Freedom from Nicotine
A program designed to prepare you for success in 2007
Saturday, December 30, 2006, 3-5 pm
Charleston County Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC
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"Freedom from Nicotine" Seminar
Think about it, what meaningful learning takes place when we slap on a nicotine patch, chew gum, pop a pill or get hypnotized? None. The mind is clearly the most powerful quitting tool and an educated mind vastly improves its odds of success.
New Year's Day is by far the biggest quitting day of the year. My name is John R. Polito, I'm a former 30-year, 3 pack-a-day smoker, nicotine cessation educator and editor of WhyQuit.com and I'd be honored to help prepare you for one of the most amazing journeys you'll ever make.
The real neuro-chemical you lies buried and forgotten beneath a large pile of the most powerful memories the mind is capable of generating, nicotine induced dopamine "aaah" memories. Digging out and reclaiming each aspect of life can be a wonderful period, made so by understanding the what's happening including all aspects of the emotional journey.
Yes, your life will be briefly inconvenienced if you take the time to join us for 2 hours on December 30th but if I were in your shoes I would come. I spent nearly three decades fighting in almost total ignorance and darkness. Yes, I got lucky a couple of times, once for nine months but even then I didn't understand exactly why or the relapse principles that eventually cost me my freedom. I don't want to scare you but quitting in ignorance and darkness is so challenging that half of all smokers you'll see today already know the cause of death that will be printed on their death certificate - smoking.
Imagine residing inside a mind so sick that, to date, it's been willing to trade an average of 5,584 sunrises for one chemical - smoked nicotine. Your brain's reward pathways have been hijacked. Nicotine replenishment has become a key goal that's often elevated above family, friends and accomplishment.
It's normal to be afraid of both failure and success but don't let fear keep you captive in darkness. Knowledge, insight and new skills can reduce or even shed those fears. The long forgotten person buried beneath that pile of nicotine "aaah" memories deserves a second chance. It's their birthright to again breathe free.
We have absolutely nothing to sell you and actually refuse donations. You can come yet remain totally anonymous. You won't be called upon, there's no forms, no one will ask for your cigarettes, make you feel bad or tell you to quit. Upon leaving I'm confident you'll feel that these were two of the most rewarding hours of 2006. Please join us!Sincere regards,
About the Program
The program is free and open to all who are dependent upon nicotine regardless of the manner delivered into the bloodstream. Smokers, smokeless tobacco users and those hooked on NRT products are invited to bring along that key supporter.
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Seminar Content: The onset of true chemical dependency is explored as nicotine imitated acetylcholine in exerting control over the flow of more than 200 neurochemicals, including select dopamine (reward), serotonin (mood) and adrenaline (stimulation) pathways. You'll discover how the brain defended against a flood of nicotine by growing millions of extra receptors and desensitizing critical brain pathways. You'll learn how to cope with and diminish the anxieties that can occur during the re-sensitization process.
You'll receive a detailed road map of the timing and sequencing of both chemical withdrawal and psychological recovery, while exploring critical recovery topics such as crave episode frequency and duration, coping techniques, time distortion, blood sugar stabilization, the nicotine-caffeine interaction, nicotine-alcohol interactions, and overcoming the emotional loss. Conscious denial rationalizations, minimizations and blame transference are exposed, and weak quitting motivations are recast into sustainable motives.
For more information contact John R. Polito at 849-9721 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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