Smoking Cessation FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Most people have a misunderstanding of the positive results that can be achieved in a professionally controlled hypnosis session.  We would like to dispel some of the myths and answer the most frequently asked questions about hypnosis. * (Disclaimer, results may vary)

Our minds work on two levels – the conscious and the unconscious. We make decisions, think and act with our conscious mind. The unconscious mind controls our habits. In the relaxed state, known as hypnosis, we can communicate directly with the unconscious mind. This is why it is so quick and easy to change habits of a lifetime with hypnosis. * (Disclaimer, results may vary)

Generally speaking, every normal person is “hypnotizable”. That is, people with an IQ of at least 70, and no severe mental disorders. Therefore, virtually anyone can achieve successful results using hypnosis. * (Disclaimer, results may vary)

Most people cannot tell the difference between the hypnotized and the waking states.  Some people feel relaxed and lethargic others feel lightness.  One thing that people do notice is an inexplicable change in their daily behaviors.

Hypnosis is completely safe. You are aware and in control at every moment and can terminate the session at any time. Hypnosis is not sleep, nor can you get “stuck” in a state of hypnosis. You cannot be made to do something against your will! Hypnosis is a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable experience.

Because smoking is a habit, it is controlled by the unconscious mind.  Since hypnosis and NLP work directly with the unconscious, this is the only method that makes sense! * (Disclaimer, results may vary)

Our minds work on two levels - conscious and subconscious. Hypnosis is simply a relaxed mind state where your subconscious mind is able to receive and release information that can help you let go of unhealthy patterns, thoughts, and behaviors.

During hypnosis, you are fully awake, in control, and aware of your surroundings. Hypnosis can be used for everything from stress relief, to pain management and anxiety. However, at SHIFT we specialize in weight management and smoking cessation. * Disclaimer: results may vary.

Sessions typically take 60-90 minutes, and start with 30-60 minutes of tactical coaching, where Rita will explore the triggers and unconscious beliefs that have kept you smoking. These unconscious beliefs are often the reason many people have had trouble stopping smoking in the past, despite maybe wanting or trying to quit. This is followed by a short, relaxing hypnosis session where she will make suggestions to your subconscious mind that reinforce the new ideas and concepts she's taught you. (Disclaimer, results may vary)

Smoking kills 1 in 10 adults worldwide. It greatly increases the risk of developing heart disease and cancer. Females who smoke are morel likely to experience infertility and difficulty conceiving while smoking males report a 50 percent increase in sexual impotence. In addition to tobacco, cigarettes contain up to 600 additional additives including formaldehyde, arsenic, and lead.

Most people cannot even tell they are under hypnosis, and there is no special feeling. Hypnosis is simply a very relaxed state of mind. You are completely aware and in control at every moment. You will simply feel very comfortable and relaxed.

We strive to make our fees our reasonable and affordable. Most ex-smokers agree that our service is an extremely worthwhile financial investment. Please contact us for more specific pricing information.

No state licensure is required to practice hypnosis, and anyone can legally provide this service. We strongly recommend seeking out a practitioner who is a certified hypnotherapist (C.Ht.) with advanced training in hypnosis, and experience in the area you are seeking assistance in.