Hypnosis to stop smoking today
Fed up with smoking yet?
Sick 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? Is it time for hypnosis to stop smoking?
I offer a Quit Today Single Session program, or a 3-session tapering program. No need to decide right now, we can decide in a free consultation which is the right approach for you.
How it Started
You were probably a teenager when you first started smoking, maybe due to peer pressure. Back then, you had the choice of either fitting in by smoking like your other friends or being the odd one out — a loner. At first, you probably started coughing and choking. You noticed that the taste was pretty disgusting, but after a while, you got used to it and continued.
This is where the mind connection to smoking starts. Why? Because there is a part of our mind called the subconscious, whose main goal is to protect you from any dangers. That being said, you may be wondering why your subconscious mind would allow you to start smoking in the first place. Your mind is like a super-computer that sums up situations at high speeds. It decided that there were two choices — either start smoking and be accepted by your friends as part of the pack, or become a loner and possibly go into depression due to the rejection. The resulting depression might even lead you to do something grave like kill yourself. That, your mind could not allow. Hence, your subconscious decided that smoking protected you from danger as well as helped you make more friends. By this logic, smoking = safety. Hypnosis to stop smoking is the only solution that creates change where it’s most effective: at the subconscious level.
With time, repetition cemented your smoking habit into your subconscious. As an adult, you no longer have the need to smoke for protection and acceptance. You now continue to smoke, but for a different reason — to de-stress via addictive nicotine. Whenever you feel stressed and anxious, you pick up a cigarette and in a few moments you feel calm again. Your mind has learned to associate your smoking behavior with the toxic calm of nicotine.
The reason you haven’t been able to stop smoking is because you’ve been trying to do it with willpower. Willpower is located in the conscious part of our brain. It gives a short burst of mental energy for a short period of time, and no more. This explains why so many people cannot quit smoking using willpower alone — the moment your willpower runs out, you go back to your old behavioral pattern of smoking.
Your experience with hypnosis to stop smoking will be entirely different — just ask my past clients (see the testimonials on this page and on our written and video testimonials pages). With hypnosis, it’s much easier, the cravings or withdrawals are much less, and as most people say, “I just don’t want a cigarette anymore.”
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.
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.
Hypnosis to Stop Smoking 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
- A choice between single session and multiple session programs
- Our proprietary approach to breaking the building blocks of habit
- Hypnosis audios for reinforcement
- Free “tune up” session when you need it, (if you need it!)
- The benefits of our over 90% successful, proven program
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.