If you're a smoker, you have likely, at some point, wished to quit.
In fact, over 70% of smokers have actually attempted to quit at least once over their smoking past, often with little success, turning to nicotine patches, gums and even anti-depressants.
Many people don't realize that Zyban, a common drug prescribed for smoking cessation is actually an anti-depressant that affects levels of norepinephrine and dopamine, neurotransmitters responsible for stress and good feelings. And while it may be effective for smoking, it also has profound negative effects on hormone regulation, particularly in women, and lowers the seizure threshold, putting you and your health at risk. Seems like quite a high price to pay just to quit, doesn't it?
And yet millions of people are willing to take the gamble because the desire to quit smoking is just that high.
What if I told you that you can quit smoking AND it is easier than you think?
When you have the right tools, and when you work on the underlying process of HOW you choose to smoke, it makes the process so easy and so effortless.
The fact is, if you've tried to quit smoking a number of times and still are not getting the success you want, it typically means there is something going on at the unconscious level that is keeping you stuck.
Gums and patches can be effective but they work only at the conscious level of knowable behaviour.
In reality, only 5% of what we experience makes it into our conscious awareness which is how many people find themselves repeating the same mistakes over and over and over again and why results are only short lived.
It is the unconscious drivers that cause people to choose to want to smoke and it is the same drivers that can sabotage your efforts at recovery.
Do you know why you smoke? I mean, do you really know?
That's actually a trick question. You see, when people say they "know" why they struggle to quit ("I have no willpower", "I'm weak"), it is a misnomer because to "know" is to be consciously aware of and the underlying reasons for smoking are ALWAYS unconscious.
And since you cannot be consciously unconscious - that is, you cannot know what you don't know - it takes the support of someone who can work with the unconscious mind to get you unstuck so you can reach your goals and become a non-smoker.
If smoking is so addictive, why isn't everyone a smoker?
Think about it. We have all been told that smoking is highly addictive - ironically by the very company that manufactures cigarettes - but is that really the absolute truth?
Have you ever been in a smoky bar or walked through a cloud of cigarette smoke? Unless you have locked yourself in a bubble, you have likely inhaled second-hand smoke at some point. In fact, it's quite common, isn't it.
So if nicotine is as addictive as they say, and second hand smoke contains the same harmful levels of chemicals that smokers inhale, shouldn't everyone who has ever inhaled second hand smoke become a smoker?
The reality is that nicotine is only mildly addictive - in fact, it is 20x less addictive than sugar. It is not nicotine's addictive qualities that keep you hooked.
It is the need that smoking fills, at the most basic unconscious level, that is addictive.
From an unconscious perspective, smoking is literally a smoke screen that you create around yourself in an attempt to shield your unconscious mind from something. For many people it gives them an escape option from unpleasant circumstances. Or maybe you hide behind smoking as a means of feeling more confident. Whatever the reason, chances are you are not aware of it because if you are then it means you are conscious of the reason and remember - the underlying reasons for smoking are ALWAYS unconscious.
Get the unconscious mind on board, and your success will follow naturally!
Hypnosis is only one of the tools that can be used for smoking cessation success and there are a whole host of other unconscious processes that I have used with my client's that are extremely successful including Neuro Linguistic Programming and Time Line Therapy Technique, both which allow us to discover and release the root cause of why you choose to smoke so that you can instead choose another way to get that need met. It's really quite simple!
The key is to transform your life so dramatically and so wonderfully that there is no longer any room in it for smoking anymore.
When that happens, you no longer feel the need to push against this uncontrollable urge to smoke; to constantly battle your own sense of willpower and worth.
How would you like to make an extra $3650/year?
The average smoker smokes a pack a day which will cost approximately $10/day. This means that in the course of a year, you are spending around $3650 to maintain your habit. Over a 10 year period, that works out to $36, 500! And if you smoke more than a pack a day, that number will go up!
When you're ready to make some real change, contact me and let's change your life from the inside out so you can quit smoking and feel great for good!
FACTS ABOUT CIGARETTES AND SMOKING YOU MAY NOT KNOW:
Ultimate placebo effect:
Smokers generally report a variety of after-effects; such as calmness, relaxation, alertness, stimulation, concentration and many others. In fact, smoking will produce a different effect in each individual depending on ‘what they expect to get'; turning the cigarette into the worlds most popular placebo (satisfying the brains hunger for nicotine being the only ‘relaxing’ factor). The smoker will then use these expectations as a means to continue the habit.
Rite of Passage:
Some people perceive smoking to be a rite of passage along with aftershave, wearing stilettos, alcohol, and sexual intercourse.
Nicotine addiction or sugar addiction?
Sugar approximates to roughly 20% of a cigarette, and many diabetics are unaware of this secret sugar intake. Also, the effect of burning sugar is unknown.
Nicotine not that addictive
Think about it - if nicotine were really that addictive, would you be able to buy it in a gum over-the-counter? I mean, really! I can't even buy a razor blade to shave my legs without a bunch of alarms going off at the drugstore but I can buy as many boxes of nicotine gum or patches that I want. If it were really as addictive as we have been led to believe it would be a controlled or monitored substance. But it is not.
After years of dealing with frustration and blame from the medical community, I finally chose to take control of my own health journey; a path which has led me to where I am today.
Who am I?
I am on a mission to help spread the idea that no one is broken (no matter how broken they may feel) and that healing emotional health can be achieved.
So who am I? I am someone who has walked the path of brokenness and lived to tell the story. I specialize in bringing a mixture of humour, honesty and personal truths to help inspire a new perspective on health, growth and change. I am also a self-proclaimed "Hippie Nerd" and love to combine my love of all things nerdy and science-y with a little infusion of "woo-woo" spirituality.
PLEASE NOTE: Time Line Therapy®, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hypnosis are alternative, complementary therapies that utilize guided relaxation, visual imagery, creative visualization, hypnosis, NLP and stress reduction processes and techniques for the purpose of self-improvement. The coaching process is not a substitute for traditional medical care and we encourage you to discuss your coaching journey with your primary health care team. Additionally, you should continue any present medical treatment and consult your regular health care provider for treatment of any new or old illnesses.