20 July 2008

No Excuses for Smoking

No Excuses for SmokingWhen you are a smoker, it is very easy to believe that smoking is the answer to all your problems, and to find reasons for why you smoke. When you are unable to concentrate, you are convinced that you will be able to focus when you light up a cigarette. When someone irritates you, you think that you will feel more relaxed when you light up a cigarette. When first you become a nonsmoker, everything that goes wrong is associated with the fact that you are not smoking. Your partner urges you to buy some cigarettes because you are irritable and no longer a pleasure to be with. Do any of these scenarios sound familiar?

The fact is, smoking never made anyone perfect. Smokers also get irritable, have trouble concentrating and are not always a pleasure to be with. You cannot pin these or any other problems on the fact that you are a nonsmoker. You have not changed, your personal situations have probably not changed, you will still get problems, but it is very easy to blame these emotions on being a nonsmoker because smoker always feels that smoking grant relax and releases stress.

After you have successfully stopped smoking for a while, you may feel quitting has been easier than you expected. Not that it's been easy altogether, but it still has not been as hard as you feared. You may now go for several hours, maybe most of the day or evening, without even thinking about a cigarette. Here is the downside of feeling too confident: You're at a party. You're feeling good. Maybe you've had a drink or two. Someone offers you a cigarette. You think, "I'm not having any trouble. I will have a couple tonight and go back to non-smoking tomorrow. Maybe stay with a routine of only smoking at parties." Vigilance - that is the word for the next few months. You don't have to spend every waking moment managing your quitting, but you do have to stay on your toes, vigilant, alert to the temptations or situations that can mess up your plan. Give your nonsmoking the vigilance you would for anything else that is very important.

Nicotine is a deadly drug, which possess a powerful addiction. The fortunate thing is that thousands of people are successfully trying to avoid its grip and many have already succeeded. They are same people who once have thought that they would not be able to quit smoking. Finally, they won over smoking addiction and turned their dream into the reality. Their determination has worked for them.

17 July 2008

What do Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, Matt Damon and Charlize Theron Have in Common?

quit smoking with hypnosisThey all quit smoking with hypnosis. We all know that superstars love to follow a trend - and, with smoking way down on the list of things that you should do in life - more and more famous people are turning to hypnosis to break their bad habits. Let’s face it - quitting smoking is hard, whether you’re famous or not. It does not matter how bad you want to quit, sometimes actually being able to break the addiction is something we just cannot do on our own. But, the fact is that smoking could shorten your lifespan, it makes your life miserable and it eats up your money.

Therefore, it is no surprise that celebrities like these four have tried hypnosis. Sometimes, having someone else deal with an addiction for you is just a lot easier than having to do it yourself. Matt Damon, for example, is said to have quit smoking straight after just three sessions with his hypnotherapist. As he said afterwards: "It’s amazing I didn’t even want cigarettes any more." Ellen DeGeneres, on the other hand, was cured on her TV show by a guest hypnotherapist on the spur of the moment. She was so grateful to have found an instant cure that she told him: "You’ve helped me tremendously and probably saved my life, definitely changed my life." And, Drew Barrymore managed to kick a two to three pack a day habit that she had had since her teens with the help of hypnosis.

So, why are the rich and famous turning to hypnosis to cure their bad habits? The fact is that it just plain works and, as word gets out how effective it can be, more and more smokers want to get help this way. If you want to quit smoking then hypnosis could be the ideal solution for you. Going down this route could see you quit smoking in an instant - unlike other practices such as nicotine patches or gum which could take months to wean you off and which could have nasty side effects. And, it is a whole lot easier than going cold turkey.

Hypnosis works to make you want to quit smoking on a subconscious level. You do have to want to quit for it to work but - if you do - then there is no reason why it will not work for you. In addition, you don’t have to be rich and famous to be able to see the benefits here. The fact is that more and people who are desperate to quit smoking are turning to hypnotherapy as a solution. These people may have been trying to quit for years or may have just made the decision to try, it does not matter what stage you are at, hypnosis can help.

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