Stop Smoking: Diane

Diane Hadley
Registered Nurse
Austin, TX

I've been a smoker on and off for 25 years. It had gotten to the point where I was coughing every morning. It was getting frequent and regular. It seemed like everyone at work knew someone who getting diagnosed with cancer and I didn't want that for myself. At times, I felt out of control. It was discouraging and shameful. I was a closet smoker and I was hiding it from my kids. It was disgusting and felt wrong. I wasn't proud and wasn't happy about it. My mother in law smokes and my kids would tell me that they were so happy that I wasn't smoking and that made me feel like a hypocrite.

When I tried to quit in the past, I was constantly focused on the cigarettes. I tried Welbutrin for a while because I wanted to quit to get pregnant, but after breast feeding, I went back to it. When I quit cold turkey it only lasted a couple of days. I did hypnosis before and was able to quit for a year, but eventually I went back to it. I think that going back to smoking after hypnosis had a lot to do with where I was in my life because it was four or five years ago. This time, I had a realization that I didn't want to be on oxygen and I didn't want my kids to have to take care of me. I knew it was time to quit.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis on Citysearch. I liked Laura's picture and thought she looked like a nice lady, so I decided to call. I've been tobacco free for over a month now and it's been easier than I thought. When I got hypnotized before, I couldn't explain why it was working and I still can't quite figure out what it is, but it just works.

I notice that I don't have a smoker's cough anymore and my endurance is better. I feel more in control now and it's been a huge relief for me. I don't have to worry about my kids finding out and it's like a huge weight off my shoulders. I feel more confident, especially when stressors come up, because I don't need a crutch and I can get through things without wanting a cigarette.

The most important benefit for me has been the great feeling I have about being around my kids. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to quit smoking because it has really worked for me. I've been a smoker for what seems like forever and if I can do it, anybody can. I know that I'm on the right track now. In the past, if something happened at work, I would go have a cigarette. Now, I know that the cigarette doesn't change anything about the way that I'm feeling. It doesn't feel like the right response anymore and that makes me feel really proud. I'm very pleased and I'm completely satisfied with everything that I've accomplished so far.