Have you been afraid of stopping smoking because you're worried about the withdrawals, or crazy cravings, or gaining weight and getting fat? You’re not alone! So many people allow the fears that surround stopping smoking to get in the way of them becoming free of the slavery of smoking. Well I’m about to bust the 17 biggest myths that surround becoming a non-smoker.
I've been a smoking cessation specialist for over 20 years and these are the main fears that most people have that get in their way of becoming a non-smoker.
So number one is I have an addictive personality. Have you heard that one before? Have you been using that one yourself? Here's the thing about saying that you have an addictive personality...it completely takes your power away from you. You can absolutely stop smoking cold turkey when your mind is in the right place.
The addiction to...
Did you know that the part of your mind that smokes could care less about how much smoking costs? It's true. Eight out of ten people who smoke are not really focused on the expense of smoking. And yet we spend so much money smoking.
I want to walk you through the cost of smoking, not to shame you and not to put you down, but to empower you and to motivate you. Because once your rational brain sees the cost of smoking, it can really, really give you some power and some leverage to make that powerful decision to stop smoking cold turkey and be free once and for all.
It's interesting, because when I speak to clients or I get feedback from students in my online program, Smokefree123, I’ll ask if the expense bothers them. And sometimes people will say that if they stop to think about it, then yes it really does. But they also say they rarely think about it, they just pay the money. They don’t...
Think you are ready to quit smoking cold turkey? Really? Have you ever “thought” you were ready but then tried to quit smoking cold turkey and it didn’t work out? Did you know that about 80% of people who try to quit smoking are not really ready to stop smoking? Not being ready when you try to quit smoking is the main reason that most people don’t succeed-hands down.
If you've been trying to quit smoking and have been frustrated about the fact that you can stop for a day or two days, but you keep going back, chances are you just might not be mentally ready to quit smoking yet.
I have made this AM I READY TO QUIT SMOKING QUIZ that is going to actually help you get really clear on whether or not you’re ready to truly stop smoking for good, not just stop smoking, but to stop smoking permanently.
Now, don't worry, I'm won’t be grading you on this.
Good NEWS-even if you...
Are you still in a bit of a love affair with smoking or vaping? Well, if you're super into smoking, what I am about to say probably isn't for you. I have helped over 10,000 people become happy, healthy, non-smokers. And I'm also a former pack and a half a day smoker. So if you are feeling a bit worn down and enslaved by your relationship to smoking or vaping and you're feeling trapped in this relationship, here's the good news…
I am going to tell you how to break up with smoking, and stop smoking cold turkey once and for all. It's actually a five step process. So let's dig into it right now.
The first step that you want to take is to just own the fact that you love smoking or vaping. Why? We have a lot of guilt and shame about smoking. But then there's also this other part of our brain, which is what I call the “smoker brain” or the “vaper...
When we have smoked for decades, it’s hard to believe that we will ever be able to stop smoking cold turkey.
Many of my smoking cessation clients who come to my office or use my online hypnosis based program Smokefree123 for stop smoking hypnotherapy, can’t even remember a time when they didn’t smoke. That creates a lot of fear and self-doubt.
Like Leila (see testimonial below). She smoked for over 30 years and over a pack a day. She had COPD and knew she had to stop smoking but she just couldn’t. Maybe you can relate. You might have been smoking for decades, and you might even have developed health issues or struggles thanks to the habit. And you would love to stop smoking cold turkey, but you're stuck in the cycle of fear and doubt.
I bet you know people who stopped smoking and it was really, really hard. Maybe they even went back. I bet you also know people who stopped...
Do wine and cigarettes go together for you like Romeo and Juliet, or like cheese and crackers? Well, here's the thing...if you've been trying to quit smoking cold turkey but the wine and cigarettes have become a problem for you, or you always go back to smoking when you drink, there's probably a couple of mistakes that you’re making that you can easily correct so that you can consciously uncouple the wine from the cigarettes.
My name is Rita black and I am a clinical hypnotherapist and I am the creator of Smokefree123, which is an online stop smoking hypnotherapy program. I am a smoking cessation specialist and I am most importantly, a former pack and a half a day smoker.
I used to drink wine and smoke a lot of cigarettes at the same time. And I did think that wine and cigarettes were the perfect pair. They were kind of just like two peas in a pod, so to speak. But if you want to quit smoking cold...
If you’re a mom that smokes and you’re feeling that “smoking mom guilt” , I want you to stop feeling guilty.
I've got three big tips to help you not only stop feeling guilty, but to really start moving towards being a mom who can quit smoking cold turkey.
I’ve worked with so many moms in my clinical practice in Los Angeles, and I’ve seen a lot of tears in that practice.
Tears from moms who feel bad because they’re hiding outside in the backyard to smoke, hiding from their kids. Or they can’t wait until their kids go to bed at night so they can sneak out onto the porch to have a glass of wine and smoke.
First off, I want you to know that you’re not alone. There are a lot of moms who smoke. But what I see a lot when moms try to stop smoking, are mistakes.
Actually, there’s TWO main mistakes that I see moms make who are trying to stop smoking.
Does smoking really relax you? Or is it that we only think it’s relaxing us but it isn’t?
That’s exactly what I’ll be digging into, because a lot of people who want to stop smoking cold turkey, don’t, because they believe that smoking is the only way they can relax or handle stress.
Why do we think smoking relaxes us? Let me begin by discussing why smoking does not relax us. What smoking actually does is it agitates your mind. And so, when we expect a cigarette at a certain time, our mind becomes agitated. Most people smoke on a schedule or in a set pattern. For example, at certain times in their morning, or during breaks at work. When you can’t have that cigarette at that specific time, you become stressed and agitated. This applies to vaping as well. So if you’re trying to stop smoking by vaping, the same applies to you.
If you are on a ketogenic diet and doing intermittent fasting, or are just doing a regular ketogenic diet and are also smoking, you may want to keep reading. I have some information that may impact your ketosis, your low carb regime or your intermittent fasting. And it’s very important information for you to know. It might encourage you to stop smoking cold turkey once and for all.
I have a large practice located in Los Angeles where I help people to stop smoking cold turkey, in only one session of stop smoking hypnotherapy. Many of my clients are people who are very health conscious and into healthy eating and/or losing weight. A lot of people are intermittent fasting these days. And a lot of people are on the Ketogenic Diet.
What they don't know before they come to see me is their smoking is actually elevating their blood sugar insulin levels. If you’re intermittent fasting you want to...
Is your coffee routine the thing that gets you up and going in the morning?
And anytime that you tried to stop smoking cold turkey, is coffee the thing that you miss the most?
My name is Rita Black and I am a clinical hypnotherapist, a smoking cessation specialist and the creator of Smokefree123, which is an online stop smoking hypnotherapy program. But I'm also a former pack and a half a day smoker.
I remember smoking it up in the morning with my cup of joe. And that was my big morning event that got me out of bed and got me going for the day. And I just thought that I never could stop smoking cold turkey because of the relationship I had with coffee and cigarettes. But I'm here to tell you I've been a happy, healthy non-smoker for over 23 years and I love coffee more than ever as a non-smoker. And you can too.
I just want to cover a few mistakes that people make when they try to quit smoking regarding coffee and their morning routine....