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Stop Smoking In One Private Hypnosis Session

Quickly and easily end the madness of this addiction without nagging cravings, setbacks or defeat. It also works for dipping, vaping, and cigars! 

Dear Reader,

Do you remember the very first time you tried a cigarette? Most people do. Do you also remember the circumstances such as; who you were with and what motivated you? 

Even if you only vaguely remember them now, this collection of memories can be used to help you stop smoking once and for all with hypnosis.

The simple truth is that these were the key moments you first gave yourself "Permission" to start smoking in the first place, and your subconscious mind has held on to that permission ever since.

Now you find it difficult, if not impossible, to stop.  I completely understand, and I have been exactly where you are now.  Your struggles are real and I get that, but stopping can be easier than you realize. 

Let me explain...

 

Keep reading and you will discover why the subconscious mind has held onto this "permission" and how, working together, you and I can stop the permission supplied by your subconscious dead in its tracks. 

The Subconscious Record Of Permission

Please understand that your memories of when you first started are part of a subconscious record of the permission you gave yourself to start smoking. 

 

Now, every time you light-up your subconscious mind accesses this "permission" without you even realizing it. This is why these memories are still so vivid now, as they are kept active by the subconscious mind.

​With hypnosis, we can go in and remove that permission from your subconscious once and for all.  Then, without the permission supplied by your subconscious mind, lighting up a cigarette becomes a line in the sand your conscious mind will not allow you to cross.

While the concepts of hypnosis may be unfamiliar to you, it is an extremely effective tool to rid ourselves of vises and undesirable habits. 

In fact, you most likely know someone who stopped smoking with the help of hypnosis, and if you read just a little further you'll discover the real reason why hypnosis is so effective. 

Why The Subconscious Rules The Roost

The idea of the subconscious mind can be a hard thing to grasp. Allow me to give you an example of how it works in the context of the smoking habit.

 

Have you ever decided to stop smoking and then soon after you were unable to follow through with it? 

 

If so, you might have assumed it was because you were "addicted" to the nicotine. And while this is perfectly logical and a little bit true, it is mostly inaccurate.

The nicotine may have played a small role, but the biggest reason is that your conscious thoughts are most often overruled by the subconscious.   

In other words, your conscious mind and your subconscious mind can sometimes have two sets of priorities. But, the subconscious mind always wins in the long run. 

Sounds crazy right? 

 

But think about this. The conscious mind is very concerned about the future and is desperate for change. Yet, the subconscious mind only wants what is familiar, wants rewards now, seeks the path of least resistance, and is resistant to change.  It almost always gets its way, because it uses emotion and desire as it's tools of persuasion.  

It's almost as if the subconscious mind is its own selfish person living inside of us, directing our urges and desires despite our conscious will to do better, right?

This does not mean that the subconscious can't be influenced, because it canHypnosis is highly effective at dealing directly with the subconscious mind by speaking its language and bypassing the filters of the conscious critical mind.

In this way, we can get the subconscious and the conscious mind on the same page for the purpose of freeing you from the bondage of cigarettes for the rest of your life. I will speak more about this in a minute, and how hypnosis bypasses the conscious or critical mind.  

Breaking It All Down Even Further

Our thought processes can be broken down into two basic functions

 

1. The thinking conscious mind. That mostly consists of our conscious thoughts, plus our analytical thinking and decision making.

2. The subconscious mind that sits just outside of our awareness. The subconscious mind consists of things like our memories, beliefs, values, emotions, and conclusions. The subconscious mind wants rewards now, prefers what is familiar, and is resistant to change. 

For this discussion, I will use some of these terms interchangeably that mean the same thing such as; conscious mind, critical mind, conscious thoughts, waking thoughts. These all mean the same thing, the conscious mind.   

 

Likewise, terms like subconscious thoughts and subconscious mind are used to mean the same things as well. 

So, the conscious mind has two main jobs. First, it is always analyzing and processing new information.   Secondly, it acts as a very strong analyzer and filter of new ideas that are not yet accepted by the subconscious mind.

 

Mostly the conscious mind relies on the subconscious mind to supply it with the already accepted beliefs, values, and conclusions it needs to make quick decisions.

 

The conscious mind will most often reject a new idea if the subconscious mind already has a belief, value or conclusion on the subject. 

While the subconscious mind stores and organizes our values, beliefs, memories, and conclusions, it also happens to store your "permission to smoke" as a conclusion that it's okay to light up the next cigarette.

This is why it is so hard to stop smoking. The subconscious mind keeps supplying the permission to smoke, every time the subject of quitting enters the conversation between these two parts of your brain.

 

The subconscious mind does not always have the same agenda as the conscious mind and will respond with very often by supplying conclusions, and beliefs that are based on instant gratification.

 

I know this may seem illogical. But, the subconscious mind is ruled by emotion and lives in the now present moment. It leaves logic and concerns about the future up the conscious mind. 

Why Hypnosis Is So Effective

It's important to understand that the conscious thinking mind is controlled by an area of the brain called the prefrontal cortex, located near the forehead region.  This area of the brain helps us to make thoughtful decisions and is where we exercise our sense of judgment, aka executive function.

During the hypnosis process, the conscious mind (prefrontal cortex) slows way down (similar to sleep).

 

Then with the full power of the conscious mind out of the way, the subconscious mind can more easily accept new ideas, beliefs, and conclusions without the interference of the conscious mind getting in the way.

During our session together, we spend about 25 minutes getting you to the perfect hypnotic depth. At this point, the brain waves in the prefrontal cortex drop into what's known as an alpha-theta state. 

 

Then hypnotic suggestings about stopping are carefully laced into a conversation we have during your trance. Yes, I said conversation. You will be conscious to varying degrees during this entire experience, and much of what we talked about in the first hour of your session comes into play. 

It is during this phase of the session that we work with the subconscious to supply new conclusions to feed to the conscious mind on the subject of smoking cigarettes.  We also revisit your memories of when you first started smoking, and effectively remove the permission to smoke that is still planted there.

 

After the session, the conscious mind will accept these new ideas without rejection, or conscious interference. 

There are a few other steps to the process that I won't bore you with them now.  But at this point I hope you are able to get the basic ideas behind hypnosis and why it is so effective.

Each case is a little different, but after a 2.5-hour session with me, you will be free of tobacco for the rest of your life. 

 

So imagine the sense of freedom you will feel, as a permanent non-smoker! To never again be a slave to this stubbornly persistent and insidious habit.

My clients have had enormous success with this model, and it's something I personally developed over several years of research and experience. It works!

In Conclusion

If you are still reading this it’s likely that you could use some help in cutting off the ugly head of this addiction. 

Perhaps you are haunted by the sobering thoughts of looming health concerns. 

 

If you have been smoking for a long time, you are likely crushed with fear about the avalanche spiraling health conditions that will plague you if you don't stop now.  

No matter your circumstances, or what motivates you to stop, you have one of two choices to make

Choice number one is to gamble on your future and leave this page without booking an appointment.  And this choice takes you back to the path you have been on until now. One riddled with deep concerns and doubts about the future and your health. 

You definitely don’t want that.

 

This is why you should seriously consider choice number two, and allow me to relieve you of this addiction.  This option leads you in an all-new direction. A direction that leads to a whole new world of freedom without this millstone around your neck.

Moving forward after hypnosis you will feel exhilarated to be free of this hideous addiction as the body starts down the path of health and longevity.

As your lungs will start to heal, your whole system will begin to be flooded with a boost of energy and vitality, the likes of which you have long since forgotten.

Haven't you suffered this nightmare long enough? Just click the button below and book an appointment now.  

 

I look forward to meeting you in our private session and helping you resolve this issue very soon. 


All the best, 
 

Drew Amend

 

 

 

 

Questions and Answers

Can I be hypnotized? 

The short answer is YES! Everyone can be hypnotized. However, not everyone responds to rapid inductions. But, I don't use rapid inductions and we can leave all that to the stage hypnotists that know how to select highly suggestible people from an audience to conduct their stage performances. And yes, the performances are real. But instead, I use a progression form of relaxation to induce hypnosis, that everyone responds to.    

Will This Also Work for Chewing Tobacco, Cigars or Vaping?

The short answer is YES! Without going into too much detail, the thought process of starting almost any kind of nicotine habit is the same, and stopping with hypnosis is worked out much in the same way. I've had clients that have been successful with eliminating all types of addictions, and not just smoking cigarettes. 

How Many Sessions and What Does it Cost?

If you are smoking a pack of cigarettes or less a day, you can stop smoking in a single session that lasts about 2.5 hours. This would be equivalent to about two cans of Skoal a week.  You may be surprised to know that people are not as physically addicted to the nicotine as they think and are and only continue to smoke or dip out of habit more than anything.

The fee for a full 2.5-hour stop-smoking session with me is $250.00. Sometimes we go over the two and a half hours by 15 or 20 minutes, but you will not be charged more than the two and a half hour fee.

What If I Smoke More Than A Pack A Day or Dip More Than Two Cans a Week?

If you are smoking or dipping more than these limits, it's ok and don't worry because I can still help you. However, before you make your appointment you simply need to cut down for at least two weeks.  If you go over during the two-week cut down period, I highly recommend that you start the two-week period over.  This will ensure that you will have the least amount of nicotine withdrawal possible after your session.  You do not want to be feeling sick or getting withdrawal headaches after the session.  If you can go two weeks without going over the limits, and not experience nausea, headaches, or trembling then you are ready to stop for good. 

Why Does it Take Two and a Half Hours?

When you come in for your appointment, we will talk for about an hour, maybe longer.  During this time, I will gather all the information I need to conduct the hypnosis session.  Plus, we will review your memories around the time you first started. We discuss your triggers and other smoking habits, along with your motivations to stop. 

Then we will do hypnosis and this will generally take a little over an hour. Most of this time is spent deepening your hypnotic state for the very best results.  Again, if the session goes over two and a half hours, you will not be charged for more time.    

Will I Still Have Strong Cravings After the Session?

In most cases, all strong cravings will be forever vaporized. However, a small portion of clients might still experience infrequent or occasional lite cravings.  This is not entirely unexpected with heavier smokers. However, your decision to stop smoking will be so absolute that you will easily resist any slight temptation that may still arise after your session.  These lite craving will also soon disappear for good.    

 

Moreover, you will leave the session with a greater understanding of your triggers and how to deal with them on the spot, without deep mediations or any kind of tapping. During the session, you will be given one of the most effective coping mechanisms ever developed for controlling cravings, and nobody will even know you're doing it. This coping mechanism is so effective that combined with the permission-removal process conducted during hypnosis, you will leave your session a permanent non-smoker.

 

How Do I Prepare for My Session?

  1. Our discussion over the phone will tell me everything I need to know about the possibility of your success.  If you are smoking a pack or less a day, and are truly motivated you will be successful.  By “truly motivated”, I mean that you are making the decision to stop on your own and for yourself.  If you are doing this just to please someone else, I don't recommend that you call for an appointment at this time. It is vital that stopping is your choice and your choice alone.

  2. On the day of your appointment or before, be sure to discard or destroy all remaining cigarettes, ashtrays, lighters, and other smoking paraphernalia.  Don’t just toss a pack of cigarettes in a trash bin that can be easily retrieved later.  This is a burn all the bridges back to cigarettes situation, and a VERY important step.  Be sure to clean out any smoking areas as well. Clean out the car, clean the windows, and even vacuum if needed.  Doing this step vigorously and absolutely is one of the MOST important preparations you can do to ensure your success. Knowingly leaving even so much as a lighter in the house or car, is subconscious sabotage. Get rid of it all, and leave no stone unturned.   

  3. Do not have a cigarette on the day of the appointment. This day will count as your first full day without a cigarette.  I will always try to schedule stop smoking sessions in the morning or early afternoon.  This is very important.  Skipping this step can jeopardize the entire effort.   If you smoke by accident, please call to reschedule. 

I'm Ready To Stop, What Next?

First, congratulations on making this decision. You are already on your way to becoming a permanent non-smoker. Please book a session online by clicking the button below, and selecting the stop smoking package.  You will be able to see my availability and select a time that is good for you. You can pay online, or wait until your session with a $50 dollar deposit.  

 

Immediately after booking online, please text me at 316-305-2900. This is my personal cell number, and I will respond when I am able. But, I will call you back.  After a brief chat over the phone, we can confirm your appointment for the day you want to become a permanent non-smoker. Full payment will be required on the day of your appointment. 

Be sure to read the instructions above about preparing for your session, and that's it.  Be prepared for an amazing experience with hypnosis, and living the rest of your life as a non-smoker.   

Call or text us today at 1-316-305-2900

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