Thinking about Quitting Smoking Today?
If you want to stop smoking today here is some very useful information.
Quit smoking easily armed with correct information and a new way of thinking.
Here is a plan for successfully quitting smoking today.
The first thing to be aware of is that smoking is NOT a physically addiction. There are some addictive substances in the cigarettes however the effects do not last for long after your last smoke.
The power of your mind is stronger than the power of the addiction/habit. After all your mind created the habit in the first place.
There is evidence, regarding stopping smoking, from independent studies that between 3 - 5 days after your last cigarette, all of the addictive substances will be out of your bloodstream.
And once all these substances are out of your bloodstream any physical addicted to cigarettes will also be gone.
SMOKING IS A HABIT. !! (A behavioural addiction)
For however long you have smoked tobacco it has had a place in your life.
Here are some of the uses that clients tell me what smoking gives them.
There are many more.
However, really think about it -------
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STRESS. ------------ What is it?
More than 50% of issues presented to GP’s are #stress related.
Stress shows itself in many guises not just what many people refer to the “Fight or Flight” response. The “Fight or Flight” response is the basic response when the body has to deal with an immediate threat.
The best ways to describe these actions are, “#Flight” is to run faster than the threat and escape, or to stand your ground and defend yourself (#Fight). However, these two options do not cover other eventuality and the stress response does allow for other options.
There is another main response, “Freeze”
There are few #stressful situations nowadays need a physical response. In fact, running away or fighting will often make things worse.
Unfortunately our bodies or brain can’t tell the difference between a real threat and pressure at work or deadlines, etc. Our bodies get ready for action, #Anxiety, #PanicAttacks, when all we need to do is sit still, think clearly and feel calm.
The trouble comes due to the fact that the physical changes that were intended by nature to protect us and to last for just a few moments can be prolonged for days, weeks, months or even years if the stress, or stressful situation, is ongoing.
Here are just a few symptoms that could be stress related:
1. Frequent coughs, colds, and other illnesses
2. Digestive problems; diarrhoea, constipation, ulcers
3. Heart disease
4. Continued tiredness and/or being unable to #sleep
5. #Anxiety / #PanicAttacks and many more ....
Any of these sound familiar?
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Just under 1 in 5 (19%) of adults in Great Britain now smoke: 20% of men and 17% of women. This means there are about 9.6 million adult smokers in Great Britain. Smoking rates have more than halved since 1974 when 51% of men and 41% of women smoked. Smoking prevalence is highest in the 25-34 age group (24%) and lowest amongst those aged 60 and over (11%). More than half (59%) of all adults report that they have never smoked. Smoking rates are much higher among poorer people. In 2014, 13% of adults in managerial and professional occupations smoked compared with 30% in routine and manual occupations.
Quitting smoking:- Surveys show that about two-thirds of current smokers would like to stop smoking but only about 30%-40% make a quit attempt in a given year.
Government revenue and expenditure:- In 2014-15 the Government received £9.5 billion in revenue from tobacco tax (excluding VAT). In 2012-13 the Government spent £87.7m on services to help people stop smoking and a further £58.1m on stop smoking medication.
Tobacco smoke:- Contains over 7,000 chemical compounds, present as either gases or as tiny particles. These include carbon monoxide, arsenic, formaldehyde, cyanide, benzene, toluene and acrolein.
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For more information from ASH, go to, http://www.ash.org.uk/files/documents/ASH_93.pdf
Negative interpretation of events and people are the main reason for Social Anxiety.
Social anxiety can make you feel isolated, lonely and withdrawn.
When the thoughts inside your own mind start to restrict what you do and make you feel anxious then it’s time to do something about it.
Social anxiety can stop you in your tracks and force you to avoid certain situations which your mind believes beneficial to your being. It also believes that this is the only action that will prevent the discomfort and feelings associated with anxiety.
A person having a panic attack can experience sudden and intense sensations of fear. As the feelings of fear intensify they feel that they have lost control and feel desperate to get out of what ever situation that has triggered their anxiety in the first instance. Sometime they are not consciously aware of what that situation actually is.
Anxiety/Panic Attacks are common. It is not just you. Seek help to understand them. If you understand them you will no longer fear them.
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Information from research states that more than 70% of people with anxiety and anxiety associated disorders go untreated … It reports that this is usually because they don’t know where to go and they don’t know that effective treatment is available to help them. By providing free consultations, here at Hypnotherapy For Change, we can discuss the treatments that are available and how we can assist your recovery.
1,000’s of people will suffer from anxiety disorders in the UK at some point in their lives!
Symptoms include nervousness, restlessness, sleeplessness, excessive worry, fatigue, panicky feelings, irritability, difficulty concentrating, tension, racing heart, fear of a particular object or situation and intrusive unwanted negative thoughts.
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We are now 1 week into Stoptober.
How are you getting on?
If you have not started yet or have found it too difficult do not despair there are still 3 weeks left. It is not about when you decide to STOP smoking, it's about quitting for good.
Stopping smoking it not just for October but for life. It is a choice that should not be taken lightly.
This is not something you TRY to do or that you "have a go at" because you feel it is expected of you, or even worse for someone else, it should be something that you DO for yourself.
Change happens very quickly, it is the deciding to change that takes the time.
Get in touch if you would like some assistance.
Have you decided to STOP?
Make it this year that you make that change, take control. Don't wait until New Year to try and STOP, start the New Year Smoke Free already, as a Non-Smoker.
Smoking is still the number one cause of preventable deaths in the UK. Smoking continues to kill over 100,000 people in the UK each year.
It's also one of the biggest causes of lung disease and accounts for around half of all lung disease deaths.
Please give me a call if you need more information, 07565 136 866.
Depression is not a "thing" in itself, but a description of the result of certain thinking processes.
One important thing to understand about life is that life is cyclical. That is to say that challenges happen fairly often in everyone's life. Rejection, disappointment, grief, and embarrassment occur in everyone's lifetime and sometimes regularly. When challenges happen a person with a "learned pessimism" style of thinking will find that they become depressed.
A major depressive episode could be described as a person having symptoms such as feeling sad or empty, lack of interest in anything, constant fatigue, feelings of worthlessness, feelings of guilt or shame, the inability to think clearly or focus on something, insomnia and weight loss or gain. This could be a life-threatening psycho-physiological disorder if it goes on unchecked.
Depression is the result of the combination of a persons experiences and a their personal style of thinking which is called "learned pessimism".
Working with clients on a one-to-one basis we would use what are referred to as solution focused questions and questions to help the person move from their "What's the point?" way of thinking to specifics, and help clarify their outcomes.
We would also look at processes to dissociate them from any traumatic memories and associate them into enjoyable experiences, sorting their ongoing experiences for happiness.
The end goal is for the client to look towards their future, using goal-setting and thinking changes to let go of the past and move forward.
I believe we should all exercise and laugh on a daily basis which creates the physiology of happiness.
If this strikes a chord with you take control of your life, make that change and make an appointment to come in and discuss your personal situation.
When deciding exactly what you would like to achieve be very careful of how you talk to yourself. You are the only person that you actually listen to 100% of the time and more than that you also believe yourself, almost without question.
The next time you find yourself disagreeing with someone, or perhaps you just don’t understand why they have done something, try placing yourself in their position and look at the world, and yourself, from their point of view.
Aim to adopt their view point rather than just thinking ‘What would I do in that situation?
Where are the limits of your belief, your world?
What do you feel you can’t do, or can do?
The areas in your life that are not going as well as you would like may indicate that your view point could do with some adjusting.
I am a specialist consultant in Clinical and Analytical Hypnotherapy and a Master NLP Practitioner based in Largs, North Ayrshire on the West coast of Scotland since 1999.