Struggling to kick a habit? Can’t stop Smoking? Eating too Much?
You may have noticed that the warnings on cigarette packets are doing nothing to ease that itching craving feeling you are getting just reading this!
Perhaps your habit is eating sweets, drinking too much coffee, drinking too much alcohol?
You may even be tempted to kick back, grab a fresh packet of your best brand, hear the plastic cellophane wrapper crinkle as you feel the firmness of the fresh tight packed cigarettes underneath.
You might even smell the fresh tobacco and imagine putting one in your mouth and then…
You may just remind yourself that you are only reading a page about smoking, eating or drinking and that you making this all up in your mind.
Use Wholemind to quickly and easily change your Special Habit simply and permanently.
Long time habits such as smoking, eating and drinking can seem like an insurmountable task and that is because of the complexity of the problem.
All habitual addictive patterns exist on a number of different levels.
- Mind Addiction i.e the belief that the person can’t cope without smoking, eating or drinking. I focus on two areas of the mind, the “what” you focus on and the “how” you focus on it.
- The Automatic Brain Addiction for repeated and comforting actions. Habit ie the reason the person lights up the moment they pour themselves a cup of coffee or pours a drink to start to unwind after a hard day. Habits are non-goal orientated repetitive behaviours which can be changed with specialised techniques. The brain is built to create habits, you are hardwired for it, so don’t be too hard on yourself.
- The Body addiction to smoke, food an alcohol. This is less of influence than you would think, and the fact that more than 90% of smokers stop “cold turkey” is evidence of this fact. In fact, most people struggle to tell the difference between the “physical addiction” and just living normally.
In addition there are two phases to stopping a habit
- Initially Stopping. For instance all smokers stop 20 to 30 times every day. It is the length of the stopping time that we need to address.
- Permananat Stopping. Staying away from cigarettes, overeating or excessive alcohol for the rest of their lives. This is a different problem and is where most smoking cessation and habit change programs fall flat. Each client needs to be told how to deal with stresses and temptations in the future.
How does the Stop Smoking and Other Habits Now program work?
As the programme is based upon wholemind principles, neuroscience, NLP and integrated health principles, the Stop Smoking and Other Habits Now process is empowering, and can be applied to other areas of your life (for example, eating patterns and exercise).
By the end of the course you will be free of smoking and other habits, without feeling that you have given anything up, and very important, with the free post-course tools provided, you will also have the tools to remain free forever.
There are three basic parts to the program
Stress management 75 to 90 minutes
Stress is the single biggest reason for ex smokers to return to the habit and one of the main causes for developing coping strategies and habits in the forst place. I have helped hundreds of people to stop smoking, overeating and drinking to excess. I frequently hear that they have stopped before only to return to their “old friends” years later when dealing with a stressful event.
The program explores how people think and develop stress. I use the integrated Neuro-linguistic model of communication which, despite its name, is a remarkably simple process to explain how we create internal “maps” of the world and respond to our representation of reality rather than reality.
I also cover numerous simple, easy to practice techniques to dissolve conflict and feelings of tension and stress in the workplace.
Psychological and Physical addiction 75 to 90 minutes
This is first part of the actual cessation program where I deal with following
- Goal setting component. “why you are doing this?”
- The pain and pleasure model of motivation and habit change.
- Dismantling beliefs and “advantages” of smoking and other habits.
- Visualisations and imagination exercises
- Deep breathing exercises
- Mindfulness exercises.
Habitual Patterns. 75 to 90 minutes
There are four basic habitual exercises which build upon the work of the previous section. We may use all of these or only one.
- Aversion Anchors. Clients associate negative feelings to the cigarettes and other attractors. What? Negative feelings towards a cigarette or habit? Yep, that’s how you were originally designed; to get away from the nasty dangerous stuff and move towards the nice stuff.
- Collapse anchors and “compulsion” blow out. A really effective and simple technique from the world of NLP.
- Habit replacement pattern. Clients replace an old response, with a new response, (deep breath, glass of water, mindfulness etc).
- Visualization exercises and placing your new life in the future where you will simply expect it to happen.
Some people are concerned that I will mess with their minds. This could not be further from the truth. The cigarette companies, food companies, and booze manufacturers have messed with my client’s minds to get them to smoke in the first place. I am helping people undo that damage.
I simply help restore balance and help my clients use their minds in such a way as to have complete and total control over their behaviours and thoughts.
I have only one last question. How many more cigarettes will you lay down on your path until you meet someone else who can help you stop smoking now?
What do I do now?
Do you feel that you could benefit by seeing more about what I can tell you? You could call me now, or email me immediately to get more of a feel for how this program will help you.