How to stop smoking naturally

Hypnotherapy for quitting smoking

Swapping one addiction for another? I wanted to know how to stop smoking naturally. There is the option to take medication to help you quit the fags but that’s not for everyone and can have some nasty side effects. Like me do you want to stop smoking without swapping smoking tobacco for another fix of nicotine just in a different form of delivery. Read on to learn about some other ways that don’t involve nicotine replacement such as patches, gum or moving to a vape. They can of course be…

Getting ready to quit smoking

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Are you ready? Change is one of the constants in your life and getting ready to quit smoking signifies the start your journey. Over 20 years ago two alcoholism researchers, Carlo C. DiClemente and J. O. Prochaska, developed a model of change to help with addiction problems and motivation to change. Discover how ready you are, how you can move forward and the right mindset. It was my heart attack that catapulted me to the action stage, don’t wait for a life changing event first. Smoking cessation This term is…

What is the easiest way to stop smoking?

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It’s easy to stop smoking, just stop! Yes, that sounds simple but it can be quite the opposite. It about finding out what is the easiest way to stop smoking for you. We are all unique and there is defintely a way for you to do this, your way. So, what is the easiest way to quit smoking? Unfortunately, whilst quitting is simple it isn’t always easy. In this and my next post we are going to take a peak at some of the options available to you. Once upon…

Busting the myths about quitting smoking

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In my previously I talked about some of the reasons why it would be a good idea to stop smoking. I busted one of the myths I hear that makes me really cross. “It’s not too late” – it’s never too late – the damage caused by smoking can often be undone. Now I am going to be busting some of the myths about quitting smoking that hold you stuck in the habit. Why is it so difficult to stop smoking? Because although it is simple, it is not easy!…

Facts to help you quit smoking after a heart attack

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How long have you smoked? Being a smoker since the age of 14 it took my heart attack at 52 to make me decide once and for all to quit smoking. I had heard and read about some of the facts, the good reasons to quit, but it hadn’t made a difference until it happened to me. As I think back to all the years I have heard many tales both good and bad about how easy or difficult it is to give up. This has influenced my beliefs and…

Healthy eating and body confidence

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One lifestyle change that affects and reduces a number of risk factors our health and has a positive effect on our feelings about ourselves and our bodies is to eat healthy and weight loss or gain. It sounds so easy doesn’t it, but it’s not. You start off optimistic, motivated and raring to go but then the reality of everyday life kicks in. Healthy eating and body confidence helps you to feel good and have energy to face the world. Initially I lost weight drastically after my heart attack and…

What’s an Indian head massage good for?

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Indian head massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practised for over a thousand years. It involves a massage to the head, face, upper back, shoulders, arms and hands. The massage relieves tension in the muscles; it can be relaxing, stimulating and invigorating. Sounds divine doesn’t it, a real treat? Actually, Indian head massage isn’t simply a ‘treat’ – it can help with a variety of physical and emotional issues. What’s an Indian head massage good for? Eases migraines, headaches and back pain It can…

How to help your body, help you to sleep well

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Why is sleep important? You cannot survive without sleep it is as important as air, food and water! You need to be able to sleep well. It enhances health as you body heals and rejuvenates as you rest. It also helps lower risks of serious illnesses such as heart problems and cancer. Some research suggests that it may help with weight control. Sleep also gives you energy, aids memory and learning, reduces stress and helps maintain a positive mood. Why is sleep important to mood? A normal sleep pattern comprises…

How to change your behaviours to help you get a good night’s sleep

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I can’t sleep! You can’t get to sleep; you’re feeling tired and yet when you get into bed ‘ping’ eyes open and wide awake? Then you spend the night tossing and turning, berating yourself for not sleeping? You wake as if you haven’t slept a wink!   What good is sleep? Sleep is critical for your body and mind’s well-being, it simply works best when you’ve had the right amount of rest, this is between seven and eight hours sleep (up to 9½ hours if you’re a teen). Sleep gives your brain…

How to use your mind to help you fall asleep

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Insomnia (sleeplessness, having trouble falling asleep or staying a sleep) Insomnia can be having difficulty falling asleep even when exhausted. Or staying asleep, you get off to sleep just find but once woken you can’t get back to sleep. Stay with me and I will give you 9 ways to quieten your mind to enable you to fall asleep and get your free guided relaxation for sleep download. If you suffer from insomnia, have job that involves shift work or have a new born baby then you will be an…