Hypnosis to Stop Smoking Today
There’s something that most cigarette smokers share, and that is that they would rather not smoke. As a smoker, I’m sure you can relate. I remember when I started smoking. I was 16 years old and I thought it made me look cool. Back then, there was nothing more important than impressing my peers.
As I grew older, the need to impress others faded, but my smoking habit stayed strong. As time went on, the urge to quit grew stronger and stronger, but so did my addiction to nicotine.
How about being out of breath after climbing a flight of stairs? Or waking up coughing every morning. These minor annoyances are enough reason to want to stop, not to mention the more serious consequences of inhaling large amounts of smoke day in and day out.
According the to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking. Then it’s no surprise that the leading cause of preventable death in the US is, you guessed it, smoking cigarettes.
Here are some other not-so-fun facts straight from the CDC website:
- Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
- Smoking increases risk for tuberculosis, certain eye diseases, and problems of the immune system, including rheumatoid arthritis.
- Smoking causes erectile dysfunction in males.
- Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year in the United States, including more than 41,000 deaths resulting from secondhand smoke exposure. This means about 1 out of 5 deaths are from smoking, or 1,300 deaths every day.
- On average, smokers die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers
Obviously smoking cigarettes is one of the worst things you can do for your health. What else hurts almost as bad is what smoking does to the pocket book. According to the University of Massachusetts the average smoker spends almost $2000 per year on cigarettes.
If you’ve smoked a pack-a-day for the last 10 years, you could have treated yourself to a brand new car and had 10 more years of life to enjoy it.
Do you need anymore reasons to quit? You’re probably ready to get to the part where you learn how hypnotherapy can help you stop! But first, let’s quickly talk about why it’s hard to quit in the first place.
Why It’s So Hard to Quit Smoking
If there are so many reasons to quit, then why is it so hard to let go? Well, first of all, let’s talk about triggers.
A trigger is something that happens to you that you’ve learned to associate with smoking. For me, this was driving. Whenever I got in the car to drive somewhere, I would roll my window down and light up a smoke. It was such a habit that I would measure how far away a place was by the number of cigarettes I would smoke on my way there. I would say, “The store is 2 cigarettes away.” It was bad…
Another common trigger among smokers is eating. When they finish with a meal, it’s time to light up a cigarette. Part of the quitting process is learning to associate different things to these triggers so when you experience a trigger, your first thought is not to smoke a cigarette.
Now, let’s talk about the elephant in the room, withdrawals.
As you know, missing a cigarette leads to an array of bad feelings emotionally and physically. According to Smokefree.gov some common nicotine withdrawal symptoms are:
- Feeling Angry and Irritable
- Feeling Anxious and Nervous
- Feeling Depressed and Sad
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Increased Appetite and Weight Gain
- Insomnia and Sleeping Problems
- Feeling Restless
- Feeling Impatient
- Sore Throat
With such a long list of negative side-effects of not smoking, it’s no wonder you feel like you’re in between a rock and a hard place. Don’t lose hope. Millions of people have quit smoking before you so there’s no question that you can do the same. With hypnotherapy the likelihood that you will succeed is very high. Here are just a few testimonials from Bill’s clients:
- “It was amazing. My brother’s ten year struggle with alcohol was overcome within one session with Mr. Engle; and he hypnotized him through a translator. My brother does not speak English.” – Ana Gayton
- “I have been helped a great deal by Bill Engle. I was very skeptical about using hypnotism as a way for helping with one’s personal problems. I thought I could it with my own will power. Hypnotherapy with Bill was one of the best decisions of my life. Not only has my confidence been increased and my will to succeed been restored, I am much happier with myself than I have ever been, and for that I am forever grateful.” – Luis Cortes
- “Mr. Engle stopped my smoking habit in one session. I guess this varies by the person, but it only took once with me.” – Mark Brown
- “My son was on drugs for ADD. Mr. Engle was able to remove the need for drugs in two sessions and my son behaves remarkably well.” – Carmen Federico
How Hypnotherapy Can Help You Quit Smoking
The great thing about hypnotherapy is it uses the power of your own mind to solve your problem. In as little as one session Bill will completely remove your cravings so you no longer want to smoke. He will also show you a technique called Energy Therapy which you can use any time you feel the urge to smoke creeping back.
Hypnotherapy is something you can take with you and use on yourself for anything you want. It’s been used successfully not only for changing bad habits, but for developing good habits. The best part about hypnotherapy is you can participate no matter where you are.
How You Can Receive Hypnotherapy
You’ve made it this far so that means you are ready to do something about your smoking problem. The next step is to get on the phone for a no obligation introductory call where you and Bill can discuss your particular issues and come up with a plan on fixing them. You can call Bill and talk to him now or fill out the form below to schedule a time to talk later.
Even if you aren’t sure if hypnotherapy is something you want to do, it’s okay to reach out and get a little more information just in case.