A: 1) Be Proactive and 2) Hire Expert Assistance.
Smoking is considered one of the toughest things to quit. Even very successful people found it a challenge, and like most successful people when they come up against a problem they seek advice from someone able to help.
One of the major differences between people who do exceptionally well and those who don’t is that high achievers hire coaches, mentors and advisor’s to guide them through life’s difficulties.
Celebs who quit with hypnosis:
There are many famous people who have sought the help of a hypnotist to help them stop smoking.
Matt Damon quit smoking using hypnosis after filming ‘The Ocean’s Twelve’. He said afterwards: “It’s amazing I didn’t even want cigarettes any more” and told America on Jay Leno’s show “I should have done it years ago, using hypnosis was one of the greatest decisions of my life!”
Ben Affleck tells Oprah he used Hypnosis to stop smoking: “I finally decided to quit smoking when I found out I was going to have a child. That was the thing that sort of put it over the top for me. I decided to go to a hypnotist. You sit in a chair and the hypnotist sips water and just talks to you for an hour, and explains how nicotine is poison.”
“All of a sudden, I thought, ‘This is asinine that I’ve been doing this to myself for all these years.’ My last cigarette was on November 10th, 2005, and I feel a huge difference in my health now that I don’t smoke. I feel like I’m in better shape than I was five years ago.”
Ellen DeGeneres spoke on her TV show about how she quit smoking with hypnosis. Ellen was so grateful that she told Paul McKenna: “You’ve helped me tremendously and probably saved my life. Quitting definitely changed my life.”
Courteney Cox used hypnosis to quit smoking when she was 34 years old.
David Arquette used hypnosis to help him quit smoking.
Drew Barrymore managed to kick a two to three pack a day habit that she’d had since her teens with the help of hypnosis, and so did Kevin Stone, Bill Joel, Brittany Spears and many others.
“Be Proactive” is the 1st habit of ‘the 7 habits of highly effective people’.
This is a book that details the habits people who achieve in their endeavors cultivate. In order to bring about change we need to be proactive. Doing the same thing over and over hoping for a different outcome is frustratingly pointless.
Making promises to quit, lasting a day (week, month) by will power, encountering some circumstances that result in us smoking and going back on them, just to make the same declaration to quit again and attempting it the same way as we did the last time is a common pattern smokers get into to.
But if we learn the two lessons of very successful people of 1) be proactive and 2) seek expert advice we can give ourselves a real chance of succeeding at quitting.
Hypnosis is a proven way to help a person quit:
Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit. A meta-analysis, statistically combining results of more than 600 studies of 72,000 people from America and Europe to compare various methods on quitting. On average, hypnosis was over three times as effective as nicotine replacement methods and 15 times as effective as trying to quit alone. Reference:University of Iowa, Journal of Applied Psychology, How One in Five Give Up Smoking. October 1992.
90.6% Success Rate for Smoking Cessation Using Hypnosis
Of 43 consecutive patients undergoing this treatment protocol, 39 reported remaining abstinent from tobacco use at follow-up (6 months to 3 years post-treatment). This represents a 90.6% success rate using hypnosis. University of Washington School of Medicine, Depts. of Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2001 Jul;49(3):257-66. Barber J.
Hypnosis Patients Twice As Likely To Remain Smoke-Free After Two Years
Study of 71 smokers showed that after a two-year follow up, patients that quit with hypnosis were twice as likely to remain smoke-free than those who quit on their own. Guided health imagery for smoking cessation and long-term abstinence. Wynd, CA. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2005; 37:3, pages 245-250.
Knowing that hypnosis is an effective route to take to stop smoking it requires only that a person be proactive and take the step to have the session done so that it’s not only celebrities that get to enjoy the benefits of being a non-smoker.
One session (€250 / 90 minutes) is all that’s required to quit for good so feel free to get in touch.
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