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4 Tips to Becoming a Successful Non Smoker

Becoming a non smoker can be a challenge – but it doesn’t need to be.  There is so much information available these days to help people to give up smoking, safely and without discomfort. Here are 4 rally important ways in which you can help yourself achieve your goal.

1. Sugar in Cigarettes – Really?

Have a good supply of fruit and be prepared as cigarettes do contain sugar.  So when people stop smoking, being aware of this will throw some light on why they become grumpy and irritable. So if you are quitting cigarettes always have some fruit with you or something sweet. If you find you are angry or cross take some deep breaths, have something sweet to eat or drink.

2. Deep Breathing

As a smoker people take deep breaths with each puff from a cigarette.  Once they stop smoking this type of breathing stops.  So it is important to continue taking deep breaths. Deep breathing allows your mind to focus on the breathing rather than being annoyed about something. So try using the 4, 7, 8 method of breathing. That is count to four as you are breathing in; hold it for the count of 7; and then slowly breathe out for the count of 8. Another good time to use this form of breathing is when you are trying to go to sleep. There are times when no matter how hard you try, sleep just seems to elude you.

This breathing exercise is a natural tranquilizer for the nervous system. This exercise is subtle when you first try it, but gains in power with repetition and practice. Do it at least twice a day. You cannot do it too frequently. Do not do more than four breaths at one time for the first month of practice. Later, if you wish, you can extend it to eight breaths. If you feel a little lightheaded when you first breathe this way, do not be concerned; it will pass.

3. Water is Extremely Important

Be prepared and have plenty of water on hand when quitting. Your body has a blueprint of where it should be. So once it registers you have quit smoking, it tries to get rid of all the toxins and poisons out of your body as quickly as it can. This is going to impact on your kidneys which can create discomfort and even pain. So you need to flush those toxins and poisons out of your system as quickly as you can by drinking lots of water.

4. Nicotine depresses emotions

Experiencing sadness within the first few days of quitting is not unusual. Some even feel so sad they cannot stop crying. So why does this happen to some people and not others? People who have experienced trauma or difficult challenges in their lives are more likely to experience this. Smoking and other habits such as alcohol are often used as a prop to help them cope with life. If you can relate to this then it is possibly a good idea to address these before giving up the smoking.  Look at the options you have available to address these including The Richards Trauma Process.

The Richards Trauma Process™

Before giving up smoking review your situation and decide if this is a good time for you to quit smoking. It is often a good idea to deal with those events or negative experiences in your life that have been holding you back before progressing. Being ready to quit smoking means you are prepared mentally and emotionally.

The Richards Trauma Process™ provides a very powerful way of addressing major trauma, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, phobias and panic attacks. It resolves these issues quickly, effectively and very safely.

The Richards Trauma Process™ could be described as Hypnosis on steroids. It is fast – normally 3 sessions. It is efficient, producing consistent positive results. It is long lasting with clients reporting wellness 12 months on. It is applicable for any trauma based issue, including Extreme Trauma, PTSD, Depression and Anxiety.

Is your life being ruled by the on-going impacts and pain of past trauma? Are depression, phobias, panic attacks and anxiety controlling your days and ruling your nights? Perhaps you have sunk into ‘survival mode’ rather than living a full, rich life which may seem impossible at the moment. Are you at a point in your life where you have given up on even allowing yourself to dream of being free from this ‘condition’?

Perhaps it is time to address those issues so you can move on with your life with confidence, not allowing those negatives emotions control who you are.  A few people will stop smoking however after a short while will start again. They may become stressed or upset and then resort to cigarettes to “get them through”.  However when asked if the cigarette helped them, their response is always that it didn’t. Sometimes it may feel as though it is helping for a few minutes however that is the power of the unconscious mind reawakening the smoking habit.

So if you are seeking help and would like to stop smoking then make contact with Maureen Hamilton who has had years of experience in not only helping people to stop smoking also resolve those negatives issues.

Quit Smoking and Get Rid of Your Chest Pain

Whether you have just quit smoking or even if you are still smoking, chest pain is a problem you are likely to encounter with cigarette usage. If you experience smoking-related chest pain, then you know that it can be a scary experience; chest pain causes many smokers to worry about diseases such as cancer and emphysema. However before you diagnose yourself (or dive into the scary medical information flooding the internet) take the time to understand the various kinds and causes of chest pain—and then make sure to see your doctor to get the final verdict on what you are experiencing.

Are you a long term smoker?

Long-term smokers, short-term smokers and the newly smoke-free all have the potential to experience chest pain. Chest pain, as a term, is  very vague. There are different kinds of chest pain: sharp, shooting pains when breathing, dull aching, throbbing, pain with coughing etc.

Smokers often experience all of the above mentioned types of chest pain, but not all indicate the presence of a medical condition. Still, if you are a smoker and you experience sustained chest pain, then you need to get to a doctor right away; you could be suffering from lung cancer, emphysema, or angina pectoris—insufficient blood flow to the heart which can result in a heart attack.

For the newly smoke-free, chest pain and even black mucus are very common in the first few weeks after you quit smoking. However, if you notice that the pain does not subside, or that the mucus is black and also streaked with blood, it is important you go to the doctor for a check-up to make sure there is not something more serious going on.

How to avoid chest pain

The best way to avoid chest pain? Don’t smoke, obviously! In other words – quit smoking! But if you are a smoker, then it is never too late to take charge of your health and get rid of that nagging sore feeling in your chest for good. There are many methods out there that can help you, such as quit smoking hypnosis. Quit smoking hypnosis will help you re-wire your brain’s beliefs and feelings about cigarettes so that you no longer depend on them for emotional and/or psychological soothing.

You have the power to quit—you just have to make the decision to stop. Quitting smoking doesn’t have to be difficult—you have the power to make yourself smoke-free for good! If you want to find out more about how to quit smoking in as little as 60 minutes, then get involved in the discussion on Facebook and Twitter.

If you are ready to stop smoking, then go and book yourself in for your Quit Smoking Hypnosis session.  Alternatively call 1300 619 684 and have a chat to one of our friendly staff.

 

Living with a Partner Who Smokes

Are you a non-smoker living with a partner who smokes?

How does that feel? Did you ever smoke and are now a non smoker? You must feel so proud of yourself and your achievement. Yes, it is an achievement and you have made it – so well done!

Have you been receiving lots of comments and congratulations from family and friends?

Family are usually the ones who appreciate the sacrifice and effort you have made because they are the ones who worry about you. Clients often tell me that their partner hasn’t made them give up. However so often the smell, mess and worry about their partners health as a smoker is the true reality of their concern and silence. They feel helpless as I did with my husband when he continued to smoke. Being a trained nurse and knowing the facts resulted in a great deal of stress especially with four young children. When he had his first heart attack I was scared and worried even more when he decided he wanted to work in PNG. Thankfully the hospital on Bougainville was the best equipped hospital in PNG. So we were blessed.

Twenty months later when he had his second heart attack I was working as the Nursing Superintendent at the hospital. The Medical Superintendent medivac’d him out the next day so he was in Brisbane when they diagnosed him two days later with extensive lung cancer. This had caused a blockage of one of the main arteries to his heart resulting in his heart attack. I sent one of the trained staff to travel with him so I could stay with the children.

The dangers of living on Bougainville

At that time Bougainville was becoming more isolated with the violence; the airport had been destroyed along with all the planes except one which had been severely damaged. However the staff were able to repair the plane sufficiently which allowed it to continue flying. It was a difficult time as I had two children still on the island. However a very dear friend agreed to care for the children until we could organise flights out of Bougainville. They also packed up our house which was a huge task. Such kindness is never forgotten as another very kind person gave up their seat on the next available flight to allow me to travel to Brisbane all the while unsure of how my husband was doing. We had to make four stops including an overnight stay in Cairns due to the problems on Bougainville. At every stop I wasn’t sure if I had a seat as I hadn’t booked. However the airline used their emergency seating to accommodate me. When I arrived in Brisbane my husband was very sick as they had started chemotherapy. There was such a lot of cancer the body struggled to remove the dead cells from the cancer and chemo.

What about the Children?

I was delighted when the children arrived three days later and we could spend time with their father. We had 11 months with him before he died a most unpleasant death having gone through chemo and later on radiotherapy when he was diagnosed with brain tumours. However I will always look back on those 11 months and feel gratitude for this time with him. Wherever I can I will continue to help other families so their loved one can have additional time with them. So love your partner, families and the world at large. You have had your life extended by up to 14 years now so love your life and enjoy those people around you.

If you or someone you care about are stuck in the grip of a tobacco habit there are people who can help empower you to make the choice to quit smoking. To learn more about strengthening your willpower, visit: http://lifecoachtoquitsmoking.com/

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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.

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 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 Smoke Free City tenfold.
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The Third Time Is NOT a Charm: Third-Hand Smoke Is Deadly Too

By now you are very likely aware of the dangers of first and second-hand smoke. But did you know that third-hand smoke has the potential to damage human DNA?

Every time a smoker exhales, remnants of tobacco smoke toxins are left clinging to various surfaces: clothing, walls, carpets, even the pages of books. And these tobacco smoke remnants do not simply die or disappear; they linger and, according to research conducted at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the United States, they cause genetic damage to all who come in contact with them.

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s study is “the very first study to find that third-hand smoke is mutagenic,” said Lara Gundel, the study’s co-author, as well as scientist at the Berkeley Lab. By mutagenic, Gundel means that chronic exposure to third-hand smoke damages human DNA over time. So even if you avoid smoking in your home in front of guests, if you smoke in your home at all, you are still doing your non-smoking visitors damage every time they sit on your couch, brush against your wall or even place their feet on the rug.

The dangers of third-hand smoking provide yet another compelling reason to quit smoking for good. But maybe you are struggling with this task-maybe you really want to quit smoking, but just aren’t sure how.

Well, you are in luck. There is a harmless, easy way to quit smoking forever that is fast to boot; in fact, you can be tobacco free in as little as 60 minutes. The hypnotherapy services provided by Life Coach to Quit Smoking will help you address the source of the smoking problem-the springs from which your psycho-social issues vis-à-vis cigarettes originate. Once you know why you smoke, you can then re-train your brain so that it no longer associates tobacco use with pleasant experiences or psychological soothing. Thus, you can create a life that is life affirming; that is, a life that is characterized by health happiness and vitality.

Every cigarette you smoke leaves its poisonous mark on the surrounding environment. Do you really want to create smoke-filled spaces that make people sick? If not, then we’d love to hear from you and get to know you better, so don’t forget to like us on Facebook. And if you want to give us a shout-out, let the world know via Twitter!