Stop Smoking: Sarah

Sarah Martin
Restaurant Manager
Cedar Park, TX

I was a smoker for fifteen years and was averaging around 1 to 1 ½ packs a day. I felt out of control. It's socially unacceptable to smoke and I felt like I had to hide in a corner whenever I was doing it. I really tried to cover it up and smell fresh and be more presentable. After work, I rewarded myself with a cigarette when I'd had a long day. It was really shameful. I thought I was in control because I was doing something that everyone didn't want me to do. When I got home, I would watch TV for five minutes and go outside to smoke for ten. I tried the patch to stop smoking, but I still smoked when I had it on. I'd never really put an honest effort into quitting.

I decided that I wanted to quit for health reasons, but wasn't sure what I could do. I heard about A New Day Hypnosis through a coworker and decided to call. I stopped smoking after the first session. I noticed immediately that I had more control of my mind and that it didn't have control over me. I felt more relaxed, energetic and a lot happier. I don't have to hide anymore and that's been such a relief for me.

I have been tobacco free for almost two months now. I can just be myself and not rely on a cancer stick to make me feel better. I don't have urges or cravings anymore and I feel more confident because my mouth tastes better and my breath is fresher. I've noticed that I care more about my appearance now and because I'm not wasting time smoking, I'm spending more time on taking care of me.

When I do hypnosis, I feel like I'm taking my brain on vacation. My mind is sharper and my thoughts are clearer because I have a different perspective. I have already recommended A New Day Hypnosis to different friends and coworkers who want to stop smoking because I know that it's a helpful service and it's a support system to retrain my brain. It's also been really fun for me. I'm confident that I'm a nonsmoker permanently because I know that smoking isn't good for me and that it's something that I can control now. I really feel that inside and in my heart I know that I'm done with it forever.