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Are you tired of trying to quit smoking over and over again?

Are you tired of spending your hard earned money on a habit that is killing you?

Are you tired of having to lie to hide your habit from loved ones?
 
Are you sick of the smell on your clothes, hair, and breath?

Imagine if you could stop smoking permanently in just one hour
- even if you have smoked for years…

The average smoker in Australia now spends approximately $450 each fortnight
At today’s prices, if you smoke one pack of cigarettes per day for ten years, you’ll spend over $120,000 – enough for a deposit on a house!

 

You already know that smoking is bad for you, and you have likely thought about quitting many many times. You have probably already tried to stop, but it was just too difficult, so you started again. This is because when you try to stop smoking on your own, you have to struggle against the cravings and fight the withdrawal symptoms 

 

You feel irritable, annoyed, angry, and frustrated

 

You think a cigarette will take the edge off

 

It's mainly the habit you miss. You have been using cigarettes to

take time out... or a break... or a breather


With hypnotherapy we enable your subconscious mind to disconnect from all attachments to cigarettes. This means you still get to have your break or "you time"

- just without all those poisons and toxins

You won't feel like you're missing out on anything.  You won't be craving cigarettes. 

You won't miss smoking

10 Excellent Reasons to Quit Smoking

 

If the threat of death won't convince you, maybe something else can prompt you to quit smoking: good old-fashioned vanity. In addition to cutting your lifespan, when you smoke, you also hurt one of the most important things we use to judge each other -- our appearance. Here are 10 good reasons to give up the habit.

 

No. 1: Facial wrinkles:

Forget the beautiful babes who peer from the advertising pages of fashion magazines, tailor-made cigarettes between their fingers. The first thing smoking will not do is give you the eyes and lips of a model. Crows feet and wrinkled cheeks. Vertical lines around your mouth. That's the true picture.

Fact: Smoking reduces the flow of oxygen and nutrients to skin cells by shrinking blood vessels. Say hello to premature wrinkling that is largely irreversible (even if you have the cash and can handle the pain of cosmetic surgery). This one may worry women more than men, but read on.

 

No. 2: Impotence:

"Oh, God no! Really? Now that's bad!" says Donovan Hipke, a 26-year-old Web developer in Seattle. He's reacting to the news that if he doesn't defeat his three-year pack-a-day habit, something very near and dear to him may stop working in the future -- not good news for men or women.

Fact: Smoking reduces the blood flow necessary to attain an erection. As many as one in two American men older than 40 have experienced impotence to some degree. Smoking is believed to be one of the main physical causes of erectile dysfunction.

 

No. 3: Stained teeth, bad breath:

Lips are made for kissing, right? But what if the mouth behind them is filled with stained teeth and bad breath? "As smoking becomes more and more uncommon, people are increasingly sensitive to these things and react negatively to them," says American Lung Association spokesman Edwin Fisher, PhD.

Fact: Particles from cigarette smoke stain teeth brown and yellow, and they trap odor-producing bacteria in your mouth. Gum disease and tooth loss also are common in smokers. Not attractive.

 

No. 4: You -- and your general vicinity -- stink:

Yes, you really, really do. Maybe you're so used to smoking that you can't tell. Maybe your nasal passages are so damaged that your nose doesn't work properly anyway. But ask a non-smoking friend for an honest answer about the way you, your car, and your home smell. The ugly answer: They all stink. Almost as much as the ashtray you use to stub out your butts.

Fact: Cigarette smoke has an unpleasant odour that lingers on everything from skin and hair to clothing and curtains. The scent does not turn on friends and lovers.

 

No. 5: Brittle bones:

Risk factors for the crippling condition of osteoporosis are well-known these days. Numerous studies link smoking and osteoporosis in both women and men. It may be because smoking affects the production of estrogen and other hormones necessary for healthy bones.

Fact: A 1997 study that looked at 4,000 hip fractures in elderly women concluded that one out of every eight fractures was due to smoking-related bone loss. Once lost, bone density cannot be fully recovered.

 

No. 6: Depression:

Let's get philosophical for a moment: Why do you smoke?

Fisher of the American Lung Association believes there's a good chance you're stressed or depressed. "People who are unemployed or going through a divorce often smoke," he says, adding that even if you're not distressed, smoking makes you look like you are.

Fact: The connection between smoking and depression has been well established. Smoking may make you appear more troubled than cool.

 

No. 7: Crummy role model:

Children emulate adults. Every time you light up, you tell kids around you that smoking is OK.

Ryan Harper attributes his abstinence to his parents. "My parents are excellent role models for me," he says. "They don't drink or smoke." And neither does he.

Fact: Every day, an estimated 3,000 children in the U.S. become addicted to cigarette smoking. If they keep smoking, 1,000 of them eventually will die from diseases connected to their addiction.

Anti-tobacco organizations claim cigarette companies deliberately target children in their advertising campaigns. If you smoke, you're a walking billboard for these companies. And you are paying them.

 

No. 8: Fire:

Fact: Fires caused by lighted tobacco products are the leading cause of fire deaths in the U.S. During the 1980s, smoking materials started more than 200,000 fires every year and killed more than 1,000 people, while injuring 3,000 more and causing more than $300 million in property damage.

If death by fire doesn't impress you, surely you can recall at least one time your cigarette burned a hole in your precious silk suit or cashmere sweater. It may be the dawn of a new millennium, but crispy clothing is not a suave fashion statement yet.

 

No. 9: Poor circulation:

Drooling, paralysis, loss of speech ... There's nothing pretty about becoming the victim of a stroke.

Fact: Red blood cells are designed to carry oxygen throughout the body. In smokers, oxygen molecules are displaced by the components of cigarette smoke, blocking the transfer of life-giving oxygen.

If you've convinced yourself that stroke is an extreme or unlikely consequence of your habit, there's always premature heart disease to slow you down. If you're lucky, perhaps you'll only experience some of the inconveniences of poor circulation, like painful pins and needles or cold hands and feet.

 

No. 10: You are not cool:

Given the prevalence of smoking education in our culture, it could be said that smokers must have a lack of oxygen to the brain. In fact, as you read above, they do.

But no matter how a smoker justifies his or her addiction, this is the simple, indisputable truth: Just like the slogan says, smoking kills.

It makes the habit look kind of ridiculous overall - doesn't it?

 

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

After one day of not smoking

After one day of not smoking, you've got an extra $32 in your pocket. You could treat yourself to a cafe lunch or buy a few of your favourite magazines

The health benefits of not smoking for one day include:

  • Most of the nicotine is cleared from your body

  • Your heart rate slows to a normal rate and your blood pressure is more stable

  • Your risk of heart attack decreases

 

After two days of not smoking

After two days of not smoking, you've saved $64. You could take a friend to the movies, go to the footy or cricket, or treat yourself to a meal at a restaurant

The health benefits of not smoking for two days include:

  • Your skin, hair and breath smell fresher

  • Your irritability and anxieties decrease

  • Less carbon monoxide from smoke in your system means you're breathing more easily

 

After one week of not smoking

After one week of not smoking, you've got an extra $225 in your pocket. You could have a massage and a facial, take the family to dinner, go to a concert, or buy some new clothes

The health benefits of not smoking for one week include:

  • You have higher blood levels of protective antioxidants, such as vitamin C and E

  • Your sense of smell and taste may improve

  • At this point you are nine times more likely to quit smoking for good!

 

After one month of not smoking

After one month of not smoking, you've saved $975. You could go away for a weekend, cover your petrol costs for a few months, or buy a new Iphone

The health benefits of not smoking for one month include:

  • Your heart is working more efficiently

  • Exercising is easier

According to New Scientist magazine, Vol 316, Hypnosis is the most effective way to stop smoking. A meta study of over 70,000 smokers was conducted and the results were conclusive.


Hypnosis has proven success rates for addictions: in clinical trials in the US, of twenty-one patients who received 3-4 sessions of hypnosis for smoking cessation, 81% reported they had stopped smoking, and 48% reported abstinence at 12 months post-treatment*. Eighteen clients treated for alcohol, cocaine and marijuana addictions showed a 77% success rate for at least a 1-year follow-up**.

Ideal Life Hypnotherapy offers support to overcome cravings and withdrawal symptoms and also to replace the addiction with healthier habits that are more constructive. We use hypnosis to target the underlying causes and triggers that lead to an urge, so that you can take control and make better choices easily.
 

*Texas A&M University, System Health Science Centre, College of Medicine, College Station, TX USA. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2004 Jan;52(1):73-81
**Intensive Therapy: Utilising Hypnosis in the Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders.American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Jul 2004 by Potter, Greg



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