Becki Harp

My name is Becki Harp and I live in Boise, Idaho. I am a hairdresser. I have been a non-smoker for almost a year now. It only took me five days to become a non-smoker. I have noticed that I don't have a cough anymore. I am more active. I get more done in a day's time than I used to because I don't take cigarette breaks. I am happier.

I started smoking when I was 18, and I am 53 now, so I smoked for 35 years. I smoked at least a pack a day. I heard about Positive Changes through the newspaper. I stopped smoking and it was so easy. I couldn't believe how easy it was. I had six cigarettes left after my first personal session and it took me from Saturday to Thursday to smoke them. I was definite that I was going to smoke them and I did it. The difference was that it took me six days to smoke six cigarettes, so that was impressive.

I noticed a change in my behavior the very first day. I could tell a difference. I really didn't care if I smoked. I have tried stopping with other methods. I tried the patch. I tried the gum. I tried cold turkey. Nothing worked. I just went back to smoking again. I had no withdrawals using Positive Changes like I did the other times I tried to quit. Really no cravings either.

I felt very out of control before because I would get panicky if I couldn't have a cigarette when I wanted one. Now I don't care if I have a cigarette or not. There's just no want anymore. I think about it. Every now and then I think, "Oh, I can go out and have a cigarette now," and then I think, "Oh, no, I don't do that anymore." So it's good. Hypnosis at Positive Changes definitely eliminated my desire for a cigarette. Definitely!

Now I can walk on my treadmill without getting winded in the first 20 minutes which tells me I'm already healthier than I was when I smoked.

I have a lot more self-confidence since I quit smoking. I know I don't smell like them anymore. I don't worry about somebody looking at me like I am a horrible person. I was also kind of a closet smoker to where I didn't want a lot of people to know that I smoked. I would just hide and I don't have to do that anymore. I'm much more confident. The most important thing was that I quit smoking and I feel much better about myself because I did. I definitely would recommend Positive Changes Hypnosis to anyone who wants to stop smoking and I already have! I tell every­body it works. I definitely feel confident that my results are permanent. Thanks, Positive Changes!

* By following our smoking cessation program, 1 in 3 report a reduction in smoking in fewer than 3 weeks.

Results from a study commissioned by Positive Changes and performed by researchers at The Ohio State University.

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