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Quitting Smoking….Fear Is Not The Key

January 21, 2015
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Hi Future Non Smoker

Quitting Smoking….Fear Is Not The Key

Look at any anti-smoking campaign, what do you notice that all these promotions have in common. It is fear.

Fear of illness

Fear of death

Fear of affecting your family

Fear of missing out on being with other people. Etc etc

But guess what, all of these fearful advertisements have one thing in common. They don’t work!

Phycologists call it the flee effect. As in flight or fight. These advertisements create a kind of stress response that metaphorically causes people to want to run away from the message. Yes you can scare people into taking action in some ways, but smoking is not one of these.

Governments like to claim success in reducing the smoking rates with these campaigns, but think about it, as a smoker you have seen thousands of fearful images in the past and you are still lighting up.

You may be even doing it as you read this, I bet you are thinking about it, right! All the advertisements, all the restrictive smoking laws, all the plain packaging and all the price increases, won’t have an impact until you decide, once and for all to quit.

I have seen clients who have held on to my brochure or business card for up to two years. Several months is common.

I know it and you know that it has to be the right time. I’ve heard many stories of people who have gone to a therapist to please someone else. A partner, child or maybe their doctor. But almost 100% of these people fail.

Why? Was the practitioner not good enough? No the answer is simple, they were not committed to quitting for themselves, and no practitioner can make someone do something they don’t want to do.

However when you really have had enough, when you know it’s absolutely have to quit, even if you still like it, then it’s time for quit smoking hypnosis.

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 and Tooowoomba

All the best

Ian Newton

PS To achieve your Ideal Weight Click Here

Quitting Smoking…Unhappy Clients

January 17, 2015
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Hi Future Non Smoker

In every business, every endeavor in life there are unhappy customers. My business is no different. Years ago when I choose to help people to quit smoking as my core hypnosis niche, I knew there would be tough times ahead.

As most smokers know, most methods to stop cigarettes either don’t work at all or have only a short term success rate. So many people are desperate to quit, especially when they have turned a corner in their health.

My iChange hypnosis method is very very successful, however occasionally I just can’t help some people. Some of these I understand, for example smokers who suffer from strong anxiety can be quite a challenge.

But every now and then I can’t work it out. This troubles me, a lot. As a health practitioner I know that you have to be emotionally detached from your clients, and I also know that it’s just not possible to help everyone.

Still sometimes I agonise over these people, for two reasons. Firstly I want them to be non smokers and secondly I want to learn and understand from these failures. It is these people who have helped me to continue to develop my hypnotic process.

In life we learn so much more from our failures than our successes, if we choose to. I will keep on discovering new distinctions to improve my quit smoking process, I will continue daily to help smokers to free themselves from their deadly habit.

And unfortunately occasionally there will be clients I just can’t help.

To ensure the best chance of success, you must bring to the session your 100% commitment, and please disclose any major factors such as anxiety, depression or a current highly stressful situations, in your life, such as using cigarettes as a means to try and manage relationship problems. In some cases other help needs to be sought out prior to quitting.

For some people they need to choose the right time to quit. But don’t wait for the perfect time, because it will never happen.

My clients receive a five year free back up, as a piece of mind warranty. Plus to give support and confidence I offer a 50% refund to any client I can’t help after two sessions.

Refunds are not in anyone’s interest, so we work together to get the best possible outcome. The warranty is a new offer I make designed to put more pressure on me to find solutions and to make it more comforting for those who are nervous about quitting.

In spite of all this I could crawl over broken glass and still once in a while there will be an unhappy client.

That’s 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 and Tooowoomba

All the best

Ian Newton

PS To achieve your Ideal Weight Click Here

Quit Smoking… Will you Raise The White Flag?

January 14, 2015
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Hi Future Non Smoker

The 2015 New Year introduced a new set of laws designed to further make life difficult for smokers. Resulting in them throwing up their hands and raising the white flag in surrender. Really…it’s more likely that smokers will just be annoyed and more bloody minded.

One newspaper featured a young women who claimed she covered her young child’s face whenever they came close to a smoker. Her fear seamed more appropriate in discussing Ebola. In Australian cities it’s rare to see a smoker moving in the general public.

A new government television advertisement shows a mother smoking on the opposite side of the road to her two young children who have walked out of the school gates, and stand there sadly looking at her neglecting them. It is supposed to reflect the division that smoking is causing in families, and showing the new laws which prevent smoking within five metres of the curb outside the school gates.

I get the idea, but in all my years doing the school pickup run I never saw any smokers waiting nervously sucking on their smokes, unable to wait until they get home.

Confusion reigns at the hospitals as well. There is a new fearsome blue line, to separate smokers from the rest of the world. But most smokers didn’t realise that they have to move five metres from the blue line. Logic would dictate that the line is the cut off, not some added distance that has to be calculated by some poor soul in a nicotine depleted state.

Of course we need to be protected from passive smoking. But this problem is rare in Australian public society anyway.

These changes are typical moves designed to create fear and further alienate smokers. What the government and advertising agencies don’t understand is that smokers don’t respond to fear, you already know the problems, don’t you! And you certainly don’t respond to bullying, I know that for sure.

After all cigarettes are legal, they may be in plain packets hidden behind closed doors in convenience stores, but none the less they remain legally obtained products.

In my years as a quit specialist helping many many smokers to quit, I learned very quickly that you can’t scare anyone into quitting. The decision has to come from within and the motivation will follow. Then using hypnosis we focus on the positives, the gains and the personal benefits you will receive when you quit.

This is the most successful way to quit.

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 and Tooowoomba

All the best

Ian Newton

PS To achieve your Ideal Weight Click Here

Quitting Smoking Or A Failed Heart…It’s A Tough Decision

January 11, 2015
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Hi Future None Smoker

About half of the clients I see have a serious existing problem. Most common is emphysema, but some form of heart disease is second on the list. Obviously these problems haven’t spontaneously appeared causing the client to make a hasty quit appointment before it gets worse.

The question I have for you if you have a problem is how long do you live with it before you decide to quit. Or another question is for those of you who don’t have any health problems is: Do you wait until there is a problem before you take action, knowing the most likely pathway ahead.

What about that subtle cough that seems a little more persistent lately. What will be your line to cross over? How far is too far? Or do you think you will be lucky and dodge a bullet.

So what if you have that heart problem but you really like smoking, in fact you love smoking. Taking a deep satisfying draw while every drag pumps more smoke through your ailing heart.

How do you weight up the pros and cons. The weird thing is that people who in every other area of their lives are sane, might just hang on to those smokes way past the medically sensible time to do so.

So what is it about cigarettes that makes normal people act like crazy people? It seems that in spite of most not liking the taste or smell of smokes there is this elusive reward that is always promised yet usually not obtained. The feeling that is just out of reach but could be grasped if you have one more cigarette.

This is what makes smokers crazy. Ask any smoker if their cigs solve any of their life problems and they will say no, ask them if smokes really relax and they have to acknowledge that it’s taking a break which provides the break, yet there is still the illusive feeling.

This belief in this feeling is so strong that some will smoke even when they are ill, it’s so strong that an ex-smoker for years will fall back into old habits during a stressful time.

The bottom line is this, you either have your health or you don’t. You either do all you can to preserve your health or you don’t. And here’s a guarantee, that if continued smoking leaves you with a fatal diagnosis, you will feel regret. You will be angry with yourself.

You don’t have to feel this way, using iChange advanced hypnosis you can free yourself from the inevitable pain that smoking will cause you.   

 

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 and Toowoomba

 All the best

Ian Newton

PS To achieve your Ideal Weight Click Here

 

Quitting smoking…The Downside Of Hypnosis

January 8, 2015
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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 hypnotised.

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 two 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 travellers 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

PS To achieve your Ideal Weight Click Here

Quitting Smoking…Addiction V Habit

January 5, 2015
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Hi Future Non Smoker

You are desperate to quit smoking, you have tried and failed before, perhaps many times. The problem is that you have been caught up in the confused messages about smoking.

It’s called the smoking habit but then equally it’s called a nicotine addiction, so which is it? An addiction or a habit? Maybe it’s both, but that doesn’t help when you are trying to quit!

The good news is that if it is an addiction at all, then it’s a weak one indeed. But what about all the people who have struggled and failed to quit, you may ask. Well, what about the millions who use nicotine replacement therapy each year and still fail.

They are loading their system with the very poison that they are supposed to be addicted to and still they keep on smoking. Often while they are wearing their insecticide patches. That’s right nicotine is an insecticide and a poison.

Having treated over 1000 people I will go out on a limb and state that nicotine isn’t addictive, it feels that way because smokers have been conned for decades. You have been conditioned to believe it’s very difficult to quit. Firstly by the cigarette companies which set the myth in place then successive governments that bought into what seemed to be a simple solution.

Then the medical profession which has bought the line of the big pharmaceutal companies which rub their hands in glee each time a smoker buys patches only to fail, but who buys them again because they believe the messages they hear from the government and medical world and the drug companies.

The explanation for why some do quit, is that’s it’s the wonderful placebo effect in action, driven by a belief that nicotine is the problem and the solution. This explains why smokers are much more successful at quitting in controlled trials, than in the real world.

The simple reason I know that smoking is a habit is that smoking is quickly and easily stopped with hypnosis. We don’t deal with chemical addictions, but every day we change habits and negative belief systems which harm our client’s lives.

Hypnosis goes deep to those long held emotional habits which keep you coming back time and time again. But this time the script is re-written, this time you are now a non smoker, and for the rest of your life you will see the world through the eyes of someone who could never contemplate smoking.

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

PS To achieve your Ideal Weight Click Here

Quitting Smoking…Dream Today…Live Tomorrow

November 29, 2014
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Hi Future Non Smoker

There is an old saying which says something like “Dream like you will live forever, Live like you will die today” When we are young such a saying may seem interesting at best, but as we age the idea of making each day count, takes on a high new importance.

So my question to you is, how does smoking fit into you making the most of each day, to living your life to the full.

So what if you don’t have any great aspirations of an amazing life, I assume you still want to live, and move and breathe and do the things which you enjoy. What if for a few moments you just let you mind drift into the future.

What would you like to do, what things haven’t you done that are still on your list. Who are the important people in this image. Do you see yourself as a healthy active person, or are you tired and ill. How does this make you feel?

If it doesn’t shake you up a bit then maybe do it again with more emotion and more clarity.

Of course you can do all these things and smoke. That is, until you can’t. Until either you slowly wind down as your lung capacity diminishes, or you are diagnosed with a life threatening condition. Either way your dreams won’t be of a long active future.

Do you remember the movie “The Dead Poets Society” the catch phrase was Seize The Day-Carpe Diem. It’s so easy to put things off. Too busy, too hard, too much stress etc. Existing today and living in the future.

But what if the future just smacks you right in the face with a scary medical diagnosis?

So what simple action could you do to seize the day, seize this day!

The first and most obvious would be to firmly decide to quit smoking.

Secondly book your quit cigarettes hypnosis session.

Third do your session and follow all your instructions you are given by your hypnotherapist. This is very important for your long term success.

It may seem too difficult, especially if you have been smoking for a long time. You may have tried and failed in the past, but your future is worth it. You can do it, with the right help, and you may be very surprised that after all this time, it may just be easier than you ever imagined.

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

PS To achieve your Ideal Weight Click Here

 

 

Quitting Smoking…10% Of Australian Grocery Bills

November 25, 2014
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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

PS To achieve your Ideal Weight Click Here

 

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

November 22, 2014
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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

PS To achieve your Ideal Weight Click Here

Quitting smoking…The Downside Of Hypnosis

November 18, 2014
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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

PS To achieve your Ideal Weight Click Here

 

 

Quit Smoking…Why Do Some Return After Years

November 15, 2014
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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
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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
Filed under how to quit smoking, Quit smoking

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
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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
Filed under Quit smoking

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