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I meet so many smokers who say that they'll quit (or try quitting) when they are 'ready' and I always say to them that I use to be a smoker so I understand the quitting journey. And what i'm sure of is that a smoker WILL NEVER FEEL READY! But you can be 100% commited to quitting. The more you can build your commitment the more 'ready' you will feel.

What I think most smokers REALLY mean when they say they aren't 'ready', is that they simply aren't committed to being a nonsmoker. And that's ok, but its important to get clear about this.

To your health,

Nick

Stop Smoking Expert

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Help Me Quit Cigarettes Naturally

The fact that SO MANY people can and DO quit cold turkey is proof that it can be done. But it's it interesting that you HARDLY EVER see anything in the main stream media promoting NATURAL ways to quit cigarettes and stop smoking? I sometimes wonder why that is. It seems that these days the media seems to be the 'marketing department' of drug companies.

Why do i say that?  E-Cigarettes as a Cessation Tool: Fact of Fiction?

Because often the media seem to spend a lot of thier time either telling us all the stuff we ALREADY KNOW about how bad smoking is for us. OR, they waste thier time comparing all the Niccotine Replacement Therapies (NRT's) out there buy letting us know about the latest 'scientific research' about one method over the other.

Here's why I think they do this.

It's to basically promote and market certain types of drugs which leads to more sales for drug companies.

As you can image, I keep a pretty close eye on articles and media and it shocks me HOW LITTLE information there is out there for smokers to help them quit ON THEIR OWN! Especially in the mainstream media.

The fact is that the media is unlikely to sing the praises of any NATURAL ways to quit cigarettes because the drug companies WILL NOT benefit from natural ways to quit smoking.

My messgae here is simple. DO NOT let the media brain wash you into thinking that YOU'RE A DRUG ADDICT, because you're not! You have a powerful PSYCHOLOGICAL dependency NOT a physical one and a psychological dependency CAN be broken with psychological techniques which is exactly what I help my clients with.

To your health,

Nick

Psychotherapist / Hypnotherapist
 
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Have you seen other 'Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes Specialists promising you a 95.6% Chance that you will become a non-smoker for the rest of your life after Just ONE SESSION?

Well, I'€™ve met and I know many of these so called €˜Specialists€™ and I also know where most of them got their training. I know this because I did the same course until my conscience kicked in. That's when I decided to become an actual BOARD CERTIFIED HYPNOTHERAPIST.

I know I'€™m running the risk of being hounded by those €˜Specialists€™ out there for spilling the beans here, but I just don’t care about them, I care about the integrity of Hypnotherapy. The fact is that thanks to stage shows, the movies and TV, there are enough people out there with misconceptions about hypnosis already without 'Specialists' out there adding to the mix.

But more importantly than all that, I care about you GETTING THE FACTS and getting a superior professional service from a real Hypnotherapist who understands that quitting cigarettes, something you'€™ve probably been doing for many years, isn't just about coming in, filling out some forms, having a small chat, doing 20 minutes of hypnosis, walking out the door after 1hr with nothing but a Red card with the '€˜specialists'€™ number on it while they say €˜call me if you need me€™.

What I have just described above is EXACTLY what many '€˜Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes Specialists' are doing.

How do I know this? Because that'€™s what I was trained to do when I did that course.

When I asked why we were being specifically told NOT to follow up with our clients, you know what they told me?

'You'€™re a specialist and specialists don'™t follow up with their clients'€.

Even though that might be true, that made me wonder about another thing which lead to my next question to them which was:

'How can you expect us to truthfully promote a €œ95.6% Success Rate' if you are telling us NOT to following up? Where did this figure come from?

And that'€™s where the um's, ah'€™s, bullet dodging, smoke and mirror answers started.

I hope you can get a sense of how serious I am here.

The fact is that many €˜Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minute Specialist€™ ARE NOT CERTIFIED HYPNOTHERAPISTS. They are simply using the technology and power of Hypnosis to help you quit.

Now this might not matter to you. After all, hypnosis can be such a powerful tool that if you learn how to use it you could most definitely help anyone quit smoking.

But the way I see it is if you're going to pay someone HUNDREDS of dollars to quit smoking, wouldn'€™t you rather see an Actual Certified Specialist Hypnotherapist?

The choice is yours. I just want to give you the FACTS!

I'€™m not telling you all this as some sort of scare tactic to get you to come and see me. I'€™m telling you this to help prevent you from falling for some clever marketing, paying hundreds of dollars only to get a substandard experience which will then taint your entire opinion of Hypnotherapy, and that would be disappointing.

Here are some tips to prevent this from happening to you:

  • Be sure to ask your therapist what their qualifications are.
  • Find out if they are a certified Hypnotherapist.
  • Ask them how many years they have been in business and how many clients they have seen.
  • Ask them specifically HOW they have calculated their success rate.
  • Ask them about the pre and post session support structures they have in place to help ensure you REMAIN a non-smoker.
  • Ask about their follow up process.
  • Ask about any '€˜fine print'€™, hidden terms and conditions that would make your back up session null and void.

These are all questions that I personally welcome with open arms because of my confidence in who I am, what I do and the results I get for my clients.

The QuitWithNick Guarantee

As you can probably tell by now, I'€™m pretty committed to helping you get a positive result. Achieving this result requires 4 specific elements to be in place.

1)     You have to be committed to becoming a non-smoker.

2)     A method, technique and system that eliminates the urge for a cigarette and actually makes you FEEL significantly different, in control and confident to make the decision not to smoke..

3)     Committing to the decision NOT to smoke if you’re experiencing element number 2.

4)     A comprehensive pre and post session support structure to help prevent relapse.

The QuitWithNick Program incorporates and addresses ALL of the above elements.

Different smokers will have different definitions of ‘Success’ when it comes to quitting cigarettes. Here's how I define it;

Since smoking cigarettes is more of a HABIT than a drug addiction to nicotine (proven by the fact that patches don’t work every single time) and since studies have shown it takes 3 weeks to break a habit, then if you have gone 3 weeks or more without a cigarette

YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY QUIT CIGARETTES!

Your long term success is then up to you and your commitment to remain a non-smoker when you inevitably come face to face with a situation you could use as an excuse to smoke (usually stress or alcohol).

My Lifetime Guarantee means that if you ever start smoking again any time in the future, no matter when that is, you have one back up session to knock it on the head for good. Obviously no therapist, including me, can guarantee that you'€™ll never decide to smoke again, but I can guarantee that I'€™ll see you again €“ no questions asked.

My Success Rate

How do I know my success rate is 94.7%? Because I follow up with every single one of my clients by call, email and personal text message.

That'€™s right, ALL QuitWithNick clients are contacted firstly within 7-10 days after your session and then again at around the 3 week mark. I'€™m going to do the exact opposite to what all 'Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minute Specialists'€™ are trained to do, which is to never contact you again.

I know my success rate because out of the 1000+ clients I have seen since 2008, 94.7% have personally told me 3 weeks after their session that they feel a SIGNIFICANT DEGREE of confidence to remain a non-smoker for life.

And for the 26.9% of clients who have used their second session, over 95% of these people freely admitted that what brought them back to cigarettes wasn'€™t an urge or craving, but a decision to smoke.

The QuitWithNick post session support system has been created (and is continually being added to and refined) to empower you to continue to make the right decision no matter what old triggers and excuses you may come across in your lifetime.

This includes ALL clients automatically becoming part of my personal community as well as my 'Members Only' Facebook online support group so we can easily stay in touch for years to come.

 

CALL TODAY for a confident confirmation of your decision to quit.

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To your health,
Nick

www.quitwithnick.com.au

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'It's all about the preparation"

After having helped SO many smoking quit over the years, I've come to realize some key differences between the people who QUIT and never smoke again, and those how just pick it up again.

What's the difference?

Well, there are a few, but one of them is the individuals MENTAL PREPARATION! The more you prepare to achieve a goal, the more likely you are to accomplish it right? Sounds simple doesn't it. But you see, I have come across a lot of smokers who will say they tried to quit but 'failed' and when I ask them what preparation that did beforehand the room goes quiet.

The fact is that if you're going to quit smoking PERMANENTLY you need to put in the work BEFOREHAND. You're unlikely to quit for good if you're just 'giving it a go' and you just 'see what happens'.

Preparation includes getting REALLY REALLY clear on your reasons for quitting. Unless your reasons are MORE compelling than your desire to smoke - don't bother! Write all your reasons down in the notes section of your smartphone and when you're finished, go back to the first one and ask yourself; 'what's the benefit of that benefit?' to get a tier 2 benefit. Keep doing this until you have about 50 reasons. After your quit date, look at this list anytime you have a fleeting thought of a cigarette.

This is just one way to get prepared but there are many other things as well. Get better at handling stress, become better at dealing with daily annoyances, start delaying your smokes, start smoking more consciously before you quit and try cutting down on the ones you know you don't really need or even enjoy. Start collecting your butts in a jar with water and use this tool to start putting yourself 'off' smoking. Know your triggers well so you can start to break the routine, keep mentally occupied when you've got down time or when you're bored.

Get your FREE copy of my Quit Smoking Ebook to your right. It's PACKED of information that I'm sure will help you quit.

The more prepared you are, the higher your chance of never smoking again and the less 'will power' you'll need.

To your health,

Nick Terrone

www.quitwithnick.com.au

1300 883 272

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So 2014 is almost upon us and you’re making your New Year's resolutions list and checking it twice, wanting to change your 'naughties'€™ to nice. If one of your resolutions is to kick the smoking habit once and for all, you'€™re going to want to keep reading. Why? Because the simple fact is that quitting cigarettes for more than just a few weeks, a few months or even a few years is a simple formula. A formula which you SHOULD NOT and CANNOT take short cuts on. Having been a smoker myself and having helped more than 1,000 people quit smoking over the last 6 years, I'€™m now pretty confident that I know what it takes to not only stop smoking, but REMAIN a non-smoker.  Quit-With-Nick1-150x150

Now, I'€™m going to be totally honest here and tell you something that my hypnotherapist colleagues would probably shot me for telling you, and that is: with the right mindset YOU CAN QUIT SMOKING ON YOUR OWN!! That'€™s right. Although I do help people quit with therapy that combines Hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programing (NLP), all you really need to kick the habit once and for all is the right mindset and then perhaps a few tips and techniques. And guess what? You’re going to get both of those things in this short article, hence if you are REALLY ready to quit, I think you’ll find this a worthwhile read.

Having said that, I'€™m going to be honest again by telling you that not everything you'€™re going to read below will be completely new to you. You might have heard some of the things I'€™m going to share, BUT, I'€™m sure you'€™ll also read a thing or two that you may not have heard before or known about cigarettes, smoking and quitting. If you get even just one tip, idea or technique that makes your next quit attempt more successful, then I'€™m sure you'€™d agree that this article will have been worth your time.

It’s important to know right up front that without the right mental preparation beforehand, no quit aid is going to part the skies for you. Every method will require you to put in some effort and commitment to say no when you'€™re faced with the opportunity (or excuse) to smoke during those inevitable moments when you'€™ll be tested.

So to make this article short, sharp and to the point, I’m now going to share with you the 7 Steps to PERMANENTLY Quit Cigarettes from January 2014.

Step 1: It'€™s not enough to know you should quit, need to quit or have to quit. You have to WANT to quit! Some smokers want all the obvious benefits of not smoking WITHOUT quitting cigarettes, and this obviously isn'€™t going to happen. One way to create a MASSIVE want to quit is to get COMPLETELY clear on as many reasons to quit as possible. Take out a piece of paper or use your '€˜notes'€™ section on your smart phone and write at the top of the page: €˜I decided to quit on (day/month/year) for the following reasons'€¦€™ and then write down each and every reason WHY you really really want to quit. The key here is to be as specific as possible. Eg; don'€™t just write '€˜for my health'€™, but ‘increased lung capacity€™ or €˜increased endurance’ etc. Once you have this list it'€™s up to you to use it by keeping it close to you and looking at it often, morning and night, not only leading up to the day you quit, but also every time after your quit date whenever you are contemplating a cigarette.

Step 2: Increase your belief that smoking is MORE of a psychological habit rather than a drug addiction. You may already have this belief but the more you can reinforce it the more empowered you'€™re going to be able to quit on your own. You see too many smokers have bought into the idea that they are drug addicts addicted to nicotine, so it gives them an excuse and reinforces a disempowering story, which is the exact story the drug companies want you to believe. But if quitting was all about '€˜nicotine'€™ then the patch would work every time for everyone, but it doesn'€™t! The simple fact is that no replacement therapy is going to give you the mindset needed to quit. The fact that second hand smokers don’t feel the need to rush out and start smoking but can get the same illnesses as a smoker is another proof that the cigarette smoke is bad for your body but doesn’t get you ‘hooked’ on cigarettes. And how do you form and maintain a habit? By the repetition of an action. Since it takes about 10 draws to finish a cigarette if you multiply the number of cigarettes you’re having in a day by 10 that'€™s how many times you’re bringing your fingers to your lips a day. Big number isn’t it?

herbal stop smoking remedies But the biggest test if a drug or chemical is truly addictive to the body or not is to notice what happens to the body when you stop taking it all of a sudden. The really addictive drugs out there are heroin, cocaine and amphetamines. If you'€™re a daily user of any of these kinds of drugs and have been for a while and you try to stop all of a sudden, you'€™re going to feel some SERIOUS withdraw symptoms. Things like severe vomiting, shaking, sweating, muscle cramps, insomnia etc. Now who goes through this when they quit cigarettes? Nothing like that. Another indicator is to see the effects of the drug on new born babies. Of course we all know that cigarette smoke is bad for an unborn child, but it only elevates the risk of an effect on them, it’s not a guarantee. But if the mother is addicted to any of the hard drugs mentioned above, that new born is going to be an addicted mess 100% of the time!

The mind body connection is just SO powerful and smokers prove this to themselves every time they walk into an airport and jump on an airplane for 10 to 13 hours. You see the moment you walk into an airport you have the mindset of ‘smoking just isn’t an option’ and so your brain produces the corresponding chemicals associated with that kind of mental conviction, it sends these chemicals to your cells and you feel fine. BUT, as soon as that plane starts to descend and your mindset switches from '€˜it'€™s not possible'€™ to €˜I can have one in 20 minutes’, your brain now produces those corresponding chemicals, feeds them to your cells and all of a sudden you feel anxious, edgy and irritable. The drug companies will tell you that'€™s nicotine withdraw but if that'€™s true why weren’t you experiencing those feelings 1 hr into the flight? Hm . . . So the message here is get a 100% conviction that smoking just isn’t an option so your brain can do it’s job and support you with the brain chemistry that will allow you to FEEL like quitting is easy.

Step 3: Prepare for your '€˜Quit Day'€™ by starting to break your habit and routine of smoking and slowly starting to reduce the cigarettes you'€™re having. There are a few ways to do this. Start by asking yourself how many cigarettes you think you REALLY can’t go without (it'€™s probably a LOT less than you'€™re having in a day), and put those cigarettes in a separate container and only bring those ones for the day leaving the rest of the packet at home. This forces you to think about the ones you'€™re having more and eliminates the ones you'€™re smoking literally on automatic pilot which you could have gone without. It’s no guarantee you won'€™t just go buy more, but it'€™ll make it harder and that’s the point.

Start trying to delay as many smokes as you can by putting them off by 20 or 30 minutes. During the times that you’re smoking leading up to your quit day start to think of yourself as a non-smoker by contemplating the other things you could (and will) be doing in that moment when you’re not smoking. Be familiar with your triggers and start to mentally prepare a plan of attack as to how and what you’re going to do instead from that day onwards. At least a week or two before your quit day start to use a clear glass jar, at least 1ltr in size for your ash tray and butts. Start to collect them all and slowly top it up with water. Take a look at it often as it builds. This can be used after your quit day as well. Any time you THINK you want a cigarette, just look at this jar or take a smell of it and this should kill your urge pretty quickly. Realise that studies have shown it takes 21 days to break a habit so make this your hump day and give yourself a chance to adapt to a new routine. stop smoking in 60 minutes

Step 4: The day you decide to quit your body is going to be going through a detox process and some may feel this process a little more than others. The good news is that it only takes 3 to 5 days for every chemical in a cigarette to leave your body. There are 2 simple things you can do to support your body during this process and that is having plenty of natural sugars and drink plenty of water. Why natural sugars? Because what a lot of people don't know about cigarettes is that there is a LOT of sugar in cigarettes! Yep, that’s right, 8 to 18% of one cigarette is sugar. Surprised? Most people are when they hear that. You see when they harvest tobacco from the fields to get rid of the foul, horrible, disgusting, bitter taste of raw tobacco they soak the leaves in large vats of sugar water where all kinds of flavouring and additives called ‘casings’ are then added to the tobacco.

It’s for this reason that smokers stick to their ‘smooth’ brand because they get used to the distinct flavour. There’s even sugar in the paper that it’s wrapped in. So what does this mean? It means that when you stop smoking all of a sudden your blood sugar levels are going to drop and then you’ll experience the same things that diabetics experience when they have a blood sugar drop. This includes headaches, moodiness, irritability, slight hand shaking, all the things that the drug companies call ‘nicotine withdraws’. The simple solution is to have natural sugars which include fruit juice, fruit and honey. Try to avoid artificial sweets like soft drinks, energy drinks, lollies, chocolates, desserts and sweets. These give you a sugar rush and then a sugar crash, just like kids experience when they have that stuff.

The water is obviously important because our bodies are 75% water but the chemicals in cigarettes prevent your cells from absorbing water. It’s for this reason that smoking has the aging effect on skin because your cells are literally starved of water. It'€™s also what people are noticing when they might say that you look great after quitting. What they are observing is more water in your eyes and skin. Drinking plenty of water will help your detox process happen a lot faster and will help with circulation and as your circulation improves so will every other system and organ in your body. It also prevents most headaches. I suggest drinking at least 2 litres a day long term and the natural sugar intake for about 2 weeks.

Step 5: Be mindful and prepare yourself for the two most common reasons why people will start smoking again: stress and alcohol! Don’t let these scenarios trick you. Start by researching stress management techniques. There are plenty of simple processes one can learn to cope with small and major life stressors. Deep breathing techniques are fast, simple yet effective. Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT is also a fast and simple process which I regularly use and teach my clients. Its roots are in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and It works with the body’s meridian lines where the life force or ‘chi’ is said to flow through. Stress is said to be a sign that these channels are blocked and releasing them through either acupuncture, acupressure massage or even just tapping, as in EFT, it can stimulate the flow of the energy, release the block and bring the body back to its natural state of wellbeing in body mind and spirit. Or you can try exercise, yoga, meditation, reading, walking, hot baths etc. Anything that helps you to unwind and detach is going to help.

After your quit day if you are ever feeling stressed and think you want a cigarette (which is a stimulant) just ask yourself what the FEELING is that you REALLY want. After all, it’s never the cigarette you want, but the feeling you THINK it will give you. Once you have pinpointed the feeling, such as ‘relaxation’ for instance, then just think about all the other ways you could get that feeling. You might think a cigarette is a way to get there, but it’s a way you’ll regret and you know it!

Beware of alcohol and its ability to reduce your decision making ability which can easily lead to thinking like: ‘well, maybe just a puff, one won’t hurt, I’ve gone ages, I deserve it’ etc. You might feel you need to go without a drink for the first week or two. Or use your reasons for quitting list, read it on your way to your party or night out so you can reinforce to yourself the reasons you made the decision to quit.

Step 6: Use your own subconscious mind to become a non-smoker. One easy way to do this is to make use of two naturally occurring hypnotic states during your day. This is the moment just before you fall asleep at night and just when you’ve woken up in the morning. It may not be a long time, but you only need a couple of minutes during that half-awake/half-asleep state to send powerful imagery to your unconscious mind. During this state visualise yourself looking at a movie screen and seeing yourself right in the middle of a moment in your day that use to be a trigger but as a NON-SMOKER. Make the picture bright, sharp, vivid, focussed, colourful, hear the sounds you would hear, feel the feelings of being a confident non-smoker in that moment. Shrink the image to the size of a postcard; imagine holding it in front of you, still seeing yourself in the image. Then imagine floating out above a timeline to some unspecified time in the future where you’re going to drop the postcard as it slots into your future timeline. Then imagine floating back to now. Once you know the process it only takes 3 minutes to do.

Step 7: Get help from an expert! If all else fails, get in touch with an expert on quitting who not only understands the mindset needed to quit, but is also equipped to work with you on a subconscious level to help disconnect the deeper connections to the smoking habit. Although I know what I have shared can help you quit, if you come across the right tool which address the smoking problem at its CAUSE, it can feel like such an easier battle to win.

To your health,

Nick

www.quitwithnick.com.au

1300 833 272

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There have been numerous scientific studies that have revealed how powerful your personal 'story telling'€™ can be with regards to achieving a desired outcome or result, whether it’s spontaneous recovery from a life threatening illness OR quitting cigarettes.

Most smokers would agree that once you have made the decision to stop smoking cigarettes, the next biggest thing that you need to quit is the right mindset. I believe it's the single biggest factor that will determine your success at quitting.

Now there are many things one could take into consideration when you think about all the elements that make up ‘the right mindset’. One of THE biggest is the story that you have about smoking AND the story you have about quitting.

I have helped almost 1000 clients stop smoking cigarettes with hypnosis and what I found with almost every single one of them was that they had a story about quitting, about their past experience when it came to quitting and about what they THINK they will be experiencing when they walk out my office.

Once they have finished telling their VERY well justified story about their past experience with quitting, I then start my pre-hypnosis talk by sharing a bunch of information about smoking, quitting and how to remain a non-smoker. One of the most important things I discuss is the importance of developing the space where one can consider the possibility of a new story about quitting. This is a very powerful tool in creating the right mindset for quitting.

The bottom line is that the less we are attached to a story about the way we think things are, the easier it will be to entertain a new idea about other possibilities, and this is so important when it comes to quitting cigarettes.

It’s a very normal thing for me to hear smokers share their stories about quitting, and they usually go something like this: ‘It’s not easy to quit, I’ve tried everything and nothing seems to work for me, I just don’t have the will power to quit, maybe I’m just meant to be a smoker for the rest of my life, It’s so hard to quit because I’m addicted to nicotine, my body just needs that nicotine, everyone around me smokes how could I possibly quit?’ etc etc.

Like I said above, these are justified stories that I often hear, but it’s important to be aware that they are exactly that – a story. And the more that we get attached to the stories we have about become a non-smoker and quitting cigarettes, the more we will simply create that reality for ourselves. It’s also easy to see how this is closely related to the fact that as people we like to be right about things, our views and perceptions. So if we have a story that quitting is going to be hard and that nothing will work, in a way we’ll just create this scenario for ourselves so we can justifiably say to the world – ‘see, I told you so, I WAS RIGHT!’. The sad thing is that sometimes we would rather be right than experience a new possibility that is truly beneficial for us.

Now just to give you an idea of how powerful the story we tell ourselves can be, I’d like to share with you a scientific study conducted by Dr Joe Dispenza, an expert in brain bio chemistry. He has spent many years studying patients who have experienced spontaneous remissions from diseases such as cancer, diabetes, rare genetic disorders, cardio vascular conditions, arrhythmia, high BP, high cholesterol levels, emphysema and endocrine disorders. He wanted to know if there was something in common with these people. And he found that there was.

As I describe what he found, just keep in mind what I have already mentioned about the power of the story that one tells themselves.

Firstly, he found that they all accepted that there was an intelligence that was bigger than them, some divine intelligence. But it doesn’t have to be this mystical thing. It’s the same intelligence that is keeping your heart beating right now. It’s the intelligence that runs all the systems of your body. These people all accepted that if there was something greater than them, that they could perhaps tap into this and it would do the healing for them.

The second thing that they had in common was that they all believed that their thoughts, their way of thinking over a period of time actually contributed to their disease or illness. And they had the realisation that if my thinking has contributed to my disease, maybe I should change the way I’ve been thinking.

There is also scientific evidence to support this. Studies have shown that every time we have a thought, our brain produces a chemical associated with that. If we have elevated, positive thoughts the brain produces chemicals that make us feel happy. In the same way if we have bad, negative insecure thoughts, the brain produces chemicals associated with that thought, state or feeling. These chemicals produced by the brain are literally the food that is feeding the physical body and its cells.

What type of food is your brain feeding to your cells?

So all these patients, once they had established the above set out to start to change the way they thoughts. So they began to interrupt their old process.

They decided that in order to break their thinking process/habit, they had to re-invent themselves. They had to become somebody else. And when they began to think about who they wanted to become, they stopped this biochemical feedback loop and they started to ask themselves some important questions like:

What would it be like to be a happy person?

Who do I know in my life right now that’s happy?

What would I have to change about myself in order to be a different person?

Who in history do I admire and why?

And what is it about them do I like and how can I mirror this in myself?

They began to contemplate what ifs. They began to tell themselves a NEW STORY! And the brain began to change. This new thinking process began to create new connections in the brain that started to act as a platform for them to be. So they began to gather information in this way.

When these people began to re-invent themselves, they spend long moments where they lost track of time and space. They became so involved in what they were thinking about that when they realised how much time had gone by it was always MUCH more than they had thought. What felt like 10 or 15 minutes, was really an hour, hour and a half to two hours. They lost track of the feedback the brain is always having with regards to its environment.

Now if this process of creating a new story is able to help people spontaneously recover from life threatening illness and disease, I wonder if there is something in this for smokers to learn from?

What this remarkable study is showing is that if we are willing to look within and reinvent ourselves and tell ourselves something new about what it is that we say we want to achieve? Then we pave the way for amazing things to happen.

Nick Terrone

Specialist Hypnotherapist
Psychotherapist

1300 883 272

www.quitwithnick.com.au

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That's right! I'm now offering free workshops sharing all the powerful proven advice, tips and techniques for quitting cigarettes ON YOUR OWN!

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I use to be a smoker so I know the mindset that it takes to kick the habit once and for all. I've now helped almost 1,000 people kick the smoking habit in the last 5 years.

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We ALL know that the single most important ingredient in quitting cigarettes is:

MINDSET MINDSET MINDSET!! The fact that people quit cold turkey every day is simple proof that it's all in the mind.

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To your health,

Nick

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We are multi-layered beings and what we are aware of in any moment, as we have known for a while now, is not all the information that is available to us, but only a very small chunk of it. As we all know we have a conscious mind and an unconscious mind and through a process of filtering, we are only aware of 7 plus or minus 2 bits of information in any one moment. But the unconscious mind is said to be taking in millions of bits of information in any one second.

From a more metaphysical perspective, you could say that at our core we are vibrational beings operating within a particular frequency. What we are aware of in any given moment is simply the result of our senses interpreting a very specific and energetic vibrational frequency. Even this concept is not so much of a fluffy spiritual idea any more but a scientific fact. Everything around us at its very basis is a frequency vibration with a specific 'pitch', if you will. This is the reason for all things taking on a particular manifested form that our senses can then interpret.

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The unconscious mind is a very powerful part of who we are. It is the part of us that is really 'holding all the strings', so-to-speak. It is the part of our mind that is laying the foundations for our conscious experience. It is said that the unconscious mind is responsible for 96-98% of who we are, what we do and our automatic behaviours.

The primary function of the unconscious mind is to always seek out and maintain protection, safety and security. The unconscious mind is said to be part of our higher self, the greater whole, that part of us which is there before, during and after our birth.

So how do emotional barriers occur? How do negative emotions get trapped in our bodies?

Well, in any given moment, especially during a significant emotional event, otherwise known as an S.E.E, the unconscious mind is always making decisions in the interest of safety and security.

Or first 7 years of life are said to be the most important years where our personalities are being established. We are like downloading machines downloading information, systems and programs from our immediate environment, parents and siblings. Any unhelpful behaviours, habits or patterns often, but not always, are rooted in these early years of life.

When the unconscious mind comes across a moment, event or situation which it perceives as a threat to its safety and security it makes a decision about that event, a decision which from that moment forward will look to avoid or cope with in any way that it can. This is also the moment that a negative emotion can instantly get stored in the body. From this moment on any time the unconscious mind comes across what it perceives as a similar threatening situation, it will instantly react and respond in accordance with the decision it made a long time ago during the original S.E.E, or the first event.

quit cigarettesWe know from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that certain emotions are associated with and stored in different areas of the body. E.g.; anger and frustration are stored in the gull bladder and liver. Guilt, shame and regret are stored in the large intestines and lungs. Worry, sympathy and negative thought rumination stored in the stomach, spleen and pancreas. Fear and anxiety is stored in the bladder and kidneys. The last one makes sense when you think about it. This is why we feel we need to go urinate when we are nervous, or we wet ourselves when severely frightened or anxious.

What this all means is that if a past emotional blockage is left unresolved and continues to be compounded upon by similar events an illness or disease can result in that organ or area of the body. All this illness and disease is, is an indicator of the type of unresolved emotion that needs to be released.

How do we release this emotion and resolve the conflict?

One method is to work with the unconscious mind. By using a process called Time Line Therapy, it is possible to ask the unconscious mind to bring you back to the very first event, the root cause of the unhelpful pattern or negative emotion so that it can be released.

Resolving the event and letting go of the negative emotion is then simply a matter of using your imagination and unconscious mind to observe the first original event in a particular way. We then ask the unconscious mind to gather any and all positive learnings that were there hidden in the event. The idea being that everything that happens to us happens for a reason and happens ultimately to help us serve and fulfil our higher purpose.

This may sound a little hard to accept at first, but no matter how horrible, horrific or traumatizing an event may have been for us, there is ALWAYS a positive learning, lesson or benefit hidden within it. After all, we as humans learn and are able to distinguish what we want and don't want only through contrast. We can only know what happiness is if we experience sadness, cold if we know hot, black if we know white. However during the actual event when it was taking place, you could have been so overly consumed by the negative emotions, you probably were not asking yourself; 'now what's the positive learning I'm supposed to get here', or 'how am I going to benefit from this experience?'.

The release of the unresolved negative emotions from the first event can happen instantly once we are able to fully integrate and associate with the positive lessons, higher meaning and purpose of the event.

The earlier one can recognise an unhelpful pattern and resolve it, the earlier they can intervene and prevent a disease or illness in its associated organ.

To your health,

Nick Terrone

Specialist Hypnotherapist / NLP / Time Line Therapist

www.quitwithnick.com.au

1300 883 272

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I'm sure it wouldn't take a lot of convincing to appreciate that beliefs are just SO powerful in all aspects of our lives. It's absolutely no different at all when it comes to your beliefs about smoking and quitting. This article will paint a clear picture of this connection that I'm sure will make sense to you.

Beliefs, they are an extremely powerful aspect of who we are. I think it's one of the most fundamental differences between us and the animal kingdom. It's unlikely that a lion goes hunting because of any particular beliefs it has but is more likely to be doing that because that is simply what is required when it's hungry.

Taken to the extreme, beliefs are so powerful that humans will (and have many times in our history) KILL one another simply for having different beliefs or for not complying with our own beliefs

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More proof for the power of beliefs can be summed up in just one simple and scientifically established phenomenon, and that is: THE PLACEBO EFFECT. One definition of this states: "A beneficial effect in a patient following a particular treatment that arises from the patient's expectations [or BELIEF] concerning the treatment rather than from the treatment itself." This effect is observed time and time again, mostly in clinical settings in an astonishing ONE THIRD of patients! What this tells us is that in 33% of cases a person has NOT benefited from a synthetically manufactured pill or chemical which is loaded with toxins that will actually HARM the body. What they HAVE responded well from is in fact a sugar pill and a BELIEF that the pill would actually do what THEY say it does.

There's no doubt that beliefs have a HUGE part to play in who we are, what we do and what we can achieve as individuals and/or a collective. Henry Ford stated it so succinctly when he said; "whether you believe you can or you can't, either way you're right". Most of us will feel a profound sense of truth in this statement.

Another powerful question that I once came across, a question that had me in deep contemplation for days was:

"Are your beliefs shaped by your experiences, or do you experience what you believe?"

Just take a moment to read that question again. I invite you to contemplate on it for just a moment.

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Like most people I've asked that question to, you might be thinking, 'Hmm... well, a bit of both really" and that's a very logical and accurate conclusion to come to.

However there is a very powerful idea worth considering here. And it's a very fundamental concept on the study of human excellence call Neuro Linguistic Programming. And this is the idea of living one's life within either a 'Cause or Effect' type of mindset.

We all know people who have a tendency to live more within one type of mindset than the other and their lives and who they are tend to be a reflection of this. I'm sure you know someone than no matter what goes wrong in their life, they ALWAYS have someone or something to blame for it. 'If they hadn't done or said this or that then this wouldn't have happened to me' or 'it's their fault not mine'.

As humans living in today's world, it's not hard to notice that we are typically creatures of comfort, always seeking a pleasurable and comfortable state of ease for either our mind or body. This is a very normal thing for us to seek and hence it's often an easy and comfortable choice to make. Especially when we can justifiably judge something or someone else as the reasons why we are experiencing X, Y or Z. And although this may be absolutely true and even validated while bonding with your friends over coffee, THE MOST SIGNIFICANT question to ask is:

In what state of being are you going to CHOOSE to dwell in? A 'Cause' state or an 'Effect' state?

You see, it really does take a commitment person to make the decision to accept the occasional immediate discomfort that taking personal responsibility may cause, in favour of the longer term rewarding and fulfilling feelings of living life at the Cause side of the equation.

So you may be wondering, 'so how does this all relate to beliefs and me quitting smoking'. Well, let me address both of these in order.

Firstly, if you go back and think about the powerful question above about beliefs which was: 'Are your beliefs shaped by your experiences, or do you experience what you believe?' AND you consider what was just said about 'Cause and Effect', maybe you can see a profound link here already? If your beliefs are only shaped by your experiences, then you just might be living on the 'Effect' side of life. However, living a deliberate life means you make a commitment to yourself and make a decision to live on your own terms, not at the whim of other people, circumstances and events. This includes taking a close look at your beliefs and then deciding FOR YOURSELF which beliefs are going to serve you best. We tend to think that changing our own beliefs is hard, but it's not, you just make a decision to change it. It then happens in an instance. And once you've done that, as the second part of the question suggests, you'll begin to 'experience what you believe'.

So if it's possible to experience what I believe, then it makes sense to examine what I believe and question those beliefs. This includes your beliefs about smoking, quitting and remaining a non-smoker. This includes taking a good honest look at your ideas about you being a smoker and what you believe about that.

And here's the BIG thing to ask yourself; WHY you believe you are still smoking?

Are these beliefs supporting you along your journey towards quitting or are you choosing to believe things that make it easy to justify your smoking habit?

stop smoking nowFor instance, honestly ask yourself if you have ever been guilty of saying things to yourself like: It's not the right time, there's so much going on right now, I don't have the will power, I've tried that and it didn't work, I know someone who tried that and it didn't work for them so it's not going to work for me, it's too expensive, my going through a stressful time right now, my partner smokes so I couldn't possibly quit, I'll wait til after x happens, I can't drink alcohol and NOT smoke, I'll quit when X, quitting isn't easy, etc.

If you've ever said even one of these things to yourself I'd like you to consider what the underlying belief is of that statement. Then ask yourself if it is a supportive belief putting you on the side of 'Cause' or if it is an unhelpful belief keeping you on the side of 'Effect'.

Decision and choice are powerful tools, if you choose to use them.

To your health,

Nick

Specialist Hypnotherapist
www.quitwithnick.com.au
1300 883 272
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1) You don't need me / them to quit.

2) ANY quit smoking treatment COULD work for you (even patches, pills & gums).

My professional colleagues would call me CRAZY for staying this. Why would I tell you this? It's simple really:

IT'S TRUE!!

Let me tell you what I mean here.

1) You really don't need me to quit!

The very fact that SO many people can quit cold turkey, means that it IS actually possible to quit without ANY EXTERNAL HELP OR ASSISTANCE WHAT SO EVER!

This definitely IS NOT the case with any truly addictive drugs like Heroin or Cocaine.

Now you might be saying to yourself; "well I just don't have the will power like those people". You know what I say to that? - you can find the will power if you just make the decision to. In the same way that one person found big enough reasons to quit, you can too, but it will take some effort on your part there's no doubt about that.

All I'm saying is that if so many people can do it, you can too. Be willing to let go of the story you have about quitting on your own and just consider a new possibility for yourself.

2) ANY treatment could work for you!

How do I know this? Because every single quit treatment out there has worked for so many people otherwise it wouldn't be a possible treatment.

This goes for all methods; patches, pills, gums, lozenges, laser therapy, Allen Carr, acupuncture, Smoke Enders, group therapies, CBT as well as hypnosis.

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Ok, so if all treatments have the POTENTIAL to work, then what is the variable in the equation that will prevent YOU from being successful with a particular method? The answer is;

YOU AND YOUR MINDSET!

It sounds simple doesn't it? But i'm sure you'd agree that it makes sense. I have no doubt that every treatment out there would have much higher success rates if the people attempting them had the right mindset from the get go.

For instance, I honestly believe that even patches, pills and gums would be more effective if GP's took more time to develop their patients MINDSET rather than just flicking them a prescription knowing they are only half hearted about quitting in the first place.

Maybe you can personally relate to this.

These are the simple truths, that for obvious reasons, no hypnotherapist will tell you.

Now you might be asking yourself; "ok, so what's the deal here?" Why am I telling you this? Let me be open and honest here.

It's because I want to share with you as many tips, tricks and techniques so you can at least TRY and quit on your own. and if you don't, then you might give me a call and book an appointment. The important thing is to try every single thing you can first.

And if you DO quit with anything I have shared with you, that's AWESOME!! My hope is that you remember me as the one who might have helped in some way and perhaps you might mention me and my website to another smoker in the future. When someone asks how you quit, you might say "I did it cold turkey. But there was this one guy Nick from quitwithnick that kinda helped".

So either way, it's a win win for us both if you ask me ;)

To your health,

Nick Terrone

www.quitwithnick.com

1300 883 272

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So, you might be asking: how do I stop smoking and be stress free? how do I quit cigarettes and deal with all the stress that i have in my life at the same time?

Well to help you, there are a few things to consider. Firstly lets look at the the facts about cigarettes, smoking and stress reduction.

You probably already know that nicotine is a STIMULANT.

So what does that mean? well, it simply means that on a physical / biological level when you smoke, you are actually placing your body into a HIGHER state of stress. You're elevating your heart rate as well as your blood pressure and stimulating your nervous system.

So it absolutely is NOT relaxing your body. This is one of things that shows how much smoking cigarettes is a PSYCHOLOGICAL dependency.

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So you might ask, well why does it seem like smoking cigarettes seem like it's calming me down? Well, once again there are few things to consider here:


* It's your habit - whenever you get stressed, you reach for a cigarette. It's just what you alway

s do, almost as if on automatic pilot. Since you've probably been doing it for so long as well, it can be easy to doubt that you could be in a moment of stress and NOT reach for a cigarette.

* Consider that it's not the cigarette at all that is reducing your stress, but everything else you're doing in that moment to actually have that cigarette. Look closely at what happens. Let's say for example, you're sitting at your desk at work and something has gone seriously wrong and you're now STRESSED! What do you then do? You get up, you go outside the building, you find a nice quiet place to yourself, you're taking some nice slow deep breathes whiling thinking about that situation and how you're going to deal with it. You've basically taken a break to have a little 'time away'. Once you get back to your desk, you feel more relaxed, but on a physical  / biological level you're actually in a higher state of stress than before you went out the door to have that cigarette.

What you'll find is that if you start to get into the new habit of doing the exact same thing, but leaving out the cigarette - you'll find that you'll become relaxed even without the cigarette. Take a break, go outside, take some deep breathes, have a think then go back inside.

Deep breathing is CRUCIAL for stress reduction. It reduces your heart rate as you give your heart more oxygen and by sending more oxygen to your brain, you naturally feel calmer. This is exactly why all relaxation techniques and meditation have such a strong emphasis on breathing. If you can control your breathing, you can control your internal stress levels.

Lastly, i just want to leave you with some simple points to think about when it comes to stress and coping with it better.

* Being stressed is often because you are experiencing something that you believe should NOT be happening based on your perspective. If you're able to change your perspective, you can experience a better way of coping.

* You will never be able to control what people say or do and sometimes unexpected things are going to happen in your life.

* Look to control the ONE AND ONLY thing you can control in a stressful situation, your reaction to it. You always have the ability to choose what meaning you are going to attach to that particular thing, person or situation
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* Being stressed about something that isn't going the way that you want it to, is often a sign of not being flexible or adaptable. Practice adopting a more 'go with the flow' type of attitude in all stressful moments.

* When faced with a stress distract yourself with some small physical task or action - walk away, make a call, check your email, take a walk outside. Do any small task to get your body doing something different.

To your health.

Nick Terrone
BSc (Psych), Grad Dip Applied Psych
Specialist Hypnotherapist “Quit Cigarettes in 60 minutes”
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

1300-883-272

For more information and testimonials go to:

www.quitwithnick.com.au

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Ok, so let’s get started. Before delving into the aspects of quitting and hypnosis, I’d like to share with you what actually happens and what you can expect from the very moment you put out your last cigarette:

  • Within 20 minutes blood pressure returns to its normal level.
  • After 8 hours oxygen levels return to normal.
  • After 24 hours carbon monoxide levels in the lungs return to those of a non-smoker and the mucus begins to clear.
  • After 48 hours nicotine leaves the body and taste buds are improved.
  • After 72 hours breathing becomes easier.
  • After 2–12 weeks, circulation improves.
  • After 5 years, the risk of heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker.
  • After 10 years, the risk of lung cancer is almost the same as a non-smoker.

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When you quit smoking the benefits are immediate. Blood cells that transport carbon monoxide from cigarette smoke begin to transport healthy oxygen. Even though quitting doesn't completely eliminate the risk of developing lung cancer, the risk of lung cancer starts to go down dramatically. Only one year after quitting smoking your chances of having a heart attack drops by half. The risk of lung cancer continues to decline and drop significantly five to ten years after quitting.

To your health.

Nick Terrone
BSc (Psych), Grad Dip Applied Psych
Specialist Hypnotherapist “Quit Cigarettes in 60 minutes”
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

1300-883-272

For more information and testimonials go to:

www.quitwithnick.com.au

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Try This POWERFUL Emotional Freedom Tapping (EFT) Technique. There is an entire science behind how this works, it’s a bit too much to get into now. But in a nut shell, this technique works on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (T.C.M), which works with the energy flow around your body. The Chinese call it ‘chi’ energy. When this energy is flowing well and uninterrupted around your body, you experience a total balance of body, mind & spirit. But if there is some sort of emotional blockage along any of the specific energy path ways in our bodies, called Meridians, this will lead to discomfort or DIS-ease in the body; physical or emotional.

So by following a very specific and simple process of tapping on certain points on your body in a particular sequence, you can stimulate the flow of this energy and bring your body back into a state of balanced well-being that it is designed to operate from naturally.

The idea is that if the chi energy is flowing well and uninterrupted around your body, you I can almost guarantee you’ll feel an immediate difference in the urge to smoke if you do this that way I'm showing you in the video below. You can not only use this technique to quit cigarettes and stop smoking, but you can also use this same simple technique to eliminate food cravings and urges or any other type of urge. It's also amazing for stress reduction.

To your health.

Nick Terrone
BSc (Psych), Grad Dip Applied Psych
Specialist Hypnotherapist “Quit Cigarettes in 60 minutes”
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

1300-883-272

For more information and testimonials go to:
www.quitwithnick.com.au

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Hi there,

I just thought I would share with you what the deeper power of Hypnosis is and what it actually does. This is essentially why I love helping people with Hypnosis.

Now this might get a little deep, but stay with me, I think you'll find this pretty interesting, or at the very least some food for thought :)

I have a fundamental belief that we are all born with an inherent (and often dormant) creative genius within us just waiting to express itself to the world.

But as we go through the early stages of our lives we all experience certain situations that leave us somewhat wounded and bruised. I'm sure you can remember such moments in your life.

We've all experienced situations in our past where either a conscious or unconscious judgement was made, 'This thing that is happening is bad", and then clicked into a way of being, a type of behaviour, which acted as a coping mechanism which may have served us back then, but no longer serves us now

At that moment, we acquired a small piece of emotional baggage which will manifest itself time and time again, often in ways we are not aware of, any time a similar situation is experienced.

As a result, we slowly become more and more disconnected from that creative, powerful, joyous, fully self expressed being I believe we were all born to be.

Did you know that our conscious mind governs only 2-4% of our automatic behaviours, who we are and what we do?!

That leaves the rest to our unconscious mind.

What I love about Hypnosis is that it acts as a gateway, a bridge between the struggles of your day to day life (the conscious mind) and the resources you have within yourself to confidently and easily overcome them (the unconscious mind).

I think that's an amazing thing to experience, and it can be experienced in such a short amount of time with Hypnosis.

If you would like to find out more, ask questions, or book a session, feel free to give me a call anytime on 0403 819 681.

To your health,

Nick Terrone

BSc (Psych), Grad Dip Applied Psych

Specialist Hypnotherapist "Quit Cigarettes in 60 minutes"
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

1300-883-272

For more information and testimonials go to:
www.quitwithnick.com.au

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You've probably heard of him, you may have even done his course and read his books. His most famous being 'Easy Way To Stop Smoking'. It has sold over 6 million copies and has been translated into over 25 languages, so he must be doing something right, yes?

Anyway, I was doing a bit of research, came across this video and thought I would post it to see if you can get something out of it.

i will always give credit where credit is due, and Allen Carr deserves some credit. He was a REALLY heavy smoker and went through a personal journey, came out the other side and decide to share it with the world, and he's done pretty well to date.

This clip will give you a small insight into the psychology of a smoker. This is the most important thing to address, after all, it's mostly a psychological dependency, a psychological crutch if you will.

In the video he shares 4 myths that smokers have about quitting that are very helpful to recognize when you want to stop smoking and quit cigarettes once and for all.

I truly hope you get something out of it.

To your health,

Nick Terrone

BSc (Psych), Grad Dip Applied Psych

Specialist Hypnotherapist "Quit Cigarettes in 60 minutes"
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

1300-883-272

For more information and testimonials go to:
www.quitwithnick.com.au

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Hello friends,readers digest interview with Nick Terrone

I just wanted to let you know that QuitWithNick is in this months, June's 2011, issue of Australia'sReaders Digest. I'm sure I don't have to tell you all how much of a respected publication this. I feel honored to be a part of this months issue.

You might also like to know, that I have included a discount voucher in this issue. So if you bring it along, i'll give you the nominated amount off my usual rate of $495.

How much of a discount is it? Well, I guess you'll just have to buy the magazine to find out :)

I have already had a number of people calling and wanting to find out how this remarkable treatment works. Some of the callers have obviously been interstate, since this magazine is a nation wide publication.

Even though I'm in Sydney, if you have 4 or more people interested in quitting, please get in touch. I wouold be happy to even go interstate and see you at an office in your capital city if you have a few people wanting to quit.

To your health,

Nick Terrone

BSc (Psych), Grad Dip Applied Psych

Specialist Hypnotherapist "Quit Cigarettes in 60 minutes"
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

1300-883-272

For more information and testimonials go to:
www.quitwithnick.com.au

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Hi there,

Well, I guess it's a step in the right direction. The Australian Government is leading the world in taking action with regards to the currently brightly colored and alluring cigarette packs. Very soon, you're not going to be seeing all the fancy colors but an apparently boring, dreary lime green color. How did they arrive at this color you ask? Apparently a statistical poll was taken, and this was the least attractive color to smokers.

Cigarette packets will now have the standard health warning (because we all know that those warnings help people quit cigarettes and stop smoking), as well as one little line with the brand and then the type under that.

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I find it kind of amusing how this has gotten so much attention. Sure, the tobacco companies are not going to like this, despite the huge savings and cost cutting they can expect in their respective graphic design and art departments, but is this move REALLY going to make smokers quit cigarettes and stop smoking all of a sudden?

I mean, seriously, I can't really see a smoker saying; "Oh darn it, I guess I'm going to have to quit now that my pack of cigarettes no longer has that nice lovely picture of the beach with the sun setting over it". Somehow I can't imagine smokers going, "well, since my packet no longer has that really cool coat of arms on it, i guess there's no reason to keep smoking eh?"

One thing it might do is prevent the kids from going for particular brands though. There might be some pictures and styles that appear more alluring to teens than others, but is this going to stop them from trying cigarettes when they are facing all the growing pains of teenage years, trying to fit in and "look cool".

Once again I can't imagine a teenager being encouraged by his peers to try a cigarette, 'fit in' and 'look cool', but saying, 'no thanks I don't like the way that dull green pack looks, I'll pass thanks". hmm . . . unlikely, I'm sure you would agree.

The simple bottom line is, YOU, the smoker will either be at that place where you are ready to decide to quit, or not. No matter how many restrictions are imposed on where, when and how you smoke, if you want to keep smoking, YOU WILL! no matter how much of an inconvenience it may be. You would think that the government would have figured out by now that placing more and more restrictions on any behavior judged to be harmful has never stopped people from doing it, it just makes them more creative, determined, defiant and resilient.

To your health,

Nick Terrone

BSc (Psych), Grad Dip Applied Psych

Specialist Hypnotherapist "Quit Cigarettes in 60 minutes"
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

1300-883-272

For more information and testimonials go to:
www.quitwithnick.com.au

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Hi there,

When people hear the word ‘Hypnosis’, very different thoughts come into peoples heads. Often people have an idea what they think hypnosis is because of something they have either seen at a stage show, on TV or in movies. Even though this entertainment aspect of hypnosis has had broad reach in society, it unfortunately doesn’t accurately represent the therapeutic hypnosis. The hypnosis that is used for entertainment is often very different to the hypnosis that is used for a therapeutic outcome such as quitting cigarettes, stress reduction and weight loss.

Watch the video below to give you some idea of what you can expect while your hypnotized.

Both of these types of hypnosis have only one common denominator, and that is, that it will not get you to do something that you do not want to do. Some people believe that hypnosis is some sort of power, a type of voodoo that can get you to do things against your will. But this is ridiculous really. It quite obviously can not do that if you think about what is actually happening during a hypnosis session. Hypnosis is basically words coming out of a therapist’s mouth, designed to lead you into a nice relaxed state. How you listen internally and participate is the most important element. Words coming out of a hypnotherapists mouth can never make your body and mind do something that is either against it’s will, like cluck like a chicken, or something that it really doesn’t want to do, like quit cigarettes. However if client and therapist are working towards a desired outcome, then hypnosis can be a very effective, fun and relaxing way to effect positive behavioural changes and outcomes.

People will often hypnosis NLP to quit smokingask me if anyone can be hypnotised, believing that not everyone can be. However there is a flaw in their question in that they are asking this question often assuming that hypnosis is something that is done ‘on’ or to ‘them’, meaning that it can either work ‘on them’ or not. This is simply a misconception. Hypnosis is basically a technique a used to guide a client into a state that every person naturally drifts in and out of often without them even realising it.

People will not use the words, ‘I was in a hypnotic trance’, but they might say things like; ‘I was in the zone, I zoned out, I was day dreaming, I was a million miles away, I tuned out, the lights are on but no one’s home’. I’m sure you have used these terms before to describe a situation where you were ‘there but you weren’t’. Simple examples include driving a car being in a kind of mental daze where you miss a turn off or end up in a place and have had no idea how you got there. Other examples include when you’re watching TV or reading a book. These things can have your attention so firmly, that you won’t even realise that someone else in the room is trying to have a conversation with you.

These are all examples of being in a hypnotic state. And because of these things, the question then becomes not can you be hypnotised, but how resistant are you to allowing someone else guide into that state in a particular time. This is the crucial element.

For someone to experience a hypnotic trance there needs to be an object of attention. In the everyday examples I mentioned above, the object of attention is the road that one is driving on, the TV show someone is watching, or the book in their hands. The important difference with therapeutic hypnosis is that the object of attention is the voice of the hypnotherapist and the instructions being given.

 

Having made that distinction, the important questions for successful hypnosis then become; Can you follow simple instructions? How resistant are you in allowing someone guide you into a state of relaxation? What is the nature of your internal dialogue during the hypnosis? Are you in a comfortable environment? Do you feel comfortable with the therapist? Does the therapist have your trust? Do you believe hypnosis can actually get you the result you want? What is the quality of the suggestions? Are you expecting something that isn’t going to happen?

relax through hypnosisThese are all elements that play an important role in determining the success of any kind of therapeutic hypnosis. These questions should be addressed and answered for the client by the hypnotherapist during the pre-hypnosis talk. This is an essential discussion had prior to the actual hypnosis. It sets the foundation for the right mindset needed by the client.

To your health,

Nick Terrone

BSc (Psych), Grad Dip Applied Psych

Specialist Hypnotherapist "Quit Cigarettes in 60 minutes"
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

1300-883-272

For more information and testimonials go to:
www.quitwithnick.com.au

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Hi there,

Some of you may or may not know that the 31st of May is the annual World Health Organization's 'World No Tobacco Day'. Obviously this is a day to raise global awareness about the obvious and harm effects of smoking and using tobacco.

The aim  is to encourage all smokers to quit cigarettes as well as any other form of tobacco consumption. This is a wonderful initiative and you may have noticed more and more of these kinds of 'awareness raising campaigns' happening. Not only on a global scale, but also on a national and local government level.

This all seems to have happened when scientific evidence was found that smoking cigarettes and nicotine does actually cause cancer. For the longest time this was not proven, but then it was proven.

Once these findings were released, then began campaigns, labeling on packets and restrictions on places to smoke. Our governments are always in a constant juggling act between protecting a huge revenue maker and protecting the health of the Australian public.

So lets support this day. If you're a smoker and want to quit cigarettes, perhaps you could cut down the smokes you have that day, or maybe not even smoke at all to show your aupport of this healthy initiative.

The choice is always yours.

Yo your health,

Nick Terrone

BSc (Psych), Grad Dip Applied Psych

Specialist Hypnotherapist "Quit Cigarettes in 60 minutes"
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

1300-883-272

For more information and testimonials go to:
www.quitwithnick.com.au

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Hi Guys,

Just thought I would let you know that I will be presenting a workshop at "The Ultimate Health Event" Their slogan is: "Raising awareness and connecting people to complementary health therapies and products" I know the organisers personally and its going to be an amazing event. This is its first year with many more to come.

If you want to know anything at all about complementary health, this is where you need to go to people. It's a two day, weekend event but I’m going to be presenting at 11:30am on Saturday the 28th at Sydney Showground, Exhibition Hall Olympic Park Homebush (more details below).

Quit Cigarettes in Sixty Minutes at the Ultimate Health Event

In today'€™s modern world our day, and time in general, is just going faster and faster. All our inventions and advancements in technology seem to be helping us get more and more done. As a result we are expecting more and more from our bodies and really notice the effects of any physical ‘down time’ caused by illness. Most of us just don'€™t have time to be sick right? So how can we avoid this? The obvious answer is a healthy lifestyle, a balanced diet as well as a few good preventative measures. That could be supplements, vitamins or treatments; whatever works for you.

This event is sure to open your eyes to an entire new approach to your health and well-being. There are going to be many stalls, speakers, seminars, demonstrations and workshops.

I will be hosting one of the workshops to tell people all about my Quit Cigarettes In 60 Minutes system. Since it is a completely natural way to give up cigarettes without dangerous drugs or chemicals, it is a great fit for the event. Please come along, have a listen and ask as many questions as you want!

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