Our Case Studies
Progressive Foot Forward
The Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA)
Currently with a staff of 18,000
The Challenge: A
Our mission was to implement this program as a non-pharmaceutical benefit to companies. As a new and innovative program, skepticism was high. Obtaining
After several meetings with high ranking
The Challenge: B
- To implement the BMP Method to assist staff at all levels in quitting smoking
- To provide evidence that quitting smoking does not have to be as difficult as the mass populations believes
- To assist and inform workers with information about the new benefit and to post information about the live events
- Willing to drive long distance to other towns on Vancouver Island
- To provide feedback sheets to monitor attendance and overall happiness with the program and event
- Offer discounts for higher attendance
- As the authority on health, it is important for the image of this highly regarded
organisationto assist smokers with as much help for this issue as possible. They are known to lead the way for and show a public example of what is important. BMP Productions’ was a part of this positive progressive foot forward.
- 100% of participants did agree that with the BMP method in place they could see how quitting did not have to be so difficult. They could see that there really was a way out. There was hope. Some participants gave Barbara, the only facilitator, hugs with happy tears of knowing they can, in fact, quit smoking.
- The mandatory feedback sheets were written by Barbara Miller and the questions about the event was approved by directors. The favorable results of the feedback sheets had much to do with renewing the 3 consecutive contracts.
I can’t do that!
A smoker’s limited, disempowering, belief system stops them from Success in quitting.
The Challenge: Dealing with the habit
- To show the path of success step-by-step. The smoker lights up first thing after wakening before her feet hit the floor. She says, “If I can’t go two hours in the morning without a smoker how can I ever quit?”
- The smokers make a conscious decision to go 10 minutes in the morning before lighting up. When this starts to feel alright they next wait for 20 minutes, then 20 minutes, then 30, then 50 then up to 1 hour each morning. They cannot go back once this decision is made.
- Success breeds success – They will not only learn how to get ready to quit but FEEL success is on its way.
- The client carried out instructions. In less than 2 months the client was at the 2-hour mark. Experiencing this success first thing in the morning was something the client had never experienced before. This feeling of success made her realize that it feels good to not smoke first thing in the morning. She was motivated to go on to the big goal of 4 hrs of not smoking in the morning.
- She not only understands the term “success breeds success” but feels it too.
- The client learned that what she thought was not possible simply wasn’t true.
- The client now realizes that just because there is a thought, does not mean it is true, and that there is, in fact, a solution.
- The client learns to challenge more negative thoughts and continues the process with key #2, 3, 4 and 5.
Heroin Addict Vs. Nicotine
A mature, educated woman struggles with extreme limiting beliefs.
Key # 3 Psychology of change
From a homeless heroin addict to becoming a registered nurse-
Smoker says she can’t quit smoking. She believes it’s impossible. She needs a massive mental shift.
To demonstrate the power of disempowering beliefs. How to change them permanently, beginning with the difficulty perception.
Barbara, a former pack-and-a-half smoker & a self-educated student of life transformations she knows what it takes to create mental shifts. Over the span of 20+ years of in-home studying she is qualified to teach. She knows exactly how to, “Change your mind” creating an instant mental transformation.
In a live event, we all share some adversities we have experienced in life. Some talk tales of divorce, some on the difficulty of years of university. Barbara the facilitator also shares to get the group into it. Life is hard, we all have problems. One talks of being a homeless heroin addict and getting clean and becoming a nurse. This took her many years! Many of the stories shared take years of endurance and hardships. In the live events, we compare and talk about why is quitting smoking so difficult? Where does it hurt? What is the hardest part?
This nurse began to understand there is no comparison and when adversities are put beside each other she could visually see quitting smoking pales in comparisons. She and the others admit there is no physical pain and at best it is just uncomfortable. She can see life’s problems on a scale of 6 to a 10 and quitting smoking only as a 3. She and the others often laugh out loud.
- This realization and comparisons had the nurse admitting, in her own words, “I never looked at this way before.” She experienced the needed mental shift.
- Hope replaced doubt.
- She could now see a way out and into something new and wonderful. She was very excited.
- She now understands how I can say quitting smoking is one of the easiest things I have done.