“Joshua Syna helped me quit smoking through hypnosis. My appointment was May 8, 2011 in the morning. It took a single one-hour session. I haven’t had a cigarette since (2 1/2 years). I really didn’t think hypnosis would work for me as I tried numerous other methods to no avail.
I started smoking when I was about 15. I finally quit when I was 52. I smoked about a pack a day, sometimes more. I really liked smoking. I just didn’t like the smell of my clothes, car or house with lingering stale cigarette smoke. I was also starting to notice health issues such as shortness of breath and other long-time smoker’s issues. I didn’t want to carry cigarettes with me or make room for them in my purse. I didn’t want to worry about making sure I had enough to last me before I would get to the store again to buy more. I didn’t want to have to budget this large expense as I really had other things I wanted to spend my money on. I didn’t want to have to try to find a restaurant or bar that allowed smoking so that I could smoke after a meal or with a drink. I wanted to start from scratch and feel like I never smoked. That way, I wouldn’t feel like I was missing anything. It’s hard to explain, but I would love to have a cigarette. I still like the smell of a freshly burning cigarette. I just don’t do it anymore! I feel free.”
Heidemarie Hellriegel – Houston, Texas