Stop Smoking – Who Dunnit Story?

Stop Smoking – Who Dunnit Story?

Stop Smoking – A Who Dunnit Story?

Some Background First

Stop Smoking – Many hypnotherapists making impressive claims regarding hypnotherapy and stopping smoking.

Adam Eason (Hypnotherapist, Tutor and Author) wrote an article on his blog about the research:
https://www.adam-eason.com/what-is-the-actual-evidence-for-using-hypnosis-for-stopping-smoking/

Yes indeed, a fairly well-known UK hypnotherapist who markets her one-hour stop smoking programme actually also refers to the 1964 study by Von Dedenroth (conducted in 1964, published in American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis in 1968) who made these claims of a 94% success rate. She claims to have a ‘comparably high success rate’ and there are many others that use this study in their marketing literature if you google it.

Then Adam points out there have been several other bits of research since that have not been so convincing.

Then he points out:

However, however, however, all is not lost, oh no…

Racing to our rescue in the early 1990s, as featured in the New Scientist and referred to by many of us in the field, was published a study by Viswesvaran and Schmidt (1992) who had conducted a metaanalysis on 633 studies of smoking cessation which included a whopping 48 studies in the hypnosis category which they investigated.

This also had a total number of 6,020 participants. Which is impressive. Hypnosis did prove to be better and more effective than just about every other treatment it was compared to including nicotine replacement therapy and aversion techniques, yet still only really offering up a success rate far inferior to that of the Von Dedenroth 1968 study.

It is complex and there are other factors.

 

Stop Smoking Research

Our Stop Smoking Product Warning

In our Hypnosis For Download store we have a self-hypnosis product called ‘Stop Smoking Now’

But right at the top of the sales page we have the following copy:

Purchase Warning

Let me be honest with you.

Please please – do not buy this product if you REALLY DON’T want to give up smoking.

WHY?

The straight forward truth is because it won’t work. So you might as well save the purchase price of this product and buy another pack of cigarettes instead.

ALSO…

Please don’t buy this as a gift for someone else if they don’t REALLY WANT to give up smoking.

YOU SEE…

The absolutely essential first step is to WANT TO GIVE UP SMOKING

Hypnosis will work if you want your behaviour, addiction or whatever to change.

Without the desire – well forget it.

I like to think of hypnosis as the ‘willpower assistant’.

 

Now In My Last Blog

In my last blog   https://wats-on.net/hypnosis-and-hypnotherapy-control/

I pointed out this:

Many people who have used hypnosis will say the same thing. “I don’t know how it worked – but it did.”

Now The Stop Smoking Story

I remember Adam telling this story to a class of his hypnotherapy students.  Adam is a great story teller and this is not exactly word for word but the giso is there.

A man (who I will call John) came to see Adam at  his practice to stop smoking.   All the usual chats were done.  John made it clear that somebody had suggested hypnosis – but he himself, didn’t believe it could work because he was sure nobody could hypnotise him.

Adam tried to give him examples of how we are all in a trance like state at times, reading a book or watching a film.  Just think how absorbed you are and ignoring people around you.  What about calling a child downstairs for lunch – when does play and imagination not interfere.

John and Adam agreed to give it all a go.

The hypnosis induction was done and Adam could see that John’s eyes were flickering and that there were breathing changes.  In fact Adam knew that John was in hypnosis.  The stop smoking script was provided and after 20 minutes it was time for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and now you are back in your surroundings.

Well asked Adam “How was that”.

“No” says John, I can’t see that working.  I could hear you but I wasn’t hypnotised.

Adam then suggested that John wait till the next session in a weeks time to discuss it again.

During the week John rang Adam to tell him that even though he had paid for the next session that was no problem.  He wasn’t going to attend because he didn’t thing he could be hypnotised.

AND then came the funny bit.

John carried on by saying to Adam that he really didn’t need it now ANYWAY as he had manage to stop smoking all by himself.  He pointed out that he didn’t know how that had happened but he clearly didn’t need hypnosis.

Ha ha!

 

Self-Hypnosis To Control That In Your Head Chatter – Oh And COUPON

Self-Hypnosis To Control That In Your Head Chatter – Oh And COUPON

Head Chatter – that ‘Conversation with Yourself’ that goes on the whole time.  Control it with Self-Hypnosis.

We all have it – It can be very helpful but it can also work against us –

  • stop us from doing things
  • make excuses galore
  • procrastinate

The head chatter is relentless and happens everywhere and is often unrelated to what we are doing.  Oh the day dreaming of a youth in that lesson at school.

For example – if a vicar asked his congregation to come out and write on a chalk board what was going on inside their head as he delivers his sermon – I wonder how many would be able to do that honestly – without embarrassment.

The mind has many more secret ways of working.  I woke up recently having dreamed about teaching an old lady to drive.  What !?!! – where did that come from.  I have never taught anyone to drive in my life.   Dreams and nightmares – that powerful mind.

Consider all the hours that are lost asking yourself all of these questions.

Well – what about this?

I don’t have this problem – but I do have a wife and daughter (perhaps I should leave this one) – enough said.

The mind is an amazing thing and I have spent the last decade (reason for mentioning decade will become clear) learning a thing or to about hypnotherapy, mindfulness and other behavioural therapies simply by working alongside hypnotherapist Adam.

NOW – Timeline And Onwards

I have just celebrated my seventieth birthday and I have written recently about the changes I personally want to make to get what I want out of life in my seventies.

I have three projects in mind and this is an introduction to Project 1. 

Project 1Getting as many people as possible to understand and use hypnosis and other mental techniques.

These talking therapies are totally misunderstood by most people and that is a shame as they can help with all of the mental issues, addictions, self-esteem etc etc etc

So many of the mental problems out there can be helped with talk therapies.

Background Timeline:

Until I was about 60 – I worked in nursing which was a great career.

We attempted to work holistically with patients but it was hard to find the time to really deal with all the mental issues of the care.

One of the things I really got to appreciate though was that patients responded very differently to their recovery from illness depending upon their mental state.  Those that had a positive approach and were determined to just get over the illness and move on, undoubtedly recovered much faster than the patients who were negative or anxious, depressed etc.

In fact – look at all areas of life and you can see the same thing.  How does your football team get on after they have had a couple of defeats – well often more losses will follow … that mind thing.  The manager needs to work on their confidence and vision of winning again.  Imagine it in a focused way and you will be halfway there.

In the last 10 years I learned a lot as I worked with Adam Eason:

As an example – I have watched my hypnotherapy friend Adam, help to change the mindset of smokers using self-hypnosis audios.

Take Chris – One of my friends who gave up smoking having just used the self-hypnosis smoking course that he bought from our Hypnosis For Download website.  Within a couple of weeks I heard him talking to someone in the pub and saying he was a ‘non smoker’.  His whole self-image and mindset had changed that rapidly.

What you begin to believe becomes the reality – in your mind and in the way you speak and act.  The head chatter changes and works with you – you CAN control it.

I know that if you understand, and learn the skills and techniques, and apply them to change your mindset (control that head chatter) you will be able to overcome many personal issues.  Even physical health conditions are helped with hypnosis.

Life changing!!

My Seventies Decade

One of my three seventies projects that I am developing is to get as many people as possible using hypnosis and other mental therapeutic techniques skills.

I am NOT the man to do that though.  All I have said above is just from me – and I am not trained in the hypnosis field.

BUT what I can do is point you to the best person in the field – Adam Eason.  He could probably pick holes in what I have written above.  I don’t care I am close to the mark.

Adam Eason Hypnotherapist

I am keen to encourage you to discover the secret powers of self-hypnosis.

The best I can do is to point you in the direction of one of the leading trainers in the field, Adam Eason who has written books about hypnosis. and trained hundreds of hypnotherapists.  In fact, in the products on offer below you will see videos of Adam teaching the skills I am on about.

Commercial Bit – I have NEVER done this on a Blog Before.

Here is the real deal from reading this blog post – yes I have a BONUS.

There are two audios/videos that I would like to check out and as you can see they are massively discounted.  They took Adam and myself many hours to produce – but the content is important and I want you to learn from these videos and audios.

Thank You For Reading

This offer is for people that read this blog post.  

Now the head chatter kicks in.

 

“Shall I try this out” “Do I believe him?” “If I get this – will I watch them?”

“I thought hypnosis was someone controlling”  “I can’t get in a trance”

and other such nonsense.  etc.

That head chatter works fast – see if you can count the words.

Of course I am joking and NOT.

Here is what I hope – I hope you will decide to learn some new helpful powerful self-hypnosis techniques from Adam.

Here are the two products I would like you to check out:

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The Science Of Self-Hypnosis

 

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Please Note:  I have not decided yet how long I will leave this offer in place.  If you are reading this after removal of the coupon link at the Hypnosis For Download website – well so be it.

Online Hypnotherapy Mindset – Include The Classroom Personality

Online Hypnotherapy Mindset – Include The Classroom Personality

What fun it is getting to grips with an online hypnotherapy mindset and putting classroom personality into courses.    Adam Eason has been teaching his hypnotherapy course for many years and he has actually trained many who have traveled many miles and at great expense to train with him.  The fact of the matter though is that most people can not do that or afford it.

SO – Time for change!

We are moving what a lot of us here in Bournemouth, UK are used to – classroom training – onto an online version.  We will still have classroom courses and seminars BUT the majority of our CPD training will be online.

So for some time – a couple of years – we have been preparing an alternative approach.  Many hours of videoing the classroom course – many many MANY hours.  That is all done and now we are in the early days of getting the message out there.  Where ever you live in the world you can join us and train with Adam and his team.

A new set of skills for Adam to grapple with – more interactivity online!  That is what I am after and what Adam is taking on so admirably.

It was great to see Adam Eason on Facebook Live – the spontaneity of it all – the fun – the wiggly camera – (we have to get a selfie tripod there etc.)   But as a marketing man, why it pleased me, was that  I know that this online engagement is just what we need to move and expose the personality of Adam – a characteristic charm that is so powerful in the classroom.  [He will blush when he reads this!]

Online Hypnotherapy Training.

The point is that those of you that have had the pleasure of attending hypnotherapy courses, seminars and workshops here with Adam will testify that the training is full on with the ultimate goal of sending out highly qualified, evidence based critical thinking hypnotherapists.   BUT it is done with excitement, passion and fun with a great trainer whose personality and trust you don’t forget.

This morning I have been e-mailing a guy (lets call him LA) in America about joining one of Adam’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs.   LA originally trained with two well known Hypnotherapists who I know Adam has a professional relationship with.  What an exciting person to have training with us.  Adam will be delighted to work with him.  We all learn from each other worldwide.

Why not?  Inclusive online training – and not Geo-located classrooms – are where anybody can access the courses with no additional traveling and accommodation costs.  And the choice of trainer is down to who you like.  The quality of the training, the testimonials given, the value of the training, the content of the course, the qualifications available etc can all be considered.  You are not restricted to some silly training down the road in a classroom just because it is close to you.

Furthermore – anyone joining the courses will have access to other students all over the world and they can get together to practice skills etc.  That is an eye opening thought.

I tell you I am really excited – because I know there is such a need for talking therapies for the mental health issues. Good training!

We need well qualified and educated therapists and research based training is available  – not necessarily just in a classroom – but at home on your computers, tablets and phones – WHERE-EVER YOU LIVE!

So What about Marketing Me?

My own thing is internet marketing – fascinating stuff but changing all the time.  Lifetime learning is absolutely the word in marketing, and the tools today will be archived next week.  I exaggerate but the point is I am in the same boat.

I am learning all I can a marketing guy in America who is the best I have come across anywhere in the world.

Just think what I am saying. I had the choice to train with the best I could find – from anywhere in the world.

Now his training is done using all sorts of online communication tools and the people inside are insiders – chatting, sharing, helping, and so on.  The teaching is there, run by a guy whose personality, integrity, involvement are so great.   Everything I am learning there I want to bring forward so that our online presence can be as prominent as our classroom presence has been in the past.

So that is what we are up to.  Putting ourselves about so that you get to know us.

HOWEVER…!!

There is one black cloud – and I will write about that in a day or so.  I have to be a bit careful and I will check with Adam before I say my piece online.  But there are people who are against online learning!

YES THERE ARE!

I am wanting to shout – how unfair is that BUT I will hold my tongue for now.

So that is something to watch out for.

Do check out our online courses at – http://aecollegeofhypnosis.com

Self-Hypnosis – Affiliate Action Mindset

Self-Hypnosis – Affiliate Action Mindset

Affiliate Action Mindset for 2017 – Self-Hypnosis products for therapeutic gain referral program.

Action Mindset – There it is – a new year resolution.

A new direction – which needs different thinking!

Do you know what I am doing?
I am creating my action mindset when starting a large venture – (more of that below)  – new good habits.  (For example can I keep this blog going daily??)

ACTION is the most amazing thing and I have been learning from an expert.

I am emulating Babs (my wife) who can plan to the last detail.

For example:
We have a motorhome and we both make a decision which is that we will go for a three weeks tour around Spain in October.  I hardly need lift another finger – Babs is away – she is at it – she IS IN THE ZONE.  Dates for holiday at work, Spanish lessons because we will be in interior away from tourist routes.  Maps – large ones – all over the floor. Discussion with friends who can advise about good motorhome camp-sites – cheapest ferries – internet access on route – and so on.

Babs loves it – the planning and activity around the whole thing is as good as the doing.  When we set off – I just get into the motorhome and the sat nav routes are all there – I love every bit of the outcome – BUT I usually have missed the build up.  I think I am actually missing something there.

Now I have a chance to achieve a similar zonal action mindset with all that i want to get out of our new referral affiliate program.

So what are we up to at ‘Adam Towers’.  Why do we need this Action Mindset.

We now need the same sort of level of planning and developing of our marketing plans for our college courses AND our therapeutic self-hypnosis products.  It is all very fine having some great courses and products – but people need to know they are there.

For some three years now we have been setting up our College of Hypnosis with all of the courses, webinars, seminars etc.  BUT as well – we have been videoing every course including four new Continuing Professional Development online programs.  The work has been heavy and we have had very little time to promote and market fully.

During those three years we have not really marketed our audio products at all.  They are evergreen audios and videos and they have continued to sell to anyone that comes across them BUT …. well – could do better!!  AND we have some new audios to add.

I love marketing so…

Now we have all the courses set up this is the year to beat our drums and make a noise – and it is going to be fun and exciting.

We have options of course: DO we use Adwords and Facebook to advertise?
Well it can work especially to find people for our courses – BUT the audio and video products need a different approach.

The products side really excites me because there are millions (NO — billions!! ) of people who can get help with so many issues.   We have audios and videos that can help so many people – I am not going to go on because that is just selling.

We can promote the products in adverts or blog posts like this – but that is so limited – and in my case not totally believable as I helped to put the products together.

  • I am bound to say they are good.
  • The same would happen if Adam sang his own product praises.

What we need is YOU as long as you are enthusiastic and are keen to make some money.

NO – what we need is you – come and join us.  Word of Mouth marketing is much better than advertising.

The thing is though that selling as an affiliate is a learned skill. For example – you want to be able to sell without appearing to sell.  I know – all will be explained.

There are NO interviews – NOTHING in your way.

I will be sending out videos to help you along.  The ACTION required will be between 30 minutes and and hour daily.  So you watch the video and take the next step forward.

If you we teach you well – you will get 50% of the purchase price of each product – which means we get 50%.
Furthermore – you get recognised for any further purchases from that customer for the next 3 years.

WIN WIN – so we want you to do well.

My New Year Invite to you.  Sign Up at https://hypnosis-for-download.leaddyno.com/

Once you are signed up you will get all of my training information weekly.

Great News For The Obese – A Little Weight Loss Goes A Long Way

Great News For The Obese – A Little Weight Loss Goes A Long Way

Weight loss is something that really concerned me for many years.  This diet and that diet – I tried so many. Yo yo effect though – I just had to wait a time before the process had to start again.

I did find the answer but more about that in a minute.

One of the things that most struck me was the setting of the target and time to achieve it.  Usually achievable as long as the diet was followed.  However there was not a real reason for choosing the specific target that was just a weight figure.  The real reason I was wanting the loss  was clinical as I had high blood pressure.  If I had kept a target of reaching a weight where I knew more about the physiological effects would the target have been different.

And what would that target be?

Now I don’t read a journal call Cell Metabolism over breakfast – in fact it is almost impossible to read for 99 per cent of people out there.  However there has been a report in there this week about research carried at the University of Washington in the US.

They did some studies on 40 obese people losing weight on diets.

Important weight loss findings:

The first few pounds may be the hardest to shed, but they are by far the best.  Obese people only have to lose 5 percent of their body weight to achieve a marked improvement in their health from rejuvenated liver to a low risk of diabetes. The scientists checked their research participants at 5 percent, 10 percent and 15 percent milestones. They recorded a range of health markers including cholesterol, blood sugar, and insulin sensitivity, a key measure of the risk of diabetes.

Oliver Moody in ‘The Times’ reports that Samuel Klein who is director of the university’s centre for human nutrition said this:

“The biggest bang for your buck”

“The guidelines for treating obesity recommend a 5 to 10 percent weight loss, but losing 5 percent of your weight is much easier than losing 10 percent.  So it may make more sense for patients to aim at the easier target.”

“If you weigh 200 lbs, you will be doing yourself a favour if you can lose 10 lbs and keep it off.  You don’t have to lose 50 lbs to get important health benefits”

The last paragraph contains a very important phrase.

Keeping the Weight Loss – KEEP IT OFF!

The answer for me a few years ago was realising that everything – yes everything was in the mind – I needed a new mindset.

The answer was nothing to do with different foods and calories etc – it was just looking at what I was doing that was affecting the body shape I wanted and the health benefits I needed.

Using a self-hypnosis audio from my friend Adam Eason was the answer.  I was able to change a lot of habitual things that were getting in my way.

  • My portions on my plate were too large and I would often go up for second helpings.  Eating until I felt full (that is actually uncomfortable) and eating too fast.
  • Snacking in between meals – enough said aren’t all those snacks just full of sugar.
  • Using the wrong cook books.  Why are my two most thumbed books now by Dave Myers and Si King – The Hairy Dieters.
  • As for puddings I started by cutting them down in size but in time I began to feel that I didn’t want them and they became quite unpalatable.  Just bizarre – I don’t even want sticky puddings any more.
  • When I see James Martin on Saturday Kitchen adding more butter to his meal I just think UGGHH!

So that is that – I don’t really now have to think about it at all – I have just acquired new good habits.  I am habitually weight sorted.

I really do think that self-hypnosis and thinking about your particular habits that are controlling your weight for you can be your helper.

To get hold of Adam Eason please check out – ‘Mind Your Weight’

The first 5 per cent is all you need worry about – that is great news.