Becoming a Non Smoker

Did you ever smoke and are you now a non smoker? You must feel that sense of pride and achievement, and no doubt very, very happy and relieved. Yes, and of course it is an achievement and you have made it – so well done!

Receiving lots of comments and congratulations?

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.

Hugh Hamilton

Hugh Hamilton-Smoking killed him at age 47

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 my husband had his first heart attack, I was scared and worried, even more worried 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 on the next flight 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.

How Can Hypnosis Help Me

If you are seeking help or experiencing the frustration of being a smoker, then reach out and make contact. My 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. I also offer a Lifetime Guarantee. This means if you ever smoke again, you can come back for another session and there is no charge to you. I 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.

Illness after Quitting Smoking

Have you ever heard of people getting sick, days or even months after quitting smoking? You may wonder why this could happen. After all aren’t you supposed to feel healthier as a non smoker? There are a number of factors why this may happen.

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Quit Smoking with Hypnosis

However breathing is a big factor.

You see when a person is smoking they take deep breaths with every puff from a cigarette. Once a person quits smoking, especially if it is immediate as in hypnosis, then there is no longer a need to take those deep breaths. So the breathing becomes more shallow. We would probably refer to this as ”normal breathing”. However the lungs have been used to expanding consistently over usually, many years. Suddenly stopping this pattern of deep breathing can be detrimental to a healthy future for the lungs. In fact due to the build up of tar and other unhealthy toxins in the body and especially the lungs, it is even more important to continue taking those deep breaths.

Paul was a recent client who quit smoking with the local hypnotherapist Maureen Hamilton. He was saying that he had quit smoking 2 years early with a hypnotherapist in Melbourne and 2 months later was in a hospital ICU with pneumonia. A doctor walked in and made the comment, “You recently stopped smoking?” Paul replied that he had quit 2 months earlier. The doctor then said, “Yes, plus 8 other patients in the hospital, all with pneumonia.”

What should a smoker do when they quit

So if you are a smoker and have given up recently, it is important you continue to take those 5 deep breaths as often as you can remember. So how can you remember? Hypnotherapist Maureen Hamilton suggests tie it in with when you are eating as most people eat 3 meals plus 2 snacks a day. However if you were a heavy smoker, then perhaps tie it in with when you would normally have a cigarette. When you do need to really expand the lungs to avoid complications.

Water is also very important however this and other important information regarding quitting smoking can be found on this website.

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.

Will Quit Smoking Improve My Skin

Quit Smoking Hydrates the Skin

Quit Smoking Hydrates the 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 Skin Damage be Prevented

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 ingrained 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.

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 For Surgery

If you’re scheduled for an operation and are currently a smoker, it’s essential that you stop smoking in order to prevent any complications. Even if your procedure is minimally invasive, smoking has the potential to severely affect your body, even during recovery.

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Why quit smoking for surgery?

Smoking limits blood flow and oxygen in the blood. This affects everything from your surgical wound(s) to your heart and blood pressure. Since smoking also negatively affects your immune system, smoking puts your body at a heightened risk of infection after your surgery, not to mention a higher risk of scarring after recovery, too. Your doctor or anesthesiologist may even refuse to operate on you if you continue smoking until your scheduled operation.

How long before your operation should you quit smoking?

Every doctor will say something different. Some may suggest a week, some a month, and some may even say as little as a day is enough. For some operations, doctors may even request you be a nonsmoker a year beforehand. You should quit before your operation no matter what, but make sure to follow your doctor’s specific instruction. Of course, some surgeries are more risky than others and will call for different preparation. It depends on what your operation involves.

Many people use their future procedure as a good reason to quit smoking. It puts your body at such heightened risk that it simply isn’t worth it.

But, if you quit smoking before your operation, you shouldn’t do it with the intention of picking the habit back up once you’ve recovered. It may be several months or even longer before you recover, but you still may find the want to pick up a cigarette.

How can you quit smoking before your operation and be sure you won’t want a cigarette ever again?

Hypnotherapy can help

If you’re dedicated to quitting smoking before your upcoming procedure, hypnotherapy is an ideal solution. Instead of struggling for months with nicotine patches, gums, and pills, you can be a nonsmoker after just one session with a good hypnotherapist. This way, you won’t have to stress about being a nonsmoker before your operation. As long as you find a hypnotherapist you can trust and one that you’re confident in, you will be successful if you really want to quit.

If you want to quit only because your operation is coming up, and you still think you may want to smoke after recovery, hypnotherapy will not work. You need to be completely dedicated to the mission and to the idea that it is right for you at this point in your life. Any doubts about you being a nonsmoker will only prevent the hypnotherapy from working.

It might take time for you to know when you’re ready, but when you are, you’ll know. Think about why you started smoking in the first place, why you continued to smoke, and why you want to quit. Make sure that quitting smoking is more important to you than just surgery prep.

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.

Things Which Help Quit Smoking

If you visit your doctor because you want to quit smoking, he or she may recommend prescription pills or a nicotine supplement in the form of patches and gums. If you step inside your local pharmacy, they may have some options, too. At the very least, you could find e-cigarettes of all shapes, sizes, and colors.

As widely available as these things are, are they as successful as they are available?

It’s quite common for someone taking Champix or using nicotine patches to be constantly fighting an urge to smoke, or to give in to those urges during or after using these products. These people end up having wasted money on failed treatments and spending more money on fueling their smoking habit.

Address the mental aspect of your smoking habit

When searching for things which help quit smoking, it’s important to address the mental aspect of your smoking habit. As you continue to smoke and as it continues to become a habit, you lose much of the enjoyment you once had for cigarettes. Your brain begins to associate picking up a cigarette with other activities—starting your car, having your morning coffee, or after eating a meal. This is why smoking is so hard to quit. It controls you, and it’s ingrained in your mindset. Successfully quitting smoking involves more than just replacing the act of holding a cigarette, or replacing the nicotine in your body. Successfully quitting smoking involves mental intervention to eliminate the habit altogether instead of repressing it.

Although it may not be recommended by your doctor, and you may not find it at your local pharmacy, hypnotherapy will successfully help you quit smoking. A good hypnotherapist can help you do so in just one session.

Why does hypnotherapy work?

Hypnosis, for some, might bring to mind images of circus tents and unknowing participants in a seemingly unconscious trance. But, for smoking, hypnotherapy is extremely useful and unique in that it completely eliminates your habit and urge to smoke.

Once you find an accredited hypnotherapist near you and set up your session, your hypnotherapist will ensure you understand the process and future results. He or she should give you supplemental materials beforehand, such as questionnaires and listening exercises.

After hypnotherapy, you will find that you no longer have the urge to pick up a cigarette.

Even though you will be enjoying the benefits of being a nonsmoker, your body will have to adjust to life without cigarettes. Many people fall ill with pneumonia shortly after quitting smoking. You’d think your body would be healthier, but it’s the transition that’s tough on your lungs. You can make this transition smoother by practicing breathing exercises as recommended by your hypnotherapist.

Final thoughts

If you’re looking for things which help quit smoking, hypnotherapy is the most reliable option. You won’t find yourself fighting cravings to smoke as long as you’re completely confident in your hypnotherapist, and of course, in yourself. The most important thing you can do to guarantee hypnotherapy’s success is to bring the want to your 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.

Where Can I Quit Smoking

If you’re ready to quit smoking, there are seemingly many options out there—nicotine patches, nicotine gums, e-cigarettes, and even prescription pills. All of these options promise to help you quit smoking by physically interacting with your body, but what these treatments lack is mental intervention. You are still a smoker during these treatments, and you very well may still fight the urge to have a cigarette. Although the more traditional methods are readily available from your doctor or local convenience store, many people do not find permanent results in them. If your urge to smoke is still there, it’s easy to pick back up during treatment or very shortly after.

Smoking is a habit.

At first, you may enjoy having a cigarette, but once you become a smoker, grabbing a cigarette becomes automatic. You become controlled by it. If you want to quit successfully, you need to break this habit, which is easier said than done if you have unsuccessfully quit in the past. Think about how difficult it would be to get rid of another habit you have, like biting your nails or cracking your knuckles. Instead of repairing the habit of smoking, you need to prevent it from occurring in order to quit long-term. This is how hypnosis can help.

Why Hypnosis to Quit Smoking

Hypnosis, if done correctly and with appropriate intentions, is much more effective than any other method to quit smoking. If you’re asking yourself where you can quit smoking, find an accredited hypnotherapist near you and start a conversation. He or she can give you the materials you need to begin your hypnotherapy journey to becoming a nonsmoker. Before your session, your hypnotherapist should provide you with audio and reading materials to help you make sure that you’re ready.

What makes hypnosis different?

Compared to more traditional methods to quit smoking, hypnosis is unique in that it eliminates your urges to smoke after just one session. It isn’t like a nicotine patch, where you have to use it for a long period of time while fighting cigarette cravings.

To begin your hypnotherapy journey to quit smoking, you must be completely prepared without any doubts. Doubt will get in the way of your treatment. In order for it to be successful, you need to be confident in your want to be a nonsmoker. Remind yourself what made you become a smoker, and what makes you want to quit. You must also be confident that you are with the right hypnotherapist. This ensures that you will be able to put your trust in him or her.

You should also anticipate how you’ll take physically care of yourself after hypnotherapy. In addition to tar still being in your lungs, your breathing will have to adapt to that of a nonsmoker. Fully recovering will require some respiratory therapy in order to revive your lungs and get them healthy again.

Once you understand how your hypnotherapy session will work, and once you are fully confident that you will come out a nonsmoker, you are ready!

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.

5 Reasons Smoking Wrinkles Your Skin

Most info relayed about the hazards of smoking centers on the internal effects of the bad habit: cancer, heart disease, emphysema, indigestion etc.

Help for your Skin and Body

But smoking also affects the external body, the skin in particular. Thus, a good reason to quit smoking is to keep the skin looking youthful and healthy—smokers tend to have skin that looks as wrinkly as a dried up prune!

So why does smoking contribute to early wrinkling?

Here are 5 of the main smoking factors contributing to baggy, saggy, splotchy skin:

  • Decreased Collagen: Smoking decreases the collagen levels in the skin; collagen is a group of proteins responsible for the skin’s elasticity.
  • Decreased Oxygen: Smoking contributes to lower oxygen levels in the body which in turn causes the surface area of the body, the skin, to be poorly oxygenated.
  • Poor Circulation: Smoking negatively affects the body’s circulatory system and therefore prevents blood capillaries from reaching and nourishing the upper layers of the skin.
  • Nicotine: The blood capillaries that are able to reach the upper layers of the skin are constricted by nicotine, making them smaller in size and less nutritionally effective.
  • Slow Healing: Smoking meddles with the body’s ability to heal, the skin included. Hence, skin wrinkles easier and is more prone to sores and scarring.

It may seem a bit superficial, but smoking’s negative impact on the skin is a very compelling reason to quit the dangerous psychosocial habit. While many people claim that it is too difficult to quit smoking, that line of thinking is utter nonsense; in fact, the core belief that quitting smoking is impossible is what makes it impossible. Quitting smoking is a very attainable goal for people who are willing to put in the time and effort.

How Can I Quit Smoking

One method that is particularly helpful vis-à-vis smoking cessation is quit smoking hypnosis. Quit smoking hypnosis helps smoker’s identify the core beliefs and thought processes that keep them smoking. This enables them to re-wire such faulty thinking so that they no longer depend on cigarettes for emotional gratification or stress relief.

Quit smoking hypnosis is an easy task. However very few people who are still smokers are hesitant about making the decision to access the most successful way to quit smoking. However it is a worthwhile task. The long-term health benefits, such as healthier, younger looking skin, are very much worth the effort.

Not only does it wrinkle the skin it also ages the person. People are more prone to infections of the skin and also other areas of their body. The immune system is also impacted.

Smoking is a psychosocial habit that contributes to the development of wrinkly skin. If you are someone who is struggling with a smoking habit, and are concerned about how it could be negatively impacting your skin, please contact Maureen Hamilton for more details or share your own ideas and experiences with us on Twitter.

Maureen can be contacted on 1300 619 684 and remember there is only one session although since Maureen offers a Lifetime Guarantee. This means if you ever smoke again, you can come back for another session and there is no charge to you. So take action now and call Maureen. She is waiting for your call.

COPD and Emphysema: What’s the Difference?

COPD and emphysema are both nasty lung disorders whose damaging effects on the body reinforce the necessity of quitting smoking as soon as possible.

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But COPD and emphysema are not the same disease, despite the fact that many mistakenly believe that the two are one in the same. Therefore, it is important to learn how to identify the differences of the two—even if both disorders ultimately require you to pursue the same goal: quitting smoking.

What is Emphysema?

Emphysema is a lung disorder that is primarily caused by smoking; in some rare cases, emphysema is caused by a protein deficiency. Emphysema is the chronic destruction of the lung tissue as a result of the thousands of toxins and poisons deposited into the lungs via the act of smoking. Emphysema is a degenerative disease, with symptoms slowly worsening over time. Symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath, pain with breathing, changes in voice and weight loss. Shortness of breath, however, is the worst of all the symptoms and if emphysema is left untreated it can result in shortness of breath even while resting.

What is COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a cluster of lung disorders, which includes emphysema; that is, emphysema is one of a variety of diseases such as asthma and chronic bronchitis that compose the whole of COPD.  COPD is also a degenerative disease that leads to chronic coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing and, frighteningly, the survival rate after a diagnosis of COPD is only about 10 years!

How do these diseases affect people?

As you can see, emphysema and COPD are lung disorders that can hinder your ability to lead a healthy, fulfilling life. Not only that— these lung disorders, COPD in particular, can lead to an untimely death. Therefore, it is imperative that you make the decision to put out that last cigarette today. It is never too late to quit and never too late to give your body the chance to heal and thrive.

COPD and emphysema are lung disorders that can lead to an early death. If you are a smoker and are worried about your health, contact me or get involved in the discussion on Facebook and Twitter. We’d love to help and hear you out!

Are you ready to quit smoking?

If the answer is Yes then Hypnosis is the most successful therapy to quit smoking. It is relaxing and just one session. So give Maureen Hamilton a call as she is an expert hypnotherapist and has helped more than a thousand people to quit smoking. Not only that she also gives a Lifetime Guarantee so if you ever start smoking again you can come back again and at no cost to you. Maureen can be contacted on 1300 619 684. Make that decision now and call Maureen.

References:

http://www.ehow.com/facts_5824847_difference-between-copd-emphysema.html

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.

Want to quit smoking? Then get involved in the discussion on Facebook and Twitterto learn more about your quit smoking options. 

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

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

Depressed as he would like to quit

Depressed man smoking cigarette

So how do you become a good quit smoking helper?

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

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

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

How Can You Introduce Them to Hypnosis?

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

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

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

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