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'How to Quit Cigarettes with or without Hypnosis'

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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