Smoking and Pregnant

Impact of smoking on kids

Quit smoking before it harms your kids!

Smoking used to be cool, the coolest thing you could do. Just watch an episode of Mad Men or turn on a Humphrey Bogart flick for proof—tobacco used to be the King of suave. These days cigarettes have lost their glitz and glamour. In most Western countries, smoking is frowned upon and is quickly losing is social acceptability.

How Does Smoking Affect the Unborn Baby

Just because something is stigmatized does not make it an anti-social behavior. Many smokers would still claim that smoking is an act of community during which people can socialize and make and maintain friendships. However, recent research has linked prenatal smoking to anti-social behavior in children. If this is true, it has wide-ranging consequences for our society since many pregnant women are exposed to cigarette smoke on a daily basis even if they have made the conscious decision not to smoke themselves.

Potential Issues Due to Smoking While Pregnant

According to a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, a “small but significant” link exists between maternal smokers and the development of ADHD and unruly behavior in their progeny. They speculate that this has to do with the reduction of oxygen to the fetus when mother’s smoke during pregnancy, which can damage brain development as well as other parts of the body. While this claim is still quite controversial (as many psychiatrists see ADHD and unruly behavior as phenomena engendered by socialization), it is still worth pondering. How many children and the lives of those around them, are negatively impacted by the fact that they were exposed to the over 4000 toxins present in cigarette smoke? We know how fragile fetal development is and we know what cigarettes do to adult bodies. So it isn’t that far of a stretch to see the link between maternal smoking and the development of anti-social behavior in children.

What Can You do for Your Unborn Child

If you are a smoker and are considering having children or are around pregnant women, then you should seriously consider the implications of your habit relative to the healthy development of the baby growing inside you or growing inside the women around you. Children are born into this world innocent and dependent and rely on the judgment of their parents for their health, development and safety. Children are a great incentive for you to find the will power to break the chains of your tobacco habit. There are many smoking cessation methods that can help you put out your last cigarette. One method worth looking into is hypnotherapy or hypnosis to quit smoking as it helps you change your beliefs and restructure your habits—it is never too late to create a new you!

Unfortunately when quitting smoking it is important to be focused on being a non smoker. So preparation is extremely important. Going cold turkey is painful and there is an emotional struggle. That’s because smoking is a habit and you are trying a break a habit built up over years and years. The unconscious mind is there to protect you emotionally as well as physically. So that habit is keeping you happy. So changing that habit is going against your unconscious mind making quitting very difficult. This is where hypnosis comes in. Hypnosis is an easy pleasant way to become a non smoker in just one session.

How Can Hypnosis Help Me

If you are seeking help or experiencing the frustration of being a smoker, then reach out and make contact. The Hypnotherapist Maureen Hamilton says her greatest love is to see just one more person being taken from the crutches of the cigarette companies and being free of this killing habit. You are also given a Lifetime Guarantee. This means if you ever smoke again, you can come back for another session and there is no charge to you. Maureen can be contacted on 1300 619 684 or alternatively you can make your booking online and set your date to become a non smoker for life and in only one easy session.

 

Why Quit Smoking is Hard

Depressed as he would like to quit

Depressed man smoking cigarette because quit smoking is hard.

Habits are hard to break. Like biting your nails or twirling your hair, smoking is a habit that becomes a nearly unconscious reflex. As you develop a smoking habit, your mind associates having a cigarette with getting settled in your car, having your morning coffee, or walking out of the office at the end of a workday. It becomes a subconscious habit. Quitting smoking is hard because, by quitting, you are forcing yourself to remove a habit out of your daily mindset.

Once you are a smoker, you do not continue to smoke because you truly want or enjoy every cigarette. You continue to smoke because smoking controls your life. It is automatic. This is why quitting smoking is so hard, but, as long as you’re truly ready, quitting smoking doesn’t have to be impossible.

The problem with physical treatments

People wonder why quit smoking is hard. Many people turn to physical solutions to help them quit smoking, whether those are nicotine patches, gums, or electronic cigarettes. These can help curb physical cravings, but the mental urge is still there. While using these treatments, you are still a smoker. It is common for smokers who have used these to pick up smoking again, either in the middle of treatment or shortly after quitting. Especially if you turn to using electronic cigarettes, you are replacing one habit with another. If long-term or life-long quitting is your goal, you may be looking for other, more permanent solutions.

How hypnosis is unique

Hypnosis is different. A good hypnotherapist can make you into a permanent nonsmoker after just one session. For a hypnosis session to be successful, though, you must be completely prepared. Perhaps the hypnotherapist will provide materials to fill out, listen to, or read before your session. Think of why you want to quit, why you started smoking in the first place, and why you have or haven’t tried quitting previously. You cannot have doubts while going into your hypnotherapy session—you must trust your hypnotherapist, and you must truly believe you will be a nonsmoker at the end of the session. You may have outside motivators to help you quit smoking, whether that is your family, friends, job, etc., but the most essential thing you can bring to your hypnosis session is your want to quit.

After hypnosis: Being a nonsmoker

Being a nonsmoker, of course, has its perks. But after so many years of smoking, suddenly quitting after just one hypnotherapy session can come as a shock to the body, especially the lungs. After all, you’re used to taking more deep breaths from inhaling cigarette puffs as a smoker. After your hypnotherapy session, your hypnotherapist should advise you to frequently perform deep breathing exercises. There is still a buildup of tar and other harmful chemicals remaining in your lungs, so modified breathing technique is essential to getting healthy lungs back. Practice deep breathing exercises whenever you’d normally have a cigarette, or several times a day.

With other methods, quitting smoking is hard, but with hypnosis and the true want to be a nonsmoker, it is possible after just one session.

How Can Hypnosis Help Me

If you are seeking help or experiencing the frustration of being a smoker, then reach out and make contact. The Hypnotherapist Maureen Hamilton says her greatest love is to see just one more person being taken from the crutches of the cigarette companies and being free of this killing habit. You are also given a Lifetime Guarantee. This means if you ever smoke again, you can come back for another session and there is no charge to you. Maureen can be contacted on 1300 619 684 or alternatively you can make your booking online and set your date to become a non smoker for life and in only one easy session.

How to Quit Smoking and Not Gain Weight

Businesswoman, now a non smoker and watching her weight

Businesswoman, now a non smoker and watching her weight

One of the many reasons smokers cling to their habit is because they believe that it is the perfect form of weight control. Unfortunately, this belief is not based in myth, but grounded in reality: smoking does cause weight loss.

How Does Smoking Help to Lose Weight

Nicotine acts as an appetite suppressant thus causing smokers to eat less. Additionally, cigarettes boost the body’s metabolic rate. Indeed, researchers estimate that smoker’s lose an extra 250 calories a day from the side effect of smoking alone.

The fact that smoking makes weight control easier is particularly problematic because it gives smokers an excuse to keep indulging in their toxic tobacco habit. Many smokers live in a world of denial, enjoying the short-term weight loss benefits of cigarettes without thinking about the long-term health damages of tobacco.

The cigarettes lead to weight loss dilemma which highlights the importance of smoking cessation assistance. Quitting smoking is not just a matter of getting rid of cigarettes. It requires a total lifestyle change. Smoking is a psycho-social habit, and along with the need for re-shaping attitudes towards cigarettes, people who quit smoking are also in need of re-shaping their approach to health and physical fitness.

Weight Gain is Not Always Associated with Quitting Smoking 

Quitting smoking does not equate to weight gain if the quitter in question is willing to create a balanced diet and exercise plan. This does not need to be complicated or difficult. Instead, people need to understand that weight management is basically built around the certain principles.

Stay Health and Eat super foods

Super foods include green vegetables, colorful vegetables, Omega-3 fatty fishes, lean proteins, legumes, brown rice, spices, herbs nuts and fruits. A diet fortified in these foods will keep a person’s body going strong (and will also mitigate the harmful effects of tobacco smoke) by way of a diversity of nutrients and antioxidants. Conversely, when people eat diets heavy in starches, processed junk food, sugar and unhealthy fats, weight gain becomes a major problem—with or without cigarettes.

Stay Healthy with Exercise

The second key principle of weight management is exercise. The body needs regular cardio activity such as walking, swimming, running, aerobics or cycling in order to keep the metabolism running, the muscles growing; exercise is also a weapon against mood disorders. Around Day 4 when the energy kicks, most people are greatly motivated to exercise.

Why do People Gain Weight When they Quit Smoking

When that energy kicks in on day 4, there are some people who ignore this burst of energy and they are the ones who put on weight. Add to that the fact they are probably not eating healthy and are more inclined to eat high levels of processed food.  When a person quits smoking they are certainly hungry as the body is craving healthy food.

How to Quit Smoking and Not Gain Weight

When the weight management pillars of super foods and exercise are combined, they keep the body in its optimal state. What many smokers who use cigarettes as a means of weight management don’t want to admit is that they don’t want to go through with creating a fully healthy lifestyle—that takes time and effort. It is easier to puff on a cigarette and keep eating unhealthy foods than it is to give up the habit and learn how to eat and exercise right. But this is a fatal excuse—habitual smoking can only lead to severe medical problems and even death. If people want to quit smoking and manage their weight, then they need to be ready to make the commitment to move their bodies and eat the right foods, In other words, they need to make the choice that is healthiest for their mind, body and spirit.

How Can Hypnosis Help Me

If you are seeking help or experiencing the frustration of being a smoker, then reach out and make contact. The Hypnotherapist Maureen Hamilton says her greatest love is to see just one more person being taken from the crutches of the cigarette companies and being free of this killing habit. You are also given a Lifetime Guarantee. This means if you ever smoke again, you can come back for another session and there is no charge to you. Maureen can be contacted on 1300 619 684 or alternatively you can make your booking online and set your date to become a non smoker for life and in only one easy session.

Pot Fries Your Brain: Stay Away From Marijuana

Stop smoking pot

Smoking Pot Damages both Physically and Mentally

Quitting smoking doesn’t just mean quitting cigarettes. If you smoke marijuana, then it is just as important for you to kick your smoking habit.

Why do People Still Smoke Pot after Quitting Cigarettes

Because marijuana is not physically as harmful as tobacco smoke, many people justify their marijuana habit as the healthier of the two. And thus they keep smoking pot. There are, however, two major mistakes being made here.

Impact of Marijuana on Your Physical Health

Intentionally inhaling smoke into the lungs is never healthy. Marijuana smoke still comes with a variety of chemicals and additives that can harm or irritate the lungs, particularly for people suffering from medical conditions like asthma and other chronic respiratory infections.

Impact of Marijuana on Your Mental Health

Marijuana is dangerous to your mental health. Smoking marijuana increases panic, paranoia, anxiety and depression. It leaves smokers floating in the smoke clouds of false euphoria only to come back to life on earth feeling less satisfied with reality. Furthermore, marijuana damages short-term memory and hinders the brain’s ability to learn and retain vital information.

Your life is not only dependent on the health of your physical body. Your life is dependent on the health of your mind. The physical and the psychological work together to create optimal health in human beings. If you avoid cigarettes, but smoke marijuana, then you are still harming one aspect of this two-fold system. The more marijuana you smoke, the more you fry your brain. The more you fry your brain, the worse you will feel about yourself and others. It is, indeed, a vicious cycle.

What Can I do to Stop Smoking Marijuana

If you feel like you have a pot smoking habit that is out of control, there are many ways that you can get help. One particularly useful method of pot smoking cessation is hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy will teach you to be more mindful, giving you the mental tools necessary to build healthy, constructive attitudes and beliefs towards life in general and yourself in particular. You don’t need pot. You don’t need to get high to feel good about yourself and the life you live. That power resides in your mind. All you need to do is learn to release it.

How Can Hypnosis Help Me

If you are seeking help or experiencing the frustration of being a smoker or a pot smoker, then reach out and make contact. The Hypnotherapist Maureen Hamilton says her greatest love is to see more person being taken from the crutches of the cigarette companies, drug suppliers and being free of these killing habit. People who smoke marijuana frequently have experienced trauma or negative events in their lives. So to help them cope with this they resort to something that makes them feel better whether it be Marijuana, gambling, alcohol. Maureen assists these people using The Richards Trauma Process or TRTP with amazing success and with usually only three sessions.

Maureen can be contacted on 1300 619 684 or alternatively you can make your booking online and set your date to become a non smoker for life and in only one easy session.

Will Quit Smoking Improve My Skin

The health risks of smoking are seemingly endless: Heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, cancers of vital organs, and many others. Add skin improvement to the pages-long list of reasons to quit smoking. From wrinkles to poor complexion to bags under your eyes, smoking is simply detrimental for your skin. Since smoking limits blood flow and limits oxygen supply in the blood, your skin is not getting the proper nutrients it needs to look its best. You may begin to notice the effects of smoking in your face as the blood vessels around your eyes and mouth make your skin appear saggy and as wrinkles begin to form. Years of smoking can even lead to such chronic conditions as psoriasis, deep wrinkles, and irreversible skin discoloration.

Can I Prevent Smoking from Damaging my Skin

If you’re a smoker, no matter how much moisturizer you use or how much water you drink, you cannot prevent the damage smoking will do to your skin. However, once you quit smoking, you will be able to slowly see an improvement in your complexion. As nutrients are able to flow correctly again, your skin will appear brighter and healthier, because it is brighter and healthier!

Your skin after quitting smoking

After quitting smoking, you will undoubtedly feel better, but you’ll look better too. The first thing you may notice is the stains on your fingers and fingernails disappearing. Your skin will become better hydrated and feel more full of life and elasticity. Aside from improvements in your skin, your teeth may even become whiter. Your wrinkles won’t go away overnight, but if they truly bother you, there are many vitamin-enriched products available without a prescription. For the best skincare routine once you’ve quit, consult a dermatologist.

Being able to properly care for your skin is just another reason to quit smoking. So, how can you quit?

How hypnotherapy can make you into a nonsmoker

Medical professionals and smokers alike agree that smoking is an extremely tough habit to break. It’s safe to assume most smokers are aware of the health risks, but they smoke anyway. People don’t start smoking with the intent of being a lifelong smoker. It happens because smoking begins to control your life. As a smoker, you cannot go without a cigarette at certain points throughout your day because it is an engrained habit.

There are many treatment methods out there that aim to help you quit smoking, but what they don’t do is completely and mentally eliminate the habit. These treatments don’t make you less likely to want a cigarette.

This is how hypnotherapy is different. In just one session (with a good hypnotherapist), you can become a nonsmoker for life, and you’ll notice the benefits in your skin shortly thereafter. In order for hypnotherapy to be successful in its mission, you must be completely ready for the process. Any doubts will cloud your mind, and hypnotherapy will not work. To ensure you’re ready, your hypnotherapist will help you feel confident that you can fully trust him or her to help you. So will quit smoking improve my skin? Absolutely!

How Can Hypnosis Help Me

If you are seeking help or experiencing the frustration of being a smoker, then reach out and make contact. The Hypnotherapist Maureen Hamilton says her greatest love is to see just one more person being taken from the crutches of the cigarette companies and being free of this killing habit. You are also given a Lifetime Guarantee. This means if you ever smoke again, you can come back for another session and there is no charge to you. Maureen can be contacted on 1300 619 684 or alternatively you can make your booking online and set your date to become a non smoker for life and in only one easy session.