Call now:
1300 619 684
Call now:
1300 619 684

Smoking’s Effect on the Teeth

Louisa Stokes / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Louisa Stokes / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

You are likely well aware of the many adverse side-effects linked to smoking http://lifecoachtoquitsmok ing.com/smoking-2/why-you-shouldnt-smoke-the-basics, but one issue that often goes unnoticed in the quit smoking battle is the harm cigarettes can do to your teeth.

What is so bad about smoking

Smoking is toxic and the thousands of poisons and chemicals in each cigarette hinder the functioning of your body’s circulatory system.This means that the blood you need to keep your gums healthy and strong isn’t quite making it to your mouth. Furthermore, cigarettes interfere with your body’s ability to generate new cells. As a result healing and preservation don’t take place vis-à-vis your teeth.

How can smoking affect the teeth

These are the main reasons why smoking can lead to a plethora of dental problems, including:
• Gum disease
• Bad breath
• Tooth discoloration
• Plaque and tarter build-up
• Inflamed salivary glands
• Oral cancer

All of the issues above are impediments to your health and happiness (who wants to go around with bad breath). What’s worse is that life with oral cancer can be fatal. Thus, smoking is tantamount to giving up on dental care.

Do you want to have healthy teeth

Then you really should consider quitting smoking. Perhaps you realize this and you are looking for a way to kick your cigarette habit? One quit smoking method that is worth your efforts is quit smoking hypnosis. Quit smoking hypnosis harnesses the power of the brain—the power you have over your own mind—towards positive changes in habits and beliefs. Since research shows that smoking is a psycho-social habit, quit smoking hypnosis gives you the chance to quit smoking for good by creating new, healthy habits that don’t include cigarettes.

You have the power to quit—you just need to make the decision to do it. And when you do contact Maureen Hamilton 1300 619 684 or go to http://lifecoachtoquitsmoking.com/ for more information and/or to book online. Maureen has been helping people to quit smoking for years and still gives a Lifetime Guarantee. So if the person smokes again, they come back at no extra cost.

Maureen is very committed and only sees people if they are also committed and have a real want to quit. So do give Maureen a call today.

Want Your Loved One to Quit Smoking? Here is What NOT to Do

The struggle of doing it on your own.

If you have a loved one—a mum, dad, daughter, husband or best friend—who smokes, then you likely want to help him or her give up the deadly habit. But being a good quit smoking helper is not always an easy thing. And sometimes, the ways in which you try to help your loved one quit smoking can actually do more harm than good.

Depressed as he would like to quit

Depressed man smoking cigarette

So how do you become a good quit smoking helper?

Well, becoming a good quit smoking helper is actually less about knowing what to do and more about knowing what not to do. So if you are accompanying someone you care about on a quit smoking journey, here are some behaviors you should not take along on the ride:

  • Condescending Behavior: Talking down to your loved one because he or she is struggling with a bad habit is a surefire way to help him or her lose confidence and build up resentment—resentment that can later be used to blame you for a failed quit smoking attempt. As a quit smoking supporter, you need to be very empathic—even if you yourself have never smoked. Quitting smoking is both brave and hard—don’t treat the smoker you love in a way that makes him or her feel bad or ashamed or inferior. A smoker who feels like that will not be in the right psychological state to give up cigarettes.
  • Controlling Behavior: On the quit smoking journey, if you are not the smoker, then you are not in the driver’s seat. It is not your job to set ultimatums, provide willpower or make decisions vis-à-vis quitting smoking. Change is something that only comes from within. Change will only come from within the smoker—the smoker you loved will quit smoking because he or she has made the conscious decision to do so, not because you have made the decision for him or her.
  • Angry Behavior: Anger is not a constructive emotion when it comes to being a quit smoking supporter. Anger leads to fighting, shaming, and hopelessness. If the smoker you love takes a wrong turn, runs out of gas or gets a flat tire on the quit smoking journey, reacting in anger will only make things worse. Like all journeys, the quit smoking journey will have its ups and downs. It is up to you to be supportive by maintaining emotional balance and not giving in to anger.
  • Nagging Behavior: Nagging is never a way to get a positive outcome. Constantly harping on your loved one about quitting smoking while he or she is trying to quit smoking is psychologically stressful and can create tension and resentment in the relationship. Again, change comes from within. No amount of nagging on your part will create the authentic change from within needed for your loved one to quit smoking.
  • Negative Behavior: As a quit smoking supporter, you need to contribute to a positive healthy environment on the quit smoking journey. Negative thoughts, emotions and attitudes, then, should be kept at a minimum.

The quit smoking journey is not your journey. You are along for the ride as a helper—which means you need to engage in helpful behaviors. By avoiding the unhelpful behaviors listed above, you will naturally become supportive in a healthy way. And by being healthy, and truly supportive, you will increase your loved one’s chances of safe arrival at the Smoke Free City tenfold.
Are you trying to help someone you love quit smoking?   We’d love to hear your experiences and get to know you better, so don’t forget to like us on Facebook/LifeCoachToLoseToQuitSmoking.  And if you want to give us a shout-out, let the world know via Twitter/YourLifePower!

How Can You Introduce Them to Hypnosis?

Do the research, check out the Testimonials on this site. Contact us and ask for the Information pack (no cost) and this will be sent out to you.  Once you have all the facts and you feeling calm, in control and there is a loving atmosphere, then perhaps let them know how much you love them and are concerned for their health. Share the information without going into too much detail. Then leave them alone and let them find out more themselves. This may take days, weeks or months. Just be patient and wait.

Why does it take so long to decide to Quit Smoking?

I had a chap come in yesterday to quit smoking and most of the arguments with his wife were over the smoking. He said he put up with it for years and the only reason he was quitting was because of a nagging cough – not a nagging wife! So do stop the nagging because I find this hold up the decision making process. Why? Because their self esteem is possibly low because of the negative comments they may be receiving because they are still smoking, if not from you then possibly their mates.

People often hesitate because they are fearful it won’t work and they will feel an even greater failure. So go easy and be patient.

How NOT to Be a People Pleaser

There are some people who could care less about what other people think or how they feel and there are some people whose self-esteem depends entirely on making other people happy. Both extremes are problematic and impede the development of healthy, fulfilling relationships.  Society, however,  tends to look more kindly on those who fall into the latter category—the people pleasers—and thus they have a harder time identifying that they have a problem.

If you are a people pleaser, then you probably spend most of your time thinking about the needs and feelings of others. You rarely, if ever, think about yourself. If you are a people pleaser, you likely let other people dictate the terms of your life. You probably feel very uncomfortable—or maybe don’t even know how—expressing your needs and feelings. If you are a people pleaser, then you likely have little self-confidence or sense of self. You look to others for validation and don’t trust your own instincts.

The problem with being a people pleaser is multifaceted. First, you repress your needs and feelings by always going out of your way for others. You let people take advantage of you. You don’t stand up for yourself. This behavior leads to anger, resentment and a very low sense of self-esteem. Second, as counterintuitive as it may seem, being a people pleaser is actually a control issue. Pleasing people means exerting control over them—“I did this for you, I made you happy—now you owe me.” Sound familiar? If so, then you probably notice that controlling people isn’t a way to show them love and care. Third, as a people pleaser, you are very likely going after the approval of people who didn’t approve of you in your younger years—mother, father, ex-boyfriend etc. You probably try to please people to fulfill an emotional void and you often try to please the wrong kind of people: people who use you, people who make you feel bad about yourself, people who are emotionally unavailable or even people who are physically abusive.

So how do you break the destructive people pleasing cycle? The answer is pretty simple: by getting to know yourself. When you learn to quiet your mind, be in your body and tap into your own thoughts, feelings and intuition, then you learn to balance caring for others with caring for yourself. And the more you get to know yourself, the more you make loving yourself a priority, the more you will realize that you don’t need to please people to get love and self-esteem. The people who are worthy of having relationships with you will love you for who you are and not for what you can give them. They will be there for you and give you a shoulder to cry on too. The people worth having relationships with will be about giving and receiving instead of just taking.

So stop being a people pleaser. Get to know yourself and get to know the kind of people you want to have in your life—the people who you can build healthy, fulfilling relationships with.

Tired of being a people pleaser? Then visit us on Facebook andTwitter to learn more about getting to know—and love—yourself. 

Synaptol: An Effective ADHD Treatment?

 

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is, paradoxically, both a widespread and controversial disease. This is a paradox as there are many people who have been diagnosed with the disease and many people who claim the disease does not exist. Some believe it is made up by the greedy head honchos of Big Pharma while others see it as a legitimate way of explaining hyperactive behavior in both children and adults. For the purposes of this article, however, the underlying assumption is that ADHD exists. [Read more…]

Healthy Family Communication


photostock / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

A good flow of communication is one of the building blocks of healthy relationships with people we care about. This is especially true of family. When families are able to talk openly and honestly with each other, they both parents and children are able to build mutual respect and trust between each other. Everyone is different and everyone has different needs, so cooperating through communication can help each person feel valued and heard and strengthen the spirit of family cooperation. Here are some helpful things to keep in mind when building your family’s conversations and connections:

Be clear and be direct: One thing that trips up conversations between family members is when they are indirect and foggy; when people don’t say what they mean out of fear, shame, or distrust, it contributes to a dysfunctional family conversation that can worsen over time. Make sure that all family members feel safe enough to speak clearly and directly about their needs, feelings, and opinions in order to avoid harboring an atmosphere of resentment and secrecy.

Try family meetings: Pick a time once a week where the whole family gets together to talk about all things related to the family or life in general. This is a really good way of staying connected, especially in our furiously busy lives. Make the family meeting a place where are all members come together to authentically connect with one another.

Have a policy of focused listening: Nothing jambs a conversation like an inattentive listener. It is rude and disrespectful and leaves both parties feeling unhappy at the end of the talk. Make it a family policy to listen intently and with focus to what each member has to say-this is a way you can show your love, value, and respect for them.

Avoid yelling and shame: Do not allow shame and ridicule to seep into your family talks. Shame and yelling are counterproductive methods of dealing with issues that lead to fear, guilt, sadness, and anxiety. Keep the conversation environment positive and make everyone feel that they are in the safest place in the world to express themselves honestly-their family.

Building a healthy communication environment is vital to sustaining the wellness and self-esteem of all members of the family. We are social creatures and we need to be able to exchange information, feelings, and opinions in a safe and loving space. Take the time to reevaluate the way your family talks and interacts with each other-it may be time to oil the hinges on your family’s communication express. If you do, you will reap the benefits that come with a family who has a deep respect for one another and the freedom to express themselves openly and lovingly.

If you found this article of interest and would like to be notified as more articles become available subscribe on my website www.LifeCoachToQuitSmoking.com.  Also ‘Like’ my Facebook page to get exclusive offers, share your stories and join our community at www.facebook.com/lifecoachtoquitsmoking.