Did you know that a recent study showed that a staggering 70% of smokers want to quit?
If you're on this page, you are probably considering quitting, but something perhaps has held you back.
Many of you probably
have all the best reasons in the world for wanting to quit
know all the health implications of continuing to smoke
might have already perhaps tried to quit methods: pills, patches, gums, vaping
But you're still smoking.
Heck, you may have even quit before using sheer willpower and fought hard not to get back on the wagon.
But here you are.
And you likely feel dejected, frustrated and hopeless.
You are, sadly, not unique. The staggering majority of smokers feel exactly the same way you do, completely stuck in a habit they despise but cannot get free of.
So why is it so difficult to quit for good?
The first most obvious reason is nicotine.
• Nicotine reaches the brain within 10 seconds of inhaling it- faster than heroin injected directly into the bloodstream.
• A typical smoker will take 10 puffs on a cigarette over the roughly 5 minutes that the cigarette is lit. For the 1 pack (20 cigarettes) a day smoker, this is 200 "hits" of nicotine to the brain each day
• Nicotine levels subside nearly as quickly as they rise- pretty much as soon as you stub out that cigarette.
• 30 mins after the cigarette, nicotine levels in your body falls to roughly half what it was, and then to a quarter after an hour.
• After that hour, the feelings of ‘withdrawal’ start to kick in, building your desire for the next one.
• That probably helps to explain why each cigarette packet has 20 cigarettes in it and most smokers will generally average a pack a day.
However, if you smoked your final cigarette, and used your willpower to fight the urge to light up- nicotine in your body would be fully gone by 72 hours. So if this was solely based on nicotine- that would be that.
But it's not. Much more complex neurological processes and reward systems are at play even if you've made it that far.
And that's where I can help you.
Our session together will help you stop the mental addiction to smoking.
Make no mistake. The physical symptoms you feel when you are experiencing nicotine withdrawal are absolutely real, caused by physiological reactions to not getting the drug. However, these are relatively simple to manage and last a short time.
The bigger challenge which makes it hard for smokers to stop smoking and stay stopped are the dreaded cravings, and consequently, the physiological reactions you experience as a result of the cravings.
Over your illustrious smoking career, you have successfully built up strong triggers and associations in your subconscious that have strongly intertwined with this habit:
- Drag yourself out of bed, have a cigarette, feel more awake
- Coffee and a cigarette
- Cigarette to finish off breakfast
- Cigarette while taking a morning dump
- Cigarette on the way to work
- Cigarette break gossiping with colleagues
- Cigarette because lonely
- Cigarette because bored
- Cigarette while kids are at school because you deserve it
- Cigarette after your idiot boss yelled at you
- Cigarette after lunch
- Cigarette so you don't need to eat lunch
- Cigarette on the way home
- Cigarette after dinner
- Cigarette and Netflix and chill
- Cigarette after sex
- Cigarette before bed to tide you over to the morning
Wash, rinse, repeat.
These patterns are playing out automatically, subconsciously, day in day out, and with very little of your conscious control (also known as willpower).
Hypnosis allows direct access to the all-powerful subconscious, where all your resources lie.
When you are in hypnosis, you are naturally more open to suggestion and highly focused, and this provides the optimum environment for rewiring and redirecting those existing patterns and triggers.
Science has already proven the brain's incredible ability to rapidly reorganise itself after new learnings and experience (a process known as neuroplasticity), and this will work in your favour once we are done with our session together, to step back into the non-smoker you used to be and live that life forever.
You will successfully eliminate any automatic, old conditioning to stimuli that used to keep your addiction in place.
You will get back the control you lost all that time ago when you said yes to that first cigarette.
What will happen during our session together?
1-on-1 Stop Smoking Sessions with me are customised 2.5 hour single-session events and are conducted safely and conveniently via online video conferencing.
1. We will talk about the new life you are about to step into as a nonsmoker for life- everything you are excited about. I will explain in greater detail the science of how and why this hypnotic process works so you are completely comfortable and feel like a full partner in the process, excited to begin.
2. We will then then work with your physical and neurological system for a few minutes to start clearing the old patterns in your subconscious that are still clinging to the cigarettes.
3. Then, we will do the hypnosis. All this requires you to do will be to sit comfortably and follow my guidance. You will be relaxed, focused and completely in control the entire time. You will be able to speak, shift positions, and remain in hypnosis. You will consciously remember what you will remember, and that's fine. We will address and eradicate your old smoking habit on a subconscious level from all angles. You will experience a personalised and profound evidence-based hypnotic experience that will help you rewire your subconscious to want freedom and take back control of your life.
4. When you open your eyes after emerging from hypnosis, it will be like before you ever smoked. You will be a non-smoker! And you will feel confident in this renewed existence, even if you live with a partner who smokes, have friends who smoke, or are at an event surrounded by smokers. It will be easy and effortless to decline an offered cigarette- "No thank you I am a non-smoker"- and feel incredible doing it!
5. You will be a raving fan of the process and likely want to tell all your smoker friends (in a kind, non-pushy way) to go see the crazy hypnotist lady who somehow managed to help you stop smoking in record time. Go on- be the reason they get their life back when they are ready. It will feel really good to know that you helped.
But is Hypnosis the right option for me?
While the results of hypnosis can often seem magical, it is not magic. Hypnosis is not mind control or brainwashing, and for it to be effective, a client needs to commit to being present and working with the Hypnotist.
Hypnosis could be the right option for you if:
1. You are ready to make this change NOW.
2. You are doing it for your own reasons and wellbeing.
3. You are interested in a natural, drug-free, non-invasive method of quitting for good.
4. You are ready to actively participate in the process with an open mind.
Hypnosis is not the right option for you if:
1. You are unsure if you are ready to make this change now.
2. You are unsure if you want to quit smoking permanently.
3. You are being coerced into quitting by someone else (by a spouse, child, doctor, etc).
4. You want to passively have someone 'fix' this for you.
What's my investment?
Your hypnosis session will cost you no more than what you are likely already going to be spending in the next couple of months on cigarettes anyway.
And once your first couple of months of bring a non-smoker are done, you would have paid back your investment. And then in a couple months, you would have paid it back again. And in a couple more months, again. And again. And again. All that cigarette money- back in your pocket. For the rest of your life.
For a little extra motivation, input into the following calculator:
- no of cigarettes smoked per day
- pack size
- pack cost
- packs smoked/day
- number of years ahead you potentially won't smoke for
And then hit enter.
Go on.... I'll meet you at the bottom of the calculator.
The number you generated in the 'Final Savings' section should make it crystal clear that the investment you make on your hypnosis session to quit smoking now is a mere drop in the bucket of what you will stand to save for the rest of your non-smoking life.
The true value of making this investment in yourself and your future should become obvious to you now.
A private 2.5 hr Stop Smoking Session is USD$350.
Depending on where in the world you are- that is equivalent to or less than what you will spend on cigarettes in the next couple of months anyway.
You can see that this is a pretty good deal, can you not?
After that- all your future 'cigarette money' goes back into your pocket- for life.
Not to mention the freedom of reclaiming your health and wellness.
This will be one of the easiest and smartest investments you will make in your lifetime.
Compelling scientific research backs hypnosis as one of the most effective methods for quitting smoking
90.6% Success Rate for Smoking Cessation Using Hypnosis
Of 43 consecutive patients undergoing this treatment protocol, 39 reported remaining abstinent from tobacco use 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.
87% Reported Abstinence From Tobacco Use With Hypnosis
A field study of 93 male and 93 female CMHC outpatients examined the facilitation of smoking cessation by using hypnosis. At 3-month follow-up, 86% of the men and 87% of the women reported continued abstinence from the use of tobacco using hypnosis. Performance by gender in a stop-smoking program combining hypnosis and aversion. 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 After Hypnosis
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. Texas A&M University, System Health Science Center, College of Medicine, College Station, TX USA. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2004 Jan;52(1):73-81. Clinical hypnosis for smoking cessation: preliminary results of a three-session intervention. Elkins GR, Rajab MH.
Hypnosis Patients Twice As Likely To Remain Smoke-Free After Two Years
Study of 71 smokers showed that after a two-year follow up, patients that quit with hypnosis were twice as likely to remain smoke-free than those who quit on their own. Guided health imagery for smoking cessation and long-term abstinence.Wynd, CA. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2005; 37:3, pages 245-250.
Hypnosis More Effective Than Drug Interventions For Smoking Cessation
Group hypnosis sessions, evaluated at a less effective success rate (22% success) than individualized hypnosis sessions. However, group hypnosis sessions were still demonstrated here as being more effective than drug interventions. Ohio State University, College of Nursing, Columbus, OH 43210, USA Descriptive outcomes of the American Lung Association of Ohio hypnotherapy smoking cessation program. Ahijevych K, Yerardi R, Nedilsky N.
Hypnosis Most Effective Says Largest Study Ever: 3 Times as Effective as Patch and 15 Times as Effective as Willpower.
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. University of Iowa, Journal of Applied Psychology, How One in Five Give Up Smoking. October 1992. (Also New Scientist, October 10, 1992.) Studies on the Effectiveness of Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation. (2009, April 8). Retrieved from http://johnmongiovi.com
Some of your favorite celebrities have successfully used hypnosis to stop smoking.
Adele (Singer) - Quit her 20-cigarette a day habit using hypnosis.
Ewan McGregor (Actor) - A heavy smoker for years, he said hypnosis made stopping feel “effortless.”
Debra Messing (Actor) - The Will & Grace star says hypnosis helped save her life. After hypnosis she was done and remains smoke-free years later.
Chelsea Handler (Comedian) - A single hypnosis session helped her quit.
Matt Damon (Actor)- Hypnosis helped him quit after 16 years of being a heavy smoker.
Drew Barrymore (Actor)- Quit her years-long 2-pack a day habit with hypnosis.