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Quitting Cannabis in Newcastle with Hypnosis Expert John McColl

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” Chauncey Depew

Marijuana Addiction

Cannabis addiction unlike many other drugs has very low physical addictive properties. That is not to say that Cannabis is not a powerful drug it certainly is, especially with the many different strains of hydro that have been around for a number of decades.

And now we have a new generation of synthetic versions, the impact on these at this point in time is yet to be calibrated in a medical and legal sense. Maybe these new synthetic drugs in time will become a catalyst to overhaul our antiquated drug laws – let’s hope so.

As with any addiction regardless of what it is, it is the psychological part that must be addressed if we are going to get results. To date there hasn’t been a toxic level of cannabis ever recorded that has directly contributed to someone’s death. This is of course very different to many other drugs, including many common medications we can buy from our local chemist or even supermarket.

Hypnosis can help you to quit Cannabis and walk away from the old automatic ways…

The risk of dependency with cannabis is lower than for alcohol, nicotine, and opiates, (which are around 10%) however, the earlier the age a young person begins to use cannabis, the higher the risk.

Because the addictive properties of cannabis are much more psychologically based, that does not mean there is not a physical connection. The chronic pot user will often experience withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, restlessness and agitation, perspiration, increased body temperature, altered sleep patterns and nausea.

Frequent cannabis users are twice as likely to develop a psychotic illness such as schizophrenia later in life than people who have never used the drug. Marijuana smoke does not contain nicotine but has a significantly higher tar content than cigarettes, which can impair the functioning of the airways, and can cause symptoms of bronchitis and asthma. Marijuana smoke also contains many carcinogens, especially the hydroponically grown.

When under the effect of this drug it causes changes to the heart and circulation, which has the same characteristics as stress, however there is no evidence to suggest that this can permanently effect the cardiovascular system. And of course there are also the well-known symptoms of lack of motivation and short term memory deficit.


Enough of the problem – Let’s look at the solution

The energy of the problem is a very different energy to the solution. As Albert Einstein once said “you can’t solve a problem with the same mindset that created it”.

The effectiveness of the solution (and that includes any solution you want to look at) is directly proportional to how much people are ready to quit. Ready being the magic word, wanting to quit is great but that is just the first step in the process. For example 90% of people who smoke cigarettes don’t want to smoke, so just being part of that 90% is not a very unique category.

When we are ready to quit we are then in a very different category in comparison to when you think about it. It is only this category that will ever quit anything.

Contact myself, John, for more information how we can use hypnosis in Newcastle to help you quit marijuana.

Keep in mind I don’t take on anyone unless they are ready to quit, I am very much about results. Every failure I see as a lose lose situation.



The Cost of the 3 Week Program

  • st session 2 hrs. @ $290
  • 2nd session 1 hr. @ $90
  • 3rd session 1hr. @ $90
  • After the 3rd session (week 3) telephone or text reminders to keep you on track only if requested @ weeks: 4,5,6,8,10,12 All free
  • Health fund rebates may apply (16 health funds cover hypnotherapy)
  • Where: 1 Brandon st Argenton (next door to the Glendale Super Center)
  • After hour appointments available
  • Credit Card facilities available
  • Call 02 4958 1985 for more info. email


Hi John,

This is just to let you know that Cheryl and I have been Pot free for 6 months now. I had my moments for a couple of days at first but I must say it was heaps easier than we both thought it would be. We both cannot thank you enough you were most definitely an important catalyst in creating our new life style.

Ian and Cheryl *

Hey John,

Paul here, this is just to let you know this Friday has been 4 weeks since I came to see you for giving up the pot. I really feel I have got it beat mate the hypnosis really made the difference, as did all the other stuff we spoke about. Have a great weekend.

Paul *

Hi John,

I would like to make an appointment to come and see you for weight loss. I saw you 18months ago for a Cannabis addiction I had for over 20 years, and with your help I overcome it. A big thank you is well and truly overdue.

Bev S *

Hi John,

You asked me to let you know how I went with the session we had 3 months ago. Well let me tell you it worked really well, I did have a couple of moments but apart from that I thought it was fairly easy. I have been pot free for 3 months now and intend to keep it that way. I have recommended you to many of my friends.Thanks again John.

Deb B *

* Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Oliver Wendall Holmes

Why Hypnosis?

All our habits and our psychological connections which make up the vast majority of the cannabis addiction reside in the subconscious mind. The reason why many of us struggle with addictions or bad habits is that the average person operates from this subconscious mind about 80% of the day. How scary is that?

How many of our choices are made when we are in that automatic mode? Examples of this would include:

  • When we get up in the morning and we brush our teeth the odds are we will start with that same tooth.
  • When we are putting our shoes on, the odds are we will start with that same foot.
  • Or if you are a guy and you shave every morning the odds are you will start at the same side and place on your face.

So it is not hard to understand why people struggle with any kind of addiction when we operate from our subconscious mind about 80% of the day.

The fact is Hypnosis is one of the very few ways we can change or influence what we have in that automatic or subconscious mind. That is why hypnosis can be very effective when it comes to dealing with any unwanted habits for example cigarette smoking or finger nail biting. When you consider it is the choices we make in life which will determine how far a person can really go in life…

The main objective with hypnosis is to relax the mind until we go into what is known as the Theta state of consciousness. We are all very familiar with this state, we go into this state every night just before we nod off to sleep, and just before we fully wake up each morning.

It’s also important to know that this is completely safe and that you are in total control the entire time. Remember the hypnotherapist is just the tour guide they can’t control people’s minds.

Someone once said old age is like a bank account. You withdraw in later life what you have deposited along the way. When you think about it, what we deposit into our bodies will in time manifest into a body that is at ease or diseased. The choice is really ours, and if we get that we really do have choice with this… we have power with this.

The Hypnosis component of the 2 hr. session is about 50 minutes long, the rest of the session is about exploring the mind set and basic psychological – common sense strategies, which is also an important part of the equation. This is all about maximizing your success with this important healthy lifetime transition.

The session also includes a Quitting Cannabis CD, which contains 2 separate hypnosis sessions these are designed as support tools if required, they are:

  • Quit Smoking in Preparation (15 min)
  • Quit Smoking & Stress Reduction (16 min)