Wednesday, January 27, 2016

3 Common Myths about Smoking that Keep Moms of Young Kids Hooked


Tony Longobardi Presents…

 

SPECIAL REPORT:

“3 Common Myths about Smoking that Keep Moms of Young Kids Hooked”

(…and feeling guilty for being a bad example)

 

Myth #3

THEY THINK SMOKING IS RELAXING

“Relaxing… Not!”

Moms of young kids need some relaxation, some Mommy time, some me time. Remember the song by the Rolling Stones, “Mother’s Little Helper.” They think that having a cigarette relaxes them after a tough day with the kids.

However, nicotine is not a relaxant; nicotine is a stimulant like caffeine. Smoking causes stress. “When can I have my next cigarette, where can I have my next cigarette, will I have enough cigarettes to last the rest of the day, where can I buy more cigarettes?” Nicotine withdrawal feels like stress. Smoking a cigarette relieves the nicotine withdrawal and stress caused by the previous cigarette. Smoking is like wearing tight shoes just to get the relief of taking them off.

But you say: “After a hard day with the kids, having a cigarette relaxes me.” Let’s look at that. You’ve had a hard day with the kids, now they’re at school or in bed, you sit down and have a cigarette, you feel relaxed. Why do you feel relaxed? Because the kids are gone, you’re sitting down and taking a break, technically you’re doing breathing exercises (inhale, hold, exhale; although you’re breathing in cancer causing smoke), and you’re relieving the nicotine withdrawal from the previous cigarette. So you feel relaxed, you associate smoking with relaxation (a Pavlovian or automatic response) and nicotine gets credit for what it doesn’t deserve. You could have felt relaxed by sitting down, doing some deep breathing exercises, and having a cup of coffee or tea.

This is very important for you to understand if you want to stop smoking with ease. Nicotine is not a relaxant, nicotine is a stimulant. The only reason smoking seems to be relaxing is because smoking relieves the nicotine withdrawal and stress caused by the previous cigarette. Smoking is like wearing tight shoes to get the relief of taking them off.

Next time you want to feel relaxed, do this: sit down, have a cup of coffee or tea, and do some deep breathing exercises. Breathe in for 5 seconds, breathe out for 5 seconds. Do the 4-7-8 breath. Breathe in for 4 seconds, hold for 7 seconds, and breathe out for 8 seconds. Do that 4 times then let your breathing return to normal.  You’ll feel calm, relaxed, and in control; able to manage any situation in a calm, relaxed, and sensible manner.

Do you want to learn proven techniques to manage stress and relax?

Click this link to find out how to manage stress: http://www.hypnosisbytony.com/stress.php


Myth #2

THEY THINK IF THEY STOP SMOKING THEY’LL GAIN WEIGHT

“Won’t Gain Weight”

Some moms of young kids are concerned about gaining weight if they stop smoking. That’s a very legitimate concern since you may have gained weight when your kids were babies, have now returned to your normal weight, and don’t want to gain weight again. The facts are, contrary to the myth, nicotine is not an appetite suppressant.

In fact, by stopping smoking, you’ll be able to eat less and enjoy it more, once that nasty cigarette taste is out of your mouth. Your sense of smell and taste will improve, so you can eat mindfully instead of mindlessly, and eat less. Also, you’ll have a stronger lung capacity, so you can work out more, enjoy the fun activities you like to do, and burn more calories.

But you say: “When I’m smoking, I’m not eating. If I stop smoking, I’ll want to do something else with my hands, like eat more.” There are so many other things you can do with your hands besides eat. Once you’re smoke free, you won’t have that constant stress cause by the previous cigarette. Your awareness will increase and you’ll be aware if you are truly hungry, or just trying to change the way you feel.

It’s not worth continuing to smoke because you think you’ll gain weight if you stop. Stopping smoking doesn’t cause weight gain, eating more causes weight gain.

Do you want to learn proven techniques to change the types of food you eat, the amount of food you eat, and the way you eat.

Click this link to find out how: http://www.hypnosisbytony.com/weight.php

 
Myth #1

THEY THINK THEY ARE GIVING UP SOMETHING

“Giving Up Nothing”

Some moms of young kids struggle to stop smoking because they think by stopping smoking they’re “giving up” something. They think they’re denying themselves of something, depriving themselves of a pleasure, or making a sacrifice.

But the beautiful truth is by stopping smoking you’re not giving up anything. You’re not denying yourself of anything, you’re not depriving yourself of a pleasure, or making a sacrifice; because cigarettes do absolutely nothing for you except relieve the nicotine withdrawal caused by the previous cigarette.

When you had that very first cigarette, you introduced nicotine into your body and created a nicotine parasite that craves nicotine. As the nicotine started leaving your body you experienced nicotine withdrawal which is a feeling similar to stress. When you had the next cigarette you relieved the nicotine withdrawal and stress caused by the previous cigarette. This is a vicious cycle that has been going on ever since that first cigarette.

Cigarettes are your enemies. They are liars, murderers, and thieves. We’ve been lied to and tricked by the genius marketing of the tobacco companies into thinking there’s some kind of pleasure in smoking. Cigarettes are murderers, slowly poisoning you to death; and thieves, stealing your money (and what do you get for that money spent… the privilege of poisoning yourself to death.) This must be your mindset for you to stop smoking with ease.

Do you want to add 7 to 10 healthier years to your life which you can spend with your kids and grandkids? Do you want to no longer smell like smoke? Do you want to get back your wind, energy level, sense of taste and smell; lose the social stigma of smoking, and take control of your life?

Do you want help to stop smoking with ease?

Click this link to find out how: http://www.hypnosisbytony.com/smoking.php

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Why Do People Smoke

Many smokers think they love smoking. They've been tricked by the genius

marketing of the tobacco companies.

 
Take 6 deep inhales of that cancer causing smoke from a cigarette right now

and ask yourself "what is it that I actually enjoy about doing this."

 
The fact is that smoking is an addiction to nicotine. The good news is that

it's an easy addiction to end if you have the right mindset. And the

physical withdrawal isn't that bad. People have problems with mental

withdrawal because of fear of stopping. Fear that they won't be able to

enjoy life without a cigarette. The truth is life is so much better as a non

smoker and.....

 
By stopping smoking, you're not making a sacrifice, you're not denying

yourself of anything, you're not depriving yourself of anything. Because

cigarettes do absolutely nothing for you except relieve the nicotine

withdrawal and stress caused by the previous cigarette. Smoking is like

wearing tight shoes just so you can get the relief of taking them off.

 
If you are serious about stopping smoking, then why don't you come in for a free consultation.

We'll discus how I help people stop smoking, we'll talk about your smoking behavior, why you want to stop, what the benefits are of being smoke free. When we're done if I feel you're ready to stop and you feel you're ready to stop, then we'll schedule the stop smoking session.

 
Remember, no cost or obligation for the consultation.

 
Sincerely,

Tony Longobardi, Board Certified Hypnotist
Certified in Clinical Hypnotism

610.659.0526 (24/7)

1125 West Bridge Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(Above Kimberton Chiropractic)

Friday, June 28, 2013

How Does Hypnosis Help People to Stop Smoking


How Does Hypnosis Help People to Stop Smoking

Many people use hypnosis to stop smoking. Please understand if you go to a hypnotist to stop smoking, the hypnotist can’t “make” you stop smoking. Nobody can “make” you do anything unless they put a gun to your head.

Hypnosis is the transitional state between being awake and falling asleep where your mind is clear, alert, and receptive to positive and beneficial suggestions. You must want the positive change in your life. You must want to stop smoking 100%

During the pre-talk of the session it’s good to recognize when you have an increased desire to smoke and what are the benefits of being smoke free for life. What’s your motivation to stop smoking? What are you moving towards? For example, are you moving towards good health? What are you moving away from? For example, are you moving away from disease?  

Different hypnotists have different approaches to help people stop smoking. My approach which has been very effective was to communicate with the client’s subconscious mind and ask it to generate new choices to do instead of smoking when the client has an increased desire to smoke which are just as immediate, effective, and available as the smoking habit to accomplish the same positive intention of the habit (the positive intention is usually to manage stress)

Some examples of what my clients came up with to do when they have an increased desire to smoke are: Take the dog for a walk, listen to music, play a game on the cell phone, work on the car, go for a walk, exercise, call someone.

Now my approach is based on Dr. Hebert Spiegel’s teachings which emphasize respect for your body. The client is taught self-hypnosis and to develop a sensation of floating while in trance. Then these 3 points are emphasized: 1. For your body, smoking is a poison. 2. You need your body to live. 3. You owe your body respect and protection. I also emphasize that once you stop smoking, you cannot have not even one puff of a cigarette. Not even after 5, 10, 20, 30 years, or you’ll be right back to where you started from.

Coping techniques are given if you get the urge to smoke: Stroking your eyebrow, which activates the third point of the strategy, “you owe your body respect and protection.” Rubbing your finger and thumb together, letting that remind you of your motivation to stop smoking and all the benefits of being smoke free for life. Taking three deep breaths and after each exhale saying to yourself or out loud with emotion, “I’m a winner! I’m a winner! I’m a winner!” which is an ego strengthening technique.

Breathing exercises are given to the client to manage stress because one of the most common reasons people start smoking again is due to stress.

Some of the stress management and coping techniques my clients have reported using are:

1.     Reminding themselves of their strong desire to stop.

2.     Not wanting to disappoint themselves.

3.     Rubbing their finger and thumb together, reminding themselves that smoking is bad for them and reminding themselves of the benefits of being smoke free.

4.     Put motivation and benefits of being smoke free on their cell phone and reading it when they get the urge.

5.     Taking a walk.

6.     Breathing exercises.

7.     Stroking their eyebrow, reminding themselves that they owe their body respect and protection.

8.     Reminding themselves that if they have just one puff, they’ll be right back to where they started.

9.     Ego strengthening techniques, like saying to themselves over and over again, “I’m a winner!”

If you have the motivation and truly want to stop smoking, through hypnosis you can become empowered to be smoke free for life.

About Tony Longobardi, Certified Hypnotist. Tony has a private hypnosis practice in Phoenixville and is a member of the Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce.
Certified in Clinical Hypnotism by the National Guild of Hypnotists, he teaches self-hypnosis classes at Owen J. Roberts Adult Education in Pottstown and the Widener University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Exton.

You can contact Tony by phone at 610.659.0526

Email info@HypnosisByTony.com

For more info on Tony and Hypnosis, visit www.HypnosisByTony.com

 

 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Increase Confidence and Self Esteem using Hypnosis


Increase Confidence and Self Esteem using Hypnosis

The final step in my Weight Loss program is to increase confidence and self-esteem using hypnosis. That’s because when you feel good about yourself, you can accomplish any goal; including weight loss.

There are a lot of complicated definitions for self-esteem. But the simplest definition of self-esteem is how much you like yourself. How much you like yourself is the #1 factor in how successful you are in every aspect of your life.

One way to increase confidence and self-esteem is to say to yourself  “I like myself, I like myself, I like myself” as if you were saying it loud enough for someone to hear you 100 yards away. “I like myself, I like myself, I like myself.”

 

Another way is to remember a time in your past when you behaved in a particularly satisfying way; remembering what you saw, heard, and felt. Then instructing your subconscious mind to use the resources you used back then in the goal you want to accomplish now; using the mannerism and attitude you used back then during the present situation.

 

If you have negative self talk, one of the best ways to deal with that is to change the voice of the negative self talk into a silly cartoon characters voice; like Elmer Fudd or Woody Woodpecker.  Or you can change the voice to someone you just can’t take seriously; like Slick Willy’s voice when he said “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, or Marylyn Monroe’s voice when she sang “Happy Birthday Mister President”.

 

One of the best ways to increase your self-appreciation is to experience the “Seeing yourself through the eyes of love” technique. In this technique, you imagine you’re sitting at your desk, writing your autobiography. You imagine someone who you know loves you is watching you as you write your autobiography. Then you imagine leaving your body, entering into the body of the person who loves you, and seeing yourself through the eyes of the person who loves you. Then returning to your body and writing what you saw, heard, and felt through the eyes of the person who loves you. This experience will provide you with the kind of deep personal self-appreciation, confidence, and self-esteem to accomplish any goal you truly want to accomplish.

 

These techniques, when done in the hypnotic state, are supercharged.

About Tony Longobardi, Certified Hypnotist.

 
Tony has a private hypnosis practice in Phoenixville and is a member of the Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce.

 
Certified in Clinical Hypnotism by the National Guild of Hypnotists, he teaches
Self-Hypnosis classes at Owen J. Roberts Adult Education in Pottstown and the Widener University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Exton.

 
You can contact Tony by phone at 610.659.0526
Email info@HypnosisByTony.com
For more info on Tony and Hypnosis, visit www.HypnosisByTony.com

 

 

  

 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Manage Stress using Hypnosis


Manage Stress using Hypnosis

 

Stress is our physical, mental, and chemical response to demands in our lives. The demands can be positive of negative. It can be getting married or getting divorced; getting hired or getting fired. We can’t change the demands in our lives, but we can change the way we respond to them. Many people manage stress by eating. But there are other ways to manage stress besides eating. There are breathing exercises, yoga, and meditation. Hypnosis uses relaxation techniques, guided imagery, direct suggestions, and anchors to manage stress.

 

An anchor is an external stimulant that produces an internal response. The classic anchor is the touch your finger to thumb external stimulant which produces an internal response of relaxation; which is the opposite of stress. Here’s how to do it:

 

Positive Anchor for Stress

 

Imagine you are at your calm, relaxing place. This is the place where you feel so calm, so relaxed, so still, so serene. Now describe your calm place to yourself, fully associate into it, in first person. Seeing what you see through your eyes, hearing what you hear through your ears, and feeling what you feel in your body. You’re there, in first person, fully associated.  

 

Now amplify the sights, sounds, and feelings. Make the sights bigger, brighter, in 3D. Make the sounds clearer, more soothing. Make the feelings more relaxing.

 

And as you feel so calm, so relaxed, so still, so serene… touch your index finger and thumb of your dominant hand and say to yourself “relax”. See, hear, and feel your calm place. (Repeat 3 times)

 

Now let’s rehearse. How do you know when you are stressed? Is it something you see, hear, or feel? Go through a scenario where you have an increased level of stress and see, hear, and feel the images, sounds, and feelings. Now touch your index finger and thumb of your dominant hand and say “relax”.  See, hear, and feel your calm place instead. (Repeat 3 times) No stress now, right. Good.

 

Whenever you need to feel relaxed, touch your index finger and thumb of your dominant hand, and you will feel as relaxed as if you were at your calm, relaxing place.

 

This technique, when done in the hypnotic state, is supercharged.

 
About Tony Longobardi, Certified Hypnotist.

Tony has a private hypnosis practice in Phoenixville and is a member of the Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce.

Certified in Clinical Hypnotism by the National Guild of Hypnotists, he teaches

Self-Hypnosis classes at Owen J. Roberts Adult Education in Pottstown and the Widener University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Exton.

You can contact Tony by phone at 610.659.0526


For more info on Tony and Hypnosis, visit www.HypnosisByTony.com

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Become Motivated to Exercise using Hypnosis


Become Motivated to Exercise using Hypnosis

How can hypnosis help you to become motivated to exercise? First of all, I’m a firm believer in exercise. No matter what kind of job we have, we don’t work as hard as in say, colonial days. I go to the Maple Syrup Festival at the Audubon Bird Sanctuary every year and they show how people in colonial days made maple syrup. We just don’t work that hard anymore. So we need to exercise more in this day and age.

Exercise has so many benefits. It helps manage stress, anxiety, depression. It boosts your immune system and helps you to sleep better. It produces endorphins which make you feel good, like you want to take on the world. Take note of how you feel before you exercise, and how you feel when you’re finished. I remember watching Jack LaLanne on TV when I was a kid. Remember his exercise program.

Through hypnosis, you can motivate yourself to exercise by being constantly reminded of the benefits of regular exercise. You can make exercise a regular habit, like brushing your teeth. You feel good when you brush your teeth, you feel bad when you don’t. You feel good when you exercise, you feel bad when you don’t. We like to move towards things that make us feel good.

While in hypnosis, you can see an image of “another you” who is motivated to exercise because of all the benefits it produces. You can then merge into that “other you”. You can project your thoughts into the future, seeing yourself in the future enjoying the benefits of exercise and seeing how your body has changed after only a few months of regular exercise. What you see and think about your subconscious mind will want to do and become.

You can motivate yourself with words like you do with things that you are motivated to do, associating exercise with something else that you like to do; all by tapping into the power of your subconscious mind. 

About Tony Longobardi, Certified Hypnotist. Tony has a private hypnosis practice in Phoenixville and is a member of the Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce.

Certified in Clinical Hypnotism by the National Guild of Hypnotists, he teaches         self-hypnosis classes at Owen J. Roberts Adult Education in Pottstown and the Widener University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Exton.

You can contact Tony by phone at 610.659.0526


For more info on Tony and Hypnosis, visit www.HypnosisByTony.com

 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

How My Dog Lost 5 Pounds in 5 Months

How My Dog Lost 5 Pounds in 5 Months

I have a Dachshund, you know, a wiener dog. They look like hot dogs. Because of their long backs, they are prone to back problems. So it’s important that they don’t get overweight. Five months ago the Vet said my dog was 29 pounds and needed to go down to 25 pounds. Now my dog weighs 24 pounds! He lost 5 pounds in 5 months. That’s great for a dog.

So what did I do differently to help my dog lose weight. No, I didn’t use hypnosis. Unfortunately, you can’t hypnotize a dogJ What changes did I do in my dog’s eating habits. Well, first I cut all his portions in half. He used to get 1 cup of dry dog food for breakfast and 1 cup of dry dog food and ¼ can of wet dog food mixed in for dinner. He used to get baby carrots for treats. I now cut all the baby carrots in half. I cut his breakfast to ½ cup of dry food and added some shredded wheat cereal in his breakfast. I cut his dinner to ½ cup of dry food with 1 tablespoon of pumpkin puree mixed in instead of the ¼ can of wet dog food. I didn’t want him to feel hungry so I now give him ½ a can of unsalted cut green beans before his dinner. I used to walk him for 1 lap around the block. Now we do 2 laps.

So what can we learn from this: To lose weight, cut your portions in half. Eat less. Add more fiber and vegetables to your diet to increase your metabolism and to not feel hungry. Exercise more.

Through hypnosis and by tapping into the power of your subconscious mind, you can do this. Now if I can just get my dog to eat slowerJ

About Tony Longobardi, Certified Hypnotist.
Tony has a private hypnosis practice in Phoenixville and is a member of the Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce. Certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists, he teaches self hypnosis classes at Owen J. Roberts Adult Education in Pottstown and Widener University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Exton.

You can contact Tony by phone at 610.659.0526
Email info@HypnosisByTony.com
For more info on Tony and Hypnosis, visit
www.HypnosisByTony.com