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Hypnosis is changing the lives of local individuals every day! Learn more about how A New Day Hypnosis has helped people just like you make powerful changes.


Stop Smoking

Lara Mandy
CPA
Austin, TX

I’ve been a smoker for the last twenty years. I would try and cut back and I could find excuses to justify why it was okay for me to have one more. The last time I had a respiratory infection it was easy to quit, but I was hanging out with a smoker and went back to it. I felt out of control and created excuses to smoke and then felt guilty afterwards.

I had a friend who used A New Day Hypnosis to quit smoking and she had a very successful experience, so I decided to call. I was really nervous that I wouldn’t have the willpower to make it through and I had a slow start because I didn’t try very hard, but once I committed myself wholeheartedly it got pretty easy. I’ve been tobacco free for a month now and I feel more in control. I can think about the conversations that I’ve had with Laura and the tools that I’ve gotten for those tough times, and it has really worked.

Hypnosis has eliminated the urges and cravings and I have been in several social settings with liquor and made it through them without smoking, which feels really good. I recognize that I can do it and I don’t have to fool myself and lie about it anymore. It’s not what I want in my life and I’m being honest and looking at myself and my actions in a different way. It feels good to know that I can apply the methods and actively participate in my goals.

Each week it gets easier and I’m breathing better and feeling stronger in my lungs. I feel really proud of myself that I can do it. I’m moving away from the old smoker persona and becoming more of the person that I want to be. The most important benefit for me has been having that outside person to talk to about my experience. The interactions with Laura have helped me to realize exactly what was going on and understand the underlying behavioral patterns that promoted my smoking. Laura is honest and direct and her influence has been very helpful to me.

I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to quit smoking. It definitely works, but you have to be serious about quitting and it does require both effort and work. When you approach it from a subconscious level you can really put things into action and get what you want. Being in tough situations and being able to say no and walk away has helped me to feel confident that I can do this permanently.

Joan
Director
Austin, TX

I had been a smoker for thirty years and I was smoking a pack a day. I felt out of control and that didn’t contribute to my feelings of self-worth. It felt like I was punishing myself over and over; I would find myself smoking even when I didn’t want to.

I was using smoking as an avoidance measure and a way to deal with how I was feeling about things. I’ve always been prone to anxiety and I would have panic attacks and use the cigarettes to calm down. I stopped smoking with “Smoke Stoppers”. It worked for a while, but I experienced a lot of personal losses and felt like I didn’t care about quitting smoking anymore.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis on Google. If there is something that I haven’t tried before that can help me, I am open to finding out more about it. I looked at the website and Laura had real credentials and a solid background, so I decided to call her to schedule. I had qualms about hypnosis because I didn’t really know what it was, but I felt like I needed to ask for help.

I noticed a change after the first session and I realized right away that the feeling of wanting a cigarette is also the feeling that I have when I’m stressed about something. I made it an intention to stop smoking and realized that my smoking is really tied to other issues. It’s been great, I’ve been a nonsmoker for a month now and I feel more confident in general.

I’m on the path to better emotional health and I’ve learned a lot about myself. I feel a lot better; if I feel the sensation of panic coming on, I just say “no”. I have more control over my emotions and I feel calmer. This process it has really helped me to stop fretting. There is a certain kind of directness in this sort of interaction, you can hear things from someone who has a little distance and take it better than when you hear it from someone who is too close to your situation.

I feel more in control now, it’s intentional and I know that deciding not to smoke is a choice that I get to make. Hypnosis helped me to reinforce the choice not to do it; it was a tool to get me to think about what I was doing. The most important benefit for me has been the awareness about codependence and how it impacts my life everywhere. Cigarettes feel like a remnant of a life that I’m not leading anymore. I’m addressing the bigger problems and stepping out of my comfort zone and I’m taking action in my life.

I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to stop smoking because I’m all for using all the tools in your tool box. You have to keep going and know that it’s not a bad thing to ask for help. I really like myself better when I don’t smoke, so I am confident that I am a nonsmoker permanently because I choose it.

Fred von Gortler
Retired Military
Lampasas, TX

I had been a smoker for over 35 years and I was smoking up to four packs a day. I would get up and reach for a pack in the morning and snub out a cigarette as my last activity of every day. I rewarded myself with cigarettes and really relied on them to help me handle my problems. I hacked my lungs out every morning and my breathing was labored. Intellectually, I was aware of the dangerous chemicals and negative effects that smoking had on my life. I knew that there were severe negative health effects on my body and that I was shortening my life. I knew that both myself and my home smelled foul to others because the smell of old cigarettes is unpleasant, but I couldn’t quit. I felt out of control of my addiction.

I’ve used the patches and nicotine gum in an attempt to quit. It would help me get through a long flight, but as soon as I was in a different environment, it was just easier to light up. Several decades ago I used hypnosis to stop smoking and I was able to stay tobacco free for five years. It worked well, but I had several traumatic events in my military career and one particular event sent me back to smoking. I decided that I was ready to try again, so I did a Google search. Most of the hypnosis websites in the area seemed to be self-serving, but A New Day Hypnosis seemed to be more genuine.

I smoked my last cigarette just before my appointment and I haven’t had a cigarette in over six weeks. The hypnosis seemed to plant those seeds of success and I noticed immediately that I didn’t have stress, anxiety, or the emotional trauma of quitting smoking. Hypnosis also eliminated urges and cravings.

I feel more in control now. I chose to be a nonsmoker and a cleaner, healthier, better human being. I have more energy and stamina and I have a better self-image. My breathing is clear and it’s easier to get up the stairs. Almost all the people who know me have noted that I’m not smoking anymore. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to stop smoking because this process works and it has other benefits beyond smoking cessation.

I feel more confident. I’m more aware of my environment and I’m more in tune with the negatives of tobacco on society. We have worked on many things and delved into different aspects of my psychology. These sessions have helped me think more about why I shield or hide or bury stressors and anger and how to pursue resolution of the different issues in my life.

The most important benefit for me has been that our sessions have led to a greater understanding of why I do what I do and what I can do to adapt and change my relationships. I’m fairly confident that my life will go more smoothly from here. The lifestyle change is important and getting to the underlying stressors and reasons for smoking creates potential for more well-being, awareness, and physical health. Laura’s practice is genuine, she is a good practitioner and she knows her craft well and creates a learning environment where there is mutual respect. Laura is a real person and has managed to relate to me and my unique experiences and understand what has happened to get me to where I am right now. She has given me positive suggestions on how to adapt my attitudes and behaviors so that life is better from here.

The hypnotherapy has been a tool to get past the physiological discomfort of smoking cessation and the continued work has helped to assist me with other life stressors so that I can be a permanent nonsmoker. I feel confident that I am a nonsmoker permanently because I have the tools, the desire, and the willpower. I have a hard-headed personality and I hate it when people try to tell me what I can do, so my choice to stop smoking cigarettes is my choice and I know that I am going to stick with it.

Cindy Burrow
Business Owner
Austin, TX

I had been a pack a day smoker for more than 25 years. I don’t think that anyone who smokes is proud that they smoke. It’s such a huge source of shame in ways that I think smokers don’t even realize. I used to smoke and procrastinate; when I had a task that had to get done, instead of doing it, I would just be outside every five minutes chain smoking. I tried to quit cold turkey and I would have one little stress and I would go right back to it. I’m a very determined person, but I couldn’t do it on my own.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis on yelp and I was ready for a change, so I decided to schedule an appointment. My perspective shifted very quickly to becoming a nonsmoker and I haven’t had a cigarette for a month and a half. My allergies have gotten a lot better and I can breathe more easily. I’ve noticed that I’m not waking up with a sore throat anymore. Exercising is way easier for me and I have much better endurance.

Hypnosis made me more present in my state of mind and helped me understand what was going on with me. This process has been about becoming more aware of what the smoking was really about. Being able to analyze it and understand it has been very helpful; it’s been a big mental shift.

Lately, I’ve been through experiences that I consider very stressful. I did my taxes over the weekend and I attended a parent meeting at my son’s school and I didn’t smoke either time. I don’t think I have ever been confident that I could have a life without cigarettes, but now I am. I have this accomplishment and I don’t have to worry about how I smell or the way that my teeth look. In general, I walk into a room and feel like I can hold my head high. I walk my son to school with a smile on my face and I’m not worried about what people think of me.

The most important benefit for me has been that I know that I’m a nonsmoker. I think that hypnosis has helped me to look at other things in a different way and understand the other issues that I’m dealing with. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to stop smoking because I’m an open-minded person who is also pretty skeptical and I feel like if it worked for me than it can work for others. I know that there are some people out there that can quit with willpower alone, but I don’t think that there are many of them.

I’m confident that I’m a nonsmoker permanently because this feels different from any other time that I’ve quit. I’m thinking about a better future for myself in lots of ways, not just with smoking. I know what I really want and I’m happy to stay on track. I’ve done something really hard and that makes me feel capable, worthy, and strong and I have a real sense of certainty that I am a nonsmoker.

Tonya Poole
Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Austin, TX

I had been a long time smoker and was able to quit for several years, but I went back to smoking three years ago and tried over and over again to quit, but I couldn’t put them down. I would go cold turkey and I would be good for a few days and then I would just buy a pack because there was a weak link there somewhere. I tried the patch and it made me sick, it felt like it wasn’t really quitting because of all of the nicotine. Most of the problem wasn’t the physical cravings; it was more about the crutch and the whole habit of smoking. I tried gum and it made me kind of sick, it really wasn’t for me.

I felt out of control with smoking and I didn’t understand why I was so compelled to stop for cigarettes when I drove by the store. Most of my habits are healthy and smoking made me feel like a hypocrite. It was this internal drive and this mental block, I was so dependent on it and it was a weakness for me. I told myself that I could quit anytime, but when it really came down to it, I couldn’t. I knew that I needed a little boost or a mental kick start to get me going, but I didn’t know how to go about it.

I found A New Day Hypnosis on Google and I decided to schedule an appointment. I stopped smoking after the first session and I knew that I had the courage and the power to change my habits. It’s been almost two months since I’ve had a cigarette because hypnosis has helped me to change my thought processes and the way that I react to the thoughts that come into my head.

I feel more in control now and I’ve lost the compulsion to smoke. I know now that I control my own destiny and I don’t have to smoke. I learned how to calm myself down without cigarettes and bring myself back to reality. I’ve noticed that my skin is healthier and my body feels healthier. I don’t have dark circles and puffiness under my eyes; my sinuses aren’t congested and my lungs feel clear.

I feel more confident because I don’t have a dirty little secret. I’m practicing what I preach and I am more in alignment. The most important benefit for me has been the overall health benefits; I am both mentally and physically healthier. This is about changing your mindset and I would absolutely recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to stop smoking because sometimes you just need that extra boost.

It really is a mental addiction and a lot of people don’t think of it that way. You can chew the gum and use the patches, but changing the thought process and the mental crutch is what really needs to happen to overcome the addiction. I am confident that I am a nonsmoker permanently because I don’t want to go back to that space. I feel the difference in my body, I have mental clarity, and I feel a lot better.

Amanda Wallace
Web Designer
Austin, TX

I had always thought that smoking was so gross, but when I got introduced to cloves three years ago I got sucked into the rabbit hole; I had gotten to the point where I was smoking about two packs of cloves a week. I coughed all the time and I felt terrible. I smelled bad and I was totally dependent on the cigarettes. I felt out of control, I knew it was going to harm me, but I didn't care. I had enormous cravings for cloves and I felt like a junkie trying to get a fix. I felt ashamed doing it because I thought it was so gross. I didn't like people to know that I smoked. I was so dependent on it; I just went to the store without thinking about it and never thought twice about my health.

I figured I could quit smoking on my own and I thought I could do it when I was ready. I tried cold turkey to quit, which never worked and I tried the patches, but they made me extremely nauseated and sick, so I had to throw them away. I had horrible cravings all the time, smoking was on my mind 24-7 and I couldn't stop thinking about it, it felt like I physically needed the cigarettes. I couldn't do it on my own and I realized that I really needed help.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis through Groupon. I went on the website and read other people's testimonials. I wanted to try it because of what other people were saying about it. I decided that this would be a different approach than what I had tried in the past and it was easier than I thought it was going to be.

I stopped smoking a few days after my first session. I didn't have the urge to buy them and I was more aware of what I needed to do because I had a regular reminder. After a few weeks, I noticed that I was breathing better; I had better endurance when I was exercising, and I had more energy.

I have been a nonsmoker for over two months now and I take more value in my health than before; I care about what happens to me. I eat better and I'm more conscious of the decisions that I make. As time goes on, the cravings and urges are less and less. It's just a faint whisper every now and again. It feels good not to depend on something.

The biggest benefit for me has been staying tobacco free and being able to openly talk to Laura about how I feel. It is extremely hard for me to get my issues out there and figure out why they are bothering me even with the people who are closest to me. If I'm not in the mood to talk or feeling crappy, I have a release and I feel so much better when I leave an appointment with her.

I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis because it has been extremely effective. I am confident that I am a nonsmoker permanently. I work with a lot of smokers and I can hear them coughing in the morning and smell the smoke on their clothes and I don't want to go back to that. I care about myself and I am more cautious about what I do, I can feel the difference now and that makes me confident.

Kathy Whatley
Advertising
Austin, TX

I had been a smoker for 33 years and I have been tobacco free for over a month now. I had a mentally foggy feeling when I smoked. I had always attributed this to menopause, but I know now that it was the tobacco. Smoking controlled me and that is not a good feeling. My schedule was controlled; I woke up and had to have a cigarette before I did anything. I would drive down the street, trying to maneuver three things in the car because I had to smoke. If I was on the 17th floor in a nonsmoking hotel, I threw my clothes on and went downstairs and walked out in whatever weather to have a stupid cigarette. It was things like that that totally drove me crazy, but I still did it.

I have tried to stop smoking with the patch. I also quit with Welbutrin and the lozenges. The patches made me feel horrible and I had sweats, it was miserable. I just couldn't do it because they made me feel so sick. The Welbutrin and lozenges worked okay, but I had a stressful situation and the mindset and the commitment weren't there, so it didn't last permanently.

I quit a week before my first appointment with Chantix. I still had cravings and for that first week, it was a matter of every day fighting the cravings; it was a constant struggle. I intentionally decided to use Chantix and hypnosis together because I thought that this would be a good pairing with a more behavioral approach in addition to the medication.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis on citysearch. I read some of the testimonials and read about the mission and the focus and it sounded like something that appealed to me and that I would enjoy. I felt like hypnosis would provide me with some tools that I haven't had in the past.

After my first hypnosis session, the mental struggle had noticeably diminished. Within the first week, I was calmer and less likely to overreact to things. I was more mentally clear and I had more energy. In general, I just felt better. There have been times when I would have been tempted to smoke if I had only used the medication. Thanks to hypnosis, I've been able to go back and think through what we've talked about during sessions and that clicks in and reminds me of all the reasons that I quit. I have noticed that my blood pressure has gone down. I have better breath control when singing in choir, and I am much clearer in my thinking processes.

I feel more in control. When I don't smoke, I have more time and my life is more calm and organized. I have more control in a lot of different circumstances. Whether I am at a movie or making dinner, my time is my own. This inanimate object can no longer say, "drop everything, you need me now". I have more control over my life and that feels good.

The hypnosis has helped me understand more clearly why I smoked and what caused me to smoke for as long as I did. It's been a very deliberate process of working through and reminding myself of all the reasons that I quit. It seems that stressful situations are less and less frequent because I am coping better overall. I feel more confident. I am communicating much better and thinking more successfully and effectively. I am much calmer and more in control of my emotions and my approach to things.

The most important benefit for me has been the skill set and the mental awareness. I have had some "a-ha" moments and I would definitely recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to stop smoking. I think it is a very effective treatment, Laura's style is so easy and workable and amenable to working through issues. It's completely non-threatening and non-stressful. I wish I could recommend Laura to everybody; she is just a really neat lady. I am confident that I am a nonsmoker permanently. I've made up my mind to follow a course of action. It's a commitment to me, to the life I want to lead; to the person that I want to be. I'm not giving myself an option to go back to smoking and the hypnosis has really helped reinforce that for me.

Gail
Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper
Austin, TX

I was a pack a day smoker for 26 years and the health, financial, and social implications were becoming so negative that I felt out of control. Going out to dinner and having to go away and smoke and fit it was so irritating and airports and travel were a nightmare. I was killing myself and I had become a part of the minority in society; I felt like such a leper and had so much shame about smoking. I saw what cancer did to my folks and I didn't want that for myself.

When I attempted to quit before, I would get hours into it and give up. I was afraid of the physical withdrawal and didn't want to experience the uncontrollable anger that happened to me when I wasn't smoking. My father died of lung cancer in 2007 and since then I had been a closet smoker, but the shame was getting to be too much.

I was smoking more and more, so I tried Zyban to quit, but I was worried about what it was doing to my brain chemistry. I didn't have confidence that it would work and I knew deep down that the pill wasn't going to fix the problem for me. I've done the gum and it didn't take away any cravings. I don't know how many boxes of patches I've bought over the years, and even though it fed the nicotine, there was something else going on and the patch wasn't fixing the problem.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis on google. I read the reviews and realized that this was my last chance and I was really ready to do it. I quit smoking immediately after my first session. Days after the session, we lost my dog and my husband and daughter were so amazed that I didn't start again after such a traumatic experience.

I don't know why, I can't explain it, but after the first day, smoking just was no longer an option and I didn't think about it anymore. I have been tobacco free for over six months now and it has been incredibly easy. My life is so much better without it and I feel more in control. I'm not expending my energy trying to suppress anger and I'm not a slave to the addiction anymore.

I don't have to worry about having enough cigarettes and I'm putting aside the 35 dollars a week that I was spending into my savings account and I'm amazed at how fast that is adding up. I can breathe deeper and make it up the thirteen steps to my house without having to stop and catch my breath. I feel more confident. When I go to a doctor, I have a lot of pride in saying that I'm a non-smoker. I love the freedom of it and I'm so amazed at how easy and painless this has been for me. I am healthier and I can breathe and that is the best thing about this process for me.

I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis because all of my other attempts at quitting smoking have been an anger nightmare, but this has been a really enjoyable experience. Laura is easy to talk to and very approachable, but she's not willing to let you off the hook. She's passionate about people and she holds you accountable and never let you slide. I am confident that I'm a nonsmoker permanently because I see the benefits of how good I feel and how much happier I am as a person. I'm glad it's finally behind me. It's just no longer an option for me and that is such a relief.

Lara
CPA
Austin, TX

I've been a smoker for the last twenty years. I would try and cut back and I could find excuses to justify why it was okay for me to have one more. The last time I had a respiratory infection it was easy to quit, but I was hanging out with a smoker and went back to it. I felt out of control and created excuses to smoke and then felt guilty afterwards.

I had a friend who used A New Day Hypnosis to quit smoking and she had a very successful experience, so I decided to call. I was really nervous that I wouldn't have the willpower to make it through and I had a slow start because I didn't try very hard, but once I committed myself wholeheartedly it got pretty easy. I've been tobacco free for a month now and I feel more in control. I can think about the conversations that I've had with Laura and the tools that I've gotten for those tough times, and it has really worked.

Hypnosis has eliminated the urges and cravings and I have been in several social settings with liquor and made it through them without smoking, which feels really good. I recognize that I can do it and I don't have to fool myself and lie about it anymore. It's not what I want in my life and I'm being honest and looking at myself and my actions in a different way. It feels good to know that I can apply the methods and actively participate in my goals.

Each week it gets easier and I'm breathing better and feeling stronger in my lungs. I feel really proud of myself that I can do it. I'm moving away from the old smoker persona and becoming more of the person that I want to be. The most important benefit for me has been having that outside person to talk to about my experience. The interactions with Laura have helped me to realize exactly what was going on and understand the underlying behavioral patterns that promoted my smoking. Laura is honest and direct and her influence has been very helpful to me.

I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to quit smoking. It definitely works, but you have to be serious about quitting and it does require both effort and work. When you approach it from a subconscious level you can really put things into action and get what you want. Being in tough situations and being able to say no and walk away has helped me to feel confident that I can do this permanently.

Iliana Gilman
Communications Director
Austin, TX

I have been a smoker for seventeen years and I felt out of control. Even though I had made a decision to quit smoking, I was smoking more. My thoughts and actions were two completely different things. I would wake up, put on my makeup and know that I was going to go upstairs to the bathroom and smoke. I noticed that my eyes would get swollen behind my sinuses as a direct result of smoking, it was happening regularly and really bothered me, but I still didn't stop. I quit cold turkey once and it was a lot of effort, eventually I went back to smoking again.

I work with a lot of psychologists and they spoke really highly of hypnosis. They believed in the practice and respected it, so I decided to look into it. I heard about A New Day Hypnosis on citysearch. I do yoga and I'm aware that it's difficult to have that kind of discipline and be tuned into your consciousness. I thought that hypnosis would require more work than I was able to give, so I was a little worried. After my first session, I had a different perspective and realized that smoking had more far-reaching effects than I had ever thought about. I stopped smoking the day after my session and noticed that I didn't want a cigarette. I felt more in control when I realized that I was able to control my thoughts and actions.

Changing my behaviors has helped a lot. I've been tobacco free for six weeks and that makes me proud. I don't have a tight chest the way that I used to and my sinuses are back to normal.

The most important benefit for me has been the renewed sense of self-awareness. I think that we get so used to doing a lot because there is so much to do. We have such an instant gratification lifestyle that we don't stop to think about why we are doing what we are doing. I feel very lucky that I found somebody that I could be open with and help me deal with the real issues that kept me smoking.

I've recommended A New Day Hypnosis to several people who want to stop smoking because I feel more in control now. I'm confident that I can continue with my progress because I've been able to do it this far.

Kelli
Homemaker
Austin, TX

I was a closet smoker for 30 years and had a cigarette with a cocktail most evenings. My children asked me to quit, so my desire to change was really family oriented. I wasted so much time sneaking outside to smoke that I was missing out on time with my kids and my husband. I did acupuncture to try and quit and found that it did absolutely nothing. I could go outside and squeeze the buttons in my ear and still smoke a cigarette. I was able to quit during my pregnancies, but as soon as something stressful came up after the pregnancy, I went right back to it.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis from a friend. A group of us were closet smokers and we decided to do this together to support each other. Sometimes, if you want to do something you need help to do it, so I decided to call. I was able to quit after the first session and I've been tobacco free for five weeks now. I noticed right away that I was working on other things around the house instead of smoking in the evening and now I have a lot more energy. I'm working out more and doing more things for myself.

I feel more in control because I just absolutely do not have the urge to do it at all. Hypnosis has eliminated urges and cravings for me. I've been out with friends and been around people who were smoking and it's been just fine. It's been extremely easy, a lot easier than I thought it was going to be.

My family and friends have noticed that I'm present now instead of running outside all the time. My husband is so proud of me. I don't think he thought I'd ever do it, so it's really a compliment to have that kind of support from him. I feel more confident in myself now because I know that if there is something that I really want to do, I need to just go and do it and overcome that fear within myself. I know that I can do what I want to do when I make up my mind to do it.

I'm very thankful to have been introduced to Laura and to come here and I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to stop smoking because it has worked for me and my friends. I'm confident that I am a nonsmoker permanently, I don't want to smell like it, I don't want those lines in my face to come back, and I have no desire to return to it.

Leslie Mansel
Office Manager
Austin, TX

I had been a smoker for sixteen years. I would try to hide it and not tell people and I knew that it was not healthy for me, but I couldn't quit. I tried Welbutrin and that worked for about a year, but something stressful happened and I got off course. When I got pregnant I was able to quit, but four months after my son's birth, outside influences and people smoking around me made me go back to it. I told myself that I could smoke and then stop, but then it turned out that I couldn't. I tried to quit with cold turkey and I would be able to go without smoking for a day and then I would smoke again.

I did a search online and found A New Day Hypnosis on citysearch. Someone in my office had used hypnosis to stop smoking, so I knew that it could help me with quitting. I was a little bit hesitant to try the medications because of things that I've heard, so I wanted to try this first.

I quit after the first session and it was really instantaneous for me. I came in with an open mind, but I have been surprised that it worked as well as it did and as quickly as it did for me. It was pretty easy and that was really amazing to me. I noticed in the days after my appointment that I didn't have cravings, nervousness, or anxiousness to have a cigarette.

I've been tobacco free for five weeks now. Considering that smoking was part of my life for more than half of my life, cutting it out so easily has been really great for me. I went to the doctor and my blood pressure has gone back to the normal range. I feel like I have more energy and feel better about myself because I'm going to the gym and taking better care of my body. I feel more in control and I have some good tools to work with to get around situations that would make me want to smoke. I feel more confident because I don't feel like I have to hide something anymore. I like having the sessions to go back to and know that they will be there for me as long as I need them.

It's been really helpful to talk with Laura about the underlying reasons behind wanting to smoke. I understand now that it's more than just an addiction to tobacco. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis because it worked really well for me. I am confident that I am a nonsmoker permanently because I am really focused on my goals. I've come this far and I plan to continue with it.

Sabrina Boulter
Pharmaceutical Sales Rep
Austin, TX

I'd been smoking a pack a day for sixteen years. I felt out of control. I didn't like being dependent on cigarettes. It ran my life and I couldn't just put them down. I used Chantix for a month and a half, but I was taking Chantix and still smoking. I used the patch for seven days and I would take it off to smoke a cigarette. I was smoking less, but I was never able to successfully quit.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis on citysearch. I decided that it couldn't hurt and I didn't have any qualms about hypnosis, so after I read the testimonials I just picked up the phone and called. I smoked my last cigarette on my way to my first appointment and noticed a change in my behaviors that night. My thought process was different. I've been a nonsmoker for two months now and I've haven't had a smoker's cough at all. I've been exercising for the first time since high school. I could never get on the treadmill before and now I'm doing it every week.

This has been remarkably easier than I imagined it would be. I didn't have to fight urges to go outside and smoke a cigarette. I worked on retraining my brain and applying the things that Laura was teaching me and I feel free because I'm not chained to the cigarettes anymore. I see things differently and think differently now. Hypnosis has eliminated 98% of urges and cravings. I thought that this would be a constant battle, but I actually went outside and sat next to my Dad when he smoked a cigarette and I had no desire to have one, it felt really good.

I feel better about myself because I'm free from that addiction and I'm getting myself healthier. The biggest benefit for me has been not smoking and knowing that I've done it. I'm just going to be healthier and it has lifted a huge burden off my shoulders. The process has helped me with way more than just smoking alone. Laura helps me see things in a different light and I would absolutely recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to stop smoking because it has helped me. I know that I am a non-smoker permanently because I haven't had cravings and haven't wanted to smoke. I just feel totally confident in myself now and it feels really good.

R.C.
Executive

I've been a smoker for the last 12-15 years. I didn't want people to know I was a smoker, so it was my dirty little secret. I was sneaking cigarettes and couldn't have them at work; I just obsessed about where I could go to get one. I was absorbed with how to get a cigarette for as long as an hour or two at a time. I got up in the morning and didn't feel good. I dreaded my days because I wasn't productive and wasn't getting anything done. I was irritable with my wife and she avoided me because I was crabby when I had to be in situations where I couldn't smoke. I tried to spend time on my own so that I could smoke and avoided going to the gym; I stayed home and smoked when my wife was gone.

I tried the patches and gum, but I was just masking the cravings until I ran out. My wallet got lighter, but I didn't notice a decrease in my smoking. I tried using rubber bands on my wrist and cold turkey to quit. I also tried making plans to be away from any situation where I would be tempted, but that didn't work either. I had no control over my desire to have a cigarette and I was at the mercy of the cravings. It was uncomfortable and depressing for me because I always thought that I could do anything that I set my mind to do, but I couldn't conquer this.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis when my wife attended a weekend retreat and was referred to Laura. Years ago, I did group hypnosis to quit smoking and I thought it was just bogus and made up. I was skeptical, but I had no other alternatives. I wasn't a big believer in hypnosis, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to try it out.

After the first session, almost right away I noticed the change. I broke down once, but by the second session the cravings were gone and that was it. It was unbelievable for me. I've been tobacco free over a month now and it's been great. I'm running again and I get up in the morning and want to do things. Yesterday, I ran five miles just because I felt like it. Six months ago I would never have done that. I breathe easier and have more energy. I can do a lot more in a day than I thought I could.

I go to the gym and lift weights and I feel a lot more confident. I work out with all the muscle heads and I'm probably as big as one of their biceps, but I'm not embarrassed to be there anymore. I've wanted to gain weight and because of my exercise, I've gained nine pounds in the last ten days. My day doesn't revolve around cigarettes anymore and everything is focused on what I want to do. My focus and concentration have gotten better and my productivity has gone up.

Hypnosis has eliminated the urges, cravings, and desire for the cigarette. I was surprised how quickly the cravings went away. My father in law quit cold turkey thirty years ago and he still has cravings. The most important benefit that I've received from this process has been my relationship with my wife. Things were rocky and I had anxiety all the time because I was sneaking cigarettes. She knew I was sneaking and it put her in an uncomfortable position; there was a lot of frustration around that. My attitude has changed dramatically.

My wife wants to do more with me and our relationship had improved ten-fold, which uplifts the rest of my life. I go right through situations where I would have wanted a cigarette in the past and it doesn't even cross my mind now. Yesterday at work we were talking 7 and 8 figure numbers across the table. Normally, those situations would normally be major chain smoking sessions, this time it never even crossed my mind. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis because it works. I've tried pretty much everything and this was simple, painless, fast and cost effective. I've restructured my life and changed my lifestyle in a couple of weeks and accomplished what most people do in years or even decades. It's a miracle to me and it's just unbelievable. I have no doubt that I'm a nonsmoker permanently because I don't have a single craving.

Noelle Corcoran
Office Manager

I was a smoker for 18 years and I was smoking a pack a day. I tried to stop smoking with Chantix, but it only lasted about 13 days. It was a horrible experience because I had severe anxiety and panic attacks. I was crying uncontrollably all the time and it was awful. I thought it was side effects of the medicine, but I also tried to quit cold turkey and the same thing happened. I felt out of control and thought I was never going to be able to effectively kick this habit. Whenever I stopped doing it, it was so awful that I kept going back to it. It felt like quitting was impossible.

When I found out that I was pregnant I decided that it was time to quit. I looked up hypnosis on the internet and read the reviews on citysearch. It was one of the only methods I could use because of my pregnancy, so I decided to call. After the first session I felt different and I was calmer about the idea of not smoking. It felt more attainable and didn't seem so horrifying to me anymore.

I feel more in control now. I'm not feeling anxious or panicked. In fact, I'm not even really thinking about it anymore, it's just not an issue. I've been tobacco free for three weeks now and I'm feeling really good about being a non-smoker. Hypnosis made it a lot easier to ignore cravings and just move on.

I had no idea that I was going to get little therapy sessions on top of just learning how to quit smoking and that has been amazingly beneficial to me. Since I'm about to be a mom, it's been really great to work on some of the parent issues that I've never really dealt with. It's been good to be able to be aware of things and go in and fix some of that.

I feel so much calmer about things and it's all thanks to hypnosis. In fact, my mother was trying to bully me into buying a different type of car seat and I decided to just go ahead and get what I wanted. In the past, I would have been really upset and would have wanted to go out and smoke to deal with it. Now it was no big deal and instead of getting upset, I just didn't care and that makes me happy.

I would absolutely recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to stop smoking because it is painless and it works. I don't think about cigarettes anymore and it's not an issue. This was the one thing I couldn't beat and I've finally beaten it, so I'm really thankful for Laura's help.

Diane Hadley
Registered Nurse
Austin, TX

I've been a smoker on and off for 25 years. It had gotten to the point where I was coughing every morning. It was getting frequent and regular. It seemed like everyone at work knew someone who getting diagnosed with cancer and I didn't want that for myself. At times, I felt out of control. It was discouraging and shameful. I was a closet smoker and I was hiding it from my kids. It was disgusting and felt wrong. I wasn't proud and wasn't happy about it. My mother in law smokes and my kids would tell me that they were so happy that I wasn't smoking and that made me feel like a hypocrite.

When I tried to quit in the past, I was constantly focused on the cigarettes. I tried Welbutrin for a while because I wanted to quit to get pregnant, but after breast feeding, I went back to it. When I quit cold turkey it only lasted a couple of days. I did hypnosis before and was able to quit for a year, but eventually I went back to it. I think that going back to smoking after hypnosis had a lot to do with where I was in my life because it was four or five years ago. This time, I had a realization that I didn't want to be on oxygen and I didn't want my kids to have to take care of me. I knew it was time to quit.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis on Citysearch. I liked Laura's picture and thought she looked like a nice lady, so I decided to call. I've been tobacco free for over a month now and it's been easier than I thought. When I got hypnotized before, I couldn't explain why it was working and I still can't quite figure out what it is, but it just works.

I notice that I don't have a smoker's cough anymore and my endurance is better. I feel more in control now and it's been a huge relief for me. I don't have to worry about my kids finding out and it's like a huge weight off my shoulders. I feel more confident, especially when stressors come up, because I don't need a crutch and I can get through things without wanting a cigarette.

The most important benefit for me has been the great feeling I have about being around my kids. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to quit smoking because it has really worked for me. I've been a smoker for what seems like forever and if I can do it, anybody can. I know that I'm on the right track now. In the past, if something happened at work, I would go have a cigarette. Now, I know that the cigarette doesn't change anything about the way that I'm feeling. It doesn't feel like the right response anymore and that makes me feel really proud. I'm very pleased and I'm completely satisfied with everything that I've accomplished so far.

Jack Kadain Kirby
Entrepreneur

I've had trouble with confidence since I was five. Most people don't think I have a confidence problem, but the issues were really affecting my life. They were holding me back and keeping me from living a healthier life. I was a workaholic smoker who wasn't taking care of myself or really living. I was a shell of a person in a lot of ways and that felt out of control. I didn't make it a priority to nurture my creative side because I didn't think I would be good enough.

I'd read a lot about hypnosis, but I just wanted to see if it really worked. I was at the Austin Java Company and saw A New Day Hypnosis next door. A lot of the other hypnotists looked intense in their photos and some of them looked a little too uptight for me, but when I looked up A New Day online I decided to call because I liked Laura's picture.

I wasn't sure if it would be effective, but I started to feel a lot more confident. I'm really challenging myself again and I feel blessed with this process. I'm writing and I'm happy about it. I feel like I can take on a lot more stuff and I know that I'm not going to work 60 hours a week and feel so worried about money anymore. Stopping smoking was also really simple for me. It was literally "bam" and I walked out of the office and didn't want a cigarette. I can be around smokers now and it doesn't phase me. I truly feel free of it.

I feel like I've gotten more accomplished with hypnosis than I ever did in the last fifteen years with therapy. I just think that there is a lot to be said for not having to talk about the same thing over and over again. It's a different way to re-live an experience because I don't have to reveal everything. I'm tapping into myself and hypnosis gives me the chance to have the experience without having it exposed or unearthed in a way that isn't helpful.

I'm really paying more attention in my life. I feel like this has given me the chance to have more insight into what is really happening mentally, physically and emotionally. I feel a lot more in control. Before, I would get stressed and want to have a cigarette and that desire just isn't there anymore. I can shut the negatives off faster because I acknowledge them and step back as opposed to letting them completely consume me.

Laura's straightforward approach works for me. I like the way that she runs things and helps me to get to the core of the issue. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to improve themselves because of my own experience. I've seen a lot of changes and I'm confident that I won't smoke again. I know that I need to nurture myself and I've gained some tools about how to check in and pay attention. I don't intend to let it slip and I plan to continue with my progress.

Michelle McLin
Psychotherapist
Austin, TX

I was a 3 ½ pack a day smoker for 36 years and it made me feel out of control. I tried to cut down and that wouldn't work and it started to feel really bad. The cigarettes didn't taste good and I didn't like smelling like smoke. I was concerned about my health and I couldn't walk up the stairs without having to stop and catch my breath. Also, with price increases, I was spending 300.00 a month on my habit.

My habit controlled me and travel was difficult. When I got off of an airplane, the first thing I did was find a place to smoke and that was stressful for me. When I visited my brother, I stayed at a motel so that I could smoke. I couldn't sustain the nicotine overnight, so I woke up in the middle of the night to smoke. All I ever did with my free time was smoke and watch TV.

I've tried to stop smoking quitting cold turkey and also doing a smoking cessation program. I also tried the patch and it lasted about three hours. When I used the nicotine gum, I just took it out of my mouth and continued to smoke.

I made up my mind that it was time to stop smoking. I heard about A New Day Hypnosis through my doctor and I knew that I needed all the reinforcement that I could get to help me stop smoking, so I decided to schedule an appointment.

I noticed the change immediately and I've been tobacco free for 39 days now. I can now walk five flights of stairs without getting out of breath and my skin color has improved. People have commented that I'm happier and I feel more in control now. I have a greater sense of control about what I'm doing and now I realize how much I didn't do when I was smoking. Hypnosis has helped to eliminate the urges and desire to smoke and I feel confident because I believe that I can stay with my goal and not relapse. I'm doing everything I can to stay tobacco free and it's being reinforced, so that has been very useful.

Laura's questions have really helped me come up with new ideas about how to deal with things and she has helped me understand that I need to reinvent myself and find activities to do so that I can change my lifestyle. I hadn't ever thought of it that way and I can attribute this new way of thinking to my success. Hypnosis has enabled me to relax me and feel a lot less anxious. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis because it's been very helpful to me.

Sarah Martin
Restaurant Manager
Cedar Park, TX

I was a smoker for fifteen years and was averaging around 1 to 1 ½ packs a day. I felt out of control. It's socially unacceptable to smoke and I felt like I had to hide in a corner whenever I was doing it. I really tried to cover it up and smell fresh and be more presentable. After work, I rewarded myself with a cigarette when I'd had a long day. It was really shameful. I thought I was in control because I was doing something that everyone didn't want me to do. When I got home, I would watch TV for five minutes and go outside to smoke for ten. I tried the patch to stop smoking, but I still smoked when I had it on. I'd never really put an honest effort into quitting.

I decided that I wanted to quit for health reasons, but wasn't sure what I could do. I heard about A New Day Hypnosis through a coworker and decided to call. I stopped smoking after the first session. I noticed immediately that I had more control of my mind and that it didn't have control over me. I felt more relaxed, energetic and a lot happier. I don't have to hide anymore and that's been such a relief for me.

I have been tobacco free for almost two months now. I can just be myself and not rely on a cancer stick to make me feel better. I don't have urges or cravings anymore and I feel more confident because my mouth tastes better and my breath is fresher. I've noticed that I care more about my appearance now and because I'm not wasting time smoking, I'm spending more time on taking care of me.

When I do hypnosis, I feel like I'm taking my brain on vacation. My mind is sharper and my thoughts are clearer because I have a different perspective. I have already recommended A New Day Hypnosis to different friends and coworkers who want to stop smoking because I know that it's a helpful service and it's a support system to retrain my brain. It's also been really fun for me. I'm confident that I'm a nonsmoker permanently because I know that smoking isn't good for me and that it's something that I can control now. I really feel that inside and in my heart I know that I'm done with it forever.

Rick V.
Contractor
Jonestown, Texas

I'd been a smoker for fifteen years and stopped smoking immediately after my first session. I've tried every method that's out there. I've done gum and patches to avoid withdrawals because I didn't think very clearly with withdrawals; I was grumpy and it was hard to function. My big thing had always been that alcohol and cigarettes were tied together. When I quit in the past, I'd stopped drinking as well, but within a couple of times of drinking, I went right back to smoking. I noticed in social situations with alcohol that if I didn't smoke, my teeth would really start to hurt and that drove me crazy. I felt out of control. Personally, it was demoralizing to feel like that. It was impacting my self esteem.

There's a stigma with hypnosis and I thought of it as quackery, so I had some reservations about it. I'm not a new age person and my impression had always been that it would be all fluffy, so I was a little worried about trying it out. After I heard about A New Day hypnosis on yahoo.com, I decided to give it a shot and see what it was really like.

After my first session, I felt different about smoking than I've felt before; I wasn't worried anymore and I felt like it wasn't going to be an issue. It's been very easy. I haven't had to fight with myself and it's not in the back of my mind anymore. I don't feel that conflict that I've felt in the past.

I noticed that I feel better now and I can walk up and down the hill at my house a lot easier. I feel clearer mentally. I even noticed the first time that I drank beer I felt like something was missing, but I still didn't want to smoke. After that, it didn't bother me at all and I haven't had a cigarette in over two months now.

I feel more in control now and I know that I'm making better choices and doing the things that I want to do. I have a choice now and I don't have urges, cravings or desire to smoke.

I haven't gained weight and in fact, I've even lost some weight. I feel more alert now because I don't have the nicotine running through my system. I've recommended A New Day Hypnosis to people who want to stop smoking because it worked for me. I'm confident that I'm a nonsmoker because I've been in lots of social situations involving alcohol and haven't had any desire to smoke.

Melanie Rehmet
Hotel Assistant Manager
Austin, TX

I was a smoker for eleven years. I was embarrassed that my car stank and always worried about running out of cigarettes or not having a lighter. I got tired of trying to find places where I was allowed to smoke.

Three years ago I stopped smoking because I was really sick and didn't smoke, and then I just continued from there. I had a personal conflict in my life and that's when I realized that I was really addicted to cigarettes. I decided to have a cigarette at a party when I was stressed and that was enough to continue smoking. I tried to quit after that, but it was very difficult. I would always think about smoking, it was so hard for me. At one point, my dad and I went to see a healer to stop smoking. My dad was able to quit, but I still couldn't.

I'd wanted to stop smoking for about a year when I saw a flyer for A New Day Hypnosis at Café Mundi. I had been thinking about trying hypnosis for years, but I'd never taken the initiative to find out more about it. I looked at the website when I got home and it seemed promising, so I decided to call.

I quit after my first session and I haven't had a cigarette in six weeks now. Hypnosis made stopping smoking much easier for me; it didn't feel hard at all. I used to always take smoke breaks at work, but after this it hasn't been hard for me to be at work and stay tobacco free. I've noticed other improvements as well, my throat is clearing and I'm breathing better. I exercise more and I'm eating much better.

I know that I used cigarettes to relieve stress, so now I'm learning other ways to deal with it. I find that I'm much better at expressing myself when I'm uncomfortable and sharing my frustrations with other people. I find that it's much easier for me to talk about situations that involve conflict with other people, which I didn't do before.

I feel free now and so relieved that I don't have to worry about having this addiction in my life. I feel more confident and know that if I can do this, I can do other things easily as well. It's had a really big impact on my life.

I've recommended A New Day Hypnosis to friends and coworkers because I want the people I care about to have the same freedom that I have now. I'm confident that I am a nonsmoker permanently because I have no desire to go back and I feel much more in control. I've come so far already and this is my chance, so I don't want to throw it away.

Tommy Karl
Lago Vista, TX
Scenic Painter (films)

I'd been a 2 to 3 pack a day a smoker for the last 42 years and I've now been completely tobacco free for six weeks. I've tried to stop smoking in the past with cold turkey and I could never make it more than a week. Something would just set me off or I'd have nothing to do and all of a sudden I would start craving that cigarette and fall right back into it.

I felt out of control and always thought about when I could have another cigarette and where I'd be able to do it. At certain places on the job, I wasn't allowed to smoke and I found myself worrying about how long it would be before I could get my next cigarette. I felt chained to smoking. I would just stop everything and do it because I needed it.

I used hypnosis in the past and it worked for me, so I'd been looking for somebody to help me quit smoking and my friend Erika Jean said that A New Day Hypnosis was working really well for her, so I decided to set up an appointment with Laura. I noticed that I was breathing better and I wasn't feeling strong cravings. I wasn't arguing about things and things didn't seem to bother me. I could smell better, I could taste better, and I had more endurance.

I feel more in control now. I'm not looking for time to smoke; things just keep going and I roll with it. Hypnosis has eliminated urges, cravings, and the desire for the cigarette. I feel more confident because I know that I have the power to do it with a little bit of help. I keep reinforcing things until they're out of my system for good.

I don't have to worry about the stress of the cravings and I couldn't have done that without Laura's help. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants help getting anything done in their lives because she makes it sound easy and there's lots of reinforcement. I can go on and do what I need to do without worrying about cigarettes. I don't need them anymore. I can be in all sorts of situations and even be around smokers without thinking about it. After a long day, I'll realize that I did it all without wanting to smoke and that feels really good. I'm confident that I'm a nonsmoker permanently because the desire to smoke is just gone and it's one thing that I don't have to think about it anymore.

Parker Allred (snuff/tobacco)
Contractor
Lockhart, TX

I've used tobacco for twenty years and as soon as I walked out of the office after my first session, that was it. I was using a can a day and it was constant. I was a "chain dipper" and used it all day long except when I ate. In the past, when I went cold turkey, I thought about tobacco a lot and almost obsessed about it. Halfheartedly, I tried the gum once and tried the patch once; I even tried the patch and the gum together, which made me really hyper. None of these methods really showed any progress at all. I would be very anxious and people who worked for me were buying me tobacco within three days.

The whole thing that prompted me to make a change was when I woke up at 3:00 in the morning worried about business problems and realized that I was out of snuff. I started driving around my very small town in the middle of the night desperately looking for chewing tobacco. At that moment, I realized that it was ruling my life and that it was ridiculous. I felt very out of control and knew that I needed to do something about it.

I read about A New Day Hypnosis on Citysearch. I liked the other reviews and decided to give it a go. I was curious to see if I was hypnotizable and to see how it would affect me compared to the patch or the gum.

It's been two months and it's really been easy, I've been very surprised. Honestly, I walked in there with no expectations. I had snuff in my car in case it didn't work, but I didn't end up needing it. I really thought I'd think about it a whole lot more and it would be harder for me, but it wasn't. I feel in control now and really like the fact that I don't have to worry about it. I'm going to Chicago this week and, in the past, I would have gone to the grocery store and bought a roll or two of tobacco in case I couldn't find it in Chicago and now I don't have to do that anymore.

Hypnosis helped to eliminate urges, cravings and desire for the tobacco. I have a lot more energy now and I work out a lot more. My blood pressure has dropped considerably. I sleep a lot better and for some reason, I'm drinking a lot more water. I feel more confident now because it was this thing that I was ashamed I couldn't kick. After twenty something years of trying, to actually quit so easily has definitely surprised me and really boosted my self-esteem.

The most important benefit that I've gotten from this is the control over my life again. I've been given tools to deal with something that's been a monkey on my back for so long. After my success with chewing tobacco, we've delved into other parts of my life and that's helped out a lot. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to stop using tobacco because it works.

I've had a few stressful things going on the last couple of months and I've been able to handle it without turning to snuff. I thought that going out drinking would be the hardest and it was no problem at all, I didn't even think about it. I'm confident that I'm tobacco free permanently because I haven't had any urge; it's a mindset for me now. Once I've done the work, I don't see any reason to go back to it.

Christopher Vincent
Music Teacher/Professional Musician
Austin, TX

I was a smoker for 30 years and I haven't had a cigarette for six weeks now. I was smoking around a pack to a pack and a half a day. I've tried stopping smoking with the the gum, the patch, and Zyban. I chewed a lot of gum, but I still wanted a cigarette. It was really expensive and it seemed ridiculous to me. The Zyban worked well, but it really messed up my sleep patterns. I quit for a couple of days, but I wasn't sleeping at all. The patch was useless and I would end up taking it off and smoking. I felt out of control and I knew it was ridiculous. I didn't like the fact that I wasn't able to quit.

Going through this process brought the reality of what smoking can do to the forefront. Every smoker knows that it's not good for them, but I realized that I was screwing myself up by continuing.

I found Laura on citysearch, I decided to call because she was the closest office to my house and she looked nice in her picture. I know that I did the right thing and I feel like I really lucked out. She made me feel very at ease and comfortable with myself doing it. I've been telling my friends how much I've loved doing this. I'd done hypnosis in the past with a guy in Dallas and found that Laura's approach was much better. I sleep better and I have more energy. I can ride my bike longer and my lung capacity has gotten better. I no longer have a smoker's cough.

My friends can't believe that I quit. I have a friend who lives in L.A. and we usually talk three times a year, but he's been calling me every week since I quit to see if I stuck with it. I still think about smoking every now and again, but then I just ignore it and I forget about it. It has become easier to stay quit.

I feel more in control now. I'm more confident that I don't need cigarettes and know that I don't have to be dependent on things. I just pay more attention to the things that I'm doing now. Stopping smoking was probably the most difficult thing I've had to do in my life, but hypnosis helped to eliminate urges, cravings, and the desire for the cigarette. It has been a good experience for me. I would definitely recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to stop smoking because it worked and also because Laura is very good at what she does.

Erika Jean Hagler
Graphic Artist/Production Assistant
Austin, TX

I was a smoker for about ten years and smoked a pack of American Spirit Blacks every day. I haven't had a cigarette for about a month now. In the past, I didn't notice that I was out of control until I tried removing cigarettes. When I started smoking again, I would just fall back into that habit. I wasn't in conscious control of anything. When I look back, I realize that this inanimate object was making decisions for me and how out of control that was. I would think to myself that I really didn't want a cigarette, but I'd have one anyway.

I tried the patch and the gum to stop smoking and it was very bad for me. The patch made my arm go numb, my left hand got cold and my heart started beating really fast. I got really, really scared and stopped using it. The gum made my cheek fall asleep. I didn't see the point of getting rid of the cigarette, but relying on the nicotine, so I decided that I could get rid of the nicotine and the behaviors at the same time.

My mom quit smoking with hypnosis a long time ago, so I thought it might work for me. I'd been talking to people who had tried hypnosis to see what it was all about. A friend told me that if I could daydream than I was a good candidate, so I figured that I might as well try it. I found Laura on citysearch and she had a really good rating, so I decided to make an appointment. I was worried about how deep I was going to go because you see strange things in movies and I was concerned about losing control of the process. My experience of hypnosis felt more like guided meditation and it was very relaxing for me.

I thought that this was going to be the most difficult thing in my entire life and it wasn't bad. I really surprised myself with how easily I was able to quit. I've also noticed now that I can breathe easier. It was amazing, about two days after quitting, I took a breath and it was the deepest breath that I'd had in a really long time and I actually got dizzy. I've been able to run, which I couldn't do before and I feel a lot calmer. I had a pinched nerve in my back and now that's gone away because my circulation has gotten so much better. After about a week I completely stopped reaching for cigarettes in the car. After a couple of weeks, I stopped paying attention to cigarettes when they were around me. I don't need cigarettes to relax anymore and I feel much more in control now.

Hypnosis helped to eliminate urges and cravings. Sometimes you need somebody else to intervene and let you know that it's okay to take the next step. This experience has just been really helpful in a lot of ways. It's nice to be able to talk about it because different things popped up that I hadn't expected. If I get really stressed out, I can pick one of my sessions to listen to and that's been absolutely wonderful.

Going through the process has helped me recognize the steps that I needed to take and have the tools that I needed to replace the behavior. The most important benefit for me has been the confidence that I've gained. I've always thought of myself as a confident person, but I realize now that before quitting, I wasn't all that confident about my decisions. I've recommended A New Day Hypnosis to several people that I know because it's been great for me. I'm confident that I'm a nonsmoker permanently because I never think about it in my daily life because it isn't a part of me anymore.

UPDATE: I have been smoke free for 16 months, and so glad that I went to you.

Katherine Kever
Diligence Search Investigator
Austin, TX

I'd been a smoker for over forty years and I quit after my first session with Laura. I was smoking over a pack a day and now I've been tobacco free for five months. I decided to stop smoking because I have emphysema. I talked with my doctor about quitting and he recommended that I call Laura. I decided that hypnosis was what I needed to quit because the focus was on changing my mindset and my beliefs.

I'd tried to stop smoking in the past going cold turkey, but the longest it had ever lasted was three months because I always allowed something to be an excuse to start again.

It wasn't that hard for me to quit this time. I think it's deciding to do it and getting Laura's help that made it easier. I had my last cigarette before the appointment with Laura and I haven't gone back since.

After three weeks without cigarettes, I started to notice a real improvement in my breathing. Now I'm going to Tai Chi every night and my personal mantra is “I quit smoking” when I have any kind of challenge in my life. I'm not coughing anymore and when I walk up the stairs to my apartment, my legs don't hurt.

I felt out of control before, I always had to worry if I had enough cigarettes or whether I was going to have to stop at the store. In a way, it ruined my whole life. I didn't want that for myself anymore and I didn't want to be the type of person that smoked.

Now, I feel in control and more confident. Hypnosis helped to eliminate the cravings and urges for cigarettes. The best benefits that I've received from Laura's services are that my health is better, my clothes don't stink, and I don't have burn holes in everything.

I still live with a smoker and go out for breaks with a woman who smokes, but I don't have any desire to join in. I decided to stop smoking before Christmas because I thought that if I could get through that than I could probably get through anything. I would definitely recommend Laura's services to anyone who wants to stop smoking because she makes it a lot easier. I am confident that I'm a nonsmoker permanently because there hasn't been a time when I've really wanted a cigarette since my first session.

Amy Potts
Bed & Breakfast Manager / Student
Austin, TX

I'd been a smoker for thirteen years. I've tried lots of methods to quit smoking, I tried the gum and that just didn't work. I went cold turkey when I got pregnant, but went back to smoking about a year after I had my daughter. I quit on my own again last summer and then I hit that stress wall and immediately went for the cigarettes. I tried the patch and I felt like I was going to have a heart attack. It gave me really bad nightmares, but I still did it for two weeks. It worked in the moment, but after I got off the patch the desire was still there, so I wasn't successful.

I felt out of control sometimes. If I were drinking alcohol or hanging out with friends I might smoke a pack in an evening. My ability to make decisions was gone and I could never have enough cigarettes. For me there was always this guilt and I knew it was bad for me. At this point, I haven't had a cigarette in three weeks and I feel better overall. My body is working better and I can tell the difference.

Stopping smoking was always something that had been hard for me in the past. Coming to A New Day Hypnosis helped me to realize that it wasn't that hard at all because I was able to deal with different situations without feeling flustered and needing a cigarette. During this experience I've been under incredible amounts of stress and I've been able to quit, so I feel confident that it's going to be long term. I don't feel guilty anymore and it's a huge relief for me. I'm coming from a totally different place now and it's really powerful. I feel really good because I'm steering my own horse. Hypnosis gave me options and helped me to decide to become a nonsmoker. It's been like a best friend through the process holding my hand and giving me reinforcement for my decision, so it's been an amazing aid and tool for me.

This was my first experience with hypnotherapy and it's great to know how powerful it can be. I know that this is something that I can bring to other aspects and challenges in my life. Laura is a fantastic therapist and I really appreciate her style of therapy. I really value what she offers and hypnotherapy is just one part of it. It's not just quitting smoking that has been a benefit; this process has positively affected several parts of my life.

I've already recommended Laura's services to people that I know because she approaches everyone as an individual and she's really respectful and honest. She understands that this is a challenging thing to do and she's adaptable to the individual. She's willing to do whatever she can to see her clients succeed and that's really important. I know that I'm a nonsmoker because I feel different. I don't think about smoking and the tools that I've gotten from this process are very effective. As soon as I realized what I wanted to do this there wasn't any regret or desire for cigarettes. It's been really easy and smooth sailing and there haven't been any bumps in the road.

Marcus Rice
Interactive Producer
Austin, TX

I was smoking a pack a day for 15 years and I've been a nonsmoker for two months now. I have more energy and I'm sleeping better now. I also noticed that I don't have a smoker's cough anymore.

In the past, I'd tried Xanax to stop smoking and that didn't work at all. I also quit cold turkey eight years ago, but when I was under a lot of stress I started smoking again. Whenever I tried to quit, I would realize that I either didn't want to or that I couldn't do it.

My boss asked me if I would consider stopping smoking if he paid for it. I'd been thinking about trying to quit and I'd read an article about hypnosis in the paper a couple of months ago that sounded interesting. I looked up A New Day Hypnosis on Citysearch and read through the testimonials. It sounded like something that I wanted to try and I felt like it would be a good starting point for me.

The change in my behavior was pretty immediate and I quit after the first session. I started to become aware of the fact that I'd gone to cigarettes for a lot of different reasons and connected smoking to a lot of different experiences. Every time I got anxious, I would notice a desire there, but it wasn't overwhelming the way that it used to be. Once I addressed it, I was able to move on. Recently, I went on my first long drive without smoking. I still have those moments where I say to myself "Something's different", and then I realize "Oh yeah, I'm not smoking like a chimney anymore".

Once I flipped that switch, it was easier for me. I feel more in control now. I had a friend who tried to quit smoking and he was a miserable person to be around and now he's started up again. He keeps telling me that it's gonna get worse for me and I let him know that I'm past that now. I know that now it's just a matter of having all of those "first times" again when I'm doing things as a nonsmoker. I'll even notice that I go days without thinking about it. At this point, I can't remember the last time that I thought about cigarettes. Because I've been able to quit smoking, I feel more confident about my ability to make other changes in my life. I feel like a nonsmoker permanently because I don't have the desire to smoke and I've learned new ways to deal with stress so that I won't go back to it. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to stop smoking because it's worked for me.

Mark Peterson
Spa Worker
Austin, TX

I'd been a smoker for 20 years and I've been tobacco free for three months now. I was smoking a pack a day and I thought that because of the stress of my job there was no way that I could ever quit. I would get so wound up at the desk at work and I would release it when I had a cigarette. I had doubts because of my many failures at quitting in the past.

I'd tried quitting with willpower alone and it was always a battle, I was just looking for justification to go back to smoking. I'd try, give up, and try again and it never worked out. I tried the lozenge, but my addiction hasn't ever been physical, so it didn't do anything for me. I felt frustrated that I was spending money on something that was killing me. After a while I just felt like an idiot, but I couldn't stop. Cigarettes were the mortar between the bricks for me. I thought that it was holding me together.

I smoked like a fiend the day that I met with Laura, but I still managed to quit after my first session. It was surprisingly easy. I've found that I don't get as upset and I'm a lot more even keel now. I feel better about myself and I'm proud because I've been trying forever and have been amazed that I did it. I was shocked the first time I noticed how strong the smell was when someone walked in after a cigarette and I wanted to write an apology to anyone that I'd subjected to my stinky tobacco smell.

Hypnosis has calmed me down and everyone around me has been amazed. The temptation to smoke has never been the Battle Royale that I remembered when I'd quit in the past. My level of desire to smoke has been equivalent to a movie that you kind of wanted to see, but the show was sold out. It was just an "oh well, that's kind of a bummer" type of feeling. I would sometimes feel temptation, but it was always manageable. It's felt right to stay tobacco free this time and it hasn't been a struggle.

I feel much more in control now. I feel more confident and I know that I'm bigger and stronger than the addiction. Hypnosis has eliminated the urges and cravings for me. I can't believe the ease of achieving something that after repeated attempts I hadn't been able to achieve on my own.

I would recommend Laura's services in a heartbeat to anyone who wants to stop smoking. Hypnosis has helped me to rise above the limitations that I believed about myself. In fact, when I decided to try hypnosis, there were two other people at work who were going to quit at the same time that I did. They both backed out and, of the three of us, I would have bet on either of those two before I'd bet on myself.

I was such a long shot and that's where I credit A New Day Hypnosis for helping me to get success. Also four days after I quit smoking, I faced one of the hardest losses that I could endure when my dog of thirteen years died. She was my buddy and she had been through so much with me, but I still didn't break. I've faced such a huge test and survived it, so now I'm confident that I'm a nonsmoker permanently.

Paige Martin
Office Manager
Austin, TX

I'd been a social smoker for several years, but it was never a habit until I got married. After our wedding day, it had been a social weekend and we had a pack left when we got home. We said we'd quit after we finished it, but it just continued from there until it had been a year and a half and we were still smoking. I always coped with stress with cigarettes. My husband I would try to quit, but it always turned into fights and I would feel stressed and want to smoke. I would find out he'd had a cigarette and get really mad. I considered myself the weakest link when it came to quitting and I couldn't stick with it.

I always tried to talk myself out of smoking and I even tried to quit with the patch, but it burned my skin, so I gave up. I always hoped that it was something that I could break through, but it was just so hard. My friends hated it and I always got lectures, but it didn't phase me. I felt out of control and it was awful. I never told my family that I smoked, so I would make up excuses to run errands so that I could sneak cigarettes in the car. I was lying to them and I couldn't control my urges. I realized that I was also getting sick a lot. I had bronchitis and didn't smoke, but once I got better I decided that I could really use one.

I found A New Day Hypnosis when I did a Google search and read some reviews on citysearch. People had good things to say about the business, so I decided to call. I knew that I was ready for it to be over; I just needed some assistance to get there. I've always believed in alternative therapies and I thought it would be worth giving it a try.

I've been tobacco free for a month now. I feel a lot better physically and I'm exercising more. I can exercise for longer periods of time each day and I'm building up more stamina and I'm not out of breath as much. Through the day I've been feeling healthier and more positive and I see new improvements all the time. I feel better about myself and I don't stink anymore or have to worry constantly that my family is going to find out. My husband has seen that this is working for me and I'm done with it, which will make it easier for him to quit when he's ready.

Now I can safely get in my car and do what I have to do without even thinking about having a cigarette. It's a good feeling to reach my goals. I found things to replace the smoking and I've started taking more time to think about what makes me happy. Just driving home and not having to think about cigarettes has made it so much easier. I would definitely recommend A New Day Hypnosis because it works. I feel empowered and in control of my life and I know that I'm tobacco free permanently because I've worked so hard to achieve this goal and there's no way that I would give up on myself now that I've come so far.

Patricia S.
State Employee
Austin, TX

I've been tobacco free for over a month now and I quit after my first session. I've been a smoker on and off for about ten years and after quitting I've noticed that I don't feel sick to my stomach and I'm more clear-headed.

I decided to call A New Day Hypnosis after I read a testimonial on Craigslist and I decided that I wanted to quit permanently too. Right now I have a low stress job and I decided that this would be the easiest time to quit. I've tried to stop smoking with cold turkey, gum, and I even went to a hypnotherapist in Houston. I was able to quit for six months on two different occasions, but I started again both times. I felt out of control with my smoking and it was very distressing. I didn't like the way that it made me feel, but I felt really compelled to smoke. In general it made me feel crappy and kept me from really wanting to exercise. I didn't like it, but I felt like I didn't have another way to deal with the things that were stressing me out.

Hypnosis helped me to eliminate urges and cravings and made it easier for me. Overall, this has been a painless process. I learned how to cope with different situations and not automatically turn to cigarettes. I feel more in control now and it's much nicer. It's a relief that I'm able to get through a stressful time without having to turn to a substance. I feel a lot more confident now and I feel proud of myself. My mindset had been so focused on what I was doing wrong that I forgot what I was doing right.

I have a much stronger focus on positive aspects of myself and the most important benefit that I've received is the step up in self confidence. It helps me not to smoke anymore and it's also helping me in other areas of my life. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis because after the first session the suggestion was so strong that I found myself compelled in a new direction. Since my first session, I've worked on other issues that used to cause me to smoke and each time I've been able to take away another piece of the puzzle. This has been much more effective and successful than doing just one session because there are so many other factors that are being addressed. I'm confident that I'm a nonsmoker because I just don't feel like one anymore. I sometimes feel like I had this dream that I used to smoke, but I woke up. It doesn't feel like a part of my identity and that makes me feel great.

UPDATE: I just wanted to share my happy ending with you and let you know that I'm coming up on TWO YEARS now since I did the stop-smoking hypnosis with you and that's really great!

UPDATE Jan 2010: I'm actually just writing because I've been meaning to send you an update. In October I celebrated my 3-year anniversary as a non-smoker, since quitting smoking with you and your wonderful hypnotherapy services. I still feel like I never smoked! I rave about Laura and about hypnotherapy for quitting smoking whenever I talk about my own success. I still feel like the amazing quality of services I received from A New Day Hypnosis is the best I've ever received.

Alexia Grant
Accounts Mgr/Student
Austin, TX

I've been a smoker for 18 yrs and I haven't had a cigarette for about two months now. I've tried to quit smoking with cold turkey and it didn't work for me. I was able to quit during my pregnancy, but I started smoking pretty much immediately after my son was born. I never tried the patch or gum because for me it was more about the habit. I could go without the nicotine, but when I made the decision that I wanted a cigarette there was no stopping me. I felt out of control and it was very uncomfortable. I wanted control of my own life and I didn't feel like I had that.

You hear people say all the time that they just put down the cigarettes, but that wasn't me. In the past, I would be pulling my hair out and white-knuckling and pretty much driving everyone around me to distraction. I've actually had people thrust cigarettes at me before and make me start smoking again because my behavior was so bad.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis when my girlfriend found it on the internet. We researched group hypnosis classes and that didn't look good, so we just kept investigating. I saw Laura's interview on austinist.com and read more about her. I liked the fact that she got very good ratings from everybody who'd worked with her.

I had a little bit of concern about using hypnosis because not everyone is trustworthy, so I started out feeling a little bit suspicious. Everyone walks into situations like this with a little bit of skepticism, but it was nice to find that Laura was trustworthy and professional.

I quit after the first session. I noticed that I had fewer cravings and a better attitude. I feel more in control now and more confident because I've accomplished something for myself. Hypnosis has definitely cut down on the cravings and urges. The most important benefit for me has been getting the nudge that I needed to quit. I would recommend a New Day Hypnosis because it's helped me and that's kind of a big deal based on my experiences trying to quit in the past. I'm confident that I'm not going to pick this up again because I've gone this long and I feel really good about it.

Susan Wills
Executive Director
Austin, TX

I'd been a pack a day smoker for about thirty years and I've been tobacco free for a month now. I've tried the patch, willpower, and smokers anonymous to quit. I used the patch on and off for three years. It alleviated cravings, but not for the whole day, I would put it on in the morning and still want a cigarette in the evening. I chewed the gum once and hated it. I tried willpower and lasted maybe three days at the most. I thought about it all the time and I felt a lot of anxiety.

I got some success with smokers anonymous, but eventually went back to cigarettes. I had this tense, anxious energy that always went into quitting and sometimes seemed worse than just continuing to smoke. Even though I knew that it was so bad for my health, it was very unattractive, expensive, and smelled horrible, I just couldn't stop and that made me feel out of control.

I'd heard Ellen DeGeneres say that she quit smoking with hypnosis and it was easy, so I looked up A New Day Hypnosis on citysearch to see if I could get some success with it. I decided to call when I read that Laura had won the "Hypnotist of the Year" award. I still had concerns because I'd been smoking so many years and couldn't believe that it would work, but it did.

I started to notice changes immediately. I didn't have cravings or feel any anxiety. I noticed that I didn't automatically think that I need to have a cigarette when I was handling stressful situations. Every once in a while, I'd think about it and sometimes miss it, but it's not an overwhelming feeling and I could talk myself into forgetting about it. I feel more confident because I can change the behaviors that I don't like about myself. I'm more in control now because I've left this behind me.

When I come into a room I don't think to myself that people probably want to open the window. I feel at ease knowing that I don't smell offensive to others anymore. I even went to the doctor recently and I found out that I've lowered my blood pressure as a result of quitting smoking.

This experience has truly felt magical for me. It's unbelievable that it could work like this. I would absolutely recommend A New Day Hypnosis because it's worked for me. I've been able to embrace new ways of being that are healthy and produce more self-esteem. I have a great deal of confidence about this change and a real sense of gratitude. I really appreciate all the energy and effort that Laura puts into her work because this has really helped me.

Marcia Inger
Texas Advanced Computing Center
Austin, TX

I've smoked off and on for around twenty years. I was able to quit for a while, but I went back to smoking because I was under the impression that I could try it again and drop it. I felt out of control and it was frustrating. I knew that I really needed to quit and I knew that I needed to get to a place where I wanted to quit, but I couldn't seem to get myself there.

I found out about A New Day Hypnosis on citysearch. There were a ton of amazing reviews and she was the highest rated hypnotherapist on the list. I realized that what I was doing on my own wasn't working and I figured that if all of these people had had success, I should try it out. I didn't have a lot of expectations and I didn't really expect it to work. I wanted to just try something different and see what would happen.

I was a little nervous about using hypnosis. I had a lot of misconceptions about what hypnosis was and I had some apprehension. I'm fairly stubborn, so it took a little time for me to get into the mindset of wanting to quit. I felt better after my first session and without really noticing I cut my smoking in half. I went back into the mindset that I'd had when I quit the last time. As soon as I was able to get into a place where I really wanted to quit, I just did it.

I've been a nonsmoker for four months now and I've noticed a lot of improvements. My sense of smell has come back and my circulation is much better. I have asthma and I can absolutely tell the difference because I'm breathing better and I'm not congested anymore. I used to cough a lot and I don't do that anymore either. My running is going great and I don't have to take breaks because I'm out of breath. My sleep has improved and I feel so much better.

I feel much more in control now. My mindset has changed and I just genuinely don't want to smoke. I feel more confident because the momentary urge is much weaker than my desire to stay tobacco free. I've always found that the psychological attachment to cigarettes has been the biggest part of the addiction for me. Hypnosis has helped me to break that bond and once I was able to do that, stopping smoking was easy. Days will go by and I haven't even thought about it at all, which has been really surprising to me.

I feel more confident because I've been able to accomplish something that I didn't think that I could do. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to stop smoking because it works and it's painless. It wasn't hard for me and I feel really good about my decision. I'm confident that I have changed my mindset and I know better than going back to smoking. It was absolutely worth it for me and it's been a great experience overall.

Craig Foster
Marketing Manager
Austin, TX

I've been a smoker for 23 years and I was smoking almost a pack a day when I decided to quit. I've now been tobacco free for two months. Smoking had such a negative connotation to me in the way that I looked at myself because I told myself how bad it was for me and I still couldn't manage to quit permanently. I've tried the nicotine patch, but then I would just smoke while I was on the patch. I quit cold turkey a couple of times. Unfortunately, after my last attempt to quit, I was a groomsman in a wedding and thought that one cigarette wouldn't do anything; the next thing I know I was smoking a whole pack.

I felt like the nicotine controlled me and dictated my life. If I went to a business meeting, I had to be sure to wash my hands and bring my breath mints to avoid the social stigma in the professional world. Smoking gave me this pervading sense of gloom and I always felt like I was weak and kind of a loser. I was chained to cigarettes. Before I left the house I had to have my cigarettes with me and sneak outside because I didn't want my kids to see me. I had my secret smoking life and my nonsmoking life to other people.

When it comes to something as difficult as stopping smoking, I knew that I needed all the help I could get so I did a google search for hypnosis in Austin and found A New Day Hypnosis. I'd read enough to understand that the myths surrounding hypnosis weren't true, so I didn't have any hesitation about it.

I quit smoking after the first session. Every day gave me a little more confidence and now I feel entirely separated from the addiction. I rarely feel any kind of cravings anymore and I feel really good about that. The hypnosis has helped me to relax and remind myself of what I'm trying to do and keep focused on my goal. Subconsciously, hypnosis reinforced the good habits and now that I don't have to hide my habit, I feel so relieved.

Hypnosis has helped to lessen my urges and cravings for the cigarette. It was the impetus to get me over the hump. I have a better sense of well being and I feel a lot more in control. One of my personal goals has been to run more consistently, so now so I'm training for a 10 K. I'm breathing better and it's been great because I have a lot more energy. I can take a deep breath and walk up a flight of stairs without becoming winded.

I would definitely recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to stop smoking. I believe in the power of communicating internally with your subconscious to reinforce positive habits. When you make yourself more aware and these behaviors become a part of you it's one more tool that you have to fight the addiction.

I like the way that I feel about myself and I don't want to be the person that I was again. I can't imagine myself ever going back to smoking and I'm going to keep on top of it. I know that I don't want to smoke again and I feel more confident about my ability now than I've ever felt before. I've been to bars and I've gone through all the situations that would have caused me to relapse and I haven't done it, so that reinforces the fact that I know that I can do it.

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