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Have you seen other 'Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes Specialists promising you a 95.6% Chance that you will become a non-smoker for the rest of your life after Just ONE SESSION?
Well, I've met and I know many of these so called Specialists and I also know where most of them got their training. I know this because I did the same course until my conscience kicked in. That's when I decided to become an actual BOARD CERTIFIED HYPNOTHERAPIST.
I know I'm running the risk of being hounded by those Specialists out there for spilling the beans here, but I just donât care about them, I care about the integrity of Hypnotherapy. The fact is that thanks to stage shows, the movies and TV, there are enough people out there with misconceptions about hypnosis already without 'Specialists' out there adding to the mix.
But more importantly than all that, I care about you GETTING THE FACTS and getting a superior professional service from a real Hypnotherapist who understands that quitting cigarettes, something you've probably been doing for many years, isn't just about coming in, filling out some forms, having a small chat, doing 20 minutes of hypnosis, walking out the door after 1hr with nothing but a Red card with the 'specialists' number on it while they say call me if you need me.
What I have just described above is EXACTLY what many 'Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes Specialists' are doing.
How do I know this? Because that's what I was trained to do when I did that course.
When I asked why we were being specifically told NOT to follow up with our clients, you know what they told me?
'You're a specialist and specialists don't follow up with their clients'.
Even though that might be true, that made me wonder about another thing which lead to my next question to them which was:
'How can you expect us to truthfully promote a 95.6% Success Rate' if you are telling us NOT to following up? Where did this figure come from?
And that's where the um's, ah's, bullet dodging, smoke and mirror answers started.
I hope you can get a sense of how serious I am here.
The fact is that many Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minute Specialist ARE NOT CERTIFIED HYPNOTHERAPISTS. They are simply using the technology and power of Hypnosis to help you quit.
Now this might not matter to you. After all, hypnosis can be such a powerful tool that if you learn how to use it you could most definitely help anyone quit smoking.
But the way I see it is if you're going to pay someone HUNDREDS of dollars to quit smoking, wouldn't you rather see an Actual Certified Specialist Hypnotherapist?
The choice is yours. I just want to give you the FACTS!
I'm not telling you all this as some sort of scare tactic to get you to come and see me. I'm telling you this to help prevent you from falling for some clever marketing, paying hundreds of dollars only to get a substandard experience which will then taint your entire opinion of Hypnotherapy, and that would be disappointing.
Here are some tips to prevent this from happening to you:
- Be sure to ask your therapist what their qualifications are.
- Find out if they are a certified Hypnotherapist.
- Ask them how many years they have been in business and how many clients they have seen.
- Ask them specifically HOW they have calculated their success rate.
- Ask them about the pre and post session support structures they have in place to help ensure you REMAIN a non-smoker.
- Ask about their follow up process.
- Ask about any 'fine print', hidden terms and conditions that would make your back up session null and void.
These are all questions that I personally welcome with open arms because of my confidence in who I am, what I do and the results I get for my clients.
The QuitWithNick Guarantee
As you can probably tell by now, I'm pretty committed to helping you get a positive result. Achieving this result requires 4 specific elements to be in place.
1) You have to be committed to becoming a non-smoker.
2) A method, technique and system that eliminates the urge for a cigarette and actually makes you FEEL significantly different, in control and confident to make the decision not to smoke..
3) Committing to the decision NOT to smoke if youâre experiencing element number 2.
4) A comprehensive pre and post session support structure to help prevent relapse.
The QuitWithNick Program incorporates and addresses ALL of the above elements.
Different smokers will have different definitions of âSuccessâ when it comes to quitting cigarettes. Here's how I define it;
Since smoking cigarettes is more of a HABIT than a drug addiction to nicotine (proven by the fact that patches donât work every single time) and since studies have shown it takes 3 weeks to break a habit, then if you have gone 3 weeks or more without a cigarette
YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY QUIT CIGARETTES!
Your long term success is then up to you and your commitment to remain a non-smoker when you inevitably come face to face with a situation you could use as an excuse to smoke (usually stress or alcohol).
My Lifetime Guarantee means that if you ever start smoking again any time in the future, no matter when that is, you have one back up session to knock it on the head for good. Obviously no therapist, including me, can guarantee that you'll never decide to smoke again, but I can guarantee that I'll see you again no questions asked.
My Success Rate
How do I know my success rate is 94.7%? Because I follow up with every single one of my clients by call, email and personal text message.
That's right, ALL QuitWithNick clients are contacted firstly within 7-10 days after your session and then again at around the 3 week mark. I'm going to do the exact opposite to what all 'Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minute Specialists' are trained to do, which is to never contact you again.
I know my success rate because out of the 1000+ clients I have seen since 2008, 94.7% have personally told me 3 weeks after their session that they feel a SIGNIFICANT DEGREE of confidence to remain a non-smoker for life.
And for the 26.9% of clients who have used their second session, over 95% of these people freely admitted that what brought them back to cigarettes wasn't an urge or craving, but a decision to smoke.
The QuitWithNick post session support system has been created (and is continually being added to and refined) to empower you to continue to make the right decision no matter what old triggers and excuses you may come across in your lifetime.
This includes ALL clients automatically becoming part of my personal community as well as my 'Members Only' Facebook online support group so we can easily stay in touch for years to come.
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To your health,
After having helped SO many smoking quit over the years, I've come to realize some key differences between the people who QUIT and never smoke again, and those how just pick it up again.
What's the difference?
Well, there are a few, but one of them is the individuals MENTAL PREPARATION! The more you prepare to achieve a goal, the more likely you are to accomplish it right? Sounds simple doesn't it. But you see, I have come across a lot of smokers who will say they tried to quit but 'failed' and when I ask them what preparation that did beforehand the room goes quiet.
The fact is that if you're going to quit smoking PERMANENTLY you need to put in the work BEFOREHAND. You're unlikely to quit for good if you're just 'giving it a go' and you just 'see what happens'.
Preparation includes getting REALLY REALLY clear on your reasons for quitting. Unless your reasons are MORE compelling than your desire to smoke - don't bother! Write all your reasons down in the notes section of your smartphone and when you're finished, go back to the first one and ask yourself; 'what's the benefit of that benefit?' to get a tier 2 benefit. Keep doing this until you have about 50 reasons. After your quit date, look at this list anytime you have a fleeting thought of a cigarette.
This is just one way to get prepared but there are many other things as well. Get better at handling stress, become better at dealing with daily annoyances, start delaying your smokes, start smoking more consciously before you quit and try cutting down on the ones you know you don't really need or even enjoy. Start collecting your butts in a jar with water and use this tool to start putting yourself 'off' smoking. Know your triggers well so you can start to break the routine, keep mentally occupied when you've got down time or when you're bored.
Get your FREE copy of my Quit Smoking Ebook to your right. It's PACKED of information that I'm sure will help you quit.
The more prepared you are, the higher your chance of never smoking again and the less 'will power' you'll need.
To your health,
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