Monday, May 24th, 2010

A Sydney health and fitness coach has developed a 'quit smoking' technique that cuts the craving for cigarettes in a single session. Timo Topp has used his knowledge of human behaviour to develop the technique, which combines hypnosis with neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) to change the desire to smoke into a desire to be a non-smoker.

Mr Topp was motivated to develop the technique by the recent loss of a close family member to smoking-related emphysema.

"The success of the session is based on the individual’s genuine desire to quit cigarettes,” Mr Topp says. “I offer an ‘Are You Ready to Quit?’ evaluation as the first qualifier for success.” (See:

Mr Topp includes a commitment to support the new non-smoker for 12 months.

Does it really work?  Former smoker James* says, "I had unsuccessfully tried to quit many times during my 29 years of smoking 20 to 30 cigarettes a day. With Timo and his Quit Cigarettes service I lost the desire to smoke instantaneously. This is first time I have ever felt so free from the deadly grasp of cigarettes."

Barry*, previously a 15-a-day smoker for 20 years, says, "I was a natural sceptic and did not think this would work for me. However I was stunned by the effectiveness of the session. Timo gave me back my life and the chance to be around for my children and family." One year after the session Barry said, “It was the most successful thing I have ever done!”

Topp considers it an honour to help others quit after intimately witnessing the deteriorating health of his own mother-in-law who died from the disease at the age of 65, in 2008. As part of his mission, Topp offers free quit talks to businesses and community groups so smokers can get on the right path to quitting successfully.

“Smokers must address their behaviour, which is something that nicotine replacements such as patches and gum can’t do.  We support people with feasible, practical strategies so that they do not act on any subsequent thought to smoke.”

At a school reunion it was commented, "Who’d have thought the quiet, pear-shaped kid in the corner would end up being a personal fitness coach, living in Australia!" Since moving to Australia from England 15 years ago, Topp has turned his own life into a success story and now helps others create their own stories of transformation.

At almost 40, Topp runs marathons, when as a teenager he could not run a mile, and is now in better shape than ever. This has empowered him to thoroughly enjoy a wonderful life filled with vitality and enthusiasm that benefits himself, his family and his clients.

*Case studies and interviews available on request.

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Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes

Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes is a new addition to Timo Topp's Health and Fitness training and coaching business, Utoppia.
Timo Topp
P: 0413 007 051


Utoppia is my health and fitness coaching and training business that I have been operating for 10 years, offering personal training, group training and health and wellness educational talks. I am tertiary educated educated, qualified personal training coach with 20 years' experience.
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P: 0408 246 842


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