“Iza used several different methods including hypnosis to help me quit smoking. She taught me the EFT tapping method to address not only my fears about quitting, but also my fears about other aspects of my life that underlie my desire to smoke. She also provided an anchor with which to resolve any residual need for cigarettes post-hypnosis. Her warmth and concern for my well-being were evident throughout the session, and she spent significant time preparing for the session in a phone interview as well as following up with me with email afterward. I remain smoke-free and am completely satisfied with Iza’s work. It was well worth her fee to work with her.” – Fran C.
How Many Sessions Does it Take to Quit Smoking?
Quitting smoking is a process that requires preparation and step by step adherence to a plan. You must feel very strongly that you are ready to quit before you commit. The number of sessions varies with each individual. An initial phone interview will help determine what would be most effective. Depending on how motivated you are to quit, strength and number of cigarettes you are currently smoking, age you started smoking, and other factors, it could take between one to four sessions to become an ex-smoker.
What if I’m Smoking a Pack a Day or More?
If you are smoking a pack a day or more, I can help you reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke before your targeted quitting date/session.
What is a Quit Smoking Session Like?
We begin by evaluating your smoking behavior. Next we outline a specific plan to keep you permanently smoke free. After testing your suggestibility, I hypnotize you. Finally, we review your plan. You leave with a fresh start as a non-smoker.
How Will Hypnosis Help Me?
During hypnosis we reinforce your motivation and desire to become and remain smoke free. Situations that are associated with your smoking habit, referred to as “triggers” are desensitized. We replace smoking with a positive coping mechanism, referred to as an “anchor.” Your self-image, commitment, and determination are strengthened. Your subconscious mind is behind 80% of your behavior. Imagine the power, when your subconscious and conscious minds are working together!
Its Never Too Late to Quit!
20 Minutes after that last cigarette of your life – Blood pressure, pulse rate and body temperature of hands and feet return to normal.
8 Hours – Carbon Monoxide level decreases to normal and oxygen level increases to normal.
24 Hours – Risk of heart attack is significantly decreased.
48 Hours – Nerve endings start to regenerate and smell and taste improves.
72 Hours – Bronchial tubers begin relaxing and lung capacity begins to increase.
2 Weeks to 3 Months – Circulation in the body improves and lung function increases up to 30%.
1 to 9 Months – Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, shortness of breath decreases. Cilia is re-grown in the lungs increasing the ability to handle mucous and reduces infection.
5 Years – Lung cancer death rate for average smoker decreases from 137 per 100,000 to 72 per 100,000 people and after 10 years to almost the rate of a person who never smoked.
10 Years – Pre-cancerous cilia are replaced and other cancers such as those of the mouth, larynx and pancreas are also decreased.