Monday, July 13, 2009

Are you ready to become a non smoker?

Here are some reasons that may pose a challenge in letting go of the smoking habit.
If you find it difficult to stop smoking, check with yourself if one of the following factors may be present in your life.
1. Work Stress that has become overwhelming. Some people don't smoke at home, they only smoke at work.
2. Too much stress at home. Family problems with spouse, children.
3. Loss of a job. Such an event causes grief , sadness and anger that trigger smoking.
4. Financial problems. Having enough money to pay the mortgage , household and credit card bills can become a trigger for smoking.
3. Drinking at a club, bar, or social gathering.
Alcohol can trigger the craving for nicotine.
4. Boredom. Do you spend a lot of time with nothing constructive or creative to do?
5. Loneliness. Cigarettes are often seen as a companion, a loyal close friend who is always available to you.
6. Timing. Other people may want you to quit , including your family members or your primary physician.
It may be a matter of days, weeks or months until you are ready to throw your last pack away.
Hypnosis can help you discover new ways to manage stress and alleviate fears, loneliness, boredom, grief , anxiety, frustration and worry.You will gain clarity and increase your motivation and desire to succeed in your goal to become a Non smoker for life.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Stop Smoking Permanently With Hypnosis and Emotional Freedom Technique

Dear Dr. Eugenia,
I have tried everything to stop smoking: acupuncture, filters, the patch you name it. Eight months ago, at the encouragement of a friend, I tried hypnosis and it worked. I had two sessions, and felt really good. There were no cravings and my energy started coming back. Then, I went through a divorce and I'm smoking again. I have a new home and I don't want it to smell like smoke so I end up smoking outside or in the garage and it's too hot this time of the year. I'm starting to get angry with myself and feel stuck again. I'm tired of this habit.Can hypnosis help me this time for good?

In our experience about 95% of people who smoke are successful in their effort to stop smoking when they have more than one therapy option available to them.People differ in the way they react to stressful situations and they can be caught "off guard" by a crisis, such as a death, a divorce, a move, loss of a job, even a bad day at work.
Our research, which began in 1985 has clearly shown that a combination of at least two treatment methods, such as Hypnosis and Emotional Freedom Technique, maximizes your success, up to 95% , regardless of how many times one tries to quit smoking.
You can be taught specific ways to "disconnect" any associations between stressful feelings and cravings for cigarettes, through EFT and Hypnosis. This way you would feel assured that no matter what happens, you are now free of cigarettes and have become a NON SMOKER FOR LIFE.

Dr.Eugenia Andrews

Stop Smoking: Success With Hypnosis

Dear Dr. Andrews,
I hope you can help me because I don't know what to do about my smoking. I have been a smoker for 35 years and find it impossible to quit. Right now, I'm using the gum and it's not helping. Is Nicorette Gum any good ? I find that it causes me to become nauseous.
Is there anything else I can do to stop smoking?

According to American Cancer Society, 90% of those who smoke would like to quit, and have tried at least once. Most people believe they "should" be strong enough to quit by themselves. However, studies have shown that smokers who get help from an effective program using hypnosis are much more likely to quit with no unwanted side effects, and to remain smoke free, than those who quit on their own. The success rate of clients in our program is close to 96%.
The program is easy, and effortless and uses no substitutes or drugs. Part of the success of the program comes from the one year support, which is part of the original investment. The Nicorette Gum is nicotine introduced into the system by absorption. There have been several side effects documented concerning the use of the "gum". If you are trying to kick the addictive habit of nicotine, why take nicotine in a different form? Few if any have been successful using this this method.
When choosing a program for Smoking Cessation, you might consider a multi-dimensional approach that deals with the nicotine addiction,without drugs, side effects or long term financial cost and which provides psychological support.

Dr. Eugenia Andrews

Be a Non Smoker and Never Gain Weight

I have been smoking for a long time and would like to stop. Can hypnosis help me quit this smoking habit? I don't want to gain any weight.

In our customized approach you receive a recording of your session in which maintaining your present weight is one of several positive suggestions that will help you to avoid gaining weight as a non-smoker. Some of the people we work with, even lose weight if they need to while becoming non smokers.Your success in quiting , has no relevance to how long you've been smoking. Time is a concept of the conscious mind and habits develop in the subconscious mind. In order to succeed, all it takes is your motivation and desire, to achieve your goal.
Becoming a Non smoker, is a CHOICE to attain good health, high self -esteem and quality of life, in addition to respecting the environment and the world around you .
Of course, there are tremendous financial benefits that come with a non smoking lifestyle,
and they are of great importance for most people, given the current financial times.

Dr. Eugenia Andrews

STOP SMOKING: What are the Symptoms of Nicotine Addiction?

Answer the following questions as honestly as you can:

  1. Do you smoke every day?
  2. Do you smoke because of shyness and to build self-confidence?
  3. Do you smoke to escape from boredom and worries while under pressure?
  4. Have you ever burned a hole in your clothes, carpet, furniture or car?
  5. Have you ever had to go to the store late at night or at another inconvenient time because you were out of cigarettes?
  6. Do you feel defensive or angry when people tell you that your cigarette smoke is bothering them?
  7. Has a doctor or dentist suggested that you stop smoking?
  8. Have you promised someone that you would stop smoking, then broken your promise?
  9. Have you felt physical or emotional discomfort when trying to quit?
  10. Have you successfully stopped smoking for a period of time only to start again?
  11. Do you buy extra supplies of tobacco to make sure you won't run out?
  12. Do you find it difficult to imagine life without smoking?
  13. Do you choose only activities and entertainment as such that you can smoke during them?
  14. Do you prefer, seek out or feel more comfortable in the company of smokers?
  15. Do you inwardly despise or feel ashamed of yourself because of your smoking?
  16. Do you ever find yourself lighting up without having consciously deciding to?
  17. Has your smoking caused trouble at home or in a relationship?
  18. Do you ever tell yourself that you can stop smoking whenever you want to?
  19. Have you ever felt that your life would be better if you didn't smoke?
  20. Do you continue to smoke even thought you are aware of the health hazards posed by smoking?

If you answered "yes" to more than two of these questions, there is a chance that you are addicted or becoming addicted to nicotine. If you answered "yes" to three or more, you are probably already addicted to nicotine.



E .F.T. (Emotional Freedom Technique)
NeuroLinguistic Programming
Cognitive therapy
Cold Turkey
Self Help Groups (Smoke Enders or Nicotine Anonymous among others)

Stop Smoking Tips

Creative Alternatives to Smoking

If you are bored and trying not to smoke:
Hold a fake cigarette, for example, cut up straws
Take a walk
Do a puzzle
Chew Gum
Call a friend
Work on a hobby
See a movie
Eat a low calorie snack
Give yourself a manicure/pedicure
Make a list of things to do
Read a newspaper

If You Are Stressed and Trying Not to Smoke


To stay calm, think about something that makes you feel good.

Relax your shoulders.

Close your mouth and inhale through your nose as slowly and deeply as you can.

Hold your breath while you count to four, keeping your shoulders relaxed.

Exhale slowly, letting out all the air from your lungs, as if you were blowing out a candle.

Repeat this inhale - exhale cycle five times.

Dad I Wish You Would Stop Smoking

Dear Dr. Andrews
I am a 13 year old, and I have a younger brother and a younger sister. My dad, when his is home from work, spends most of his time on the patio smoking. My mother and my sister are allergic to smoking. The rest of the family does not like the smell of cigarettes either. I am very sad that my dad smokes.He reads your column, so I would like him to know the reasons why I wish for him to stop smoking.
1. Dad, sometimes I feel you prefer smoking over spending time with your own family.
2. I wish you would spend time not smoking but with all of us.
3. I worry about your health. You are always tired, out of breath and look older than you really are. I'm afraid you may die from heart trouble or lung cancer and I cry when I think this can happen to you.
4. Your smoking causes you and Mom to argue, and we all are very unhappy when the two of you don't get along. We want to live in a happy family.
Cigarettes cost money, and you work hard at your job. Even then, we cannot afford many extras. I feel as though you are taking away from yourself and from all of us.
Dad, you are a good person, and I think if you decide to quit smoking and you ask God for help, he will give it to you.
Dad, I hope you will read these reasons and think about what I've said to you.
Your Daughter

Your letter to your father was beautiful. I could feel your caring and the deep concern you have for him. I encourage you to tell your father that you love him and care about him, as you've said in your letter. Please avoid nagging, or threatening, they will not help him to make a decision to stop smoking.I want to that you for writing to me.You speak for many children, who have the same wish for a loved one as you do for your dad. I have included in this column some facts about smoking, based on information published by the American Cancer Society, that could be helpful to your father.
If you are thinking of quitting smoking here are some things to consider:
1. It's not as hard as you think to remove this addiction from your life.
2. Don't look at it as if you are giving up something. This makes it seem too muchlike a loss. What you are really doing is tossing something out of your life thathas done you harm and doesn't belong here anymore.
3. Set a date. Make a commitment. Give it a try. Remember, it is alright if you don'tsucceed at first. Just keep trying. The only way you can lose is by ceasing to try.
4. Always keep a positive attitude. After all, this is one of the most positive things you've ever done. Stay away from negative people and worrisome situations.
5. Quit for yourself. Even though your family and loved ones will benefit tremendously from your quitting, it is you that will benefit the most. Have at lease two reasons that you want to stop smoking.
6. Treat giving up smoking with the respect it rightly deserves. Become willing to go to any lengths to remove it from your life. If you are not willing, try praying for the willingness. This usually works.
7. Consider getting some support from a professional who understands nicotine addiction.
8. Clinical Hypnosis, and E.F.T. (Emotional Freedom Technique) are most effective treatments to help you stop the smoking habit, because they focus on the psychological and the physiological factors of the addiction as well.
9. Remember, desire to be a Nonsmoker is the key to your Success.

Dr. Eugenia Andrews