If I’d had realised that stopping smoking was going to be this easy and stress-free I would have seen James much sooner! I had smoked for many years, for so many years that it had become a part of my life, my behaviour and my thinking. I had started smoking as an insecure, anxious teenager when I believed back then that smoking somehow gave me control, made me more grown-up, stronger. Until I saw James, there was a part of me that still believed that thought process and therefore whenever I thought of stopping smoking, I would become anxious again, thinking that I would not be able to cope and not be in control. I honestly thought that stopping smoking would mean my life would be empty, filled with gaps and I didn’t know how I was going to fill those gaps! That is how the habit of smoking had taken over me!
My 2 hour session with James flew by – I couldn’t believe the time had passed so quickly and in that 120 minutes my life had changed for ever. The process of being in the hypnotic state was very straightforward and calming. I was aware of what was being said to me and I was also aware of the clarity of those words – I was awake and my mind felt completely focused on James’ words.
When my session was over I knew I had stopped smoking for ever. I remembered that I had smoked in the past but I had absolutely no desire to have a cigarette ever again. I felt true Freedom for the first time in many many years. No more ruminating about when, where, how I could have my next cigarette, no more feeling that I was being controlled by my habit, no more feeling like a failure when I lit up another cigarette.
The funny thing is that my greatest fear about stopping smoking was that my life would feel empty, that I would not have anything to reward myself with/comfort myself with – now that I have stopped smoking I can see how the habit had distorted my thinking to keep me smoking. Since my session with James I have not replaced cigarettes with food or alcohol (that was also my concern that if I stopped smoking I might reach for a chocolate bar or drink but that hasn’t happened). I have far more energy, my skin looks better and I feel better. I no longer think about smoking.
If you’re thinking that you want to stop smoking but just don’t know how I would definitely recommend James – it will be the best 2 hours you can experience – pain-free, stress-free and life changing! *
From Penny McCarthy on December 24, 2017