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Quitting smoking
Smoking Cigarette
What I Cover with You Over Three Sessions

Session Overview

During our sessions, we will:

  • Identify and address your triggers

  • Develop a personalised quit plan

  • Discuss effective strategies for managing stress

  • Explore the three components of addiction and relapse prevention

I use both NLP and hypnotherapy to reinforce the positive changes you want to make. Each session is recorded, and you will receive an MP3 download to listen to later, reinforcing the session's work.

My Passion for Helping People Quit Smoking

I am deeply passionate about helping people quit smoking because I have walked this path myself. As a former smoker who has been smoke-free for years, I understand the challenges and triumphs of quitting. My experience includes nine years of supporting smokers through the Quit Line in New Zealand, using telephone support and Nicotine Replacement Therapy. I believe that with the right help, anyone who wants to quit smoking can succeed.

Motivational Interviewing and My Unique Approach

My training in motivational interviewing enhances my unique style of therapy, allowing me to understand how a smoker thinks and tailor my approach accordingly. I combine various tools to help you break free from the smoking habit permanently. Over the years, I have assisted thousands of smokers on their journey to quitting.

Session Structure
  • First Session (90 minutes):

    • You quit smoking during this session.

    • We cover everything you need to know to begin your journey as a non-smoker.

    • You leave with tools to reinforce your new behaviour.

    • The session is recorded as an MP3 for you to download and listen to daily for the following week.

  • Follow-up Sessions (1 hour each):

    • These sessions focus on building and fine-tuning your identity as a non-smoker.

    • We reinforce new learning and address any challenges you may face.


Positive Attitude and Environment

Maintaining a positive attitude is crucial to your success in quitting smoking. We also consider your environment and surroundings to support the quitting process.

This is an audio podcast talking about quitting smoking using hypnotherapy

Meredith McCarthy talks about the three parts to the addition and how hypnotherapy can help you to get the mind set for success. This is a 12 min talk on quitting smoking, so if you are thinking of getting some help to quit, this is a good one to listen to.

"I came to Meredith to stop smoking - and ended up with so much more. Smoking was a big deal in my life, and with Meredith's help being able to stop smoking turned out to be easy. What Meredith also gave me was happiness - the indescribable happiness of good things happening every day, no matter what!"  My genuine thanks to you. The change in my attitude and happiness levels have been very noticeable to my workmates, and I find myself smiling - just because!"


My top 14 personal tips for quitting
Prepare Your Environment
  • Make your home and car smoke-free: Remove any smoking-related items from your space.

  • Set important dates: Choose a start date for your quitting process and a target date to be completely smoke-free.

  • Inform your support network: Let friends and family know how they can support you.


Identify and Manage Triggers

  • Become aware of your triggers: Pay attention to emotions, habits, and physical cravings that prompt you to smoke.

  • Start a smoking diary: Record each time you feel the urge to smoke and plan alternative actions.


Take Action
  • Say goodbye to cigarettes: Remove all cigarettes and related items from your environment.

  • Get active: Exercise helps manage stress naturally.

  • Remember to breathe: Practice deep breathing to oxygenate your body. Replace cigarette breaks with breathing breaks.

Adopt a Non-Smoker Mindset
  • Think like a non-smoker: When you experience cravings, consider what your body truly needs—perhaps a glass of water, a short rest, or a walk.

  • Focus on your gains: Every time you resist a cigarette, remind yourself of the benefits, such as more energy, better health, and extra money.

Visualise Your Success
  • Use your imagination: Mentally rehearse different situations, envisioning the positive outcomes of being smoke-free. Feel proud of your progress and accomplishments.

Mind and Body Synergy
  • Shift your mind and body: Positive thinking leads to positive actions. Changing your environment and routines can help you have different, healthier conversations with yourself.

Reinforcement Tools
  • Use hypnotherapy or meditation recordings: Listen to recordings to reinforce your decision to be smoke-free and support your journey.

Listen to your dreams.
They are a reflection of who you are and what you need.

If you would like help on your journey please phone me on 027 699 3950 

or you can book online to make you appointment.

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I also offer

One-on-one coaching sessions, smoke free groups or retreats, to help people overcome their smoking addiction.

“I really enjoyed Meredith's presentation on 'Smoking Cessation' She has an easy natural charm that instantly warms you to her. Her teaching is informative and she offers a depth of knowledge gleaned from her many years as a skilled therapist. You get the distinct feeling that she really cares about people and it clearly shows in the way she presents herself and the information.”


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