My name is Fred Wayne LauDahl and I live in Post Falls, Idaho. I am a mobile and manufactured home service specialist. I put people into mobile manufactured homes. I haven't had a cigarette since the first day I walked out of Positive Changes. Every morning I was coughing and coughing up nasty stuff, but not anymore. My smoker's cough is gone. I can't believe it.
My older siblings started me smoking at age 7 and by the time I was 12, I was smoking full time about a pack a day. I have been smoking now for 40 years and been trying to quit for over 25 years. I have tried everything from patches, gum, Wellbutrin, books, Chantix, even other hypnotists. Every attempt ended in failure which made each next attempt even harder. I saw a commercial on TV for Positive Changes and thought to myself, I've tried everything else and it's a free consultation so what the heck. I called and set up an appointment thinking it would be the same as before.
Wow, now all I can think is thank you, thank you, and thank you. Your staff has listened to me and made me feel comfortable and confident. I have finally found a way to completely rid myself of cigarettes. I had no idea the positive changes I would soon be undertaking. Through the program and the very helpful hypnotists, a task that I thought was literally impossible has now become a reality. I not only stopped smoking, I have also been able to rid myself of many other toxins all for the same low price of my original program. By the way, now that I know what I know, I would have paid 100 times what I paid and still felt I under-paid for the program.
Since starting the program, I have completely changed what I allow into my body and have become healthier than I ever thought possible. The program has given me back control of my life in so many ways. It made me realize I have control through the power of my subconscious and it is almost effortless now.
Immediately upon starting the program, I felt I had control and confidence that I would never smoke again. The more I worked the program, an awakening happened in me and from then on, the positive changes in my life unfolded one after another. I no longer wanted to pollute my body with bad toxins. I found I no longer needed crutches like cigarettes, soda or alcohol anymore.
I just have so much energy now. I thought that the things that I was doing, the cigarettes and caffeinated sodas and things like that were giving me energy. Actually, they were taking so much away from me. They were cluttering my mind. I was making decisions, but I wasn't making clear decisions. I wasn't making good decisions, but now I am. Since I've been coming to Positive Changes, the name says it all. My family has gotten to be closer now. I've been married for over ten years and I feel closer to my wife now than I have in the whole ten years. We talk openly and freely and positively.
I was smoking about a pack a day so I wasn't a real heavy smoker, but along with the smoking, there was the other stuff too. So it wasn't just the cigarettes, but Positive Changes has changed it all. Unbelievable.
Now I can see myself in five years and I'm not standing there with a cigarette in my hand. I look and feel like I will live an extra 50 years and I will be able to see and play with my own grandbabies. My children said over and over "Daddy, we don't know what they did for you but we love it. You're a new daddy, so full of life, love, energy and fun. Will you tell them thank you for us, they made it so we love you more and more every day." Now my family is able to do more activities together. I used to plan everything we did by how long I could go without a cigarette. Now I love to go fishing as a family. We also have barbeques and go to visit other family out of town. My wife says everyday life is better than she ever thought possible. Thanks to Positive Changes, our future gets better and brighter every day. I personally could never fully express all my gratitude to you all at Positive Changes. Thank you, and thank you!
After going through the program at Positive Changes, I don't have urges and cravings for cigarettes. That's the most phenomenal part of a lot of this. I do not have the cravings. I don't have the urges. If I had known it was this easy, I honestly would have done this 20 years ago. I just had no idea that it could be that easy. I had no idea that my mind is as strong as it is.
The most important benefit that I have received from this program is the effect that it's had on my family, and it's because of the effect on me. A lot of our friends over the years have always said they can tell that we are a perfect family. We all get along well. Everybody wants to be around us. I didn't think it could get any better, but it's getting better every day.
I would recommend Positive Changes to anybody that wants to stop anything. This is the way. As soon as you learn how to tap into your brain, you can control anything. I feel like I can control anything, good or bad. I feel like now I have control, I'm in control. No longer are the cigarettes and things like that in control. I'm in control now and I'm not going to let any negative bother me anymore. I know that. I know that I don't have to listen to anybody's negative. I can listen to it, but I'm going to let it go right out the other ear. Before, I used to let negative bother me. When somebody would say something to me, I took it to heart and it really bothered me. With the positive, I don't need the negative. I know that now.
I know now that I will never be a smoker again. I have no need to. I realize now that I don't need cigarettes for all the reasons I thought I needed them. There's no reason that I need them. This program has unleashed something inside of me, a positive side that affects all aspects of my life, not just cigarettes but also my eating and my energy. I have not slept so good in all my life.
* 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.