We know all of this, and yet so many of us still smoke.
We attempt to convince ourselves that it’s not our fault, that it’s an addiction, that we can’t quit as it’ll always draw us back…
But the reality is, quitting is a lot easier than you think!
Which is where I come in. It’s not an addiction, it’s a habit. And with the right mindset it can be changed. Very quickly.
When you get your mindset locked on target, everything else falls in to place. It’s that fundamental.
Smoking is fundamentally a habit. A ver pernicious habit, one which is very good at preserving itself and making you think you have no alternatives. But it is just a habit.
We’ve probably all heard stories of people who have successfully quit smoking by going “cold turkey” – they just decide to stop, and never light up.
We’ve probably all also heard stories of people who have quit smoking and started again, repeating that cycle many times.
What’s the difference?
When your drive to be a non-smoker is strong enough, no amount of temptation will trick you into smoking again.
For some people, it’s just giving that extra little will-power boost.
For other people, there are deeper drivers to keep them smoking – even though they know it’s killing them, they get some hidden benefit from smoking, so their unconscious mind keeps them smoking to get that benefit (it might be the socialising aspect, or it might be smoking gets them a break from work, or any number of possibilities). By uncovering those hidden benefits and offering their unconscious mind alternative ways of getting them, it loses its desire to smoke, and quitting becomes easy.
Mindset is also key to avoiding relapses, and that forms a core part of our work together, to ensure you just never get sufficient urge to start smoking again.
“It’s all in the mind” they say.
Whether that’s true or not, what is true is that the right mindset makes all the difference between being stuck on the treadmill of continual yoyo dieting, and enjoying being the weight you want to be while living the lifestyle you want to live.
The process takes a single session, which typically lasts about an hour.
This is usually done via Zoom, although if mutually convenient it can be done in the comfort of your own home.
Different people have different reasons, and when we dig really deep into YOUR reasons, we start to form a very powerful base upon which to build the new non-smoking you.
Everyone is different, and that includes how their unconscious decides it's time to smoke a cigarette.
We find out what those signs are for you so that we can help your unconscious to make better choices.
Building on the work from the previous stages, we help your unconscious to effortlessly learn new ways of behaving which, once installed, happen automatically so you do not even have to think about using them. These are the new, empowering behaviours which become part of the New You, and help you to remain being a non-smoker for good.
We have a follow-up session 24 hours later, to see how well you are getting on and to help you celebrate your first day as a non-smoker, and to polish any remaining issues.
And then you are done!
However, some people feel that they would benefit from a little light ongoing support – a gentle tweak here and there to fine-tune things. This is absolutely an option for those who need it, and is covered in the optional additional Ongoing Support.
Two sessions plus a worksheet and a 7-day assignment which must both be completed and submitted before our first session – this is essential, if it’s not done, the session doesn’t go ahead so as not to waste your and my time.
Each session is typically 60 minutes long (45 – 75 realistically), all done via Zoom so you can do this from the comfort and safety of your own home.
I’ve been using Zoom (and before that Skype) to great success with clients around the globe for many years, long before recent events, so you can be sure we are using tried and testing methods here.
I use a blend of techniques and tools – from coaching through NLP to hypnosis, every time tailored to your specific needs. Doesn’t mean we’ll use them all, it simply means we have a very well stocked toolkit upon which to draw for your specific situation.
Each session is typically 60 minutes (realistically 45 – 75 minutes depending on how it goes), via Zoom, so you can take them in the safety and comfort of your own home. I’ve been using Zoom (and before that Skype) to great success with clients around the globe for many years, long before the rest of the world went online in 2020, so you can be sure we are using tried and testing methods here.
Before each session you will have a worksheet to complete – this is an essential part of the program (seriously – if you don’t complete and return your worksheet on time then we do not do the session. It would be a complete waste of your and my time).
I use a blend of techniques and tools – from coaching through NLP to hypnosis, every time tailored to your specific needs. Doesn’t mean we’ll use them all, it does mean we’ll use the specific ones we need for your specific situation.
And when you are on the 6 month program, you’ll also get a custom-recorded hypnosis track for you to listen to any time you like, to help you really cement your new mindset.
Becoming a non-smoker can be a very personal thing for many – once they are a non-smoker they don’t want to publicly announce they used to be a smoker. Which means in many cases, a public testimonial is out of the question – I absolutely respect your privacy at ll times.
However, this process does work, very successfully so, as you can see and hear in this video, recorded with Noel Williams 4 months after he worked with me to quit for good – in those 4 months he has saved himself around £2,500, and even now years later he is still enjoying being a non-smoker and saving himself a fortune!
For most people, once they have completed their Freedom From Smoking program, they are good to go as a life-long non-smoker, mindset locked in, and all is well.
However, some people feel they would benefit from just a little extra light steering especially in the initial months.
It has two components, designed to help you stay on track, and to add any course-corrections swiftly and efficiently with the minimum of fuss.
Part one is the monthly Progress Worksheet. This keeps you in touch with your goals, help keep you on course, and for those rare occasions where you feel you may have slipped, it provides a quick, early, and easy way to track this, alerting you to it before it becomes a problem.
Part two is the monthly 15 minute Zoom session, where we sort whatever needs sorting based on your worksheet, and if there’s nothing untoward that month, then it’s a good 15 minute hypnosis session to boost your mindset and bolster your ability to remain confidently and resolutely on target.
Available both on a pay-monthly basis, and on a 6-month package for a discount. Take as many or as few as you feel you need.
Important note – these are only to keep you on track, and thus can only be taken once you’ve completed your Freedom From Smoking program. They can only be used for issues related to your goals from that program – specifically they can’t be used to address any other non-related issues which arise, due to the short time and tight focus.
If you are committed to becoming a non-smoker and are ready to get started, you can sign up above.
Or, if you’d prefer to have a wee chat first, to explore your options, and see if this is right for you, grab a chat with me here…