If you’ve read my profile you know that I am Janice Burgess, or JB Quit Coach. I am a Clinical Pharmacist, a Certified Health Coach, and most importantly, a Quit Smoking Coach. I have assisted hundreds of clients to successfully quit smoking for good, and I must say that It is one of the most […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When I tell people that I am a Quit Smoking Coach, I often hear “I didn’t know there was such a thing.” Which means, if I am to make an impact on smoking rates in the world, I have my work cut out for me. We’ve made people feel so bad about their choice to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today I want to speak directly to clients who are struggling to quit smoking. There is something keeping you stuck and holding you back from your best and healthiest self, and perhaps it is FEAR. It’s normal to fear change, especially when it comes to quitting smoking. If you started when you were quite young, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Most days I am a quit smoking coach, assisting clients to quit tobacco for better health, but as of October 17th with the legalization of marijuana, I am adding pot to the list. I want people to be aware of what they are putting into their bodies and lungs, and just because marijuana is a plant, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Last week I presented at the 7th International Conference on Addictive Disorders, Addiction Medicine and Pharmaceuticals in San Diego, California, USA. Much of the focus at this symposium was the Opiate Crisis in North America. Nearly 4000 Canadians died from apparent opioid overdoses in 2017, up from nearly 3,000 in 2016, and the latest national […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Last week I attended the 7th International Conference on Addictive Disorders, Addiction Medicine and Pharmaceuticals in San Diego, California, USA. Considering the Opiate Crisis occurring in both USA and Canada, this conference should have been turning people away, nevertheless, everyone who attended this symposium left with new information and insight on how we might all […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
So much of coaching seems counter-intuitive, but once you experience the concept and put it into practice you can’t and won’t go back. Coach the Client, Not the Problem is one of those concepts. Why? Because people spend a lot of time living in their problems, so we want to change the focus entirely. This […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Mindfulness is the new science of health and happiness, and it is more relevant and required than ever. We all tend to wear our over-stimulation like a badge of honor. We are texting and working, and planning, and making lists, and stressing, all simultaneously to the detriment of our emotional well being and health. Mindfulness […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
The Dalai Lama once said “Sleep is the Best Meditation”. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 50 to 70 Million adults in the US have a sleep or wakefulness disorder. Lack of sleep translates into starting your day feeling drained before you even start. Other mornings, you could swear you’ve had at least […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The World Health Organization has identified tobacco use as the single most preventable cause of premature disability and death worldwide (1). Approximately 20% of the population use tobacco daily, and therefore, my work as a Quit Smoking Coach, will not likely cease anytime soon. There are a handful of us out here assisting people to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.