5 Things to Remember When You Stop Smoking

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Being a non smoker provides so much freedom and relief

Congratulations! Quitting smoking is a major achievement that you should be proud of!

Tips to Help Your Body Recover as a Non Smoker

But giving up the tobacco habit is only the first step in the long smoking cessation healing process. Your body will now need to recover from the damages wrought on it by cigarettes. To help you along in the process, to keep you from going back on tobacco, here are 5 things you need to remember to do when you quit smoking:

Water

When you quit smoking you need to drink water. Lots and lots of water! Water helps detox the body by flushing out the toxins and chemicals that have been depositing into your system by cigarettes. It is recommended you drink 2-3 litres of water a day. Your body has a blueprint of where you should be. So once it registers you are a non-smoker it will be removing those toxins and poisons from your body as quickly as it can and this can impact on your kidneys. So avoid kidney pain by drinking water.

Fruit

Cigarettes contain sugar and lots of it. So once you are a non smoker, you will need to look at how you will replace that sugar. Fruit is a healthy option and you will need something every half hour or less frequently depending on the number of cigarettes you smoked. It is important to eat a variety of different fruits. Fruits contain many of the vitamins and nutrients that your body needs to replenish after smoking.

Deep Breathing

When people smoke, as a rule they inhale the smoke. This moves the toxins, tar, nicotine and poisons into the outer areas of the lungs. Once they become non smokers, they rarely take those deep breaths.  So it is important to take deep breaths constantly to remove these from the lungs. This is why it is not unusual to see people develop pneumonia once they quit smoking. The best method is the 4, 7, 8 method. So breathe in deeply for 4, hold it for 7 and breathe out slowly for 8. Do this twice at least every hour and more often if you smoked 20/day or more.

Check Your Bank Account

Smoking is not only a dangerous habit, it is an expensive habit. Smoking is a bank breaker for many people. Therefore, if you are struggling with motivation in the first few days after you quit smoking, make a plan to calculate how much money smoking cessation saves you—and maybe plan to use that money for something more healthy, fun or productive as well.

Be Trigger Conscious

In the days after you give up the psychosocial smoking habit, you will need to be very conscious of what triggers you vis-à-vis smoking. What is it that makes your reach for a cigarette? Being aware of your triggers allows you to both avoid and defuse them to stay smoke free.

Quitting smoking is not a one day event, it is a lifelong process. This is why it is important to have a plan of action with regard to stopping smoking. Having a plan will help you stay smoke free for the long haul.

One plan that is worth investigating is quit smoking hypnosis. Quit smoking hypnosis helps you re-program your attitudes and beliefs towards cigarettes so that you are no longer dependent on them for stress relief or any other form of psychological soothing. As a smoking cessation method, quit smoking hypnosis will teach you to transfer your emotional responses onto healthy activities instead. Try it—you will find that it helps you stay off tobacco in order to live a healthier life.

Are you willing to let smoking cigarettes continue to control your life? 

If  not – Book  your appointment today and make that commitment to be free from the smoking habit.

You can also call 1300 619 684 (It will be answered with Master Your Life Power, Life Coach to Quit smoking)

You will know for yourself at the end of the session, you are now a non-smoker.

You won’t feel as if you are giving anything up, or having to cope with not having cigarettes.

You will be satisfied and happy that you have now done what so many people only wish to do.

So what are you waiting for?

Start Now on Your journey to be a non-smoker

Book  your appointment today and make that commitment to be free from the smoking habit.  You can also call 1300 619 684

5 Reasons Why You Need to Stop Smoking

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People smoke for many different reasons and there are also a lot more reasons why a person should stop smoking.

Why do People Start Smoking

Initially some people start smoking due to peer pressure because they don’t want to be different from their friends. Some people smoke out of curiosity. They want to know what it tastes like or what it feels like to smoke. Other people smoke because they think it makes them look cool.

Smoking has extremely negative effects on a person’s health and appearance. It not only affects the smoker, it also affects the people near them.

Why a person needs to stop smoking

1. Smoking has a great negative effect on your health

Smoking can lead to lung cancer and other chronic lung problems which could lead to a slow and painful death. It can cause extreme damage to other body organs such as the heart or the whole cardiovascular system. Smoking can also lead to other types of cancer such as throat cancer. At whatever angle you want to see it, smoking doesn’t have any good help to a person’s health condition.

2.During pregnancy

There are several harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy. When an expecting mother inhales tobacco smoke from a cigarette, some of the chemicals are exhaled immediately and leave the body, but others stay in the body and make their way into the placenta. There are a lot of possible pregnancy complications that have been associated with women who smoke. Ectopic pregnancy, foetal death, miscarriage, still birth and more commonly premature birth are just a few examples.

3. Smoking can cause impotence.

Impotence is a problem among men characterized by consistent inability to sustain erection that is sufficient for a sexual intercourse. Smoking can damage the blood vessels supplying blood to the penis and cause them to degenerate. Nicotine narrows the arteries that lead to the penis, reducing blood flow and the pressure of blood in the penis. This can then result in impotence.

4. Social disadvantages may also be brought by smoking.

Smoking stains the teeth and gums which can result in an unsightly smile. Smoking increases the risk of periodontal disease, which causes swollen gums, bad breath and teeth to fall out. These are huge social disadvantages.

Second-hand smoke is dangerous to other people. Therefore, smoking is not allowed in many public places. The smoke coming from the cigarette inhaled by the person near the smoker can also cause the same health problems as experienced by the smoker themselves.

5. The Cost of Cigarettes is Very High

In countries such as Australia where the tax is very high on any type of cigarettes, people want to quit but are struggling to quit smoking. The money to buy cigarettes is reducing the quality of their lives which in turn impacts on the whole family. This in turn impacts on the mental health causing frustration, stress and possibly relationship problems.

Many people believe it is too hard to just suddenly stop smoking. It’s not supposed to be a one day or one month process. Some people go cold turkey and most become so irritable that their spouse, partner or friend become so fed up they often go out and buy a packet of cigarettes just to bring harmony back into the home.

It takes a lot of commitment, effort and dedication for a person to finally stop smoking. To increase your chances of success, you need to be motivated, have social support, an understanding of what to expect, and a personal game plan. The most effective system today is with Hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming or NLP.

Are you willing to let smoking cigarettes continue to control your life? 

If  not – Book  your appointment today and make that commitment to be free from the smoking habit.

You can also call 1300 619 684 (It will be answered with Master Your Life Power, Life Coach to Quit smoking)

You will know for yourself at the end of the session, you are now a non-smoker.

You won’t feel as if you are giving anything up, or having to cope with not having cigarettes.

You will be satisfied and happy that you have now done what so many people only wish to do.

So what are you waiting for?

Start Now on Your journey to be a non-smoker

Book  your appointment today and make that commitment to be free from the smoking habit.  You can also call 1300 619 684

Quit Smoking and Keep off the Kilos!

Smokers often come up with excuses for why they can’t quit smoking. Maybe they only smoke at parties. Maybe they use cigarettes as a way to meet people. Maybe they just like cigarettes.

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Quit Smoking with Hypnosis

Of the endless reasons why, one very popular pro-smoking excuse is the belief that smoking is a form of weight management. In other words it is a tobacco habit to will help people manage their eating habits and thus keep their kilos to a minimum. While there is a element of truth to the previous statement, the larger reality is that there is really only one healthy path to weight management and that path involves dedication to healthy eating and exercise habits. [Read more…]

Does Australia’s Strict Approach to Tobacco Advertising actually Help People Quit Smoking?

Australia is one of the world leaders in the war against tobacco advertising.

Quit Smoking and take control of your life.

Big Tobacco and their convincing advertising.

Power of the Tobacco Industry

The idea has been that to help people quit smoking, the tobacco advertising industry must have its wings clipped. It has been illegal to advertise tobacco products on the radio and television since 1976 and in 1990 it became illegal to promote tobacco in Australian magazines and newspapers. The Tobacco Advertising Prohibition of 1992 now bans most forms of tobacco advertising, and plain packaging cigarettes became law in November 2011. This created a landmark legal challenge lodged by Big Tobacco in which Australia won.

Definite Changes

Australia is indeed a bellwether of global anti-tobacco initiatives, but do these efforts really help its populace quit smoking? According to the New South Wales Cancer Council, Australians have quit smoking in dramatic numbers, particularly Australian men. In 1945, approximately 72% of Australian men were regular smokers and 26% of Australian women smoked. Contrast these numbers with recent Australian statistics: In 2007, 18.6% of Australian men were regular smokers and 14.5% of women were regular smokers. On the surface, and when the entire populace is taken into account, it looks as though clamping down on the tobacco industry’s ability to advertise freely has massive amounts of people to quit smoking, and this is true.  But a deeper look at the statistics reveals a troubling trend: smoking rates in Australia are highest among both the youth and aboriginals.  The highest smoking rates among non-indigenous Australians are men aged 18-24 (34%) and women aged 25-34 (27%). Among the indigenous population, smoking rates are even higher, hovering steadily around 50%. This may be due to their disenfranchisement, but they are subjected to the same lack of tobacco advertising as the non-indigenous population, so something else is at play here because both young non-indigenous and indigenous Australians have not quit smoking—they have continued to inhale.

Disturbing Trends

What do these disturbing trends among Australian youth say about Australia’s strict curbing of tobacco advertising? If the Australian youth, a generation that has grown up under these strict regulations, are the primary smokers in Australia, then something must be amiss. The problem likely lies in the fact that too much emphasis is being placed on Big Tobacco and not enough is placed on the personal responsibility each person has in shaping their own tobacco use habits.  It is very easy to point the finger as long as we don’t have to point the finger at ourselves and today’s youth are accustomed to laying the blame for their behavior on external influences. But external influences do not force the habit of smoking—they merely influence.  If a person wants to quit smoking, they must make it a personal priority. It is an excellent thing that Australia places so much emphasis on taking the legs out from underneath tobacco advertising, but there needs to be more emphasis placed on the role that personal responsibility has in helping people quit smoking. A smoking commercial might show us cigarettes, but we are the ones who hold the lighters.

Are you a Smoker?

Hypnosis can help you quit smoking in only 60 minutes. Just as healthy habits can be developed, you can also get rid of your smoking habit, under the guidance of a Hypnotherapist.

Maureen Hamilton- Hypnotherapist

Maureen Hamilton is a Hypnotherapist and a Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes Specialist. Maureen is a specialist who uses the most effective process to help people quit cigarettes in just 60 minutes with an outstanding success rate of 97.5% using a proven and successful technique which has worked for thousands of clients. Maureen can help you and take you from being a smoker to a non-smoker in just one session and offering a Lifetime Guarantee.
Call Maureen on 1300 619 684 or have a look at those people who have quit smoking and loving their new life.

Impact of Marijuana on Physical Health

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Many marijuana users and activists believe that cigarette smoking is more dangerous to your physical health than marijuana. While it is thought to be true that cigarette smoking is more harmful for your body than pot, it is completely false to assume that pot has no negative impact on your physical health.

There are many physical problems associated with pot smoking, and therefore it is important to avoid marijuana. Inhaling any smoke into your lungs on a regular basis can never be good for you, no matter how hard pot activists and users try to convince you otherwise.

Let’s take a look at some of the short-term and long-term physical side-effects of marijuana use in order to understand that it is a habit that. Like cigarette smoking, pot is harmful for your body.

Short-term physical consequences of marijuana use

Smoking marijuana causes the following short-term physical changes to your body:

· Increased heartbeat

· Change in blood pressure

· Dilated, bloodshot eyes

· Dry mouth

· Hunger

While these short-term side effects are not life threatening, they can cause an incredible amount of discomfort and it is not healthy for your blood pressure to rapidly spiral up and down-this can lead to heart problems and heart attacks later down the road. Your body is more sensitive than you think and even short-term changes caused by marijuana can play a role in affecting your mood and your long-term health.

Long-term Physical Consequences of Marijuana Use

There are many negative long-term physical effects associated with marijuana use:

· Increased production of phlegm and dry coughing

· Increased lung infections

· Increased acute chest infections

· Impaired memory

· Disorientation

· Impaired immune system

· Heart attacks and heart problems

Smoking pot can damage your heart, brain, lungs, and immune system. These are vital parts of your physical make-up and if they do not function properly your quality of life will suffer dramatically. While there hasn’t been a definitive link established between cancer and pot smoking, the other risks listed above should be enough to deter you.  Many people aren’t aware that there are other, sometimes far more damaging health risks associated with inhaling any kind of smoke.

Marijuana use does have a negative impact on your physical body, both in the short and long-term. While cigarette smoking gets the bad reputation, particularly relative to cancer, pot smoking shouldn’t be given a free pass. It is dangerous too. Both pot and cigarette smoking are habits that should be avoided at all costs especially if you want to maintain optimal physical health and lead an enjoyable life.

Are you a Smoker?

Hypnosis can help you quit smoking in only 60 minutes. Just as healthy habits can be developed, you can also get rid of your smoking habit, under the guidance of a Hypnotherapist.

Maureen Hamilton- Hypnotherapist

Maureen Hamilton is a Hypnotherapist and a Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes Specialist. Maureen is a specialist who uses the most effective process to help people quit cigarettes in just 60 minutes with an outstanding success rate of 97.5% using a proven and successful technique which has worked for thousands of clients. Maureen can help you and take you from being a smoker to a non-smoker in just one session and offering a Lifetime Guarantee.
Call Maureen on 1300 619 684 or have a look at those people who have quit smoking and loving their new life.

Marijuana Vs Tobacco

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The healthiest lifestyle is one that is totally smoke free, avoiding both marijuana and tobacco. Many tobacco smokers feel that as long as they don’t engage marijuana use, their habit isn’t that bad because it is legal. Conversely, marijuana users believe that tobacco smoke is way more harmful than cannabis smoke and thus they feel as though their lifestyle is less of a health problem.

Facing the Truth

It seems as though both groups of smokers are trying their hardest to avoid the truth: that both marijuana and tobacco have very damaging physical and psychological effects. We are our minds and bodies in that we must live with them every day and if we want to be happy, we have to keep them healthy. The best way to keep your mind and body in top form is to stay completely smoke free.

To Stay Psychologically Healthy, Stay Off Pot

The major benefit of staying smoke free and pot free is better mental health. Marijuana is not as physically dangerous as tobacco smoke in terms of cancer. It does cause respiratory infections and other smoke-related illnesses. According to medical researchers headed by Dr. Donald Tashkin at the University of California at Los Angeles, there is a chemical reaction within marijuana that kills cancer cells, and tobacco apparently lacks this property.

Smoking Marijuana Does Cause Damage

However, psychologically, marijuana is damaging to each smoker’s health. It causes euphoria, panic, anxiety, and paranoia. It provides users with a false sense of happiness or fear that is fleeting, and many people develop a marijuana habit to escape the reality of life, often to avoid problems. Marijuana use can also impair short-term memory and damage learning skills.

To Stay Physically Healthy, Stay Off Tobacco

The major benefit of staying smoke free and tobacco free is better physical health. Tobacco smoke contains potent carcinogens that are proven to cause cancer and other devastating health problems such as emphysema. Tobacco is a habit that can lead to early death and an overall decreased enjoyment of life due to poor health.

The categories above are much generalized. Marijuana and tobacco contribute to both physical and psychological problems. These categories serve as a good rubric for understanding the importance of the role these play on the mind and the body energetically for better health.

When we talk about health, we often think of mind health and body health as separate things. That doesn’t always apply and doesn’t necessarily affect each other. In reality they are connected and constantly influencing one another. A healthy mind leads to a healthy body and a healthy body leads to a healthy mind.

Both marijuana and tobacco affect the health of the mind and body. So it is important to realize that a smoke free lifestyle is your best bet for total health.

Are you a Smoker?

Hypnosis can help you quit smoking in only 60 minutes. Just as healthy habits can be developed, you can also get rid of your smoking habit, under the guidance of a Hypnotherapist. You may also be smoking pot. It is important this is mentioned as you may require additional assistance.

Maureen Hamilton- Hypnotherapist

Maureen Hamilton is a Hypnotherapist and a Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes Specialist. Maureen is a specialist who uses the most effective process to help people quit cigarettes in just 60 minutes with an outstanding success rate of 97.5% using a proven and successful technique which has worked for thousands of clients. Maureen can help you and take you from being a smoker to a non-smoker in just one session and offering a Lifetime Guarantee.
Call Maureen on 1300 619 684 or have a look at those people who have quit smoking and loving their new life.

5 Reasons People Start Smoking

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Starting to smoke is one of the most regretted actions of most smokers, especially people who have experienced serious health problems. Losing a loved one to smoking is also painful and sad.

Smoking is a Psychosocial Habit

While most people search the internet for information on how to quit smoking, finding out why people start smoking is also a worthwhile endeavor. This is because smoking is a psychosocial habit and in order to kick it, people need to identify and then address the root issues related to their smoking; they need to know why they started to figure out how they can stop.  Let’s take a closer look at five of the main reasons people start smoking.

Peer Pressure/Social Rewards

Many people light up their first cigarette as a way of connecting with others in a group. Cigarettes are an object that people socialize around, laughing, talking and forging or maintaining friendships.  It is important to note here that many people, teens and adults included, feel pressured to smoke, fearing they will not belong to a group and sometimes even being told so directly.

Parents

In terms of smoking, the apple often doesn’t fall far from the tree. When parents smoke, their children are much more likely to become regular smokers during adolescence and adulthood.  Children model the behavior of their parents and smoking is a very easy habit to pick up in this way.

Relief and Self-Medication

Many people start smoking as a way to relieve stress or as a distraction from personal problems they may be dealing with: depression, anxiety, relationship issues, work issues, and paradoxically even health issues.

Weight Loss

Many people believe that smoking is the fast track to weight loss, since cigarettes very often suppress one’s appetite.

Advertising

Although the strength of tobacco advertising has diminished in recent years, smoking is still portrayed as a glamorous, daring activity that many people want to try and the advertising media is a powerful tool for perpetuating these beliefs.

Above are the most common reasons why people develop a long-term tobacco habit. But there is a common theme behind all of them.  Each fulfills a psychological or emotional need. Whether it is gaining a sense of belonging, a sense of security or tension relief, or a boost to the ego. People start smoking to strengthen or even fulfill an emotional aspect that is missing from their lives.

Given the psycho-emotional reasons behind smoking, quitting smoking is really about identifying why people start in the first place. One particularly helpful way of doing this is by trying out Quit Smoking Hypnosis. Quit smoking hypnosis employs the techniques of hypnotherapy for smoking cessation purposes and the powerful Neuro Linguistic Programming or NLP.  It helps people identify their core smoking issues and then assists them in re-learning and re-shaping their attitudes and emotions towards cigarettes and themselves so that they can give up the deadly habit. People may start smoking to meet a certain need, but they can learn to find fulfillment through healthier avenues with the help of Quit Smoking Hypnosis.

Are you a Smoker?

Hypnosis can help you quit smoking in only 60 minutes. Just as healthy habits can be developed, you can also get rid of your smoking habit, under the guidance of a Hypnotherapist.

Maureen Hamilton- Hypnotherapist

Maureen Hamilton is a Hypnotherapist and a Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes Specialist. Maureen is a specialist who uses the most effective process to help people quit cigarettes in just 60 minutes with an outstanding success rate of 97.5% using a proven and successful technique which has worked for thousands of clients. Maureen can help you and take you from being a smoker to a non-smoker in just one session and offering a Lifetime Guarantee.
Call Maureen on 1300 619 684 or have a look at those people who have quit smoking and loving their new life.

Alternatively if you prefer to take control of you time, you can BOOK ONLINE

Save Your Skin: The Facts About Skin Cancer

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Be a non smoker and protect the skin

Your skin is your largest organ. It covers your entire body and has a surface area of around 2 square metres.

Quitting smoking is especially important because this bad habit exposes you to a variety of different cancers, skin cancer included. While most people associate smoking with lung cancer, the carcinogens in cigarettes can contribute to the development of skin cancer—the most common form of cancer in human beings.

Skin cancer can be deadly

When skin cancer it is not detected earlier it can be a real problem.  It can spread throughout the body until it essentially destroys all systems in its path. Aside from cigarette carcinogens, skin cancer can be caused by over-exposure to the sun, radiation, and ageing.

There are three types of skin cancer

  • basal cell carcinoma
  • melanoma
  • squamous cell carcinoma

All three types pose a serious risk to your health, but melanoma is the most dangerous.

Detecting Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is relatively easy to detect because it appears as skin discolouration and/or abnormally coloured or shaped moles. Most skin cancer victims discover the condition on their own just by examining their skin. A diagnosis, however, can only be made by a doctor. But the problem is not that skin cancer is difficult to detect; the problem is that people simply forget that skin cancer is a deadly threat and thus do not get treatment for their cancerous growths until it is too late.

So is there a cure for skin cancer?

A study conducted by researchers from Rush University Medical School in Chicago showed that a vaccine had been developed that was able to completely cure 16% of users infected with advanced melanoma.  For the rest of the group, the vaccine greatly improved the user’s chance of remission. Still, this number is relatively small. So banking on a cure is not the way to go when dealing with skin cancer. The best way to avoid skin cancer is by staying out of the sun, wearing sunscreen regularly and avoiding exposure to unnecessary carcinogens like cigarette smoke. Checking your skin regularly as well as Slip Slop Slap with sunscreen then slathering yourself in aloe vera and vitamin D cream also helps.

Are you a Smoker?

Hypnosis can help you quit smoking in only 60 minutes. Just as healthy habits can be developed, you can also get rid of your smoking habit, under the guidance of a Hypnotherapist.

Maureen Hamilton- Hypnotherapist

Maureen Hamilton is a Hypnotherapist and a Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes Specialist. Maureen is a specialist who uses the most effective process to help people quit cigarettes in just 60 minutes with an outstanding success rate of 97.5% using a proven and successful technique which has worked for thousands of clients. Maureen can help you and take you from being a smoker to a non-smoker in just one session and offering a Lifetime Guarantee.
Call Maureen on 1300 619 684 or visit https://lifecoachtoquitsmoking.com/ for more information.

Steps to Become a Non Smoker

So you have made that initial step to find out more about the Quit Smoking Hypnosis.  Well done! Information is power so once you have done your research then you will have a clearer mind as to how and why hypnosis works so well.

Quit Smoking Hypnosis Information

Congratulations on wanting to stop smoking!  To let you know what is involved with the quit smoking, I am going to go through some information including the location and price.

Information is essential so here is a link to 2 audios. The first one provides information about the process while the second one is a Stress Reduction and Relaxation Hypnosis allowing you to experience hypnosis. https://lifecoachtoquitsmoking.com/listen-to-this-audio/ – We do ask  people to listen to both of these two audio recordings before they come in for their session. It means they will be well prepared for their session.

How long does Hypnosis take to Quit Smoking

I ask people to allow 2 hours for their session. While the hypnosis takes less than an hour, you will be provided with a per-session information and education session to assist you as you move forward as a non smoker. You will also be provided with forms to fill in . You will need to go through and fill in your forms as I modify the script to meet your needs.  Everyone has different reasons why they want to quit cigarettes, different triggers etc. Also many people who smoke have been smoking for many years and while you will be a non smoker at the end of the session (providing you do want to stop smoking) we need to work on strategies so you can maintain this status of non smoker long term.

Cigarettes contain between 8-20% sugar. So I encourage you to look at fruit to replace this sugar for 4-5 days as a non smoker and especially for you to eat on your way home.

Where are you located?

The practice is Master Your Life Power 91 Kyeema Cres Bald Hills

The cost is $495. I have an eftpos facility for MasterCard and Visa. The benefit is that providing you want to stop smoking then you will be a non smoker at the end of your session with a lifetime guarantee (and yes it is only one session).  That means if you ever relapse back into being a smoker, you will be able to come back with no cost to you.  This is a hugely successful process and I would love to help you.

For more information go to https://lifecoachtoquitsmoking.com/ And check out the Testimonials https://lifecoachtoquitsmoking.com/success-stories/

So when you are ready you can call Nicole (my secretary) on 3882 5506 to have a talk and/or to make an appointment.  Alternatively you can also make an appointment online.

I look forward to hearing from you and assisting you to become a non smoker.

Why is it so Hard to Stop Smoking?

I am sure many smokers have asked themselves or their doctor this question.  People often say they were able to stop Marijuana easily but they cannot stop smoking. Which raises the question, is it really an addiction or a very powerful habit? Most people have managed to stop smoking briefly such as air flights or hospitalisation. So why is it so hard to stop smoking permanently?

Excuses and Reasons for Not Quitting the Smoking Habit

Making excuses and having convincing reasons, normally deter people and stop them from quitting smoking. Stress is the biggest excuse people cite to defend their smoking habit. Stress related to work or stress at home or worrying about kids, is the common reason everyone gives for smoking. Many of them smoke to relax and unwind themselves. Whereas some people just do it for fun and for pleasure. Lack of willpower dissuades them from facing situations and trying to quit the smoking habit once they have developed it.

Quit the Smoking Habit

Most people agree smoking is a very powerful habit. Our unconscious mind is like a sponge taking in information, positive or negative. How often do you hear or see information that says smoking is an addiction, such as media, articles, images or even self talk. This can be so powerful and convincing we start to believe it. When people go cold turkey, this message becomes more convincing as they feel the side effects of stopping.

Quit Smoking with Hypnosis

Understand that smoking is a habit. Yes that can be challenging however how can a person walk in to do hypnosis to quit smoking and walk out a non smoker? Because it is a habit!

Cigarettes contain sugar and we know that sugar is very addictive.  So be prepared with fruit or some other healthy option to replace the sugar. Water is going to be very important too, as smoking dehydrates the body. As a non smoker your body is going to be craving water, food and sugar.

Eat healthy to Avoid Weight Gain after Quitting Smoking

Weight gain could be an outcome so eat healthy to avoid this. The wonderful part of our body is that the energy kicks in around Day 4. So eating healthy and picking up the exercises will be a huge help to maintaining weight.  The other point to mention is once you become a non smoker you will be very hungry so be prepared with healthy food. Of course there are many other tips that will help. So do check out the other articles on this site.

If you are a smoker and want to stop, then contact Hypnotherapist Maureen Hamilton on 1300 619 684 or check out this website for more valuable information.  Maureen has helped over a thousand people to stop smoking in only one session.  She also offers a Lifetime Guarantee so if you start smoking again you come back without any cost to you – it is a win win situation.