What My Clients Have to Say–Smoking Cessation
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I want to Thank You for saving my life. I would have bet that I would never stop smoking if it weren’t for you. As of Tuesday I am one year smoke-free! I have your business card on my desk and look at your picture every day. I have recommended you to many people and I hope that some have taken the opportunity to meet a special person like you. Again Thank You!”
Randy Clark, PGA, Va. Beach September 2011
Lisa, 2 years since my last cigarette. Still thankful and sending people your way.
I certainly appreciate how you have changed my life. I am smoke-free in September 3 years! WOW! Never thought it could be done. I recommended you to many people and just the other day it was to someone who needs head work for his golf.
“You do know you have changed my life, don’t you?
You having the knowledge that you have to help me stop a habit that been with me for 40 years is one of the most unbelievable achievements that I have accomplished in my life. Without your help, knowledge and support I know I could NOT have done this on my own. I have never had the support from anyone like you in my entire life. YOU made it a lot easier knowing that I can count on you to support me! That is very comforting.
I have saved about $563.50 so far by not smoking…
7 weeks – 2 packs a day @ $5.75 per = 49 days x $11.50 = $563.50 … in 365 days $4,197.50”
Mike, age 62, Business Owner, Va. Beach
I began smoking at the age of 19 and over the years, I felt it was taking over my life more and more. Over a period of 36 years, I had worked up to a full pack a day. I tried numerous things to help me stop such as the gum, patch and Chantex. Chantex did help somewhat but with no lasting effect. The gum and patch did not work at all.
I knew I had to quit, not only for my own health, but for my daughter as well. I was watching television one night when a commercial came on saying how effective hypnosis was for helping people stop permanently. Then I saw an article in the paper about Lisa, who was a local hypnotherapist, so I decided to call her and find out more.
Lisa offered a free consultation to meet with her and find out if hypnosis might be helpful for me in my efforts to quit. There was no obligation, so I set the appointment and met with her for an hour. I felt very comfortable with her and confident in her experience and success with helping people like me to stop smoking, so I signed up for the type of session she recommended.
By 2-3 weeks in to seeing Lisa, I began noticing a big change. Not only did I feel calmer, I felt more in control. After using her coaching and hypnosis methods, I actually began to believe this terrible habit would finally fall away for good. I felt out of control prior to seeing her but now I feel in complete and total control of all aspects of my life!
The hypnosis sessions worked so well, I didn’t have any cravings, urges or desires for a cigarette! It was amazing! I’m now breathing better, handle stress better, and feel more confident. No more coughing up phlegm, no feeling nervous or anxious – I AM in TOTAL control. I’m proud and happy to say that I have been a non-smoker for 2 ½ years! Lisa not only helped me to stop smoking, but she helped me to reach into myself and find that I COULD stop letting cigarettes control run my life. She helped me find an inner strength within myself.
Her gentle way of believing in me gave me the strength to believe in myself. For me, smoking has become a non-option in dealing with fears and stress in my life. Even now, though I am going through a very stressful situation, I don’t even consider picking up a cigarette.
I HIGHLY recommend Lisa to anyone struggling to re-gain control of their lives.
L.J. Smith, age 57, Flight Attendant, Va. Beach
I unfortunately began smoking when I was just 15 years old and it stayed with me for thirty years.I felt out of control where my smoking was concerned. I tried quitting “cold turkey” once, years ago, without success.
I finally decided I wanted that part of my life back, the part where I could breathe easier. I truly believe there are parts of our minds that can be opened and accessed. I was willing to believe that the subconscious could be retrained. It was then I decided to try hypnosis and set my first consultation with Lisa.
She was very reassuring that this was not impossible. It was something she believed could be accomplished if I followed her instructions. Lisa used hypnosis combined with EFT (meridian tapping) and it worked great! Within one week, I learned things that definitely had me changing certain habits and my way of thinking.
I was committed to following her instructions and I’m glad I did. I’ve been smoke-free for 4 months without withdrawals, cravings or urges and intend on continuing to do so. One thing that was very helpful in allowing me to reinforce this change were the CD’s Lisa records of each session and allows you to take home. I listen and – it just happens.
Now I can think of smoking or even smell it and say, “I just don’t need it in my life anymore.” Although I might desire one on occasion, it seems more of an old memory. I like the clean-air life I have now and just don’t see the need to go back to the nasty, smelly one of smoking again.
I highly recommend Lisa to all who want to quit for good. With her, the “impossible” becomes “possible.”
Teri Franklin, Chesapeake, VA
At the age of 68, smoking 3 packs of cigarettes a day (starting on my 18th birthday), I decided to quit smoking. That decision led me to Lisa Smith (in my humble opinion, one of the greatest hypnotherapists of all time). Lisa’s voice is utterly soothing, melodic and supportive. Her imagery is inviting, believable, easy to follow and absorb, and is specifically tailored to fit your individual needs. I knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Lisa was behind me 100% in my desire to stop smoking and feel good about myself. I have had a lot of great things change in my life since using hypnosis with Lisa, including eliminating all desire for smoking. I’ve been a happier non-smoker for 6 months now and don’t see that changing.
Joan Kelly, Virginia Beach, VA
Lisa, One year today since my last cigarette!!!!!WOW, huh?!
I didn’t even realize it’s been 2 years until I got your email today. I don’t even think about it anymore!
It’s been 3 years now and I’m still smoke-free!
Miss Lisa really helped me. I smoked for about 40 years. I tried to cut back on my own but didn’t have much success. I was smoking less right after my first session with Lisa. The coaching was very helpful, and once I started listening to my personalized hypnosis every day, as she instructed, that made the difference. I was done. Now I can’t even remember how long it’s been–2 days, 2 months, 2 years. It doesn’t matter because I know I’m a non-smoker for life and that feels good.
Mike Augone, Virginia Beach, VA January 2007
It was a nice surprise to see you at that networking meeting this week. I couldn’t believe it when you told me it had been 5 years since I first came to you and quit smoking. I don’t even think about how long it’s been–it’s just my life now.
Finally, at the age of 61, I decided it was time to make that decision to quit after 45 years of smoking. I was smoking a pack and a half per day and nothing seemed to work. I tried using the patches, cold turkey, Chantix with no luck whatsoever. They either didn’t work at all, didn’t last long-term, or had negative side effects for me.It had become so depressing, being a professional and finding in this area I had no control at all.I decided to try hypnosis as a last chance effort to stop and I was stunned at the immediate results!! Starting after the very first session with Lisa, it was like I had never smoked! It took the desire completely away! For the VERY FIRST TIME I felt COMPLETELY in control!
I’ve been smoke-free for five months now and have no desire to ever go back. I can finally breathe better and I no longer have that “smoker’s cough.” I’m feeling healthier than I have in years.
Lisa’s voice is very soothing; the sessions are very simple. She makes sure you have complete support even after you leave her office. The CD’s of your recorded sessions are sent home with you to listen to, as well as follow-up phone calls making sure you are ok, shows that she truly does care. I feel THIS time will be forever and encourage everyone to try it. It’s simple and the results are fast! Removing every craving and desire I had to smoke.
Thank you, Lisa, for helping me to gain a new quality of life!
Pete Beador, Norfolk, VA,
I know there is no such thing as a “magic bullet,” but our last session and the CD you made me really set me straight and got me back on track. It’s like you turned off my “addiction switch.” I have been doing great [not smoking] and funnily enough I find I fall asleep when I listen to that CD, no matter what time of day I listen to it. It seems to have gotten to the core of my recent and recurring problems with abstinence, though, and for that I am grateful.Thanks again!
Rob Watt, Newport News, VA
’ve been a non-smoker for over 4 months thanks to Lisa. I quit smoking right after my first session. I was surprised and pleased at how quickly and easily it worked. I don’t cough anymore. I smell differently, and I feel better. I had tried stopping twice with the patch and twice just going “cold turkey.” Each time it was so stressful. With hypnosis it was different. I don’t feel any stress about it. I don’t feel like I’m being punished. This is easier on a daily basis than I ever imagined it would be.
My friends and family are very happy I have quit. I find myself smiling when I see other people smoking, thinking “that was me.” I’m much happier this way. I had to clean out my bathroom (that’s the only room I smoked in at my house because of my kids). It smells a whole lot better now! I’m able to be around smokers and it’s okay. At first, I was afraid that it was going to be tough not to smoke around them, but it wasn’t bad, and each time it got easier. It feels so great to have total control over it now. I have much more confidence in myself and that I will remain a non-smoker, especially now that so much time has passed and I feel so much healthier.
I would highly recommend Lisa to others who want to stop smoking, like I did. I’m a walking billboard for her!
Gaylin Wirtes, Newport News, VA
Just thought I would drop you a quick line to let you know I am still a “clean air breather”! I have not touched a cigarette to date [4 months] and have no desire to do so — THANK YOU! Hope all is well with you.
I am happy to report that I have been tobacco-free since our last session on May 8, 2007. I was a smoker for over forty years and now I’ve been a non-smoker for a year. I didn’t like what other people thought of me when I smoked, so it became an isolating habit. I had tried many over-the-counter things to stop smoking, like the gum, etc., but they didn’t last. Even though it took a few hypnosis sessions and a few weeks to quit, I did notice changes immediately–I was definitely smoking less. Listening to my personalized hypnosis CDs was very calming. Now I’m healthier, things taste better, and my clothes don’t smell! I’m very confident that I won’t go back to smoking. I would tell everyone to just try it, but most important of all, only you can decide to do this–and you must want to do it for yourself.
Corinne Donovan, Yorktown, VA
Lisa, thanks for the wonderful Christmas card…more than that, thank you for helping me to quit smoking! After 34 years, I never thought I could do it. With your help I have, and it has changed my world. I am forever grateful for the help you gave me. You have a wonderful gift and are lucky to be doing what you do. May you have a wonderful Christmas and an even better New Year! I know I will!
Nancy Van Kylen, Virginia Beach, VA
I would like to introduce myself, my name is Debra Gorham and I am Lisa Smith’s assistant. I recently allowed Lisa to help me with my smoking. I NEVER thought I would ever be able to quit after 25+ years of smoking. She was able to perform a true miracle with me and I just couldn’t help but share my story with you. With all the “scams” you run across now days, I (perhaps like you) had about given up that I would ever be able to just walk away from smoking. My children had begged me for years to try, and I did but with no success. Time after time I would get frustrated until I finally gave up even trying.
Lisa explained the process to me (yes, though I am her assistant, with this I was just another client). It can be scary when you think of paying for something that can’t be guaranteed, but the free consultation that Lisa offers helps determine if you are likely to be successful. However, to be frank, the price of cigarettes is only going to go up and up, and I knew I would no longer be able to afford such a habit financially, as well as the toll it had begun to take on my health. It had been years since I could even hike with my children, much less truly “play.” Lisa explained the process to me, starting with the initial consultation. I arrived for the first session, very leery and a total skeptic! I smoked one to settle my nerves before arriving at her office. We went through the session. I really never went “fully out” as I expected. You don’t realize it, but your subconscious truly does pick up on her voice–and the results I had were astounding!!! I have NOT had even ONE PUFF since!
There has been no true withdrawal for me, either!!!!! I actually went hiking with my daughter this past weekend to take some pictures of wildlife and MY GOSH–I WAS ABLE to not only keep up with my 15 year old, but I didn’t get winded AT ALL!!!!!!! I can’t recommend her enough to anyone and everyone willing to listen.
Debra Gorham, Hampton Roads, VA March 2009
Lisa worked a miracle on me, I haven’t touched a cigarette in 5 months now; no withdrawals, no cravings…from my very first visit with her. My brand had gone up at that time (it’s even more now) to $54 per carton and this didn’t include the extra 8 packs I would buy separately to “tied me over” at $5.94 per pack! I save about $200 per month now (going by what mine were even BEFORE the hike; it’s probably much more now). You don’t just save money, you save your quality of life! I’m now able to take hikes with my kids, I’ve climbed Jockey’s Ridge, The Wright Brothers Memorial and gone on photo hikes with my daughter – 5 miles without getting winded. Lisa is truly worth it! I do hope you give her the opportunity to help you too!
UPDATE April 2010:
Lisa, I am happy to report that it has been a little over 1 year now and I am STILL smoke-free! I may have a brief thought of a cigarette on rare occasions, it hasn’t made me tempted even once to “cheat.” Hypnosis has given me the will-power I needed to stick with it this time and without the awful withdrawals and cravings that typically cause people to return to their previous habits. Thanks again Lisa, you worked a true miracle on me!
March 29 marked three months since I quit smoking! I continue to listen to my hypnosis processes almost every day, and have signed up with a trainer at the gym three times per week. So far I have lost 6 lbs.! I feel confident, motivated, and happy with the decisions I am making to take care of myself. Now that I have done so much of the “inner work,” I feel like I have the energy and resources to devote to the weight loss piece.
Most of all, I feel much more secure and comfortable in my own skin. All aspects of my psychological well-being have improved — my self-esteem, self-confidence, self-worth. I feel like the changes that have occurred are lasting. I truly feel like a completely different person.
Thank you again, Lisa. I know none of this would have happened without my time with you and all the wisdom and resources you shared. It was really the best thing I could have done for myself, and I am so thrilled with the person I am becoming.
Stacie, Norfolk, VA