Why My Stop Smoking Program Is The Best One For You

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Why My Stop Smoking Program Is The Best One For You So you’ve decided you would like to quit smoking… Congratulations on your decision to quit smoking! I get it, you’ve reached that point where you just think it’s time. I’m laying bets that you probably don’t even really enjoy every cigarette that you smoke anymore either. It seems to be that you’re finding you’re struggling to enjoy them much anymore and you’ve probably reached that point where you just don’t understand why it is that you’re keeping up this habit. You’ve probably had a few friends who have tried hypnosis before and had success with it, and so you think you might give it a go. Then when you research into it and you’re not sure what you need. Between the programs that make promises of making you a non-smoker in one session through to more extensive and comprehensive programs, it can be very confusing – especially for something that you’re not even sure if it will work for you. Then read on because today, I’m writing something that is going to help you. Firstly, I’m going to look at the research and findings behind the success rates of…

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Facts About Habits That Might Surprise You

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Facts About Habits That Might Surprise You I want you to imagine that you’ve just woken up in the morning. What’s the first thing you do? Do you head to the bathroom first? Do you make yourself a coffee? Do you start off each day with a meditation or mindfulness exercise? When you have a shower or bath, how do you dry yourself off? What about how you get dressed? For many people, this exercise highlights one vital point; they have a habit of doing the same thing as part of their ‘morning routine’ each day. Within each morning, there are a series of habits that help them to structure their morning and to get things done. This article has collected some interesting facts about habits that may make you look at them and what you do a little differently. What is a habit? A habit is a routine of behaviour (action) that is repeated regularly and tends to occur subconsciously with very little conscious decision involved. It is repeated over time and generally done in the same way for the same reason each time. If I was to ask you to describe in great detail each step of how…

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Training Review: Successful Smoking Cessation

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Training Review: Successful Smoking Cessation Clive Girdham Why hypnotherapists should do more training in smoking cessation When you think about hypnosis, right after ‘clucking like a chicken’ comes ‘can you stop me from smoking’. If truth is known, offering a quit smoking service can often be quite daunting for hypnotherapists. The reason for this is simple; there is a misconception out there that hypnosis can make you do anything and some people are quite disappointed to discover that they aren’t just ‘put under, told to stop smoking and then never smoke again’. This ‘magic bullet’ concept can make it quite hard for hypnotherapists as they need to determine early on if a person is actually at that right point where hypnotherapy can assist them to truly become a non-smoker. Additionally, there is often the idea that one session will do it when the reality is that it may take more. Of course, they will usually feel the benefits of the session after the first session but it can often be the difference between a habitual behaviour that someone has associated with a particular event versus smoking as a coping mechanism. What do you think would happen if someone removed a…

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 25/6/17 – Jeffrey Zeig Special

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Getting Mental Health On The Line – Weekending 25/06/17 – Jeffrey Zeig Special This week, we’re doing something a little different with our ‘Getting Mental Health On The Line’ blog. We have an enormous amount of admiration and respect for Jeffrey Zeig. As someone who trained with Milton Erickson and who set up the Milton Erickson Foundation, Dr Zeig is just a wealth of knowledge. This weekly series has been set up to offer five minute tips in therapy around a range of topics. 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 00: Introduction 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 01: Anxiety 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 02: Grief 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 03: Depression 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 04: Pain 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 05: Smoking Cessation 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 06: Meta Model – Establishing Goals 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 07: Meta Model – Gift Wrapping 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 08: Meta Model – Tailoring 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 09: Meta Model – Process 5 Minute Therapy Tips – Episode 10: Meta Model – Who Will You Be As A Psychotherapist? 5 Minute Therapy Tips…

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Quitting Smoking Reduces Stress, Depression and Anxiety

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Quitting smoking reduces stress, depression and anxiety Fron Jackson-Webb, The Conversation Quitting smoking is associated with reduced depression and anxiety, and has a similar effect to antidepressant drugs for mood disorders, British researchers have found. Published today in the journal BMJ, the study shows the improvement in mood, stress levels and quality of life is as large among the general population as those with existing mental health disorders. The researchers, from the universities of Birmingham, Oxford and Kings College London, set out to test the assumption that tobacco improves users’ mood. “Although most smokers report wanting to quit, many continue as they report that smoking provides them with mental health benefits,” the authors said in the paper. The researchers analysed the results of 26 studies that assessed the mental health of participants before and after they quit. Participants had an average age of 44, smoked around 20 cigarettes a day, and were followed up for an average of six months. They found consistent evidence that stopping smoking is associated with improvements in depression, anxiety, stress, psychological quality of life, and positive feelings compared with continuing smoking. The effect sizes are equal or larger than those of antidepressant treatment for mood…

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The Truth About Hypnotherapy and Smoking Cessation

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The Truth About Hypnotherapy and Smoking Cessation When explaining that I’m a Clinical Hypnotherapist to people, the one (serious) question that I’m asked more than any other is, “Can you make me stop smoking?” Of course, the first is, “Can you make me cluck like a chicken?” Chicken sounds aside, smoking cessation (or quitting smoking) seems to be viewed as one of the top functions for any hypnotherapist and, in my experience, it is also pushed as being the number one ‘bread and butter’ services that any credible hypnotherapist can offer. And why shouldn’t it be? When you consider the many reasons why people would want to quit, ranging from cancer through to how costly the habit is through to the effects on their physical fitness, smoking is a habit that is increasingly looking more and more outdated and old-fashioned. But does it actually work? And if it does, why does it work? At the risk of sharing some of the secrets of my profession, I thought it was time to take a look at the facts and the techniques behind hypnotherapy and smoking cessation. While empirical research has been limited to the area, there are strings of testimonials on…

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