Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?
That is actually how I came to hypnotherapy over 20 years ago.
I was a two-pack-a-day smoker and had no conscious desire to quit. My parents were going to see a hypnotherapist for smoking cessation as my father had serious health issues and needed to quit his habit immediately. I went for two reasons: first, they asked for my support, and second, they were paying for it. I went into the sessions thinking I would go along for the ride and just smoke when I wasn’t with them.
Well, the short story is this: I left there and carried a pack of cigarettes for a year along with the thought, “I know I’m going to want one of these soon.” After one year I tossed that last pack of unopened cigarettes and finally admitted I was a non-smoker. Mom and Dad quit just as easily.
I could rehash the health-related reasons to quit, but you already know them. From the changes in your ability to taste and smell food to more serious issues of heart or lung disease, even cancer, you have heard them all. You have probably been asked by loved ones to consider them in your decision as well.
You always have choices. You chose to start smoking. Up till now you have chosen to continue smoking. You could choose to keep right on smoking or you could choose to quit. If you choose to quit you could try cold-turkey, nicotine gum, a patch, a pill, or hypnosis. Perhaps you could even choose a combination of these methods. The choice is yours. When you are ready to make a new choice, I can help. I am so confident in how well hypnotherapy works in smoking cessation, I offer a program with a lifetime guarantee.
Those who quit smoking have a 90.6% success rate using hypnosis. Of 43 consecutive patients undergoing this treatment protocol, 39 reported remaining abstinent at follow-up (6 months to 3 years post treatment). This represents a 90.6% success rate in using hypnosis.
Hypnosis is the most effective tool. Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit, combining results of more than 600 studies of 72,000 people from America and Europe to compare various methods of quitting. On average, hypnosis was over three times more effective than nicotine replacement and 15 times more effective than trying to quit alone.
So when you’re ready, ask for help. I’ve been there and I know what it takes.