Hypnotherapy to Stop Smoking
What would it be like to have millions of dollars and be able to afford any treatment to stop smoking? That was the situation for Ben Affleck, Ellen Degeneres, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Rudd, Charlize Theron, Debra Messing, Courteney Cox, Matt Damon, Winona Ryder and David Arquette. They all tried other methods to quit smoking before successfully using hypnosis to stop smoking!
Affleck smoked at least a pack a day for twenty years! He kept thinking he would be able to quit as he got older, but it never happened. This is what he told Oprah Winfrey on her show (1.22.08): "I thought I would give it up at 25 and then 30, but that came and went." In fact, his childhood buddy Matt Damon finally got him to try the hypnotherapist that helped him. Now, Ben Affleck has not had a cigarette in years.
Matt Damon also gave a boost to the use of hypnosis to quit smoking when he said on the Jay Leno show that after three hypnosis sessions, he ended his sixteen-year habit without a struggle. Damon said, "I should have done it years ago. It's amazing, I didn't even want cigarettes anymore." If you would like to read what New Scientist and Scientific American have said about the use of hypnosis to stop smoking, please click here.
Why You NEED to Stop Smoking Now
This illustration is from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), whose findings carefully document that "Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body; causing many diseases and reducing the health of smokers in general." The adverse health effects from cigarette smoking account for an estimated 480,000 deaths, or nearly one of every five deaths, each year in the United States. More deaths are caused by tobacco use than by all deaths from HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined. However, according to the CDC, quitting by age 30 eliminates nearly all excess risk associated with smoking, and those who quit smoking before age 50 cut in half their risk of dying in the next fifteen years.
According to the most recent numbers from the CDC (2015), 15.1% of all adult Americans smoke. In Arizona around 17% of adults smoke. So, what do the majority of your non-smoking friends and relatives know that you do not know? Why do so many quit each year? With the rising cost of cigarettes, health insurance and life insurance, smoking is very expensive for you personally and your employer. The average Arizona smoker spends $2,584 a year on cigarettes and the additional annual health-care cost per smoker is $3,388 according to WalletHub. Will a time come when employers will actively seek to fire, layoff or not hire smokers? Is it happening already?
Together We Can Do It
You CAN quit smoking! An estimated 45.7 million non-smoking American adults in 2006 were former smokers. After our first session together you will smoke half the number of cigarettes you smoke today. Not because you are forcing yourself to smoke less, but because that is all you want. After your second session you will cut the number in half again, and after the third or fourth session you will quit completely! This is the way we safely and easily wean you off your smoking habit. After your last cigarette, the nicotine leaves your body within three days. Within a few days after that, your sense of taste and smell are better, you can breathe easier, and your smokers cough will start to go away.
With hypnosis you can stop smoking and rid yourself of the desire to smoke. The American Medical Association reports a 78% success rate for ending smoking using hypnotherapy. This is the second-highest success rate for smoking cessation ("cold turkey" is number one). Once the nicotine is out of your system, the rest is just a habit and hypnotherapy works wonders with habits! I use the End Smoking program developed by my mentor Zoilita Grant, MA, CCHt, and it has a proven track record with thousands of successful clients of hers and her students. Together we will break the link you have between smoking and driving, smoking and talking on the phone, smoking and drinking, smoking after a meal, and smoking in ALL situations. Scientific research also shows that the long-term success rate with hypnotherapy is better than almost any other method. Once you stop, you will stop smoking PERMANENTLY!
Do you become a non-smoker now, or do you keep waiting for a better time; while the damage to your body continues?