Ready To Quit? Ready To Reduce Your Stress!

I am so very excited!!! Please click on this link to check out my new video!!!

Lunch & Learn Great American SmokeoutOf the smoking cessation clients with whom I have worked, reducing stress is the number one reason people report for why they smoke. Smoking is, of course, our number one self-inflicted stressor. Tobacco use remains the number one preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States.

If you are one of the 45 million Americans who still smoke, perhaps you find yourself ready to successfully quit and regain your non-smoking status for the rest of your life.

To successfully accomplish this, you may need something that you have not had every other time you have tried to quit. You may need to learn some stress management skills such as how to elicit the relaxation response so you can replace the psuedo-stress management provided by smoking with the real-deal. If you can do this on your own, more power to you! But if you don’t have a clue regarding relaxation, get some help from a Behavioral Medicine Specialist.

Hiring a professional to help you is going to be a lot less expensive than continuing to smoke. Think of it like this — you are already spending a large amount of money to continue smoking. Why not spend some of that same money to learn some relaxation/stress management skills that will allow you to quit, once and for all! Then you can actually stop spending money on smoking altogether.

And here is a benefit that you won’t have to pay for again. Once you have learned the stress management skills, they will be yours to apply to stressful situations for the rest of your life! Hiring a professional to help is actually going to save you money, and saving money is a way to help reduce stress as well.

Smoking Cessation Poster

Choose Health – Choose to be Smoke-free!

The flyer shown above is one from a program I am doing for a company in Nashville, Tennessee. If it sounds like something that could be useful, maybe you would like to share this information with your employer and schedule a similar program for your workplace.

As the Great American Smokeout approaches, this is a great time of year to reclaim your non-smoking status for the rest of your life.

Remember to be good to you!

Copyright © 2012 by Gary L. Flegal, Ph.D.

Dr. Gary Flegal is a Behavioral Medicine and Health Specialist with a doctorate in “Health Education and Human Performance” from Michigan State University. He is an exciting and accomplished presenter and keynote speaker, presenting seminars for groups and companies on location and at conventions. His advanced training in stress management came to him while working in affiliation with the original Mind/Body Medical Institute at Harvard under the direction of Herbert Benson, M.D. and his staff. In addition to corporate presentations, Dr. Flegal keeps a busy schedule working with individual clients for a variety of stress-related issues, including anger management, quitting smoking, learning to relax and manage stress, and learning self-hypnosis.

Dr. Flegal’s other passion is magic. He has been a professional magician for over 30 years and continues practicing his art at every opportunity. These two passions work together beautifully as he illustrates stress management concepts with fun, visual, and “magical” demonstrations in his stress management workshops and seminars. It also allows him to share stress management with his magic audiences wherever he goes because “Laughter is the Best Medicine!” Gary also possesses Master level training in Reiki, a hands-on healing therapy. Gary Flegal is also a Certified Consulting Hypnotist, certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists.

Dr. Flegal’s specialties include stress management, anger management, positive behavior change, insomnia, smoking cessation, and exercise physiology. For individual appointments, speaking engagements, or more information, contact Gary at Professional Stress Management Services in Nashville, Tennessee, at (615)812-7280 or through his Web site: www.GaryFlegal.com.



2 thoughts on “Ready To Quit? Ready To Reduce Your Stress!

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    Posted by Marilou | October 23, 2012, 11:03 pm

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Stress can cause severe health problems if not managed properly. In extreme cases stress can lead to physical symptoms which can even cause death. While stress management techniques have been shown to have a positive effect on reducing stress, the information on this website is for guidance only. Readers should seek the advice of suitably qualified health professionals if they have any concerns over stress-related illnesses or if stress is causing significant or persistent unhappiness. Health professionals should also be consulted before any major change in diet or levels of exercise.
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