I was very skeptical about hypnotherapy until I read up on it further. I was going to do everything I could to help myself succeed at quitting smoking. Of course, I had talked to my doctor, and I was using a quit smoking aid. But, I wanted to give myself the best mental chance of denying myself cigarettes that I could. As I looked up exactly what hypnotherapy is, I discovered that it creates new responses, behaviors and attitudes in a person, and that is right in line with what I am trying to do. I called a hypnotherapist in my area and told him that I wanted to give it a try. At my first appointment, I knew something was going on because I felt completely different when I came to afterwards. I also felt extremely relaxed, which by itself helped me avoid wanting to smoke a cigarette. I had made many lifestyle changes already to help keep my stress levels down as well so that I would not pick up those cigarettes and start smoking again. I had already slipped up some, but I just kept on going with quitting. The hypnotherapist I visited explained how everything was going to work with my visits. I decided afterward that I was going to meet up with him again. Before I went back the next week, I noticed a difference. I started to want cigarettes less often, and I also had no slip ups that week either. There are many techniques that go into hypnotherapy, so I want to encourage people to check it out as an option. It’s not just a “you’re getting sleepy” type deal. There is much more to it than that. So, hypnotherapy has worked for me. I continue to go, and I have continued not to smoke any cigarettes at all.