Stop Smoking

Fed up with smoking yet?

hypnosis stop smoking minnesotaSick of the smell, the cost, the hassle? Are you out of breath at the top of the stairs and feeling older than you should? Tired of being the social outcast, forced to bundle up against the cold and snow just so you can grab a smoke outside by the dumpsters? Hate having to make a special run to the store for more cigarettes? Have your kids given you the sad, pleading eyes and begged you to quit? Has your doctor given you that disapproving frown and reminded you how bad smoking is for your health? Has it gotten too expensive? Are you simply tired of being controlled by your smoking habit?

My parents and sister were “die-hard” smokers. My Dad was born in 1928, started smoking when he was a teen and that was reinforced when he served in the Navy.  I remember him telling stories of when the ship would come in to port, how the cigarette company reps would be there to greet the sailors coming off the ship with free cigarettes.

My Mom smoked too. I suppose in the 40’s and 50’s it was a lot more common and a lot less was known about it. My sister, who was 16 years older than me, also picked up the habit. For some reason, I never did, although I remember being barely able to breath, riding in a car with multiple cigarettes going and the windows rolled up in winter in Michigan.

They didn’t want to quit. You know what they say, a person has to want to, for themselves, for their own reasons. They even belonged to something called “Smoker’s Rights.” This was in the late 80’s and early 90’s when smoking was beginning to be banned in some restaurants.  I remember them turning around and refusing to go to restaurants when they found out it had become a non-smoking place. I joked, calling them “militant smokers.” I had no idea I would lose them when I was only 35.

Maybe they knew it would eventually kill them. I don’t know, we didn’t talk about it. And of course after you’re diagnosed, that’s not what you talk about either. You talk about how you feel after chemo or radiation and what might make you more comfortable, and you try to talk about what things will be like after you’re cured. But you’re afraid to go there too much because there’s too much fear and it’s too painful.

I miss my family. I lost Dad in 1999, 18 months after his diagnosis. I lost Mom in 2000, 6 weeks after hers. And my sister died on an operating table, having not been diagnosed prior to what was supposed to be a routine surgery.

Whether you come to me or Jeff Bellis to quit smoking, we are going to work our hardest to help you quit. All we ask is that you give it as much as we do. While I never smoked, Jeff did, and he quit a few years ago. So he knows what it’s like.

Whatever your reason, quitting smoking is your decision. If you’re ready, hypnosis can help.

Maybe you’ve tried other ways to quit. The patch, the gum, the pills: Wellbutrin®, Zyban® Chantix®; cold turkey, lasers, acupuncture, electronic cigarettes, ear stapling… If you’re like most smokers, you’ve tried it all before, and failed over and over again. Why do these methods fail? Because it’s not physical, it’s a HABIT! Most other methods fail because they focus on the physical effect of smoking which is so minor it’s insignificant. Think about it: if it was really the nicotine, the patch and gum would ALWAYS work. Period.

Schedule your free consultation today. Or, if you’d like to learn more before scheduling your consultation, take our 6-part video series, Understanding Hypnosis.

Hypnosis Works. Really.

Most of our smoking cessation clients come to us saying that we’re their last hope, because nothing else worked. After they’ve quit, they all say: “I wish I’d come here first!”  Compare hypnosis with other methods and read the research findings, then make your decision.

What you get with ChangeWorks’ Smoking Cessation Program

  • Three sessions including hypnosis and NLP
  • Our proprietary approach to breaking the building blocks of habit
  • Hypnosis CDs for reinforcement
  • Free “tune up” session when you need it, (if you need it!)
  • The benefits of our over 90% successful, proven program

Even if you’ve tried hypnosis somewhere else…

If you’ve been to a big group hypnosis seminar, you must know that you get what you pay for. Cram that many people in a room together, and the majority will be too distracted to be hypnotized, let alone get results. Most group hypnosis seminars focus on back of the room product sales, not hypnosis.

Maybe you did try seeing a hypnotist one-on-one… Most other hypnotists have no idea how many of their clients actually quit smoking, because they only see them once – so how could they possibly know? Our multiple session program provides follow up at the 3 month, 6 month and 12 month marks. We are confident in our program; so confident that if you start smoking again during those months, you can come back for free.

 

Or, if you’d like to learn more before scheduling your consultation, take our 6-part video series, Understanding Hypnosis.

 

*Disclaimer: Everyone’s different, and of course your results may vary.  It is unethical to guarantee changes in human behavior and much depends on your motivation. We do require a consultation during which the program will be explained, and your motivation will be evaluated. We do not accept everyone who approaches us to do this work because we believe that your success is our success and we work to set you up to succeed.

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