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

October 23, 2014
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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
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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

Quitting Smoking…Southbank Cafes and Relaxing…Or Not!

October 5, 2014
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Hi Future Non Smoker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the best

Ian Newton

 

Quit Smoking Toowoomba

October 2, 2014
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Hi Future Non Smokers

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

All the best

Ian Newton

Quit Smoking Sunshine Coast

September 28, 2014
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Hi Future Non Smokers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

All the best

Ian Newton

 

 

 

Quitting Smoking…South Brisbane And West End

September 24, 2014
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Hi Future Non smoker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the best

Ian Newton

Quit Smoking… Rockhampton Gladstone & Central Queensland

September 16, 2014
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Hi Future Non Smokers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Quitting Smoking…The Circle Of Cynicism

September 7, 2014
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Hi Future Non Smoker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

All the best

Ian Newton

Quitting Smoking…$3 A Packet Price Rise Is That Enough?

September 3, 2014
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Hi Future Non Smoker

The first of September 2014 in Australia saw another rise in the price of cigarettes. This time $3 a packet and there will be even greater rises over the next four years. The price now is $20 to $25 per packet. This translates as a minimum of $1 per cigarette for even the cheapest smoke.

In four years time the tax alone for a 20 a day smoker will be $7300!

To a non smoker this sounds like the last straw, after all who would possibly spend $7000 a year on average on a dirty habit with the only outcome being bad at least.

On that same day my first clients were a couple who were spending $12,500 a year between them, and that was before the price increase. The woman was thinking about how the extra cash would improve their lives, but the guy admitted that even though they couldn’t afford it, money wasn’t a motivating factor in there quitting.

This first days of more expensive smokes has seen an increase of bookings, but that spike will dip again as smokers just absorb the price rise.

What is gained is a few extra people who quit, probably those who were ready anyway.  Of course if just one life is saved it’s all worth it. But, mostly the effect is that for those who can least afford it will be put under even greater financial pressure.

Some would say it’s a cynical exercise for a government which professes to want people to quit, that will enjoy the benefits of raising up to an extra $9,000,000 per week. Raising the collected taxes to over a billion dollars per year. Wow, what government would really want to give that up!

I’m sure there are those who really do care. Much of this money is poured into the health care system to support ill and dying smokers. The circle goes around and around, with no winners.

I must have heard it said hundreds of times that the cost isn’t a factor. And this will be true for many of you living outside of Australia where cigarettes are far less expensive.

Maybe there will come a time when nobody smokers, and not because they all died from lung cancer, but that will be a long long way off.

You can absorb the cost but if this is too much for you, in addition to all the other reasons you have for quitting your best bet is to book a quit smoking hypnosis as soon as possible.

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

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

All the best

Ian Newton

Quit Smoking…200 Reasons And Counting

August 30, 2014
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Hi Future Non Smokers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quitting Smoking…Billy Joel Knew The Truth About Cigarettes.

August 26, 2014
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Hi Future Non Smoker

Sweet Virginia cigarettes are burning in my hand, they used to be a friend of mine but now I understand, it’s been burning up inside me for so long, but in the morning there will be hell to pay somewhere along the line.

These are some lines from an old billy Joel song, and they very much sum up the realities of smoking. I’m sure many of you have thought of cigarettes as your friend at some point.

That companion who is always there whether you are bored or lonely or stressed. There with your morning coffee or your, after work drink.  Always at hand to help out, always ready to relax you.

You may remember your friend being right there when you first noticed having less energy or started coughing in the morning. It was with you as you stepped out of your doctor’s office after being advised to quit.

Maybe it was there when you received that serious diagnosis. I’ve even seen people standing out the front of hospitals in their gowns hooked up to their drips, still sharing a special moment with their friend before returning to the ward to continue treatment.

For these people they have reached the point where there is hell to pay. Of course you wouldn’t let it get this far, would you? Well many have, and many still do!

You understand that this friend of yours is no friend at all. What kind of friend would deceive you, steal your hard earned cash and threaten to kill you.

The cleverly written lines by Billy Joel go right to the heart of the problem. Those cigarettes which drew you in, seemed to offer so much but were plotting against you all the time. If you don’t realise it by now then good luck, you may be one of the lucky few who slide through unscathed.

But if you want to get rid of that dodgy friend before there is hell to pay, then you need to consider quit smoking hypnosis. Because when you think about it you know it’s all about the habit. Those times your friend was there was about routine not some questionable drug habit.

All those moments spent with a cigarette, were just moments of self deception. Fooling yourself that some dried plant combined with chemicals and rolled in paper can have meaning in your life will surely end in pain.

Quitting Smoking…What Does It Really Mean To you?

August 21, 2014
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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…How Far Is Too Far?

August 16, 2014
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Hi Future Non Smoker

When you first started smoking, it’s most likely your friends did also, you were cool and grown up, part of the group and perhaps a bit of a rebel. But soon that changed.  You discovered that smoking didn’t make you special; you had just created for yourself a powerful dangerous habit.

Then in spite of all the warnings you continued, but for you how far is too far. Was it the first signs of loss of energy, or puffing climbing the stairs?

Maybe the cough when you wake up each day, or the more frequent colds. The slow decline of your cardio vascular health or the general feeling of being unwell, often blamed to aging, with the obvious signs of skin aging.

Through to the more serious problems, such as amputation from smoking caused diabetic complications or the long list of deadly illnesses lead by lung and throat cancers.

In my experience as a clinical hypnotist I have seen it all. From the person with the slight shortness of breath, to the emphysema sufferers, to the client who has had a limb amputated and facing the prospect of losing another.

Right through to the person who only has three months to live and has come in to quit in the desperate hope of just having a few weeks more on this planet with their loved ones.

So I ask you again, how far is too far. How much pain will you put up with, how sick will you become, how much of your body must fail or succumb to illness before you lean out of the window and shout to the world, that enough is enough.

When you weight it up; in the blue corner you have a habit which stinks and costs you a fortune over time. A habit which has conned you into believing you are getting some benefit instead of just a ticket to a premature demise.

In the red corner you get back as many as 14 years on your life, thousands of dollars in your pocket , not having to go outside to smoke, and the security of knowing you have given yourself the best chance to be healthy.

Don’t sweat over the past, it’s right now and the future that counts. The sooner you book your hypnosis quit smoking session the sooner you can get on with leading the best possible life. Just do it!

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

 For those who can’t come to my clinics on the Sunshine Coast 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…Recognising The Big Con

August 12, 2014
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Hi Future Non Smoker

Smoking is one big con.

  1. When you started you thought you would look cool or sophisticated or at least more grow up. But it didn’t take long before you got over those feelings and grew up yourself.

 

  1. You thought it was a good way to bond with friends. Sharing clouds of smoke and all smelling like ashtrays doesn’t seem like such a great idea in hindsight.

 

But the con goes much deeper than just the superficial. Accepting smelling bad and spending a fortune over your life time, not to mention the added cost of health care and loss of income is just a part of the con.

 

  1. You were conned into believing that smoking could help you relax. Relaxing helps you relax not some stick of poison in your mouth.  Nicotine increases anxiety it’s as simple as that.

 

  1. Smoking relieves stress. Nicotine while briefly it delivers a dose of dopamine to give you a boost of feel good chemicals comes back quickly with a hit of cortisol which raises your stress. Simply stated smoking makes you stressed.

 

  1. Smoking helps you to think or manage boredom. Stopping what you are doing for a few minutes helps you think and the whole world of non smokers survives boredom perfectly well without lighting up.

 

  1. Smoking is harder to quit than heroin. This is just an urban myth, we all know that coming off heroin requires some serious medical intervention; coming off smoking just needs a good hypnosis session.

 

  1. A big con which has been perpetrated by government campaigns and pharmaceutical companies is that you will need several attempts to quit. This is not true!

 

  1. The biggest con is that nicotine is so highly addictive that you will need mind altering drugs with significant side effects or nicotine replacement at least. Real world studies show no benefits from nicotine replacement.

 

Perhaps the biggest injustice that continues to levied against smokers is that the most successful method to quit smoking, hypnosis, according to New Scientist, is still something of a secret, in spite of practitioners worldwide helping smokers every day to quit.

 

The simple fact is that for you to quit smoking, the best thing that you can do is to put all the past beliefs behind you and look at quitting with fresh eyes and feelings.

Decide to quit, believe you can do it and book your hypnosis session as soon as possible.

 

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
Filed under Quit smoking

 

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