix

October 28, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smoker

If you believe Pfizer pharmaceuticals their anti smoking drug Varenicline,  Champix as its known  in Australia or Chantix in other parts of the world, is completely safe.

In their words “It’s important to remember that post marketing reports do not always establish a cause and effect relationship between a medicine and a reported adverse event.” This is just spin to deny the devastating effect this drug causes.

The Australian medical observer on the 10.10.14 reported that Champix accounted for more suicidal, self injurious and homicidal thoughts than any other drug between 2007 and 2013, out numbering any other drug by threefold.

For homicidal ideas the margin was five times! In spite of this the FDA updated the drugs US label to tone down statements linking Champix to serious neuropsychiatric events. This shows clearly that how much power this giant pharmaceutical has.

On October 1 a PBS restriction on Champix was changed, allowing relapsing adult smokers treated with one course to have a second course after six months. This means your government is prepared to double your risk of a serious health situation. In spite of current health concerns.

In my practice as a clinical hypnotist I have heard numerous accounts of adverse responses to Champix from my clients. Including:

  • Strong nausea.
  • Frightening nightmares.
  • Overwhelming feelings of unsettling weirdness.
  • Loss of creativity. Clients reporting an inability to write, paint etc.
  • One report of a complete psychotic break, a psych nurse experienced this so she knew exactly what was happening.
  • One client who had had a heart attack, directly attributed to Champix and reported to the TGA
  • Clients with pre existing depression ( a contra indication for Champix) experiencing significant
  • Multiple clients reported feeling severe disassociation and became fearful for their wellbeing.

John Hopkins university researchers in 2011 reported a 72% increase in the risk of heart attack for smokers who take Champix (Chantix) this was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Naturally Pfizer argued that the heart attack rates were lower than the study indicated. This must be cold comfort for those unfortunate smokers who, already had an increased risk of cardio vascular problems, were then prescribed a drug which just boosted their chance of heart attack. And for all too many this was exactly the result.

Compare this to hypnosis, which only risks are a numb bum from sitting in a chair for an hour or more. No harm can come from this process, but the upside is life changing. That is you becoming 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.

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

 

 

 

Quit Smoking Hypnosis…Will You Be Clucking Like A chicken?

October 23, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smoker

The most common question I am asked by clients when they come in for their quit smoking session is “Will you make me cluck like a chicken?

My answer is always, do you want to cluck like a chicken? We have a laugh and then I describe how stage hypnosis is a performance, and that the people who come on stage are carefully selected and most importantly they are willing to play.

They are the real performers they want to be hypnotised, they are eager to be the centre of attention and so having them do fun things is easy.

The most important thing to remember is that it is not possible to make these people do anything they they ethically or morally wouldn’t agree to.

So you come in for your quit smoking session. You are a little anxious, but this is completely natural, after all you are making a big change in your life and at this stage you are not sure how it will work.

You then learn that you have given your permission to only quit smoking, not to hand over your wallet or cluck like a chicken, so you begin to relax.

You feel comfortable when you discover that there is no such thing as mind control. Just imagine that if it were possible hypnotists everywhere would be living on private islands with their subjects doing their bidding all over the world.

As I say to clients, I could easily hypnotise my son to easily pass his driver’s test, but not to automatically empty the dish washer. Simply because he didn’t want to.

It has to be in your interest to change, you need to be committed to quitting smoking which goes much deeper than clucking like a chicken.

The public’s experience of hypnosis is tainted by television where anything can happen and stage which is more performance than skill. Clinical hypnosis is a safe effective way to gently change the habits which are limiting your life.

Stopping cigarettes is the one absolutely guaranteed way to dramatically improve and perhaps save your life. There is no debate; the jury was in decades ago.

Your hesitation is natural, you have tried and failed before, you like it, it is your friend or support when stressed, but just remember that you don’t have to wait until you feel completely ready, that may never happen.

Just make the life changing decision now and take action.

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…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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Hi Future Non Smokers

Quit smoking…When does the Quit Process Begin

May 20, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smoker

At a guess I assume you think that the quit process starts the moment you consciously stop cigarettes.

But from a hypnosis perspective, it starts much earlier than you last cigarette. If done properly the process begins with a website or brochure. It should draw you in and start to create mental images that begin to prime you to think and feel a certain way.

Because you have become immune to scary quit smoking images, it’s most likely the positive images and words which will have the best effect.

The next step is the phone call you make to a hypnotist, this should continue the journey to quitting, even though you may feel nervous about quitting, your determination increases.

When you come in for your session your practitioner should create a friendly atmosphere which increases your confidence and determination. Even the simple act of paying prior to your session or at least right at the start is another important cog in the process.

Of course the session is geared 100% towards quitting for life.

Afterwards it’s important that you continue to re-enforce the new position of being a non smoker. Mentally feel sorry for smokers and with every one you see, congratulate yourself that you are a non smoker.

This process needs to continue for at least a year, in order that should a crisis occur in your life that you don’t default to your old patterns of behaviour.

This article may seem like a marketing process for the hypnotherapist, and in a sense it is. Marketers would call this market to match. But the exact process the therapist uses to bring in a new client and take them through the process has the duel purpose of ensuring the step by step kicks in right from the start.

It’s like being on a Childs slippery slide. It starts off slow then gains momentum then evening out to safely deliver the user to the ground, or in this case into the world of non smokers.

That is those people who don’t inhale combusted toxins into their lungs and brains and livers etc. Or literally burn thousands of dollars every year, or smell like an ashtray.

As you can see the process is more involved and more important than just turning up for an appointment there are several phases, but don’t forget the most important, that is your total commitment.

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…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…Can Affirmations Help

May 10, 2014 by  
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Hi Future Non Smoker

The self help movements of the past few decades have placed great sore in the value of positive affirmations. The question is can positive thinking help you to quit smoking.

 Probably the most useful statement I have heard on the subject is attributed to Anthony Robbins. He stated that affirmations without action, is just self delusion. Certainly just saying something is so, doesn’t make it so. But combining it with positive supporting action can increase the likely hood of a successful outcome.

Affirmations can help in the short term by directing your thoughts in a positive direction, but it is a band aid at best.

Affirmations ultimately work because the message filters slowly into your subconscious and may eventually become the default thought or feeling.

 

I discovered that there is another elements to successfully affirmations for quitting smoking, or any thing else. The method is simple; close your eyes in a quiet space, say the affirmation then notice any response in your thoughts feelings or body.

e.g you state that you are a non smoker, you get a comfortable feeling in your body and a feeling that this is right for you. This means that your conscious and unconscious mind, are in agreement and so this affirmation will work for you.

 In another example you state that “I am successfully quitting smoking”, you notice a feeling of doubt or a slumping feeling in your body. This indicates you have some unconscious resistance.

In this case which will be common for areas of your life which you want to change, but have struggled, there is more work to do.

I recommend affirmations as a way of focussing on the change you desire, prior to a quit cigarettes hypnosis session. And after to continue to re-enforce your change, but now it will be without any unconscious resistance.

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

Quit Smoking… How To Eliminate The Fear Of Quitting

September 6, 2012 by  
Filed under Quit smoking

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.

Quitting Smoking…Insanity And Restaurant Dining

September 2, 2012 by  
Filed under how to quit smoking

Hi future Non Smokers

As a non smoker one of the great mysteries is how someone can eat a fine meal and ruin it with a cigarette. Instead of savouring the taste of delicious food the only taste lingering on the tongue is the burnt cigarette after taste.

Recently my wife and I had dinner with three friends. After each course they all went outside for a cigarette. I watched them join other smokers and bond in the ritual of inhaling smoke and poisonous chemicals while freezing in the cold night air.

When they returned to the table they brought with them the stink of smoke. That was off putting enough but the thought of willingly inhaling the pollution seemed like madness.

Insanity has been defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome. Everyone who smokes in a western country has seen and heard enough to know clearly what the consequences of smoking will be for them.

Yet it still surprises me so many people continue to smoke while either denying any problem exists or with no concern about the future. Some even think that the whole health scare is just a government plot of some kind.

If you are thinking like this then its time to great real or get some psychological help. I’m not here to be your friend, I’m here to encourage you to face the facts and save your own life.

Food tastes worse with smoking, alcohol, coffee and tea taste worse with smoking, you know that really, because no restaurant on the planet smokes their food with cigarette smoke. Because no one would be crazy enough to pay for it.

Look at your life , look at the areas in which you are doing well, making good decisions. What about your relationships, are they good or at least functional. Do you interact like a rational human being, do you behave well in public.

If so why are you acting insanely by continuing to smoke. You are not insane, you know the problems with smoking, so ignoring them is crazy, but again you are nor insane so you know that you need to quit smoking.

You can do it, using hypnosis you can come to terms with the reality of smoking, you can release your habitual connections and you can finally be free from the control of nicotine. So set your fear aside and take action.

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 and we can make contact. And free you from smoking ASAP

All the best

Ian Newton

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