Stop Smoking: Patricia

Patricia S.
State Employee
Austin, TX

I've been tobacco free for over a month now and I quit after my first session. I've been a smoker on and off for about ten years and after quitting I've noticed that I don't feel sick to my stomach and I'm more clear-headed.

I decided to call A New Day Hypnosis after I read a testimonial on Craigslist and I decided that I wanted to quit permanently too. Right now I have a low stress job and I decided that this would be the easiest time to quit. I've tried to stop smoking with cold turkey, gum, and I even went to a hypnotherapist in Houston. I was able to quit for six months on two different occasions, but I started again both times. I felt out of control with my smoking and it was very distressing. I didn't like the way that it made me feel, but I felt really compelled to smoke. In general it made me feel crappy and kept me from really wanting to exercise. I didn't like it, but I felt like I didn't have another way to deal with the things that were stressing me out.

Hypnosis helped me to eliminate urges and cravings and made it easier for me. Overall, this has been a painless process. I learned how to cope with different situations and not automatically turn to cigarettes. I feel more in control now and it's much nicer. It's a relief that I'm able to get through a stressful time without having to turn to a substance. I feel a lot more confident now and I feel proud of myself. My mindset had been so focused on what I was doing wrong that I forgot what I was doing right.

I have a much stronger focus on positive aspects of myself and the most important benefit that I've received is the step up in self confidence. It helps me not to smoke anymore and it's also helping me in other areas of my life. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis because after the first session the suggestion was so strong that I found myself compelled in a new direction. Since my first session, I've worked on other issues that used to cause me to smoke and each time I've been able to take away another piece of the puzzle. This has been much more effective and successful than doing just one session because there are so many other factors that are being addressed. I'm confident that I'm a nonsmoker because I just don't feel like one anymore. I sometimes feel like I had this dream that I used to smoke, but I woke up. It doesn't feel like a part of my identity and that makes me feel great.

UPDATE: I just wanted to share my happy ending with you and let you know that I'm coming up on TWO YEARS now since I did the stop-smoking hypnosis with you and that's really great!

UPDATE Jan 2010: I'm actually just writing because I've been meaning to send you an update. In October I celebrated my 3-year anniversary as a non-smoker, since quitting smoking with you and your wonderful hypnotherapy services. I still feel like I never smoked! I rave about Laura and about hypnotherapy for quitting smoking whenever I talk about my own success. I still feel like the amazing quality of services I received from A New Day Hypnosis is the best I've ever received.