These are PDF copies of material I use for some presentations and seminars that I have developed. These are provided for your information only and may not be reproduced for profit. Please contact VJ Sleight for additional information, to schedule a presentation or for personal cessation counseling. 760-333-1270.
This manual is used in my 4 hour training, "Best Practices for Cessation Counseling". This can be an introductory course in the Five A's, Stages of Change, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and how to use those tools in effectively motivating and counseling smokers. It can also be customized for your location as an advanced course for those who already know the basics but need help implementing these concepts into practice.
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This is an one hour interactive presentation for anyone interested in electronic cigarettes. I present a balanced approach to both sides of the vaping issues: what we know and what we don't know, and the stance of both advocates and opponents.
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This is the slide set for an one hour interactive presentation for either smokers or healthcare providers on the effects of nicotine on a smokers brain and cessation medications.
This is the slide set for an one hour interactive presentation to smokers about the Benefits of Becoming Smoke-Free.
This is the slide set for an one hour interactive presentation for smokers on how to make an effective quit plan.
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This is the slide set for an one hour interactive presentation to smokers about stress reduction.
This is the slide set for an one hour interactive presentation for smokers in creating an "In Case of Emergency" plan to prevent relapse.
Using pre-cut business card stock from a office supply store, (Avery 8870. 8871, 8873) print out the front and then the back of the "Reasons to Quit" cards. These are filled out by a smoker wanting to quit with their reasons to become smoke-free. It is placed between the cigarette pack and the cellophane with the "Carrots" facing out, since working towards something wanted is more motivating that trying to avoid "Sticks" or thing which are unpleasant and not wanted. They are to be read before lighting up as a reminder of what is more important to them than a cigarette.
Similar to the "Reasons to Quit" card, this is a small card that can be carried to remind a smoker that anytime they are experiencing a withdrawal symptom that this is normal. On the back side are "The Seven D's" for a quick idea of how to work through their cravings. This card can also be used if a friend or family member mentions the smoker's behavior. The person quitting can show them this card and inform them that their behavior is typical when going through nicotine withdrawals. However, if family members mention noticing severe depression, aggression, suicide ideation or other abnormal behavior regardless of the use of cessation medications, they should call the patient's doctor immediately.
Outline for a six week cessation class using the Workbook for Future Non-smokers that is listed below. List objectives for each class and what is covered.
This is a workbook I use with smokers who are ready to quit. It is a six-week program starting with creating a plan and preparing to quit.Getting through the quitting process and working on skills needed after quitting to avoid relapsing. Please contact me at 760-333-1270, if you need a coach to walk you through this process and keep you on track.
Two page handout listing The Seven 'D's", a mnemonic of things to do instead of smoking;