Cara Gallucci, M.A., C.Ht., C.B.T, Certified Hypnotist, and Certified Biofeedback Technician
OMNI Optimal Hypnosis
66 Central St. (Rte. 135), Suite 3
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
Children are Happy When Their Mother Quits Smoking
A 37 year old single working mother knew that her two young children wanted her to quit. She had been a smoker for 25 years, since her own childhood. Her own mother, also a smoker, had died of lung cancer. Often children develop the smoking habit by mimicking beloved family members. The same emotional need for love and belonging that causes young people to start smoking can also be harnessed to stop smoking. The pain of watching a loved one die and the desire to protect ones children provide a powerful impetus for change.
I met with this client once for hypnosis, and then she did not return for two months. Normally I see clients several times over a period of two or three weeks when they want to quit smoking, but it was flu season when we began, and after getting sick, this woman clearly struggled with her initial commitment to quit. However, I had given her several hypnosis CDs to bolster her, and when she was ready to return, she prepared by listening to the CDs. After two additional hypnosis sessions, she had quit and was feeling in control. The best clients quit after the first session and use follow-ups for stress management. However, it is common for smokers to need two to four sessions to quit securely and to feel confident. After all, although nicotine may be out of the system in a few days, smoking is a learned habit, practiced over many years; it may well take a few weeks to unlearn such an ingrained behavior and to develop healthy new habits. This client achieved her goal in about two months time, writing, Since coming here I have been breathing better and been told I am a happier person. I would recommend using hypnosis because it helped alleviate a lot of the stress that tends to happen when quitting. And my kids tell me I smell nicer!
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