Smoking kills and destroys lives plain and simple. If you smoke please read this, if you don't please share.
Benefits of quitting smoking
Quitting is the best thing you will ever do for your health. It can affect your life in ways you may not even imagine.
Benefits to your health and life from quitting smoking include:
Your family and friends will also benefit because:
Quit smoking today and you could gain at least $4,818 a year possibly more
Start planning for a healthier and wealthier future!
I am divorced and earlier this summer in August (I am from Chicago) I had a planned vacation to London with my 9 year old son. I have been smoking since I was 25 but always wanted to quit.
On August 3rd Friday, I smoked my last cigarette before I went to pick up my son from his mom's place to catch our flight to London. I left the cigarette packet on the kitchen island.
The 7 days in London and Paris passed with me and my son making memories for a lifetime. We watched shows (Hamilton, Les Miserables) we watched cricket at Lords and had great food. At this point, I had no intention of quitting smoking but also didn't want to smoke while he was with me.
Once we returned, I had every intention of smoking a cigarette from the packet I had left at home but a part of me was also toying with the idea of resisting that initial cigarette when I reached home and see how long I can last without one. I had already lasted 7 days without any cravings. Those 7 days however were different. Not routine. It was easy to keep my mind off smoking. While I experienced insomnia, coupled with the Jet Lag it didn't seem smoking related. I knew when I got back home, returning to my routine would be triggers for me to start smoking.
When I got home after dropping my son, I saw the cigarette packet staring at me. I took a cigarette out, put it near my nose and started looking for a lighter. Then something told me to not smoke. instead I held the half consumed packet under running water and discarded the packet into the garbage
I am 33 days smoke free as of today. Cold Turkey. I want to remember my vacation with my son as a trigger to get me off cigarettes. Now every time i get a craving, I think of how one puff would ruin memories on my vacation with my son and pull through
On this day 3 years ago was the start of a new way of living without smokes, a new journey without being controlled by smokes, which i tell myself they were/are false friends.they were always there for me but for all the wrong reasons, but when i was a smoker, they were there for the right ones..
For my 3 years i have saved and stashed away $20,280...
I dont smell of an ashtray, my house or car now smells lovely, dont have to make sure i have enough smokes or lighter when i leave the house... no thoughts of these now when i grab my keys of purse...
Never thought it was possible for me to achieve where i am at today to say or put into print
3 years without a smoke to my lips...wow what a personal journey, the ups n downs..
There are moments i still have to keep myself in check, but mostly its a passing pang, which i still give myself a stern talking to...lol.
Self discovery, having the confidence in myself to let go of a drug and habit and survive...not being dependant on smokes didn't kill me, being positive, even being selfish at times..had to be, this was my greatest chance to succeed, i wanted to be the winner and here i am to say...
I am a smoker that has chosen not to smoke no more
I DID IT.
I started at 19 to stupidly impress someone. It's now been 6 years and I have wasted most of my 20s on the stupid habit. I have lied to my parents trying to hide my habit, my hair reeks, my clothes smell like crap and I cant get the yellow stains off my teeth. I cant run 10 metres without losing breath and I cant smell the flowers in spring or the rain during a thunderstorm. I've seen so many people die from this in the most degrading and painful way and I cant let this happen to me or my boyfriend. It's too expensive and too big of a risk on our lives. He won't try to quit atm but I will keep trying and hopefully my success will motivate him as well. We need this to stop.
I will use six hypnosis sessions to overcome your smoking urges.
First I would like to dispel the main myth around hypnosis
You cannot be hypnotised and act against your will, nobody can take over your mind and make you do things that you would not normally be capable of, this is the same as alcohol releasing your inhibitions. This leaves you fully in control almost in a meditative state where we can communicate directly with your subconscious.There are no dangers to the use of hypnosis, nobody ever gets stuck in a trance, or can be forced to do something against their will. This is even safe enough to conduct over the phone or web chat such as Skype or Zoom.
Hypnosis is an excellent tool to help change behaviours like smoking. It enables you to relax and enter a trance and be given the tools and techniques to successfully quit smoking and become a non-smoker.
The use of hypnosis (see disclaimer below) is based on scientific research on what techniques work and the artistic skill of placing a person in a trance and communicating the specific goals of the session effectively. Hypnosis is the art of persuasion it relies on direct and indirect communication, which includes metaphors, emotional tone, imagery and so forth. A great deal of advertising and entertainment rely on the very same principles to persuade people to buy something or keep paying attention.
Will you spend more on these than on quitting 10,20, 30,50 ?
Answer: It will equate to around 30 packs in Australia for 6 sessions thats 5 packs a session !!
Different people have different success rate to hypnotherapy, on the basis of this, if after 30 days you see no decrease in your smoking then I will return the full cost to you in full, no questions asked.
Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are educational and self-improvement processes that facilitate access to internal resources that assist people in solving problems, increasing motivation or altering behaviour patterns to create positive change.
Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are not the practice of medicine, psychology or psychiatry, and are not in any way intended to be a replacement or substitute for diagnosis or treatment of any complaint or ailment. Richard Chan does not practice medicine or psychotherapy and his services are not a replacement for counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatric or medical treatment. No service or product is intended to treat any disease or illness, psychological or mental health condition.
*Persons with an ailment or physical complaint are to see their physician first for treatment, and make use of hypnosis and hypnotherapy as an adjunct to medical treatment. Persons with mental disabilities or mental illnesses should seek psychiatric care. Hypnosis and hypnotherapy employ and teach skills for self-improvement; therefore their effectiveness depends on the client and no guarantee can be made regarding the results of their use.