What Does a Session Look Like?
First we're going to talk about smoking, nicotine, hypnosis and what to expect after your session. All of your questions will be answered.
Second, we'll clear the cravings.
Third is the hypnosis so your conscious and unconscious minds will be working together to keep you a non-smoker for the rest of your life.
The Cost in Real Numbers
…at the very least cigarettes will cost this much next year, and the price is not going down!
Lies We Tell Ourselves
The Lie: I need a cigarette to wake–up.
The Truth: You can wake up without a cigarette.
The Lie: I need a cigarette to go with my coffee.
The Truth: Coffee or anything else for that matter, tastes better when you quit smoking.
The Lie: That was a great meal, I need a cigarette.
The Truth: That meal was great even without a cigarette.
The Lie: When I’m wound up, smoking relaxes me.
The Lie: When I’m upset, smoking calms me down.
The Truth: And how can a cigarette “Wake you up” and “Relax you (Calm you down).” Even the best drugs science can come up with can’t do that! “Wake you up” and “Relax you (Calm you down)”are opposites, it is impossible! And you know it.
The Lie: I’ve tried many times and I just can’t quit.
The Truth: You can quit! In the beginning you failed miserably at walking, and talking, but you refused to give up! And now you don’t give those things a second thought. You can refuse to smoke! And before you know it, you won’t give cigarettes a second thought!
So When You're Ready
I mean really ready to quit, (and not because your spouse or children are bugging you to quit). But when YOU ARE READY, call me; I have a plan! Let’s set the date you finally get to stop smoking!
Set a Quit Date
Don’t buy cigarettes that will last beyond your quit date.
Post-its, Post-its, Post-its, put them up! Everywhere! On Your computer, desk, dashboard, refrigerator, TV, and all the places you go to smoke. This helps get your subconscious used to the idea (in a positive way) that you are going to give up smoking.
Write on them:
(Your quit date)
I finally get to give up smoking
5 Days Before Your Quit Date
Tell your family and friends you plan to quit, and ask for their help and support. Ask them to help you to Succeed, by not offering you cigarettes or giving you permission to fail.
Tell your smoking friends if they help you “Succeed”, you promise not to bug them about smoking, and when they decide they’re ready you will help them!
You know as a smoker we help others to fail. If they ask for a cigarette we usually say no at first but then give in and give them one, then another and another and some of us even suggest when the person trying to quit gets a little “Grumpy”, “Why don’t you just have a cigarette it will (Lie, Lie, Lie).”
It is important to have all your friends help you succeed!
4 Days Before Your Quit Date
Pay Attention to when and why you smoke.
Think of your daily routines and how they revolve around your habit.
Think of how you can change your routines without Cigarettes.
3 Days Before Your Quit Date
Think of what you will do with the extra money when you stop buying cigarettes.
Think of who you can reach out to when you need help.
2 Days Before Your Quit Date
Know You Will Be Successful!
Believe You Will Be Successful!
1 Day Before Your Quit Date
YOU ARE DONE PRACTICING! No saving the cigarettes in case you fail!
Wash & get rid of all your ashtrays.
Wash the ashtray in your car and fill it with coins to remind you of the change you made!
Make sure all cigarette butts (in all trash bins) are wet and ruined
(you know why).
Make sure you smoke your last cigarette at least 4 hours before your appointment. Why? I want you to KNOW that you can beat any thoughts of smoking that may come up.
Remind your family and friends that it is YOUR quit day!
Bring all of your leftover cigarettes with you to my office!
Websites with information on Hypnosis studies
Freedom from smoking:
Integrating hypnotic methods and rapid smoking to facilitate smoking
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 using hypnosis.
University of Washington School of Medicine, Depts. of Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2001 Jul;49(3):257-66. Barber j.
Hypnosis Most Effective Says Largest Study Ever:
3 Times Effectiveness of Patch and 15 Times Willpower.
How One in Five Give Up Smoking
Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit. A meta-analysis, statistically 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 as effective as nicotine replacement methods and 15 times as effective as trying to quit alone. Schmidt, Chockalingam University of Iowa Journal of Applied Psychology October 1992. (Also New Scientist October 10, 1992)
90% Success Rate With Hypnosis
Authors report a success rate in smoking abstinence of over 90% with hypnosis.
MMW Fortschr Med. 2004 May 13;146(20):16.Klager, R. [Article in German] PMID: 15344725 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
87% Reported Abstinence Using Hypnosis
Performance by gender in a stop-smoking program combining hypnosis and aversion.
A field study of 93 male and 93 female CMHC outpatients examined the facilitation of smoking cessation by using hypnosis. At 3-mo. follow-up, 86% of the men and 87% of the women reported continued abstinence using hypnosis. Johnson DL, Karkut RT. Adkar Associates, Inc., Bloomington, Indiana.Psychol Rep. 1994 Oct;75(2):851-7.PMID: 7862796 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
81% Reported They Had Stopped Smoking
Clinical hypnosis for smoking cessation: preliminary results of a three-session intervention.
Thirty smokers enrolled in an HMO were referred by their primary physician for treatment. Twenty-one patients returned after an initial consultation and received hypnosis for smoking cessation. At the end of treatment, 81% of those patients reported that they had stopped smoking, and 48% reported abstinence at 12 months post-treatment.
TexasA&M University System Health Science Center Collegeof Medicine, USA. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2004 Jan;52(1):73-81. Elkins GR, Rajab MH.
Hypnosis Patients Twice As Likely To Quit
Guided health imagery for smoking cessation and long-term abstinence.
Study of 71 smokers showed that after a two-year follow up, patients that quit with hypnosis were twice as likely to still be smoke-free than those who quit on their own.
C.A. Wynd,.Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2005; 37:3, pages 245-250
More Effective Than Drug Interventions
Descriptive outcomes of the American Lung Association of Ohio hypnotherapy smoking cessation program.
Ahijevych K, Yerardi R, Nedilsky N.
Group hypnosis, evaluated at a less effective success rate than individualized hypnosis (at 22%). However, still demonstrated here as more effective than drug interventions.
OhioState University, College of Nursing, Columbus 43210, USA
The Mayo Clinic