Quit Smoking with Hypnosis Because... It's the Easiest Way

Smoking Almost Killed My Mother...

Nearly 20 years before I became a hypnotherapist, my mother had been smoking for decades. As a young boy on car trips to visit relatives, I dreaded when she'd smoke. It gave me a headache. Year after year, we begged her to quit (none of us knew from hypnosis back then). Of course, it wasn't our nagging that got her to quit. It was the double mastectomy her physician advised her to undergo. Thank heaven, she's alive and well today and hasn't had a cigarette since. Naturally, this is yet another reason why I am committed to helping you become a non-smoker... while there's still time to enjoy life without having to have a trauma get the job done for you.

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Only Use Hypnosis When You are Ready to Quit Smoking

If, in your heart of hearts, you do not want to quit, then you'll want to save hypnosis for when you do. It may sound corny, but it's the truth. Your motivation makes all the difference. No amount of nagging to stop smoking from family or friends is going to work because they are all talking to your conscious mind. Your conscious mind already wants you to quit. It's like they are preaching to your choir! Until then, folks carry on with the gums. And the patches. Some 1.6% of them get lucky and become non-smokers... without the aid of their unconscious mind making it a whole lot easier for them. On the other hand, if scary signs of mortality are knocking on your door... like wheezing, getting winded, excessive coughing and hacking, the shakes... maybe now is the right time for hypnosis.

Hypnosis Works Because We Address the Whole You

If, in your heart of hearts, you do not want to quit, then you'll want to save hypnosis for when you do. It may sound corny, but it's the truth. Your motivation makes all the difference. No amount of nagging to stop smoking from family or friends is going to work because they are all talking to your conscious mind. Your conscious mind already wants you to quit. It's like they are preaching to your choir! Until then, folks carry on with the gums. And the patches. Some 1.6% of them get lucky and become non-smokers... without the aid of their unconscious mind making it a whole lot easier for them. On the other hand, if scary signs of mortality are knocking on your door... like wheezing, getting winded, excessive coughing and hacking, the shakes... maybe now is the right time for hypnosis.

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Why You Won't Gain Weight

As You Become a Non-Smoker

Ex-smokers thought they were hooked on nicotine. Turns out, approximately 20% of a cigarette is SUGAR... a far more addicting substance! People who went cold turkey were getting far less sugar, their blood sugar levels would plummet and then they'd binge on sweets. From there, the pounds came piling on. But this is no longer your worry because... Another of my specialties is eliminating cravings for sugar (and anything that turns to sugar in the body). For example: candy, soda, chocolate, bread, chips. While it's possible to quit smoking after one hypnosis session (and I've helped many clients do so), I do not promise it. The reason is because I want you to become a permanent non-smoker. Eliminating sugar cravings on a first visit along with cigarettes is asking way too much of anyone's unconscious mind in so short a time. Your long-term health and well-being are best served by releasing sugar cravings in a subsequent session or two, depending on your lifestyle, eating habits and individual needs.

How Hypnosis Will Save You

Money... Many Times Over

In 2021, the cheapest state for a pack of cigarettes was Missouri at $5.25. The most expensive was New York at $12.85! The average of those prices is $9.05. So, in the U.S., the average for a pack a day = $ 3,303.25. Two packs a day runs a whopping $6,606.50. Talk about an expensive habit! Since no two smokers are alike, hypnosis sessions for smoking cessation run from three to four depending on the depth of change you want to make mentally and emotionally (to fortify becoming a permanent non-smoker instead of a tempted ex-smoker). 

Say you invested $475 per session and opted for the deeper change work. As a former pack-a-day smoker, your year one savings comes out to $1,403.25. And every year thereafter, you save $3,303.25. Over 20 years, your savings equals $66,065. You could put yourself, your child or your grandchild through college on your savings! 

Actually, you save even more. What about the heart bypass you never had to have? Or the other myriad of health conditions which never came your way over the years?

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A Personalized Smoking Cessation Program...

Below, we look at a 4-session program. One of the sessions is what I call, “The Traditional Stop-Smoking Session.”  This is where we dive deep into your past experience with smoking so we can de-program all the justifications you once used for lighting up. Typically, your Traditional Stop Smoking session will be Session 1 or Session 3. Let’s presume your traditional stop smoking session is Session 1. By having it as Session 1 or as Session 3, it gives you the ability to provide me with feedback at the following session in case we need to refine our approach in any way.

Outside of your traditional stop smoking session, we focus on getting you mentally and emotionally bulletproof so you don’t revert to smoking when faced with a stressful major life event such as a breakup with a lover or a job loss, for example.

Before Session #1: Getting in the Right Headspace

Hypnosis is about the power of suggestion. Naturally then, your expectations play a huge role in your outcomes. This is why it is vital you have a clear understanding of how to prepare to break the habit so that “what you don’t know you don’t know” doesn’t trip you up. In this way, we can “stack the deck in your favor” to get the results you seek.

Most important in this regard is that you come to your traditional stop smoking session 72-hours’ clean of nicotine in any and all forms. Why? For at least two reasons. 

First, it takes the body about 3 days to get through the irritations of quitting like cough, headache, jitters and so on. The last thing we need is bodily irritations associated with cravings undermining the process while you are in hypnotic trance.

Second, without you being aware of this, you could misinterpret a bodily craving after the session as a sign the hypnosis didn’t work, get discouraged and give in to temptation. Clearly, this is something to prevent because… we can!

There are other expectations we set during your traditional stop smoking session so you are equipped to navigate your transition into becoming a non-smoker.

With the 4-session program, we have the flexibility to schedule your traditional stop smoking session for a day when you can come in 72-hours’ clean (or more). If we cannot meet this requirement, I won’t conduct the session and we’ll have to reschedule because getting started on the right foot is everything. 

Session #1: START EMOTIONAL BULLETPROOFING

Resistance to change is part of human nature and a fact of life. The resistance is an emotional phenomenon and so it lives in the unconscious. This is why your conscious mind's logical commands to "stop smoking" are futile. While your conscious mind will reject smoking as a "quick fix" or emotional crutch, your unconscious mind, in its more childlike way, will look upon smoking as its emotional "fix that's quick!" and not see it as a crutch at all!

By taking the time in Sessions 1 and 2 to get you emotionally bulletproof, you make yourself resilient in the face of future upheavals like a relationship breakup or a job loss and actually remain a non-smoker.

Therefore, the first thing we'll do in this session is help your emotional unconscious mind to feel safe at the prospect of becoming a non-smoker. In other words, release the fear behind the resistance.

With your fear of change out of the way, we can focus on far more profound and beneficial changes in your emotional constitution. Simply put, you'll dump longstanding, deep-seated baggage, one emotion at a time. In this session, the emotions you'll release are anger and sadness. You'll be able to prove to yourself, based on your own personal history, that the baggage that made you vulnerable to becoming a smoker in the first place is truly gone. This will become apparent to you, in real time.

To work one emotional at a time (using Mental and Emotional Release® (MER®)) makes what we are doing different from talk therapy and traditional hypnosis. More importantly, we are meeting your unconscious mind on its terms rather than forcing it to comply with your conscious mind's appeals to logic. After all, if your logical conscious mind could have solved this problem, it would have by now.

Session #2: EXPAND Emotional Bulletproofing

With the proper foundation for bulletproofing already in full swing, you will release fear, hurt, guilt, shame, your deepest limiting belief, and anxiety (if you can still find it). Your experience with MER makes it possible for you to cover this much emotional ground in such a surprisingly short period of time.

Welcome to being unburdened with baggage and limiting beliefs, non-smoker to be!

Let's talk more about that deepest limiting belief. There's a famous expression that says, "None of us sees the world as it is. We all see it the way we are." In my view, the key word is "are." If we are holding beliefs like I'm not good enough or I'm unlovable, our "are" is going to act like a tint on the lenses through which we view the world. While we may hold several such beliefs, there is one belief that is more influential in this regard than any other. I call it the "core identity belief."

With the aid of hypnosis and hypno-coaching, we’ll identify this belief responsible for the image of self you’ve been carrying that made you vulnerable to smoking in the first place. The belief forms before the conscious mind even arrives around age 10 and so, it takes powerful methods to find it, change it, and prevent it from making life into a series of self-fulfilling prophecies. After all, if I were to go on believing something like “I’m not good enough” or “I’m unlovable,” then what’s the likelihood the quality of my life will get any better than it’s already been?

Once we uncover the belief word-for-word and release it, you are close to being emotionally bulletproof. 

Even if you think these emotions and beliefs are not in play for you, consider that a baby can feel the full range of human emotions before they even have words for them. When you release those emotions from way back when, it creates a domino-effect and all the baggage of similar flavor simply goes "poof."

Plus, we test to prove this has worked in real time by having you find events from your adult life that were emotionally similar and quite intense and notice how they no longer generate the strong feelings in you they once did.

By the time you complete this session, your confidence to become a non-smoker will be at an all-time high.

Session #3: KICK THE HABIT!

In this session, we start by exploring your journey. Why you used to smoke. How it made you feel... physically... and emotionally. What you hate about smoking. What you once liked about it. What triggers were involved... in terms of time... and place... and people. 

Plus, we'll look at the things you prefer to do instead so we can program them into your unconscious mind's ever-expanding repertoire of non-smoker's behaviors. 

All the while, I'll be taking notes. Lots of notes. Because, when we enter hypnosis, so many of the details you shared will find their way into a hypnosis recording... personalized for you. In the next 20-40 minutes, we'll do the actual hypnosis session. I'll record the session in a format that you can play on your phone, tablet or computer. 

Will you need to listen to your recording in order to become a non-smoker? For some, it’s not necessary. For others, it’s a wonderful security blanket. Either way, the bliss of stress-free relaxed playback is a far greater motivator for the new non-smoker to listen again and again. Are there side effects to repeated listening? Yes… better sleep and less stress!

In the final few minutes, we'll tie up loose ends, go over any technical points about accessing the recording and confirm the next session date.

Session #4: EMBRACE YOUR IDENTITY AS A NON-SMOKER

In Session 4, you replace the core identity belief you cast off in Session 2. Whether it was “I’m not good enough,” “I’m unlovable,” or some other deep wound, now you can authentically embrace a new belief for who you are now and where you want to go in life, not what you were at age 7 when such beliefs form! Who knows what your new belief will be… “I’m a badass,” “I’m a goddess,” “I’m a genius.” The possibilities are endless!

Why do we do this? To seal in your emotional bulletproofing so you can be among smokers and not be tempted! Or handle the intense situations life is sure to throw at us with natural grace and resilience!

I might also mention… this session will be the most fun you’ve ever had as an adult that was… G-rated 😊

The point is, once you have an empowering belief at the core of your being liberated from baggage, staying emotionally bulletproof as a non-smoker is, for all intents and purposes, a done deal. And you can face piles of trials with smiles or at the very least… without cigarettes.

Are Coughing, Wheezing and Getting Winded Getting a Little Too Real?

Then go ahead and take the Readiness Self-Assessment. If you find yourself ready for hypnosis, you’ll receive an email with a link to book a complimentary Get Acquainted Call. Our call will be educational around hypnosis and smoking cessation, personalized, and a preparation for successful outcomes.

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