You can stop smoking in just 2 hours of Hypnotherapy with me.
I’ve developed a really effective treatment to help you stop smoking in just 2 hours.
You don’t need to struggle or feel like a failure for not being able to give up smoking on your own. It can be difficult without help and support. You’ve probably been thinking about giving up or been trying to give up for some time, haven’t you? You’ve thought about all kinds of ways you might deal with it and maybe tried a few of them, haven’t you?
Well you really can be free of cigarettes, free of nicotine and free of a habit that controls you. And feel how good it feels to take nice deep breaths which will give you far more satisfaction than smoking ever could.
I work with you to stop you smoking in 2 hours.
Do you feel like smoking helps you manage stress?
You might feel like smoking helps you deal with stress. In fact the opposite is true. The chemicals in cigarettes are in no way helpful to your body!
There are over two thousand chemical compounds in cigarette smoke. Around thirty of those chemicals are known carcinogens and many are lethal poisons. Once inhaled, smoke condenses and about 70 per cent of the tar in the smoke is deposited in the smoker’s lungs.
We are all aware of the most common chemicals, nicotine and tar, but what are the others? Arsenic is present in tobacco smoke, as is cynanide. Arsenic and cyanide! Both of these substances are instantly recognisable and extremely poisonous to humans.
Nicotine is a recognised vaso-constrictor, it causes the arteries to contract. The heart has to work harder to pump the blood around the body. If you smokes 20 cigarettes a day, then your heart will beat an extra ten thousand beats in 24 hours.
Here’s a list of just some of the deadly poisons in cigarettes:
Benzene (petrol additive) – A colourless cyclic hydrocarbon obtained from coal and petroleum, used as a solvent in fuel and in chemical manufacture – and contained in cigarette smoke. It is a known carcinogen.
Formaldehyde (embalming fluid) – A colourless liquid, highly poisonous, used to preserve dead bodies – also found in cigarette smoke. Known to cause cancer, respiratory, skin and gastrointestinal problems.
Ammonia (toilet cleaner) – Used as flavouring, frees nicotine from tobacco turning it into a gas, found in dry cleaning fluids.
Nicotine (insecticide/addictive drug) is one of the most addictive substances known to man, a powerful and fast-acting medical and non-medical poison. This is the chemical which causes addiction.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) (car exhaust fumes) -an odourless, tasteless and poisonous gas, rapidly fatal in large amounts – it’s the same gas that comes out of car exhausts and is the main gas in cigarette smoke, formed when the cigarette is lit.
How will it feel when you have given up smoking with Hypnotherapy?
When I help you give up smoking with Hypnotherapy, you will be so in control and so confident and strong, it might actually feel quite easy. I will provide you with recordings to listen to so your resolve is stronger than any craving. And if you were to have a craving, I will give you amazing techniques to use to get rid of that craving in less then a minute.
No doubt one of your greatest and strongest desires is to have good health and renewed vitality. You know that your heart and lungs are the main parts of your body that sustain your health and energy. So as a non-smoker you respect and care for your heart and lungs. As a non-smoker, you are choosing health over sickness, strength over weakness, possibly life over death, and this gives you a tremendous feeling of satisfaction.
Giving up smoking is an accomplishment. Hypnotherapy really is the easiest and most effective way to stop.
What reason are you using for not giving up?
Just take a look at this list and make sure you aren’t clinging on to smoking for these common reasons.
- An excuse for a break at work
- As an end of day ritual
- Part of drinking something eg alcohol or coffee
- To accompany meals
- Part of socialising
- To avoid boredom
If any of these are your reason for smoking, we address this with Hypnotherapy during your stop smoking session. It is important for you to feel like you can cope and live life without the cigarettes when you stop smoking.
And think about why you really want to give up
Which of these is your main reason to stop smoking?
- No stale smell
- Better breathing
- No stained fingers
- Whiter teeth
- Better skin
- Better sleep
- Less nervous tension
- Something else
Understanding your main reason will give you strength. We tap into that strength during Hypnotherapy and maximise it for your success.You will feel proud of yourself, good about stopping smoking and healthier in every way knowing that you never, ever want to smoke again.
Things you can do before your stop smoking Hypnotherapy session to prepare for giving up
It can really help to prepare for something. Like not packing at the last minute for a holiday or doing your shopping in preparation for a dinner party. Preparation makes you feel in control, organised and ready for the event.
Here are some ideas of how you can prepare to give up smoking.
- Try smoking with your other hand. This will make you think more about your smoking habit and take it less for granted.
- Try smoking in a different place to your usual place
- Tell everyone you are giving up once you’ve booked your Hypnotherapy appointment. Get support from people and make it official
- Try doing something you associate with smoking without smoking. Get used to life without the habit.
- Try saying out loud ‘I am a non-smoker’. Get used to it ans start believing it!
- Visualise how your life will be better as a non-smoker
- Make a note of all the places you can go and things you can do without worrying about having to smoke
Make your appointment to stop smoking today
If you have made the decision to be a non-smoker and you want to feel that immense satisfaction of beating the habit, get in touch to book your appointment right now. The treatment is just as effective on Skype so it doesn’t matter where in the world you are. Just phone or text 07530 890089 or email me
Can Paul Mckenna really make you thin?
Paul Mckenna is probably the most famous Hypnotherapist in the world. It’s strange how he has almost always been part of my life from when he was a DJ on Capital FM.
I first saw Paul in the flesh in Wimbledon theatre about 20 years ago at a Hypnotherapy show. He Hypnotised my friend who was actually a sceptic that it would work!
Being a Hypnotherapist myself, I have been lucky enough to train with Paul Mckenna in person. He has Hypnotised me too; he has a lovely rich smooth voice 🙂
I am constantly in professional development. I go on about five training courses a year in person to learn new concepts and techniques to benefit my clients. I also watch lots of content and read lots of books. As I’ve recently been running a 30 day blog about healthy eating, it made sense to revisit a classic book. ‘I can make you thin’ by Paul Mckenna. Paul is Britain’s best selling non-fiction author and I would imagine that this has sold millions of copies across the world!
The book is thin!
The first thing I noticed about this book was how thin it was. Was that a message to my subconscious? The book comes with a CD which is about 30 minutes long and Paul says it will change the way I think about food and feel better about myself. I like this approach as there are studies that suggest you need to work on self-esteem before or during weight loss, or it’s likely that you will put weight back on again.
Paul recommends listening to the CD every day for the best results. This is also an approach I use with my clients as I give them a personalised recording of their sessions to listen to during their Hypnotherapy weight loss journey.
In the preface by Ronald Ruden, M.D., P.H.D, he makes the point that food is freely available. This is important. It cannot be avoided. This means that temptation is everywhere. You can’t go in a coffee shop without being faced with an array of cakes, sandwiches and biscuits. Even the drinks can have up to 700 calories a piece and are like meals in themselves. Caramel chocolate hazelnut latte with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles anyone?
Tackle the stress first
It’s great that the book talks about reducing the stress that diets cause, but actually stress of any kind can trigger overeating and mindless eating. Stress would be a major factor of overeating and weight gain in my opinion and I would work on stress with all my clients. Feeling relaxed is pleasant and greatly beneficial for opening the subconscious, clearing negative thoughts and creating space for wonderful new positive thoughts and behaviours.
I didn’t like the sound of this being ‘an approach to controlling the response to hunger’ because for me, healthy eating isn’t about being hungry. It’s about eating foods which sustain you and nourish your body and reducing the amount of processed food, sugar and saturated fat that you eat.
Eat like slim people
Paul starts by saying ‘how would you like to eat whatever you want whenever you want and still lose weight’? Of course! Sounds wonderful thanks Paul. He says that this is not like other weight loss approaches and people might be angry about all the money they’ve spent on other diets!
I love that Paul has put his NLP training into practise by modelling his system on the habits of naturally slim people that he has modelled. This means he has seen what they do and used that to develop his system.
Paul says that 90% of people that diet fail! And they fall into three groups of:
‘Forget about dieting. For ever. Diets are no more than training courses in how to get fat and feel like a failure’.
Paul says to deprive yourself of food is the worst possible way to lose weight and backs this up with a study from the second world war where people were starved and once food became available they ate up to eight times more. Even three months later.
Emotional eating has nothing to do with physical hunger, but a hunger for emotional fulfilment. I like the way he suggests asking yourself before you snack if you are hungry or just want to feel different. This really brings you in touch with your physical and emotional needs. If you are hungry you can choose to eat something. If you are not actually hungry, you need a strategy for managing your emotions and changing your state. Something I always help my clients with.
He notes that sometimes weight gain follows a traumatic incident but people do not connect the two. In these incidences he suggests seeing an appropriate therapist.
I have had many clients that have worked on significant issues. Whatever treatment you come for; I am equipped to deal.
Paul actually goes so far as to say the only way to lose weight and keep it off is to go into the subconscious mind and change your relationship with food forever. I see this differently. Many people successfully lose weight with will power which is part of the conscious mind. Many people go to slimming groups and become ‘target’ members. This means that they get to go to the same slimming group every week for life and for free as long as they stay in a particular weight range. And many do. This is what I would call an ‘away from’ strategy where the fear of putting the weight back on keeps that person slim. This works for many.
But there are many more people that lose weight in a similar way and put it back on and I get lots of those clients. We work together and yes we use the subconcious mind. We will cover reasons and triggers for overeating and change them. So you could say this is a ‘towards strategy’ which provides inspiration that things can change for good. But without being monitored and without counting calories so you can look forward to a life without the chains caused by overeating and being overweight. You will be doing it because every part of you wants to and can see the benefits of doing so. It’s exciting and life doesn’t feel like ‘being on a diet’.
Paul uses great metaphoric language to explain that learning to eat right is just like learning to tie your shoelaces or drive a car. You need to spend some time and practice doing it, but after a while it becomes second nature and you don’t even think about it very much!
Paul’s Golden Rules
Going back to the slim people he had modelled, Paul says there are four golden rules he has identified:
1 – When you are hungry eat
This is such great advice as it stops blood sugar nose diving and stops the body panicking and storing fat it doesn’t need. He calls being hungry ‘the body’s natural call for food’ which I think is a great term for it.
2 – Eat what you what, not what you think you should eat
This chapter was excellent and covered an interesting experiment with toddlers and trusting the body to ask for what it needed if nothing was restricted.
3 – Eat consciously and enjoy every mouthful
Here Paul said that he had noticed that overweight people spend a lot of time thinking about food except when they are eating it and are then busy enjoying it.
4 – When you think you are full, STOP eating
This one sounds obvious but there is evidence that it takes the stomach time to realise that it’s full. So you could be eating a lot more food than you need that time. That’s why rule 3 is a good one. By slowing down your eating you are giving your stomach a chance to realise that it’s being fed.
Programming your mind to be slim
As a Hypnotherapist this was my favourite part of the book! I love how Paul talks about the power of our imagination. He gives an exercise to demonstrate how your imagination is so powerful you can imagine tasting chocolate cake and also something disgusting happening to that cake.
He also how words can ‘sell’ food. I just found this description of plums on the Waitrose website!
‘Sweet, juicy plums are truly a treat. The most popular varieties combine honeyed sweetness with a hint of acidity that makes them useful for cooking as well as eating just as they are’. This is a great tantalising description of a plum 🙂
I love the way Paul talks about focusing on what we do want rather than what we don’t. As I mentioned earlier, this is a ‘toward’ strategy, rather than an ‘away from’ strategy. ‘Toward’ strategies have much more long standing power than ‘away from’ as they are driven by inspiration and hope, rather than fear and hurt.
If you put a picture of yourself overweight on your fridge you are in fact focusing your mind on a negative image. It might make you feel bad and this is not a good starting place for your weight loss plan that will need your focus and effort.
You need to create a positive self-image
Paul talks about how important it is to work on your self-image. He describes it as ‘the blueprint that determines everything about you, from how motivated, intelligent and confident you are willing to let yourself be’. This gave me tingles because I cannot tell you how many clients I’ve had who are so talented, clever, kind, whatever, but lack a positive self-image.
I work with my clients to improve their self-image. This is what I call ‘work of the self’ and it changes lives. Nothing really changes except how the person feels about themselves, but it can change everything.
I like the example Paul gives of someone who is not classically attractive but their self-confidence makes them attractive to others. And this reinforces their own feelings of feeling attractive so is self-fulfilling.
You can 100% change your self-image.
Paul goes on to cover visualisation, emotional eating, exercise, motivation, craving and questions and ends by reminding readers that ultimately they need to take action to make being thin a habit.
In a nutshell
On Amazon this book these questions are asked when selling this book:
Would you like to eat whatever you want and still lose weight?
Would you like to feel really happy with your body?
Are you unable to lose those last 10 pounds? Do you find it difficult to say no to second helpings?
Do you get disheartened about your eating habits and your weight?
Then this amazing book and CD can help you!
I think this book could live up to these promises for some people, especially as it has a CD to listen to with it as a book alone is unlikely to make these changes.
But for those who need the personal touch and a customised Hypnotherapy weight loss plan or Hypno Gastric Band, please get in touch. I also offer a 4 week unique ‘go sugar-free programme’ which I have been running Worldwide on Skype for 3 years.
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