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Glenn Meyer wishes to stop smoking.  

In our first session we discuss the four challenges and the steps necessary to have a
successful out come.

Challenge:

1.        Nicotine withdrawal.
2.        Dealing with and avoiding triggers.
3.        Replacing the habit.
4.        Creating a support system.

Glenn's assignment for week one:

1.         
Play with his balls.  
      Glenn is asked to see if working with the dexterity balls helps
      distract him from the normal hand to mouth motion of smoking.
2          
Discover his triggers.
      Glenn is asked to keep track of when he wants to smoke and
      what causes his desire most often.  I asked him to keep a
      written record of this.
3.         
Stress Relief
      I asked Glenn to think of things and try different things when his
      desire to smoke peaked.

If you are trying to give up smoking, why don't you try some of the suggestions Glenn
is implementing.  Don't forget to check with your Doctor before beginning any new
program, especially if you are using any type of nicotine replacement products.
February 26, 2008
Glenn and I meet for our first coaching session
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March 4, 2008
Glenn and I meet for our second coaching
session
Glenn had a rough week.

Glenn's stress levels were high and he was working on only two hours of sleep when
we met this week.


Glenn is serious about changing his life style.  I believe that he needs more
encouragement.  I think if he knows that there are others out here pulling for him he
will feel more accountable.  Won't you please e-mail him to show your support?
morningshow@wrcn.com or you can call the show between 5AM to 9AM EST on
Tuesday March 11, 2008.  Our next meeting will be around 6:05AM EST on that day.

Unfortunately Glenn did not do his homework for the week so he was unprepared our
meeting.  We did however uncover that one the most difficult time he has is while he is
driving.

Here is his assignment for the upcoming week

1.  
Call the Coach.  
Coaching doesn't take long, but it does take a little longer then 6min on the air.
2.
 Breath!  
It may sound very simple, but deep breathing helps alleviate stress.  It also                  
 increases oxygen flow which aids in brain function there by helping you think more      
 clearly.  I can teach you when we chat.
3.  
Consider alternate routes or travel times.  
Can you make your trip when the roads are less busy?  Are there other routes you     
 can take to avoid traffic?
4.  
Can you accept where you are?   
Chances are when you are in this situation you are experience angst because you      
 want to be somewhere else.  Are there things you can do to help you make your          
 current situation more acceptable, or even more enjoyable?

Let's all wish Glenn success.  He has a beautiful family and we want him to be around
for a long time to come.
March 10, 2008
Glenn and I meet for our Third coaching
session.
Radio Update...  Tuesday March 10, 2008

This week Glenn had a better time of it.  He did smoke, but it was only once and he
only had two cigarettes.  He also worked on his assignments and called me.  

This week we discussed his greatest challenges that triggered his need to smoke,  
he listed among them, driving, work, his co-worker Dave, His wife, His children.  Dave
pointed out that these things are in fact, all of the most important things in his life.  I
agreed, and we decided to focus on driving first.  I believe that the rest of the them,
while they are stressful, were mostly thrown in for theatrical value.

The other thing we discussed was how much Nicorette Gum he has been chewing.  
Glenn is concerned because he is chewing constantly and he knows that too much
gum isn't good for him either.  We discussed alternating regular gum with the
Nicorette.

One thing Glenn did say was the balls that I had given him did seem to help.  He had
lost one of them but has since found it.  I did give him a new set.  These are dexterity
balls, and they have chimes in them.  You can click on the picture above if you would
like to learn more about them.  Glenn is going to give them a try and use the original
ones on air as they don't make any noise.

Here are Glenn's assignments for the week

1.  
 Slowly cut back on the Nicorette Gum
You said you were concerned about the amount of gum you were chewing.  This is
something that you can do slowly.   Try chewing a regular piece of gum in between
each piece of Nicorette gum.  If every other piece doesn’t work, try a piece of regular
gum after every two pieces of Nicorette gum.  Take note of your mood when you are
chewing regular gum vs. the Nicorette gum.   Another suggestion, Chew regular gum
in situations you wouldn’t be able to smoke, and Nicorette gum when you would
normally be smoking
Example:  When you are “on air” chew regular gum.   When you   would take a
smoke break, go outside and chew the Nicorette gum.  See if that helps when your
cravings in anyway.

2.   
 Breath!          
 It may sound very simple, but deep breathing helps alleviate stress.
 It also increases oxygen flow which aids in brain function there by helping
 you think more clearly.  There are specific techniques I can teach you.

3.   
Alternate Routes.
Consider alternate routes or travel times.  Can you make your trip when
the roads are less busy?  Are there other routes you can take to avoid
traffic?  Let me know how you feel about this suggestion.

4.   
Can you accept where you are?  
Chances are when you are in this situation you are experience angst
because you want to be somewhere else.  Are there things you can do to
help you make your current situation more acceptable, or even more
enjoyable?  Let me know what you think about this one too.
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