Smoking Cessation

Stop Smoking 1

You know…You have been saying it for years. “I have got to quit smoking.”

quit smokingMaybe you have quit smoking before, only to start again. Perhaps you have managed to quit for years and then some stress, some life change, caused you to return to the comfort and familiarity of smoking. After all, that cigarette has been your little friend. It has seen you through thick and thin and it is predictable. You know what to expect when you smoke that cigarette.

However, you also know that smoking causes lung and other cancers. The poisons in cigarettes constrict the blood vessels and contribute to heart disease and many other serious physical issues. Smoking ages people. It gets harder and harder to breathe and you may have a chronic cough. Physical activity becomes difficult due to shortness of breath and day to day activities are difficult as well, due to the restrictions about public smoking. Have you ever not gone somewhere because you couldn’t smoke and the urge to smoke would be too strong? Have you ever avoided airline travel because it is “no smoking’?

You have to plan for smoking and also possibly suffer shame and embarrassment as you are relegated to the corner of a parking lot to get your fix of nicotine. If you don’t get that smoke, you can’t think of anything else and your body begins to suffer withdrawal symptoms. You are being smothered from the inside and the outside!

And yet, you are afraid to quit smoking.

Afraid of gaining weight, being irritable, suffering from the discomfort of withdrawal symptoms and maybe your afraid of failing once again. Perhaps your friends or your partner smokes and you are afraid of not fitting in. My father was a chain smoker and periodically he would try to cut down or quit smoking. I can remember him being so irritable and out of sorts that we begged him to start smoking again. Unfortunately, he didn’t have any tools to support his goal to be a non smoker.

Can you recall a time in your life when you weren’t hampered by the need to smoke? You never thought about having a cigarette and you moved through your life with an ease that is not possible as a smoker. The truth is that anyone can quit smoking easily and painlessly. There is a way to breathe easy again. You can become a non-smoker for the rest of your life by utilizing my hypnosis program.

Hypnosis is tremendously successful for helping people to become non-smokers.

Not only is hypnosis a powerful tool that can alter bodily functions through suggestion, but it can also help people to deal with the emotional needs that drive their smoking habit. Hypnotic trance is a familiar state for all of us. Anytime that you are physically in one place and mentally “a million miles away” you are in a mild trance. Have you ever had the experience of being so focused and involved in something that you failed to hear another person come up behind you? That is trance. A hypnotherapist can deepen this state via verbal hypnotic inductions and can utilize this very relaxed state to by-pass conscious resistance and to speak to the subconscious mind in order to change our beliefs. That process coupled with concrete behavior change can change you from a smoker to a non-smoker for the rest of your life.

I am a certified hypnotist and I have been using hypnosis for many years to help my clients overcome a variety of issues. I offer a 4 part Stop Smoking Program that requires you to keep a smoking diary, sign a commitment form to stop smoking once and for all, and also includes two customized hypnosis CDs (or audio downloads),  that you will listen to between sessions. Sessions one and two include some hypnosis and behavioral modification. You do not have to stop smoking at that time, but you will be altering your behavior with regard to where and when you smoke. You will also begin to use healthy alternatives to having that cigarette. Session three is the actual stop smoking hypnosis session and you will end the session as a non-smoker. Session four is a follow-up appointment is usually done 30 days after session 3. The total cost of the 4 part program, including the hypnosis Cds, is $700.00. I just googled the price of cigarettes in Los Angeles, and the data for August 2015 says they average $7.00/pack. Surely you have better uses for your money and you want to live a healthier life.

Please contact me for more information about this program. For you and for your loved ones…Lets do this now