I do this therapy for people because I know firsthand the misery of being a smoker who desperately wants to stop but can’t figure out how to do it.I know about the misery of the failed attempts. I remember how, at night, I would have those horrible fears flying around my head ‘Will it kill me? Will I get cancer? How much damage have I already done?’. I would resolve that I’d stop ‘tomorrow’. Inevitably tomorrow was always just a repeat of the day before though. It seemed like I would smoke until it killed me.
Something that really struck terror into me was hearing ex smokers say things like ‘It’s the hardest thing I ever did’ or ‘I have been off them for ten years but I’d love to be able to have one’. Really? Was life without cigarettes miserable and a constant battle? I decided that I might as well be unhappy with my cigarettes and hope for the best instead of being miserable without them.Then something amazing happened. I discovered an alternative way to stop. A way that involved a complete change in thinking, a way that did not involve feeling miserable. It was simply a re-wiring of the mind. I gained a full understanding of the nature of nicotine addiction and an entirely new way of dealing with that addiction. It was new and exciting.
I was skeptical. I was even a bit frightened. What was life going to be like without smoking? Could I really do this and feel happy about it?
No prizes for guessing the answer. It turned out that I only felt joy at breaking free. I felt amazed that I could breathe without wheezing, that I could smell fresh, that my home and car were not stinking. I could socialise without being banished outside. I didn’t feel embarrassed about being ‘the smoker’ when in company anymore. I was simply a non-smoker and delighted to be that way. It felt bizarre and incredible!
That is what inspired me to train as a hypnotherapist. I wanted to help others break free from the chains of nicotine addiction. I knew that if I could do it, anyone could do it. With the desire to stop and guidance of a therapist, you can be free too. You don’t have to resign yourself to a life of smoking and feeling disappointed and hopeless about it.
If you want help from someone who knows what it’s like and knows how to break free please contact me. It is my greatest pleasure to see another person be done with the smoking habit.
‘ You really shifted my way of thinking in a way I never thought possible never mind in as quick a time! I’m still enjoying smoke free life and it feels amazing.’
‘I can honestly say I will never put another cigarette in my mouth again. I even have nightmares about smoking which is pretty hilarious’
‘Not a single shred of doubt has entered my mind about going back on the fags’
Now and then when I see others smoking I think ‘I used to smoke’ and I just feel glad that I don’t anymore’