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'How to Quit Cigarettes with or without Hypnosis'
It’s paradoxical isn’t it? We all know that cigarettes can’t possibly be calming the body down because it’s a stimulant. So why does it FEEL like it is?
On the one hand, we know that any stimulant, as the name suggests, is stimulating the body and the nervous system and when this is happening you are increasing the body’s alertness and agitation. When this is happening on a biological level, your body is anything BUT relaxed. Most you probably already knew this.
I’ve been helping people quit smoking cigarettes with hypnosis for over 8 years now. Almost every smoker I have ever seen will tell me that they use cigarettes when they are stressed and they smoke to ‘calm down’.
So how is this so? How can it be calming me down?
It is basically because of the MENTAL ASSOCIATION that a smoker has with cigarettes. If you have a conscious (or subconscious) association to cigarettes being ‘calming’, then this is the corresponding chemical that will be release by your brain just after you take that first drag, and then, ‘ahhhh . . . ‘, you’ll have the feeling of relaxation, even though your body will be stimulated at the same time. This is more proof of the power of your mind over your body.
Your conscious and subconscious mind is so powerful, that it can create more overpowering biochemistry and the effect of the stimulating cigarette. It’s also the endorphin rush of pleasure that a smoker can feel after that first drag which can also play a powerful role in maintaining this connection to cigarettes. Even if you’re at the point of hating cigarettes, even if you’re NOT enjoying them anymore. Your subconscious mind has made this connection and unless you address this deep seeded connection, you’re always going to find it harder to quit smoking than it really needs to be.
To your health,
Quit Smoking Expert
1300 883 272
Have you seen other 'Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes Specialists promising you a 95.6% Chance that you will become a non-smoker for the rest of your life after Just ONE SESSION?
Well, I've met and I know many of these so called Specialists and I also know where most of them got their training. I know this because I did the same course until my conscience kicked in. That's when I decided to become an actual BOARD CERTIFIED HYPNOTHERAPIST.
I know I'm running the risk of being hounded by those Specialists out there for spilling the beans here, but I just donât care about them, I care about the integrity of Hypnotherapy. The fact is that thanks to stage shows, the movies and TV, there are enough people out there with misconceptions about hypnosis already without 'Specialists' out there adding to the mix.
But more importantly than all that, I care about you GETTING THE FACTS and getting a superior professional service from a real Hypnotherapist who understands that quitting cigarettes, something you've probably been doing for many years, isn't just about coming in, filling out some forms, having a small chat, doing 20 minutes of hypnosis, walking out the door after 1hr with nothing but a Red card with the 'specialists' number on it while they say call me if you need me.
What I have just described above is EXACTLY what many 'Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes Specialists' are doing.
How do I know this? Because that's what I was trained to do when I did that course.
When I asked why we were being specifically told NOT to follow up with our clients, you know what they told me?
'You're a specialist and specialists don't follow up with their clients'.
Even though that might be true, that made me wonder about another thing which lead to my next question to them which was:
'How can you expect us to truthfully promote a 95.6% Success Rate' if you are telling us NOT to following up? Where did this figure come from?
And that's where the um's, ah's, bullet dodging, smoke and mirror answers started.
I hope you can get a sense of how serious I am here.
The fact is that many Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minute Specialist ARE NOT CERTIFIED HYPNOTHERAPISTS. They are simply using the technology and power of Hypnosis to help you quit.
Now this might not matter to you. After all, hypnosis can be such a powerful tool that if you learn how to use it you could most definitely help anyone quit smoking.
But the way I see it is if you're going to pay someone HUNDREDS of dollars to quit smoking, wouldn't you rather see an Actual Certified Specialist Hypnotherapist?
The choice is yours. I just want to give you the FACTS!
I'm not telling you all this as some sort of scare tactic to get you to come and see me. I'm telling you this to help prevent you from falling for some clever marketing, paying hundreds of dollars only to get a substandard experience which will then taint your entire opinion of Hypnotherapy, and that would be disappointing.
Here are some tips to prevent this from happening to you:
- Be sure to ask your therapist what their qualifications are.
- Find out if they are a certified Hypnotherapist.
- Ask them how many years they have been in business and how many clients they have seen.
- Ask them specifically HOW they have calculated their success rate.
- Ask them about the pre and post session support structures they have in place to help ensure you REMAIN a non-smoker.
- Ask about their follow up process.
- Ask about any 'fine print', hidden terms and conditions that would make your back up session null and void.
These are all questions that I personally welcome with open arms because of my confidence in who I am, what I do and the results I get for my clients.
The QuitWithNick Guarantee
As you can probably tell by now, I'm pretty committed to helping you get a positive result. Achieving this result requires 4 specific elements to be in place.
1) You have to be committed to becoming a non-smoker.
2) A method, technique and system that eliminates the urge for a cigarette and actually makes you FEEL significantly different, in control and confident to make the decision not to smoke..
3) Committing to the decision NOT to smoke if youâre experiencing element number 2.
4) A comprehensive pre and post session support structure to help prevent relapse.
The QuitWithNick Program incorporates and addresses ALL of the above elements.
Different smokers will have different definitions of âSuccessâ when it comes to quitting cigarettes. Here's how I define it;
Since smoking cigarettes is more of a HABIT than a drug addiction to nicotine (proven by the fact that patches donât work every single time) and since studies have shown it takes 3 weeks to break a habit, then if you have gone 3 weeks or more without a cigarette
YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY QUIT CIGARETTES!
Your long term success is then up to you and your commitment to remain a non-smoker when you inevitably come face to face with a situation you could use as an excuse to smoke (usually stress or alcohol).
My Lifetime Guarantee means that if you ever start smoking again any time in the future, no matter when that is, you have one back up session to knock it on the head for good. Obviously no therapist, including me, can guarantee that you'll never decide to smoke again, but I can guarantee that I'll see you again no questions asked.
My Success Rate
How do I know my success rate is 94.7%? Because I follow up with every single one of my clients by call, email and personal text message.
That's right, ALL QuitWithNick clients are contacted firstly within 7-10 days after your session and then again at around the 3 week mark. I'm going to do the exact opposite to what all 'Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minute Specialists' are trained to do, which is to never contact you again.
I know my success rate because out of the 1000+ clients I have seen since 2008, 94.7% have personally told me 3 weeks after their session that they feel a SIGNIFICANT DEGREE of confidence to remain a non-smoker for life.
And for the 26.9% of clients who have used their second session, over 95% of these people freely admitted that what brought them back to cigarettes wasn't an urge or craving, but a decision to smoke.
The QuitWithNick post session support system has been created (and is continually being added to and refined) to empower you to continue to make the right decision no matter what old triggers and excuses you may come across in your lifetime.
This includes ALL clients automatically becoming part of my personal community as well as my 'Members Only' Facebook online support group so we can easily stay in touch for years to come.
CALL TODAY for a confident confirmation of your decision to quit.
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To your health,