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Cathy Triacheff from Columbus, Ohio

Cathy Triacheff Stopped Smoking for Good!

My name is Cathy Triacheff. I live in Columbus Ohio where I own my own residential cleaning business. I started smoking when I was 29 years old. I was dating a man who smoked and picked up the habit from him. After that relationship, I kept smoking because I loved to smoke. Smoking was a crutch that I used for managing the stress in my life. If I was happy, I smoked. If I was upset, I smoked. If I was stressed, I smoked. I was self medicating-only my plan wasn't working.

I used to smoke at least a pack of cigarettes a day. I wasn't going to stop, didn't want to stop, even after watching my father die from smoking-related complications and asbestosis. I finally got my wake-up call when I was diagnosed with COPD and emphysema. I was losing control of my life. I knew that medically I could not continue to smoke, even though I really didn't want to stop.

"I didn't WANT to stop smoking, I HAD to stop."

I tried Chantix to stop smoking, but knew it wasn't going to work for me. If I was going to a place where I knew I'd want to smoke, I wouldn't take the pill. That's when, thanks to a friend, I discovered Positive Changes Hypnosis. I was talking about how I really needed help to stop smoking and she told me about someone she knew who had lost a ton of weight using hypnosis at Positive Changes. She had noticed a huge change in him and his wife and recommended I give Positive Changes Hypnosis a call.

I called and scheduled my free initial screening appointment. I have to admit I was very apprehensive at first, but the free evaluation was great. I told my evaluator the truth-that I didn't WANT to stop smoking, but I HAD to stop smoking. I really didn't think hypnosis would work for me, but I decided to give it a try anyway. Today I am a non-smoker and have no fear of ever smoking a cigarette again.

The hypnosis plan made quitting easy; I gradually cut back on how many cigarettes I had in a day until I was smoking one in the morning and one at night. Finally, when I ran out of cigarettes, I realized I didn't need to buy any more and I haven't had a cigarette since that day.

So Many Benefits!

I gained so many benefits from my program at Positive Changes Hypnosis. First, I learned how to relax. That's a big issue for me since I own my own company. I was then able to stop taking depression medication. Plus, I figured out that I am saving more than $100 a month!

Now that I'm a non-smoker, I no longer have to put on a coat and go outside to smoke with my friends. I have no desire to smoke and it doesn't bother me when they go out to smoke. I don't want to join them. I have to say, when they come back inside, I can definitely smell the smoke on them and realize that's how I used to smell. It isn't pleasant, and when you smoke, you don't even realize how bad you smell. Now, I do.

My doctor is thrilled that I stopped smoking. He was amazed because he knew me as someone who wasn't going to stop smoking, even to save her health. He had been telling me for years that I needed to stop and when I told him I really had, he couldn't believe it. He was intrigued by the thought of using hypnosis to stop smoking and asked for Positive Changes' phone number-hopefully to pass on to other patients who might need help.

My family is also thrilled with this change in my life. My husband still can't believe I'm a non-smoker. We have been married fourteen years and he's never known me as anything but someone who smokes, until now.  My brother, who had quit a few years ago and has been after me to quit ever since, is absolutely amazed. He tells me how proud he is of me and I have to admit, I'm very proud of myself.

Better health…and a lot of hugs!

Going to Positive Changes is such a wonderful experience. I can't recommend it enough. Every one of the staff members is compassionate and understanding. Smoking is an addiction but one that you can conquer with the help of Positive Changes. You get a lot of encouragement and praise at Positive Changes, a lot of pats on the back. When I finally quit smoking for good I was so excited I couldn't wait to share it with the staff in my center. They all hugged me. They had made stopping smoking such a positive experience. If you are trying to stop smoking, I highly recommend you call Positive Changes Hypnosis and schedule your free screening appointment today. It just may save your 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.
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