I came to see you on the
12th April this year  and it has nearly been 6 months now and I have not touched a
cigarette since seeing you.
I was a heavy smoker for 12 years
and I was always thinking at the back of mind I needed to quit. I worried about health problems, that I stunk
of smoke, setting a bad example to the kids, bad skin, smokers cough, stained teeth and the inability to keep
fit as I easily became out of breath at the gym.
I had tried the usual ways of
trying to stop smoking, gum, patches, medication, cessation clinics and cold turkey, but I always started
smoking again after a couple of months. I had seen Julie’s leaflet for years at my dentist and always picked
it up and read it thinking I must try hypnotherapy, but never rang. One day when my cigarettes went up to
over £7 a packet I realised I had to quit as I was tired of wasting my money on a habit that I didn’t even
really enjoy. I rang Julie and had a chat with her about my reasons for wanting to stop and made my
appointment for two weeks later. I listened to the CD at least once or twice a day leading up to my
appointment and I felt very relaxed and positive about quitting smoking. On the day I had my last fag
outside, threw away my lighter and fag packet and went in.
I found being hypnotised a very
relaxing experience and I was aware of everything that was going on. I spent the next few days thinking about
being hypnotised and had it worked, before I realised it a week had passed and I hadn’t smoked at all. My
whole attitude to smoking changed, I realised I always had a choice to have a fag or not. Sometimes the smell
of smoke repulses me, other times I can sit in a room full of people smoking and it won’t bother me in the
I am confident I will never take
smoking up again as I feel like a non-smoker and don’t ever think about having a fag. Since quitting I have
become very active enjoying my new found lungs and not getting out of breath when chasing the kids round the
park or exercising at the gym. I have lost over a stone in weight since quitting through my new lifestyle as
a non-smoker, I think it is just another excuse that you put weight on when you quit to put off quitting. I
have so much more energy, have no coughs/colds, my teeth are no longer stained and no horrid tastes in my
mouth! Most of all I enjoy spending all the extra money I now have on myself and the family and wonder how I
ever afforded to smoke before. I would recommend anyone who smokes to give Julie a ring and give hypnotherapy
a go, as it has worked wonders for me and has been easy to do with only mild cravings
Thanks so much Julie for helping
me finally quit for good.