Parker Allred (snuff/tobacco)
I've used tobacco for twenty years and as soon as I walked out of the office after my first session, that was it. I was using a can a day and it was constant. I was a "chain dipper" and used it all day long except when I ate. In the past, when I went cold turkey, I thought about tobacco a lot and almost obsessed about it. Halfheartedly, I tried the gum once and tried the patch once; I even tried the patch and the gum together, which made me really hyper. None of these methods really showed any progress at all. I would be very anxious and people who worked for me were buying me tobacco within three days.
The whole thing that prompted me to make a change was when I woke up at 3:00 in the morning worried about business problems and realized that I was out of snuff. I started driving around my very small town in the middle of the night desperately looking for chewing tobacco. At that moment, I realized that it was ruling my life and that it was ridiculous. I felt very out of control and knew that I needed to do something about it.
I read about A New Day Hypnosis on Citysearch. I liked the other reviews and decided to give it a go. I was curious to see if I was hypnotizable and to see how it would affect me compared to the patch or the gum.
It's been two months and it's really been easy, I've been very surprised. Honestly, I walked in there with no expectations. I had snuff in my car in case it didn't work, but I didn't end up needing it. I really thought I'd think about it a whole lot more and it would be harder for me, but it wasn't. I feel in control now and really like the fact that I don't have to worry about it. I'm going to Chicago this week and, in the past, I would have gone to the grocery store and bought a roll or two of tobacco in case I couldn't find it in Chicago and now I don't have to do that anymore.
Hypnosis helped to eliminate urges, cravings and desire for the tobacco. I have a lot more energy now and I work out a lot more. My blood pressure has dropped considerably. I sleep a lot better and for some reason, I'm drinking a lot more water. I feel more confident now because it was this thing that I was ashamed I couldn't kick. After twenty something years of trying, to actually quit so easily has definitely surprised me and really boosted my self-esteem.
The most important benefit that I've gotten from this is the control over my life again. I've been given tools to deal with something that's been a monkey on my back for so long. After my success with chewing tobacco, we've delved into other parts of my life and that's helped out a lot. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to stop using tobacco because it works.
I've had a few stressful things going on the last couple of months and I've been able to handle it without turning to snuff. I thought that going out drinking would be the hardest and it was no problem at all, I didn't even think about it. I'm confident that I'm tobacco free permanently because I haven't had any urge; it's a mindset for me now. Once I've done the work, I don't see any reason to go back to it.