Quitting Smoking – Win The Good Fight

When it comes to my quit smoking clients I ask them to fight for their health and to become true warriors of change.

The reason for this is simple. If you try a passive process and expect some outside force to fix your smoking habit then you have a poor chance of success. This includes patches, gums, pharmaceutical drugs and even hypnosis where you expect the therapist to fix you.

To decide to quit smoking in a passive way is harder work than not quitting at all; at least you won’t experience any disappointment.

Your subconscious mind has some very specific connections to your smoking habit, if you are passive then there will be no message to your subconscious that you are serious or that this is an important issue, and your decision to quit will literally be filed in the bin.

I’m sure you know that any change in life that is worthwhile or important is worth fighting for. Fortunately in this day and age it rarely involves you having to physica

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Quit Smoking – I’m Not a Non Smoker Yet

But I’m not a non smoker yet was the response I received from a client hen I gave her some instructions prior to her hypnosis session.

The instruction was simple, it was for her to think of herself as a non smoker. Of course she was still smoking so this may sound ridiculous but there was a point to this.

She had made her appointment to quit smoking with hypnosis, she needed to quit and she knew it was time to take action but, a part of her still wanted to smoke, she even liked it.

At this point she was a person who had set a date to quit but she still saw herself as a smoker, that was her identity and it had been her identity for over thirty years.

We all have multiple identities, such as wife, husband, father, daughter, carpenter, nurse, lawyer, football player etc.

Some of our identities are useful and fun, but some aren’t. Smoker, drinker, angry, workaholic etc.

When you want to make an important change in your life, a great

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Quit Smoking Through Auricular Acupuncture


With the known affects that smoking has, not only on the human body but the world around it, many individuals that are addicted to nicotine still find it incredibly hard to quit. Many patients will have already been through numerous amounts of patches, gum, and counselling in order to quit, with no avail.

This article will explore a clinically effective method in the assistance of nicotine addiction withdrawal. This method, stemming from thousands of years of Chinese Acupuncture, and half a century of European medical research, innovation and practice is known as Auricular Acupuncture, and just may be the answer that smokers are looking for.

What is it?

Auriculomedicine (Also known as ear acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, auricular therapy etc) is a method that originally spawned from Lyon, France. It is a therapy that utilises fundamental modern medical science (primarily based on neurophysiology / neurology) and concepts of traditional ac

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Stop Smoking Unconsciously

There are those who smoke and are happy. Hey, we all have our vices. Then there are people who don’t want to smoke but can’t manage to quit. They walk around with bad odours, empty wallets, crippled lungs and an aura of failure.

All of which is unnecessary.

If you smoke and want to quit, you’ve probably tried patches or gum. Or maybe you kept it simple and quit cold turkey. Both strategies have similar succeed rates, which is a polite way of saying they don’t work. Nicotine supplements assume the problem is chemical. It’s not.

As for relying on willpower…

Well, what makes quitting cold turkey so hard? If you don’t want to smoke, then stop. If you have cravings, ignore them. It’s not this easy – otherwise you would have quit years ago. But why isn’t it this easy?

What makes it so hard to stop doing something?

Smoking is an unconscious problem. This is why hypnosis will help you to st

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Quit Smoking – Failure Is Just Feedback

Most smokers who find their way to my hypnosis clinic and tried to quit before with various success.

Some have tried many times, some succeeded for a while and some not at all. In life we try to make many changes, some stick and some don’t, but it is what happens after the failed attempt that is important.

  1. You try to quit and fail so you decide that it’s too hard to quit and that you may never succeed.
  2. You quit for a while and then start again and you call yourself a loser or useless or decide you are a failure.

Both of these responses make it harder to try again, because you will carry the baggage of failure into your subsequent attempts.

Or you take a different view of the situation.

1.You try to quit and you don’t succeed. You decide you just haven’t quit yet, and you realise that many thousands of people quit every year and so will you.

2. You quit for a while and then star

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Can You Quit Smoking And Still Drink Coffee?

In spite of all the times you have heard that smoking is a nicotine habit, over the past 10 years and working to help thousands of people to quit smoking, I have found something quite different to be the truth.

The interesting thing is that when I question smokers, the vast majority of them quickly agree that it is something else.

Basically smoking is a series of associated habits, such as when driving or on the phone, when stressed, happy, relaxing etc.

But one association is a little more complex than the others. It is coffee.

Unlike the other triggers caffeine brings its own set of complexities to the party. We drink coffee to wake us up in the morning, to relax with friends at morning tea, and we like to finish of a meal with coffee and dessert.

In studies with bees it has been shown that the caffeine triggers the desire for food, and just a taste of caffeine makes then want to eat.

So how does this work with smoking? You are combing two

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Quit Smoking – 7,300 Metres Of Tobacco

The average smoker smokes 20 cigarettes a day for 20 years, which adds up to 7,300 metres or 7,908 yards of tobacco. This equates to approximately 1,460,000 draws of toxic smoke!

Holy cow, the human body must be amazing to survive even a fraction of this amount of smoke. What an amazing insult to human tissue.

Most smokers who blow just one lung full of smoke through a tissue are stunned as to how much staining is produced. So try to imagine 1,460,000 puffs. You would be looking at drums full of toxic sludge.

All of this sludge will have been through your lungs, your heart, your arteries and into every cell of your body.

Sounds bad, and unfortunately it might be, but if you quit smoking with advanced hypnosis you can start to reverse the damage.

It will take time but every day you don’t smoke you will repair some damage and bring you closer to better health.

Some parts of you will heal quickly and some will take longer, but one thing i

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Quitting Smoking – What Happens If You Don’t Quit?

Have you ever asked yourself, what happens to me if I don’t quit smoking?

Because smokers come in all shapes and sizes and emotional states and they vary in mental toughness, just like any other group.

Some people come into my hypnosis clinic all fired up and ready to quit, completely expecting to quit there and then, and most of the time they are right.

Some come in full of worry and doubt and are sceptical that anyone can help them, and sometimes they are also right.

An important question that few of these anxious people ask themselves is, what if I can’t quit? Then what happens?

So for a few moments, stop reading this article and ask yourself the same question. Think about the consequences of continuing to smoke. Think about the physical, emotional and financial cost to you and those who care about you.

I mean really go deep into these thoughts, don’t just dismiss them like you have done in the past. My thought to you is

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Can Smoking Lead to Thyroid Disease and Should I Quit Smoking Now

Do you want to know if there is a link between thyroid disease and smoking? Are you worried your thyroid issues could be a result of smoking and whether you should quit?

Well there are three initial questions we should address before we delve deeper in to the links between thyroid disease and smoking. You have to ask yourself:

· What is the connection between smoking and thyroid disease?

· Does smoking make my thyroid disease worse?

· Is it simply a coincidence that soon after quitting smoking I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism?

Now We Posed the Questions Let’s Answer Them Shall We?

There is a substance in tobacco smoke which affects the function of the thyroid. This component is cyanide (yes cyanide!) it is converted into thiocyanate in tobacco smoke. Thiocyanate acts as an anti-thyroid agent which stops iodine uptake in the body and the production of thyroid hormones.

There are other components of tobacco

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Don’t Try To Quit Smoking If You Haven’t Crossed The Threshold

In my early days in hypnosis I wanted to change the world and fix every smoker, but I realised that was impossible, and it took me a while to work out why.

Imagine a straight line and a quarter of the way in from each end there is another line which crosses the first.

The quarter at the right hand end represents crossing the threshold to total commitment to change.

The quarter at the left hand end represents crossing the threshold to total commitment to remaining the same, or keeping the habit.

The half in the middle is where most smokers live. You might want to keep smoking, but you know you should quit. You might talk about quitting and even make frequent attempts to do so, but you keep failing.

Perhaps others are pressuring you stop cigarettes, and you agree that they are right but you’re not quite ready.

Or you are sick of smoking but you still need to do it to relax or stop your boredom.

The problem with this middle ground

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