"I had tried to stop smoking many times and never got passed the first couple of days, even with
zyban . . . I had almost given into the fact that smoking was a part of me, it’s who I am. At the end of
February this year, I was cleaning out an old draw and I came across one of Julie’s leaflets. As I read through, I
was thinking could this really work for me.
I phoned and made an appointment with Julie after my mum offered to pay for the session for my
birthday. It was a good incentive for me because I will have to pay my mum back if I start again (which I will not
Julie sent me the CD to listen to and I was pleasantly surprised by how relaxed it made me feel,
I got into the habit of listening to it several times a week leading up to my appointment.
On the day of my appointment I went out for my last ciggie with my work mates, which I really
enjoyed doing, catching up on the gossip! All I could think to myself as we talked about my appointment was I
really hope this works for me I never want to have to pay my mum back the money.
I arrived at the appointment feeling nervous and apprehensive, I just didn’t know how to feel. I
tried to imagine what it would be like to come out of the session and not instantly want a cigarette. The
session was great! Me and Julie chatted at first and talked about why I wanted to stop and how I started in
the first place. Then we went into the hypnosis session, I felt relaxed and I can remember almost everything Julie
said to me. When we had finished, I still couldn’t believe I would walk out of there and be a non-smoker.
I walked outside, passed the shop, to my car, I drove home, got in the house, had a cup of
coffee, and no cigarette and I didn’t mind. I wouldn’t have got passed the shops before. I have been a non-smoker
now for six weeks and a feel fantastic. I have also saved a couple of hundred pounds already and bought my mum a
great birthday present, I will never really be able to thank her enough for freeing me from smoking.
I go out clubbing most weekends, I went to see Julie for my session on Wednesday and went out on
the Friday and I was dreading it but I was fine. I thought about cig’s a little when I was having a drink but
the thought just passed and the next day when I got out of bed I was so proud of my self that I had done it . .
I do think about having a cigarette now and again and then I remember I am a non-smoker and I
will be a non-smoker for the rest of my life and the thought passes within seconds."