QUIT SMOKING for $180
IN TWO EASY STEPS!
Many people associate Hypnotherapy with giving up smoking. While a hypnotherapist usually does far more than that, I receive so many requests for information on the subject that I detail my QUIT SMOKING PROGRAM below.
Not all hypnotherapists use the same approach. Some will sign you up for a course of six or eight sessions, others will offer to stop you smoking in one session. This QUIT SMOKING PROGRAM involves two sessions (the first session is accessed as an mp3 sound file or CD). The program is the result of fine tuning, over a number of years with hundreds of clients, to provide you with the best possible outcome.
This QUIT SMOKING PROGRAM addresses the smoking habit on all fronts. It deals with the WHY, the WHERE and the WHEN aspects of the habit. It develops strategies to deal with every situation, and deals with the underlying causes and the physiological effects.
Quitting smoking is a life changing (and maybe a life saving) process, however you must want it. If you are giving up because someone else wants you to, or you know in your heart that you are ambivalent, don't waste your time and your money on this or indeed any Quit smoking program! You must really be committed to becoming a non smoker. This QUIT SMOKING PROGRAM is not something that you try. It is something you do and you do it for yourself. If you are totally resolved to give up smoking, the program will work for you!
THE FIRST STEP - Listen to my "Preparing to Quit: First Step" (mp3 sound file of 30 minutes duration).
When you book your Quit Smoking consultation with me I will explain how you access my mp3 sound file to prepare you for the main 90 minute session.My introductory mp3 file (or CD) will not stop you smoking but it will explain:
THE FINAL STEP (90 minute consultation)
MORE THAN JUST HYPNOSIS !
The first half of the session involves discussing your own smoking "triggers" and working through your "home work". Then we work together developing appropriate strategies to deal with situations and moments where you may be potentially vulnerable. Exercises and techniques for stress management are given.
The next part of the session is a hypnosis process which will vary according to the needs of the client. It may involve reinforcement of developed strategies and hypnotic suggestions to become smoke free, or it could involve interactive techniques that solve inner conflicts or resolve the underlying cause, or it could involve all of the above. Smoking is a complex individual issue and must be tailored to your needs, so a generalised impersonal "one size fits all" approach is often ineffective.
After the session you will be given a CD or mp3 file to play at home. Track One "Wake Up a Non Smoker" is a ten minute "hypnopompic" track designed to play for 21 days, first thing in the morning and prepare you, the non smoker, for the day ahead.
Track Two, "Relax Smoke Free", is a twenty minute track designed to reinforce the work done in the session and allow you to enjoy relaxing without smoking. This can be used at any time of day when there is a need to relax.
The Quit Smoking reinforcement CD is not sold separately as it is an integral part of the Quit Smoking Program and it is my experience that CD/tapes for habit control must be used in combination with individual face to face sessions for maximum effectiveness.
THEN - Enjoy being a non smoker for the rest of your life!
Total cost: $180 (including reinforcement mp3 files or CD)
$180 - due at the conclusion of the consultation. Please Note: After Hours consultations (at 7 pm) have a surcharge of an additional $20 = $200. Cheque or cash preferred but a credit card transaction can be arranged.
WHY SO CHEAP? One face to face session only? Other hypnotherapists charge much more and some ask you to attend multiple sessions?
As an ex smoker myself, I know how much you have already been "ripped off" by the tobacco companies and the government and I want to show you how little it costs to quit and just how easy it is with my time tested method. My normal fee for a 90 minute session for any issue is $180. I don't wish to exploit smokers by charging more than my normal consultation fee or demanding more sessions than necessary. You have been exploited enough! Join the several thousand ex smokers over many years who have quit "Stressfree" using my unique method.
MORE DOCUMENTED SUCCESS FACTS
Studies on the Effectiveness of Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation. (2009, April 8). Retrieved from http://johnmongiovi.com
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.
87% Reported Abstinence From Tobacco Use With Hypnosis
A field study of 93 male and 93 female outpatients examined the facilitation of smoking cessation by using hypnosis. At 3-month follow-up, 86% of the men and 87% of the women reported continued abstinence from the use of tobacco using hypnosis.
Performance by gender in a stop-smoking program combining hypnosis and aversion. Johnson DL, Karkut RT. Adkar Associates, Inc., Bloomington, Indiana. Psychol Rep. 1994 Oct;75(2):851-7. PMID: 7862796 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
81% Reported They Had Stopped Smoking After Hypnosis
Thirty smokers enrolled in an HMO were referred by their primary physician for treatment. Twenty-one patients returned after an initial consultation and received hypnosis for smoking cessation. At the end of treatment, 81% of those patients reported that they had stopped smoking, and 48% reported abstinence at 12 months post-treatment.
Texas A&M University, System Health Science Center, College of Medicine, College Station, TX USA. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2004 Jan;52(1):73-81. Clinical hypnosis for smoking cessation: preliminary results of a three-session intervention. Elkins GR, Rajab MH.
Hypnosis Patients Twice As Likely To Remain Smoke-Free After Two Years
A study of 71 smokers showed that after a two-year follow up, patients who 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.
Hypnosis More Effective Than Drug Interventions For Smoking Cessation
Group hypnosis sessions were evaluated at a less effective success rate (22% success) than individualized hypnosis sessions. However, group hypnosis sessions were still demonstrated here as being more effective than drug interventions.
Ohio State University, College of Nursing, Columbus, OH 43210, USA Descriptive outcomes of the American Lung Association of Ohio hypnotherapy smoking cessation program. Ahijevych K, Yerardi R, Nedilsky N.
Hypnosis Most Effective Says Largest Study Ever: 3 Times as Effective as Patch and 15 Times as Effective as Willpower.
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 of quitting. On average, hypnosis was over three times as effective as nicotine replacement methods and 15 times as effective as trying to quit alone.
University of Iowa, Journal of Applied Psychology, How One in Five Give Up Smoking. October 1992.
(Also New Scientist, October 10, 1992.)
Is Hypnosis effective ?
"A study presented on October 22, 2007 to the American College of Chest Physicians found that hypnosis was more than twice as effective as quitting smoking "cold turkey," and over three times as effective as nicotine replacement therapy."
"Only 7% of smokers achieve long term abstinence without professional help."
AfterQuiting smoking for:
your blood pressure and pulse will return to normal.
the nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in your blood will have halved.
the carbon monoxide is eliminated from your body and your lungs will resume their natural cleaning process.
all nicotine is eliminated from the body. Your senses of taste and smell begin to improve.
your breathing becomes easier as the bronchial tubes begin to relax.
your circulation improves, making physical exercise noticeably easier.
lung function improves by about 10% as coughs and breathing problems disappear. (Dependant on how long and how many cigarettes you smoked.)
"Smokers using patches, gums and other nicotine replacement therapies to help break their addiction are no more successful than those who go ‘‘ cold turkey’’ , says a study by the Harvard School of Public Health.
Reported in "The Age" 11.1.12
Another win for the Drug Companies!
The Australian government is giving our taxes to subsidise a useless product.
Zyban, Champix side-effects.
Date: July 2, 2009
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will require two smoking-cessation drugs, Champix and Zyban, to carry the agency's strongest safety warning over side-effects including depression and suicidal thoughts.
The new requirement, "will highlight the risk of serious mental health events including changes in behavior, depressed mood, hostility, and suicidal thoughts when taking these drugs," the FDA said in a statement on its website.
The antidepressant Wellbutrin, which has the same active ingredient as GlaxoSmithKline PLC's Zyban, already carries such a warning.
The FDA said it is also requiring an additional study on Champix and Zyban to determine the extent of the side-effects. Pfizer Inc., which makes Champix, said it is still discussing the potential study design with the FDA.
© The Canadian Press, 2009
Quit Smoking Drug:
link to heart attacks
Date: July 05 2011
Regulator to review use of Champix
AUSTRALIA'S drug regulator will review the safety of popular quit-smoking drug Champix following research linking it to a 72% increased risk of serious cardiovascular events such as heart attacks.
US and British researchers, writing today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found the increased heart risk occurred even though people taking Champix were more likely to have given up smoking, "which should potentially induce a cardiovascular benefit".
Their finding follows advice to doctors from the Therapeutic Goods Administration last year that hundreds of people had considered killing themselves while taking Champix and 15 had committed suicide.
Kate Hagan SMH / Age