I was a smoker for 18 years and I was smoking a pack a day. I tried to stop smoking with Chantix, but it only lasted about 13 days. It was a horrible experience because I had severe anxiety and panic attacks. I was crying uncontrollably all the time and it was awful. I thought it was side effects of the medicine, but I also tried to quit cold turkey and the same thing happened. I felt out of control and thought I was never going to be able to effectively kick this habit. Whenever I stopped doing it, it was so awful that I kept going back to it. It felt like quitting was impossible.
When I found out that I was pregnant I decided that it was time to quit. I looked up hypnosis on the internet and read the reviews on citysearch. It was one of the only methods I could use because of my pregnancy, so I decided to call. After the first session I felt different and I was calmer about the idea of not smoking. It felt more attainable and didn't seem so horrifying to me anymore.
I feel more in control now. I'm not feeling anxious or panicked. In fact, I'm not even really thinking about it anymore, it's just not an issue. I've been tobacco free for three weeks now and I'm feeling really good about being a non-smoker. Hypnosis made it a lot easier to ignore cravings and just move on.
I had no idea that I was going to get little therapy sessions on top of just learning how to quit smoking and that has been amazingly beneficial to me. Since I'm about to be a mom, it's been really great to work on some of the parent issues that I've never really dealt with. It's been good to be able to be aware of things and go in and fix some of that.
I feel so much calmer about things and it's all thanks to hypnosis. In fact, my mother was trying to bully me into buying a different type of car seat and I decided to just go ahead and get what I wanted. In the past, I would have been really upset and would have wanted to go out and smoke to deal with it. Now it was no big deal and instead of getting upset, I just didn't care and that makes me happy.
I would absolutely recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to stop smoking because it is painless and it works. I don't think about cigarettes anymore and it's not an issue. This was the one thing I couldn't beat and I've finally beaten it, so I'm really thankful for Laura's help.