Stop Smoking: Marcia

Marcia Inger
Texas Advanced Computing Center
Austin, TX

I've smoked off and on for around twenty years. I was able to quit for a while, but I went back to smoking because I was under the impression that I could try it again and drop it. I felt out of control and it was frustrating. I knew that I really needed to quit and I knew that I needed to get to a place where I wanted to quit, but I couldn't seem to get myself there.

I found out about A New Day Hypnosis on citysearch. There were a ton of amazing reviews and she was the highest rated hypnotherapist on the list. I realized that what I was doing on my own wasn't working and I figured that if all of these people had had success, I should try it out. I didn't have a lot of expectations and I didn't really expect it to work. I wanted to just try something different and see what would happen.

I was a little nervous about using hypnosis. I had a lot of misconceptions about what hypnosis was and I had some apprehension. I'm fairly stubborn, so it took a little time for me to get into the mindset of wanting to quit. I felt better after my first session and without really noticing I cut my smoking in half. I went back into the mindset that I'd had when I quit the last time. As soon as I was able to get into a place where I really wanted to quit, I just did it.

I've been a nonsmoker for four months now and I've noticed a lot of improvements. My sense of smell has come back and my circulation is much better. I have asthma and I can absolutely tell the difference because I'm breathing better and I'm not congested anymore. I used to cough a lot and I don't do that anymore either. My running is going great and I don't have to take breaks because I'm out of breath. My sleep has improved and I feel so much better.

I feel much more in control now. My mindset has changed and I just genuinely don't want to smoke. I feel more confident because the momentary urge is much weaker than my desire to stay tobacco free. I've always found that the psychological attachment to cigarettes has been the biggest part of the addiction for me. Hypnosis has helped me to break that bond and once I was able to do that, stopping smoking was easy. Days will go by and I haven't even thought about it at all, which has been really surprising to me.

I feel more confident because I've been able to accomplish something that I didn't think that I could do. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to stop smoking because it works and it's painless. It wasn't hard for me and I feel really good about my decision. I'm confident that I have changed my mindset and I know better than going back to smoking. It was absolutely worth it for me and it's been a great experience overall.