From the age of 15 until the age of 54, I smoked up to three packs of cigarettes a day. At first it was Parliaments, with the recessed filter, then Winstons with the he-man image, and finally straight Camels. Occasionally, I would also smoke Gauloise's. On the day I quit I bought a pack of American Spirit, smoked the whole pack and that was it. I never smoked again. How did I do it? At the time I called it mastery but I now know that it was self hypnosis.
There are many, many reasons to quit smoking, and I used them all. It stinks, it is offensive to others, it is expensive, it is extremely damaging to one's health, everyone you know wants you to quit, and on and on. All good reasons to quit but none of them work. As any confirmed smoker knows, there is a subliminal but very powerful voice inside of us that says, "I am independent, I am a rebel, I do what I want, I am not going to bend to someone else's ideals, I am my own man/woman." Very laudable, also very silly; never the less it is how so many smokers think. As an ex-smoker, I know all the reasons, all the excuses, all the denials, all the complete inanities that we tell ourselves in order to avoid what we know is the best course for ourselves and for those around us who must put up with our nasty habit. Yup, I know them all. And I discovered something when I finally decided it was time. There is only one reason that works when you decide to quit, only one reason and if you are not at the place where you admit to this one reason, then it will not happen for you. What is the reason? When you can pick up a cigarette, look at it and say, "I don't like you, I don't want you in my life any more, I don't like you controlling my life!" If you have finally found that reason then you are ready. Hypnosis can give you the tools you need to finally do what you have known for years is the best course for your life and health.
We recommend at least two sessions. The first session gets you used to the hypnotic state and begins the process of letting go. The second session releases you totally from the grip of this addiction.
Fee: $250 for a two to three session program.
Hypnosis Horizons, Inc.
815 Sunset St.
Scranton, PA 18509