Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation

There are many, many good reasons to become a non-smoker—to let go of the habitual use of tobacco products—and not one good reason to remain addicted. Although you will occasionally hear people defend their right to smoke or chew, they are still not able to justify their health-threatening habit in any reasonable way. The use of tobacco is unequivocally out of harmony with a healthy lifestyle, and no rational person can dispute this.

Even those tobacco users who maintain that the health risks involved in their addiction weren’t known until recently are at odds with the historical facts. As long ago as the 1920s, cigarettes were referred to in popular slang as “coffin nails.” A humorous poem that dates from the 1940s begins: “Tobacco is a dirty weed; it satisfies no human need . . .” And since the 1960s the Surgeon General’s warning has been required by law to appear on every item which contains tobacco. This being the case, it seems fair to say that the dangers of smoking and other forms of tobacco use have been very well documented, and anyone who is honestly and sincerely interested in his or her health and wellbeing will diligently search for a way to free themselves from a habit that is not only ruining their quality of life, but shortening that life as well.

So, the only real question is: What is the BEST way to be finished once and for all with this life-threatening habit? We believe the answer is HYPNOSIS.

Whether we are aware of it or not, virtually all of our motivations originate at the subconscious level of our minds. The triggering mechanisms, and the signals they persistently send out, which prompt every aspect of our behavior can be found there, including the mechanisms and signals which cause us to “light up” a cigarette, even when this is contrary to our conscious desire. We all know about that frustrating feeling of being at war with ourselves; of having made a firm decision to refrain from some activity, only to be helplessly forced to repeat it—against our will—by an overriding compulsion against which we seem to have no power. We have failed to keep faith with ourselves, and the sense of defeat and frustration can be very painful and disheartening. Does this sound familiar?

What has happened is that our best intentions at the conscious level have been overridden by the habituated triggering mechanisms and signals deep in our subconscious. And the quickest, best and most efficient method to access those triggering mechanisms and end the incessant signals which are betraying our best intentions is through hypnosis.

Hypnosis makes the subconscious level of mind accessible. Instead of being a “mysterious” unknown territory of which we are largely unaware, through hypnosis the subconscious aspect of mind becomes a real place where we can actually do efficient and purposeful work to change the course of our lives. Our hypnotherapists are well trained in the most effective methods of making the subconscious mind available and open to behavioral change. We treat all our clients with respect, as unique individuals, empowering them to take control of their actions by assisting them to literally “reprogram” their own minds at the subconscious level.

After an interview in which client and therapist become acquainted and relevant issues are discussed, our clients enjoy a period of hypnosis lasting approximately an hour, though this time may vary according to individual needs. During this time, the therapist provides appropriate suggestions, affirmations and imagery which powerfully impact the triggering mechanisms at the subconscious level of the client’s mind. The result is a complete cessation of triggering signals at the conscious level, which in turn allows the client—often to his or her great amazement—to simply leave our offices with no further desire to use tobacco in any form.

It’s important to bear in mind that hypnosis is not “magic.” Our therapists have no unnatural power over anyone and cannot force anyone to do anything, including becoming a non-smoker, so that someone looking for a “guarantee” of success would do best to first examine his or her deep, inner commitment to health and wellbeing. Wishing that one could break the cycle of nicotine addiction is not the same thing as being truly committed to doing so, and the best guarantee of success is always an individual’s own honest commitment to personal betterment. We do understand, however, the challenge of taking control of our lives; every one of the therapists at Eastburn Hypnotherapy Center has, at one time or another, either been a smoker, or in some other way dealt successfully with habituating behavior through hypnosis. We can—and will—help you to do the same.

The Eastburn Stop Smoking Clinic receives more than 50% of its business from referrals: personal, corporate, military, law enforcement, community, educational . . . Drake Eastburn is well recognized as one of the top experts in the field and over the past 2 decades he has taught his specialized methods to hypnotherapists worldwide. Individual and group sessions are available—bring a friend, do it together, and each of you saves. Skype and telephone sessions for global (or even local or home-bound) clients are also an option.

Hypnosis is the easiest way—in both my personal and professional opinions—to quit smoking. I say this because I quit smoking in one hypnosis session back in 1998 and since then have helped thousands of others to do the same. I had no cravings, I had no mood swings—I was just done. So “done” that others soon noticed and commented on how impossible it was for me to have quit smoking so easily. I did quit smoking that “easily” thanks to hypnosis. I’d never been able to quit successfully before—I was a “hard-core” smoker so I know what it’s like. Even if I did not do this for a living I would still—and forever—sing the praises of hypnosis to stop smoking.

—Lynsi Eastburn

***See our testimonials page for further testimonials . . .

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