Quitting smoking is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.
- Take back control
- Get healthy
- Have more energy & vitality
- Feel better, look younger
- Save thousands of dollars every year
The Quit Smoking program combines science-backed methods including:
- Counselling & Coaching
- Behavioral Intervention Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT
- Habit Reversal Training
There are different types of smokers and they require different methods of support.
Our Quit Smoking program incorporates strategies based on current research in positive psychology and neuroscience.
S W A P
Swap the habit.
Choose something else you can do instead.
- Move your body
- Go for a walk
- Write in your notebook
- Deep breathing exercises.
Make a wish and visualise what your life would be once you have made the switch and swapped your bad habit for a healthy habit.
What are the positive benefits?
Try to make this vision as detailed as possible.
Decided on an affirmation that you can repeat throughout your day to reinforce your wish.
Plan & Practise
Plan how and when you are going to do this new habit.
Plan for how you will deal with challenges.
Repetition is the key.
Practice until it goes from a conscious choice to an automatic habit.
“I have not even thought of a cigarette since I left the session I had with Genie. I’m absolutely over the moon…I can already feel my chest has loosened up a fair bit and the terrible cough I had seems to be getting a lot better as well. Amazing Amazing Amazing…” Anthony
“Feeling great haven’t been tempted…” Andrew
“Just checking in to report on my achievements and again thank you for your wonderful contribution to my new world. Even though on Friday I struggled I am still a non-smoker who only breathes fresh air…” Jennifer
“Just wanted to thank you and let you know it had now been over 1 week since our session and I have not had a singer cigarette. It had been surprisingly easy however there are always moments every day when I could easily startup but I repeat my mantra of “I am a non-smoker. I will breathe fresh air for the rest of my life” and the temptation seems to disappear…” Steve
Methods to support Quitting Smoking
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Behavioral Intervention Therapy for quitting smoking are an evidence-based treatment that is clinically proven by numerous scientific studies and is the treatment of choice for quitting smoking. Extremely effective when combined with and hypnotherapy.
Quitting smoking can be easy with an effective method to reduce and cope with urges to smoke.
The smoking habit is viewed as learnt behaviour. The goal of behavioral treatment is learning new more effective behaviours to take the place of addiction behaviours.
Behavioral therapy for quitting smoking focuses on changing people’s reactions to their thoughts of smoking. This occurs through changing thoughts and behaviours.
The transformation comes by examing the patterns and triggers which lead to smoking and then learning more effective patterns and behaviours.
Identify the functions that smoking serves, and replacing the smoking with other healthier habits and behaviours that serve the same function.
Additionally, behavioural training in mindfulness and emotion regulation skills can be helpful in coping with particularly strong urges.
Retrain your brain to be a non-smoker.
We establish the triggers and associations that make you want to smoke and break them. We work with you to find your strategies and strengths that will support you to quit and implant these suggestions during the hypnotherapy session.
If you believe you can stop smoking in one session, you will stop.
- Our method makes quitting easy
- Call us today to find out more and book a session mobile: 0412 352 429
We all know that smoking is bad…Smoking increases your risk of:
- Cardiovascular disease.
Smoking will make you old before your time.
Research has shown even the occasional cigarette every once in a while increases your risk for health problems.
Swap your unhealthy habit for new healthier ones.
It is never too late or too early to quit and the good news is even people who quit after age 65 can enjoy a longer, healthier life.
Ask yourself what are the benefits of smoking?
Do these benefits outweighs the negative effects of smoking. Smoking has nothing good to offer. There are a hundred reasons why you should not do it. Really think about it – what do you gain from smoking? What are you waiting for?
Free yourself once and for all.
You know how bad it is and if you knew how you would be controlled by smoking you would not have had that first cigarette.
- Smoking does not relieve boredom
- Smoking does not relieve stress
- Benefits of smoking are allusions
Frequently Asked Questions
How many sessions will I need?
Most people stop with just one session, but very occasionally someone may need two sessions. Unlike many other issues like weight loss or anxiety disorders the results for quitting smoking will be immediate.
What is your success rate?
The method is extremely effective and efficient. We have an excellent success rate. I ask everyone to contact me after the session to let us know how they are getting on and keep a record. Out of 100 clients maybe 3 to 4 require a backup session.
I’ve tried patches and nicotine chewing gum and they did not work?
With patches etc. the nicotine is still getting into your system. Smoking is a habit and a psychological addiction which is why hypnosis is so effective with this problem. Hypnotherapy has is more effective than other methods nicotine chewing gum or patches. Hypnotherapy does not have any harmful side effects. The thought of stopping smoking is much harder than actually doing it, which is why people find it difficult to do on their own.
Will I still get the cravings afterward?
Most of my clients do not have cravings after the hypnotherapy. The goal of hypnosis is to make you feel extremely proud and positive about being a non-smoker.
The passing thought of a cigarette is not the same as a craving. During hypnotherapy, I will give you suggestions that will enable you to make that distinction and replace any negative thoughts with positive ones.
I went to someone once before and it didn’t work?
There could be a number of reasons why it didn’t work for you – maybe you were not ready or maybe you were nervous. I always work with my clients until they are confident they are a non-smoker for life.
More information about Hypnotherapy Training
Top 10 Tips for quitting smoking
- Book your Coach or Hypnotherapist today to support you stop smoking forever.
- Set your date and time to stop.
- Tell your family and friends of your intention to stop smoking and ask for their support.
- Think about prior attempts to quit and what went wrong. Plan on how to avoid the same pitfalls this time
- Throw away all cigarettes, lighters, and ashtrays in your home and car. If your partner smokes, suggest that they stop too, or only smoke outside the house and away from you.
- Plan for what to do in situations that you know make you want to smoke. Know your triggers
- Do some exercise you enjoy, such as walking or swimming.
- Say you daily affirmation throughout the day “I am now a non-smoker and I will breath fresh air for the rest of my life
- Meditate or just practice deep breathing, this will help you relax and focus your mind on something else.
- Distraction: book a massage, go for a walk, go to the movies or visit a supportive friend.
More Quit Smoking Support Strategies
- If you have a passing thought of smoking say to yourself stop, visualise the word stop, focus on your breathing and think of all the reasons you are grateful for being a non-smoker.
- Write a list of all the reasons why you want to stop smoking and refer to this list whenever you feel tempted to light up a cigarette.
- Try eating an apple or cleaning your teeth when you would normally have a cigarette.
- You could hold something else, such as a pen or beads or crystals, to replace the need to hold a cigarette or chew some gum.
- If you feel a void write down the things that you are grateful for to lift your spirits
- Focus on your strengths. Write down a list of your positive traits.
- Focus on deep breathing at times when you used to smoke, this should help you relax and focus your mind on something else.
- Try mindfulness and meditation or try a guided meditation
- If you are feeling a void or low, do a random act of kindness, this had been proven to lift your mood.
- Start your new fitness routine, do some exercise you enjoy, such as walking or swimming. Even walking for 5-10 minutes when you would normally smoke
- Drink water: it is a good idea to drink plenty of fluids to help flush the nicotine and other toxins out of your system.
- Distraction: Do things you enjoy. Go to the movies, listen to music, spend time with supportive friends
- You could hold something else, such as a pen or beads or crystals, to replace the need to hold a cigarette
- Change the location of where you have your tea or coffee.
- Make sure you have healthy snacks readily available.
- Spend time each day to focus on your past good experiences.
- Think about a time you made someone laugh or supporting a friend in need.
- Celebrate, tell your family and friends of your intention to stop smoking and ask for their support.
- Put aside the money you would normally spend on smoking and treat yourself. Your efforts deserve to be rewarded.
You will be able to Quit Smoking easily with hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy puts you in deeply relaxing and calming states of mind which make you more open to suggestions. You will hear everything said and will remember everything that takes place. Through Hypnosis you will focus directly on a goal to achieve positive change to be able to quit smoking.
The hypnotic feeling is very similar to how you feel in the evening just prior to falling asleep, you will not be asleep. Hypnosis is helpful for breaking bad habits, hypnosis works because it is the glue that helps to motivate you to stick to your goals.
Hypnosis will allow you to make changes on a subconscious level. Through hypnosis will be able to re-program a belief you have and break triggers and associations. Straight after your first session, you will begin to establish new thoughts and patterns that will lead you to the success that you desire and deserve. You will easily eliminate the old behaviours that were holding you back.
There is no better time than today to quit smoking.
Statistics on Smoking in Australia
- Tobacco smoking is the largest single preventable cause of death and disease in Australia (Cancer Council 2006).
- Smoking is a key risk factor for the three diseases that cause most deaths in Australia: ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and lung
- Smokers are also at increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and reduced lung function (DoHA 2006).
- Smoking is responsible for around 80% of all lung cancer deaths and 20% of all cancer deaths (smoking has been linked to cancers of the mouth, bladder, kidney, stomach, and cervix, among others) (DoHA 2006).
- The 2003 Australian Burden of Disease Study indicates that tobacco smoking was second behind overweight among the leading causes of the burden of disease in Australia.
- It was estimated that tobacco smoking was responsible for about 8% of the total burden of disease and injury for all Australians (9.5% of the total for males and 6.1% of the total for females) (AIHW 2006: Begg et al in press).
- People who start smoking when they are young are more likely to smoke heavily, to become more dependent on nicotine and to be at increased risk of smoking-related illness or death (McDermott, Russell and Dobson 2002).
- The breathing in of tobacco smoke by non-smokers can lead to harmful health effects in the unborn child, and middle ear infections and bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma and other chest conditions in children. It is also linked to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
- In adults, passive smoking can increase the risk of heart disease, lung cancer and other chronic lung diseases (Queensland Health 2006).
- Overall, only 45% of current smokers reported very good or excellent health, compared to 57% of ex-smokers and 60% of those who reported never smoking, after adjusting for age differences. As well at any age, the proportion of current smokers who rated their health as fair or poor was substantially higher for each age group than that for those who never smoked.
- Smokers also reported higher levels of psychological distress. About 20% of current smokers reported high or very high levels of psychological distress, compared to only 10% of those who had never smoked, after adjusting for age differences.
- Smokers had higher levels of respiratory disease than those who had never smoked. For example, 4% of current smokers reported bronchitis and 11% reported asthma, after adjusting for age differences. Corresponding proportions for those who never smoked were lower at 2% and 9% respectively.
The most recent estimates of deaths caused by tobacco were published by Ridolfo and Stevenson (2001). According to the study;
- 15% of all deaths (approximately 19,000 deaths) were due to tobacco smoking in 1998.
- Of these, approximately 13,000 were male deaths and 6,000 were female deaths.
- Most of these deaths (around 14,800) occurred at older ages, but a substantial number (around 4,200) occurred at ages under 65 years.
- Cancer was responsible for 40% of these tobacco-related deaths, the majority of which was lung cancer.
- Ischaemic heart disease (also known as coronary heart disease), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other causes (including stroke) were responsible for the remaining 60% of tobacco-related deaths.