Help! Cigarettes Are Controlling My Life—And I Hate It!

Are Cigarettes Controlling you?

Do you have the feeling that cigarettes are controlling your life? Do you wake up every morning and your first thought is—‘I need a smoke’?

Well you don’t have to live this way. Many people do not realize that the smoking ball is in their court, so to speak; that is, quitting smoking is entirely up to you and you have the power to take back control of your life.

Is Smoking an Addiction

While smoking is typically promoted as being a physical addiction, in truth, it is a psychosocial habit. This means that the reason you smoke is because cigarettes fulfill an emotional and relational need(s). For instance, you smoke because you feel more comfortable at a party or because you think it relieves your stress after a long day of work. Thus, you begin to associate positive emotions and beliefs with cigarettes—and unless you address them, cigarettes will maintain their power over you.

But if you have had it with cigarettes holding court in your life, then you are in luck: you can get your life back. And all by using the power of your mind.

Our thoughts—and beliefs—create our reality. This is the concept underlying hypnosis, quit smoking hypnosis included. Quit smoking hypnosis can help you get your thoughts and beliefs back under your control so that you can shape the reality that you want. And the reality that you want is to be smoke-free.

What is the Best Way to Quit Smoking?

Hypnosis can help you identify the thoughts and beliefs that keep you smoking—and then a hypnotherapist will guide you through suggestions that cause you to change your thoughts and beliefs with respect to cigarettes.  Once you have created new thoughts and beliefs about cigarettes, you can begin to be smoke-free. And if you use the method promoted by lifecoachtoquitsmoking.com, you can be free from your cigarette prison in only 60 minutes, which may be hard for you to believe—but it is guaranteed.

Feeling Trapped with Cigarettes

Nobody likes to feel trapped under someone’s—or something’s—thumb. If you want to be the leader of your life again, then you have the power to do so. You don’t have to be a slave to cigarettes anymore—with quit smoking hypnosis, you can take your life—and your health—into your own hands.

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Does Smoking Impact Your Pet?

Smoking is a fatal habit that not only puts your life in jeopardy, but the lives of others around you as well. You have probably heard of the term second-hand smoke and are likely aware that it negatively affects people, but did you know that it can also affect your pets?

Protect your pets from smoke

Protecting her pet Chihuahua, against an unhealthy environment

Research demonstrates that pets are equally as affected by second-hand smoke as humans. Dogs, cats, bids guinea pigs or your niece and nephew-tobacco toxins do not discriminate when it comes to the human animal divide.

Animals exposed to cigarette smoke are at a high risk for developing respiratory illnesses and cancer. Like humans, animals exposed to second-hand smoke can potentially develop the following medical conditions:

  1. Lymphoma
  2. Lung cancer
  3. Asthma
  4. Nasal cancer
  5. Nervous system disorders

In addition to the dangers of second-hand smoke, medical researchers at Harvard University were able to establish a third category of tobacco toxin transmission vis-à-vis animals and humans: third-hand smoke. Third-hand smoke is passed on to animals by smokers and non-smokers who have been exposed to cigarettes. Your nose always identifies third-hand smoke-think about that “smoker smell” that we have all had waft into our nostrils at one point or another. That is third hand smoke. Third-hand smoke is comprised of the poisonous particles and gases that remain on clothes, bags, hair and other materials touched by tobacco smoke. These poisons are then passed on to pets; young children are also particularly vulnerable to their toxins as well.

Another reason second-hand and third-hand smoke are particularly dangerous to pets is because they don’t get the chance to be mobile and in fresh air as much. Good dog owners walk their dogs a lot and let them out in the yard, but not all dog owners do. Most cats never leave the house and other inside pets are in the same boat. Thus, pets can be more entrenched in the toxins with little chance of escape.

If you are a smoker, then smoking cessation should be a top priority for your own health and the health of the friends and family that you love and care about. However, pets can provide you with the extra incentive to kick your tobacco habit for good. Most people don’t think that their cigarette smoking is bad for the dog or cat, but it is. Why continue with a habit that harms the creatures you have otherwise sworn to protect? Take the time to learn more about how to become tobacco free, by way of hypnotherapy smoking cessation for example, and increase the health and vitality of yourself and everyone around you.

Is Smoking a Crutch for you?

It wasn’t so long ago that people looked on smoking as a socially acceptable behaviour.  Of course these days smokers or often looked down upon and made to feel uncomfortable because they smoke.

People use Smoking as a Crutch

It is becoming more prevalent for people wanting to quit smoking to have emotional issues where the cigarette has been used as a crutch.  So removing that crutch reduces the long term success for the person quitting, no matter what method has been used to quit.

Address Emotional Issues Before Quitting

Addressing emotional issues before quitting is an important first step.  There are a number of ways to address these issues such a counsellor, psychologist, psychiatrist. These often assist the person to deal with the symptoms resulting from those traumatic events yet not deal with the actual trauma. One really successful therapy to address the trauma is The Richards Trauma Process.  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.

What is The Richards Trauma Process™

The Richards Trauma Process™ is acknowledged by professional mental health practitioners as potentially the solution for resolving major trauma that we have all been seeking. Are you anxious, fearful, depressed, traumatised?   Are you seeking a drugfree solution?  Maureen Hamilton is a practitioner of The Richards Trauma Process™ and can step you through to the other side of your pain.

Maureen Hamilton is a Hypnotherapist, assisting people to overcome emotional and habitual issues including smoking, weight challenges, anxiety, depression. People have the power to quit—they just need to make the decision to do it. And when they do, they can contact Maureen on 1300 619 684 or check out the website http://masteryourlifepower.com/ or send a message.

8 Quit Smoking Mistakes

Quit smoking can be a challenge so preparation is paramount to any success. Gaining as much knowledge prior to quitting is essential.

Why is Knowledge so Important?

This allows you to be guaranteed of success. To help you along the way here is a short eBook that will give you guidance so you can be successful.

Read this and when you are ready and want to quit smoking check into the Booking Page so you can choose a time that will suit you to become a non smoker. Once you have done that you will feel an enormous sense of satisfaction that you have made the decision. Sometimes this is the hardest part. Now you can enjoy knowing you will be a non smoker at the end of your quit smoking session.

Quit smoking eBook

Help for Smokers

 

 

 

Mistakes Smokers Make When Trying to Quit

Becoming a non smoker and quitting smoking can be such a challenge.  Being a really nasty habit rather than an addiction makes it even harder. We all know that breaking an addiction is really challenging.

I had a doctor come to me to quit smoking a short while ago and he challenged me on this statement.  In reply I asked him the question of how he could sit with me for a one hour hypnosis session and walk out a non smoker.  In the end he agreed that perhaps it was a habit.

Is Smoking a Habit or an Addiction?

It is recognised that one of the hardest changes to make in any life is to remove a long established habit especially smoking.  Because it is a habit and very few people recognise this, makes it more difficult. To assist people to find out more about this and look at the mistakes people make when trying to quit smoking, here is an eBook to break up some of those myths and mistakes.

Quit smoking eBook

Help for Smokers

What is the Cost of the eBook?

There is no cost only the wish to help as many people as possible to quit smoking and live a healthy and fulfilling life as a non smoker. Please feel free to share this eBook around because even if it helps just one person then it has served its purpose.

Click on this link to gain access to eBook that is full of information and guides to start you on your journey to become a non smoker

8 Top Mistakes Smokers Make When They are Quitting

What do I need to do to become a non smoker?

No doubt you may be thinking “so what do I do next”. Well we have made it simple so you move onto that next step. This will give you clear instructions and the steps to take to become a non smoker.

Little-known Facts About E-cigarettes

Despite our growing knowledge that smoking tobacco is bad for us more than 8 million Australians have tried smoking at least once in their life and 3.1 million are currently cigarette smokers. Smoking cigarettes is known to cause damage to every organ in your body, and smoking-related illnesses are responsible for 14,900 deaths in Australia [source: Better Health AU]. But nearly 70 percent of smokers report they want to quit, and a little more than 42 percent say they’ve tried to quit during the past year. In 2013 there was a 10 percent decrease in cigarette sales in the Australia and while that directly followed an increase in the cigarette tax, it’s not only price that’s changing the habits of Australian smokers. Electronic cigarettes (known also as e-cigarettes) have also contributed. Global sales of smokeless tobacco products, including smokeless inhalers, has grown to nearly $3 billion — and continues to grow. In an attempt to quit the tobacco habit as many as one-fifth of smokers have tried e-cigarettes [source: Ross].

Where did e-cigarettes come from?

E-cigarettes were first developed in China and were introduced to the Australian market in 2009. Many are similar enough in appearance to be mistaken for regular tobacco cigarettes. But one look inside and you’ll see the main difference: This is a tobacco-free product. E-cigs are actually vaporizers; instead of burning tobacco, the mechanism heats up a liquid. The liquid turns into vapor, which is then inhaled, or “vaped.” While some argue that vapor offers health advantages over traditional cigarette smoke, regulatory agencies and some health experts aren’t so sure that’s true. Before you consider taking up the e-cigarette habit, read on to get the facts.

How E-Cigarettes Work

They look like the real thing. The end glows as you inhale. As you exhale, you puff out a cloud of what looks like smoke. It’s vapor, similar to the fog you might see at rock shows, says M. Brad Drummond, MD. He’s an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

All e-cigarettes work basically the same way. Inside, there’s a battery, a heating element, and a cartridge that holds nicotine and other liquids and flavorings. Features and costs vary. Some are disposable. Others have a rechargeable battery and refillable cartridges. Using an e-cigarette is called “vaping.”

Are They Safe?

The nicotine inside the cartridges is addictive. When you stop using it, you can get withdrawal symptoms including feeling irritable, depressed, restless and anxious. It can be dangerous for people with heart problems. It may also harm your arteries over time.

So far, evidence suggests that e-cigarettes may be safer than regular cigarettes. The biggest danger from tobacco is the smoke, and e-cigarettes don’t burn. Tests show the levels of dangerous chemicals they give off are a fraction of what you’d get from a real cigarette. But what’s in them can vary.

“E-cigarettes may be less harmful than cigarettes,” Drummond says. “But we still don’t know enough about their long-term risks or the effects of secondhand exposure.”

Pro and Con

E-cigarettes have triggered a fierce debate among health experts who share the same goal — reducing the disease and death caused by tobacco. But they disagree about whether e-cigarettes make the problem better or worse.

Opponents say that because nicotine is addictive, e-cigarettes could be a “gateway drug,” leading nonsmokers and kids to use tobacco. They also worry that manufacturers — with huge advertising budgets and celebrity endorsements — could make smoking popular again. That would roll back decades of progress in getting people to quit or never start smoking.

Others look at possible benefits for smokers. “Obviously, it would be best if smokers could quit completely,” says Michael Siegel, MD, MPH, a professor at Boston University’s School of Public Health. “But if that’s not possible, I think they’d be a lot better off with e-cigarettes. They’re a safer alternative.”

Siegel compares replacing tobacco with e-cigarettes to heroin users switching to the painkiller methadone. The replacement may have its own risks, but it’s safer.

Some supporters believe that e-cigarettes could help people quit, just like nicotine gum. Research hasn’t shown that yet, though.

 

Link Between Heart Disease, Cancer and Nuts

Medical researchers around the globe have known for a long time that the benefits of eating nuts are numerous: nuts have been shown to improve blood cholesterol, reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, improve circulation and stabilize blood glucose levels.

But did you know that eating nuts can also lower your cancer, heart disease and even diabetes risks?

In a nutrition trial conducted by PREDIMED, people who ate nuts (particularly walnuts and almonds) at least three times a week reduced their risk of death by heart disease by 55%

Almonds and Walnuts are so beneficial!

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and their risk of death by cancer by 40%—incredible numbers for just a few handfuls of nuts a week.

So how can a little old nut be such a powerful weapon against deadly medical conditions like cancer and heart disease?

According to the PREDIMED study, nuts are particularly protective because they are rich in fats and vitamins associated with a wide array of health benefits: polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phenolic acids and other phytochemicals (plant chemicals). All of these properties have been shown to keep the heart healthy and the body cancer-free.

So which nuts are the best nuts?

The PERIMED researchers conclude that walnuts are most effective when it comes to combating cancer and heart disease. This is because walnuts are high in alpha-linolenic acid—an especially potent phytochemical. Also, since the skin of nuts typically have the highest concentration of phytochemicals, and walnuts are typically eaten with their skin, eating walnuts leads to a higher consumption of phytochemicals.

So how does eating more nuts relate to quitting smoking?

If you are a smoker, or have recently quit, then you know that both your heart disease and cancer risks are high. Nuts, then, can assist you on your path back to health!

Quitting smoking is, of course, the best way to cut your cancer and heart disease risks, but eating nuts will help you with those risks even more. So make like a squirrel—and eat more nuts!

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3 Reasons to Quit Smoking and Avoid Getting Cancer

Many of us are asking, how do we get cancer? There are a range of cancers and research being carried out around the world by scientists looking at causes and endeavoring to find cures. It is recognized that smoking is a major contributor to cancer, so that alone is a good reason to quit smoking.

Why Does Smoking Cause Cancer?

First we have to understand what is in a cigarette and the fact that people who do get cancer are normal human beings like everyone else. Anyone can get cancer, but smokers are definitely more prone to cancer. Smoking causes deadly diseases in the body including those related to skin, respiratory, throat, gastrointestinal and lungs. A cigarette contains more than four thousand harmful chemicals that include carcinogens or cancer-causing chemicals. These chemicals play a big role in contributing to cancer.

Imagine what a smoker does to their lungs, heart and other organs by smoking. Chemicals are added to a cigarette to make the smoker believe that it is good for them, in the sense that they think it calms them down or lifts them up. This is all an illusion performed by the chemicals. In actual fact there is no addiction there, the ‘need’ to smoke a cigarette is purely an immensely strong habit. Therefore it is not surprising that the most common disease that occurs when one smokes, is cancer.

Quit Smoking to Avoid Skin Cancer

There are many different types of cancer that are caused in different ways and effect different areas of the body. Skin cancer is an example. A recent medical research conducted in Europe says that smokers are 80% more likely to be diagnosed with skin cancer than non smokers. The research report also reveals that the number of cigarettes that are smoked on a daily basis is directly related to the risk for skin cancer. Smoking damages skin as it reduces the amount of oxygen flowing into the blood stream. Toxic chemicals in cigarettes also damage skin cells that develop cancer. Another not so serious side effect, except for the self conscious, is really dry and ageing skin.

Lung Cancer – Can it be Avoided?

Lung cancer is another cancer that is largely caused by smoking. Studies and observations prove that the root cause of lung cancer is smoking. Smoking plays a fundamental role in harming the respiratory system of the human body. The carcinogens cause cell damage of all the key organs of the body, leaving them damaged. The risk of lung cancer increases with the length of time a smoker exposes their lungs to harmful oxidants. The number of cigarettes a person smokes per day also plays a big role, therefore the more a smoker smokes, the higher the risk of lung cancer.

Quit Smoking to Avoid Gastrointestinal Cancer

Gastrointestinal cancer is the last type that I will touch on. This cancer is also very common and is more prevalent in smokers than non smokers. Deadly chemicals in cigarettes produce ulcers in the intestinal walls; these further develop into gastrointestinal cancer.

Medical science proves that smoking weakens the immune system of a smoker’s body, leaving it more vulnerable to all cancers and other fatal diseases including emphysema.

The question of how we get cancer is complex, as there are so many types and causes of cancer. With increased research there is more being discovered every day.  So the question of the relationship between smoking and cancer is fairly indicative.

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Quit Smoking Hypnosis and What to Expect After the Session

When it comes to quit smoking hypnosis, most smokers want to know: What will I feel like when the session is over.

Will I Still Have Cravings?

The answer is that there are no cravings with Quit Smoking Hypnosis. For most people, hypnosis will have the” I-was-never-a-smoker” effect. They don’t think about cigarettes and will go about their daily lives as if cigarettes do not exist. There are no cravings or withdrawals especially if they have followed directions prior to their session (see below).

Some people will have the occasional fleeting thought about cigarettes, but it will disappear as quickly as it came. The rest of the time they will feel great and have no cravings.

Some people have the potential to fall back into old associations, meaning that the things they used to associate smoking with—drinking coffee, socializing, stress etc.—may cause them to have thoughts about smoking on occasion. This is easily handled as long as the person remembers to just say no to those thoughts, drink water, breathe deeply and do something they enjoy as those thoughts will pass.

What Happens if I Start Smoking Again?

On very rare occasions, a person may struggle with smoking cravings and thoughts after their session—but this is usually because they didn’t really want to quit smoking in the first place.  The key to a successful quit smoking hypnosis session is truly wanting to be there and truly wanting to quit smoking. So people who are forced or cajoled into a quit smoking session with hypnosis—often by caring friends and loving family—tend not to have the best results until THEY make the decision to quit on their own. It was mentioned that it is extremely rare for this to happen as the therapist likes to talk to the person before their session to ensure there is a real WANT to stop smoking.

Following Directions

Another reason why people may struggle after their session is lack of preparation.  Information is sent out including the following:-

  • A two track audio – either on CD or online
  • A number of forms
    • Confidential Information
    • Reasons and  Benefits to becoming a non smoker
    • Triggers or any time they smoke
    • Ideas to Replace Cigarettes
    • Pre Session Action Plan
  • Confirmation Letter with instructions and the address. On this letter clients are asked to bring water and fruit and this is explained to them during their session.

So it is important the forms are filled in by them and not a member of the family. It is important to listen to the audio with the two tracks.

So if this isn’t completed then it is an indication people are not committed to the process.  They have to be responsible for their own lives because the hypnosis works however the clients has to also work with it.

What Guarantee do I Have?

Quit smoking hypnosis is so successful that Life Coach to Quit Smoking offers a Lifetime Guarantee to people so if they ever fall back into their old habit of smoking then they can come back for a free follow up session.

Note:  The reality is that when people really want to stop smoking they are non smokers at the end of their session.  It is only if they start smoking again that they need to come back.

The key to quit smoking hypnosis success, however, is truly wanting to quit smoking—truly wanting to make a change. Hypnosis is all about the power of the mind. If the person’s mind isn’t in the right place—that is, if their mind doesn’t agree with the idea of quitting smoking—then it will be difficult for them.

Remember: Change is something that has to come from within; change has to be something they truly want.  So if they really want to quit smoking, then quit smoking hypnosis will work for everyone. Some people say that for them, it was like magic. However it is the power of the subconscious mind and the WANT.

Are you ready to quit smoking and are ready to Book Your Appointment? Then go right ahead and once you have made that commitment you will already commence feeling the joy of making the decision.

Is it Difficult to Quit Smoking?

This habit was commonly commenced during teenage years – a bit of fun or peer pressure. However after a short or even a long while people really want to quit, especially in today’s society where it is such an anti-social behavior.

How difficult is it to quit smoking?

For the average smoker the answer will most probably be – nearly impossible!  Giving up smoking is not easy and it is made more difficult when we are lead to believe that smoking is an addiction.  Of course we all have our own ideas and beliefs around addictions.

People with an addiction do not have control over what they are doing, taking or using. Their addiction controls them and they may reach a point at which it is harmful or even dangerous.

What is an addiction?

Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence. People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life. They keep using alcohol or a drug even when they know it will causes problems. Yet a number of effective treatments are available and people can recover from addiction and lead normal, productive lives

People with a substance use disorder have distorted thinking, behavior and body functions. Changes in the brain’s wiring are what cause people to have intense cravings for the drug and make it hard to stop using the drug. Brain imaging studies show changes in the areas of the brain that relate to judgment, decision making, learning, memory and behavior control. (Psychiatry.org)

People with an addiction do not have control over what they are doing, whether they are consuming something or a doing a particular behavior.  People use drugs or alcohol to escape, relax, or to reward themselves.

Most Common Form of Addiction

Drugs are the most common form of addiction followed closely, according to the authorities, smoking!  However research is showing, that smoking is also a very powerful habit.  This is made more convincing when we understand how successful hypnosis is in assisting people to stop smoking.

Many people have never heard of using hypnosis to stop smoking.  So when they realise there are other options such as hypnosis to quit smoking, they are delighted.  They are even more delighted at the end of their quit smoking session to find they are non smokers.

So watch the video and if it is time for you to stop smoking then go ahead and Make your Booking.