Reduces Cravings -- Relieves Tension -- Reduces Stress

Builds Self-Esteem -- Self Confidence -- Self Worth

"Dear Robert, this is Terry from Pemberton, NJ. You will recall I played rugby in Belgium.
I just wanted to say thanks, it's been two years that I have been smoke free.
Once again thank you. Terry
-- Email received November 12, 2007.


First of all quitting smoking can mean you'll look better, feel younger, have more energy. Your immune system gets stronger and chances of colds, coughs and flu are reduced.

Second, it means you will have a clearer mind, clearer thinking, a better memory, greater confidence and improved self-esteem.You'll probably sleep better without all those toxins in your body.

Third, quitting smoking will mean more money in your pocket or purse. Twenty-a-day costs over $5.00, that's over $35.00 a week, $150 a month or $1,800 a year.

Fourth, quitting smoking can mean you've got a chance of a longer life, a better, more satisfying life. That's not a bad deal really.

So let's look at the program.


There are many ways of stopping smoking - behavioral modification programs, patches, pills, chewing gums, books, self-help tapes, etc. Some of them work. Some of them don’t. The problem is, they frequently don’t help you to change your mind on a permanent basis. And that is the key! The smoking habit is embedded in the subsconscious mind. Hypnosis works to change negative habits by replacing them with positive thoughts and attitudes.

Hypnosis works, because it enables you to relax deeply, and when you are relaxed, the subconscious mind accepts a change of behavior quickly and easily. Incidentally, many people think that in hypnosis, you’re out of control and sometimes asleep. Wrong!

True hypnosis is a deeply relaxed state. The smoker hears everything being said, and can talk easily with the hypnosis practioner. In fact, many people experiencing hypnosis for the first time, do not think they are hypnotized.

In essence: hypnosis counseling does not attempt to create will power. It is designed to eliminate desire for a cigarette. It disconnects the so-called “triggers” that produce mental and physical urges that smokers call their habit. The goal of smoking cessation through hypnosis is to rid the patient of something that isn’t wanted, and replace it with positive, confident feelings of achievement.

WHY DO WE SMOKE? Essentially, there are two reasons: Identification and Replacement. Identification is the situation in which the smoker indulges in the habit because others whom he/she admires or identifies with (consciously or subconsciously) smoke. Identification smoking is the most common element of the behavior and the easiest to eliminate.

Replacement smoking occurs when smoking is used to replace some pre-existing habit or behavior such as overeating, stress, reaction to anxiety, or boredom. It can also replace some deficient aspect in life, such as lack of companionship, love, self esteem, or security.

Replacement smokers often derive sensual gratification from smoking. They enjoy touching or feeling the cigarettes. They may tap the pack, or watch the curling of rising smoke, or sense the smell of burning tobacco. Often the lighting of the cigarette (or cigar or pipe) in itself becomes a ritual.

It is important to determine just what personal need is satisfied by smoking. For some smokers it’s the need to nurture themselves—it lessens loneliness, or gives them a kick-start at the beginning of the day. Others feel cigarette smoking makes social contacts more comfortable. Information on why, when, and where smoking is indulged, reveals data helpful in planning stop smoking therapy.

THE NICOTINE CONNECTION. Contrary to popular belief, Nicotine is not a relaxant. It is a stimulant that actually makes the heart beat faster. It is also a poisonous alkaloid—so poisonous that a tiny part of a gram of nicotine will drop an elephant. Some people still use nicotine to kill animals. There are over 2,000 chemicals produced in the combustion of tobacco, and the chemical that gives you that “relaxed” feeling, is carbon monoxide—the stuff that pours out of motor vehicles. It out-powers oxygen and deprives the blood cells and the brain of oxygen. Thus, smokers have slower mental reactions than non-smokers. The worst part is that oxygen and carbon monoxide together contribute to a hardening of the arteries, the underlying cause of heart attacks, strokes, and senility. Smokers also inhale hydrogen cyanide, arsenic, formaldeyhde and tar, among others.


We have been telling our clients for years that among the chemicals found in cigarettes is a radiactive substance called "Polonium." In December 2006 this fact took on a new turn when news broke in London that former K.G.B. agent Alexander V. Litvinenko was killed by radioactive Polonium 210. Polonium 210 is the only component of cigarette smoke that has produced cancers by itself in laboratory animals by inhalation. Polonium is found in tobacco smoke from tobacco leaves grown with phosphate fertilizers. The Surgeon General C. Everett Koop stated that radioactivity, rather than tar, accounts for at least 90 per cent of all smoking-related cancers. The Center for Disease Control concluded "Americans are exposed to far more radiation from tobacco smoke than from any other source." (End of Item)

Most “cold turkey” programs fail because they cannot effectively deal with the patient’s belief that he/she is addicted to nicotine. The tremendous value of hypnosis is found in this respect. The power of hypnosis comes when the subconscious mind is programmed so that it no longer responds to the body’s signals for replenishment of nicotine. When this is accomplished, problems related to the cessation of smoking tend to be avoided.

IMAGERY IS POWERFUL. One of the most powerful attributes of the human psyche is the ability to visualize or image things. Many hypnosis counselors, working with various types of problems, assist patients to understand that “What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve!” This concept is found in the fields of meditation, positive thinking, motivational workshops, spiritual faith and others.

Hypnosis counseling can help develop and focus the powers of visualization. Since conscious visualization is frequently underdeveloped in patients, and since it is an ability that can be learned, hypnosis counseling can serve as a teaching modality.

In stop smoking programs the ability to visualize one’s self as a non-smoker, free from past effects of the habit, filled with new health, energy and vitality, is a major asset. Visualization enables the client to picture in the mind cigarettes as unappealing, unhealthy and unwanted. Likewise, it is possible for the patient’s subconscious mind to picture and sense the benefits of a longer, healthier life as well as clean breath, sensitive taste and a healthier body.

Through imagery and visualization, a smoker can perceive himself/herself as looking healthier, feeling healthier, much improved physical condition, and with stronger lungs. Through hypnosis counseling, senses of sight, touch, smell, hearing and taste can be enhanced and used to modify reactions, as necessary, to achieve goals.

ACHIEVING SUCCESS. Of the many procedures available, the hypnosis counselor will select that which is most appropriate for the individual client. In many cases, effective cessation of smoking is achieved in a single session. In a few cases, two and sometimes three sessions may be required. Individual sessions have the advanatge of being adjustable to deal with the patient’s particular method of inputting information and with other personal characteristics that may not be possible in a group situation.

REINFORCE THE PROGRAMMING. Once a smoker has achieved success in a stop smoking program, it is necessary to reinforce the programming that led to the cessation. To this end, we provide two self-hypnosis audiotapes or one CD with both programs plus a stress reduction program and encourage the client to listen to one track a day. The benefits are that the client maintains a stress-free, relaxed but energized feeling throughout the day, and the suggestions given in the stop smoking therapy are renewed and re-affirmed. The program also helps to rebuild the client’s feelings of self-confidence and achieve goals of being healthy and positive.

The smoker who quits should remember to avoid such terms as “giving up smoking.” You are not giving up anything in getting rid of something that is as destructive as smoking. Would a prisoner ever say: “I gave up my chains and shackles...” Of course not. You are gaining —- gaining freedom, health and a chance of a longer life, a whole new and better life, in fact. And you will have done it through the proven methodology of hypnosis which enabled you to contact and draw on the vast powers of your subconscious mind.


"STOP SMOKING IN 90 MINUTES" is a one session program for people who have the desire to quit. They do not enjoy smoking, and realize the need to cease smoking.

"STOP SMOKING INTENSIVE" is a three session program for people who enjoy smoking but realistically realize the need to quit. These "parts" of a person's psyche are always in conflict. This program seeks to bring a union between the parts, and achieve permanent smoking cessation.

Both programs are customized to your smoking habits for such things as eating habits, stress, exercise and sleeping. Clients receive two audiotapes or a CD for re-affirming suggestions received in the sessions, and maintaining a relaxed, stress-free state of mind.Simply listen to the one of the tapes as you're falling asleep and let the hypnotic suggestions start working to help you permanently quit smoking! In addition clients each receive a workbook on the entire program.

Robert D. Egby has helped over 3,000 people quit smoking since 1991, when he became a Board Certified Hypnoanalyst by the International Association of Hypnoanalysts in the UK, and a Board Certified Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist by the National Guild of Hypnotists in the US.

Robert tailors individual therapy to the specific requirements of the client.

GROUP SMOKING SEMINARS -- In smoking cessation seminars involving small and large groups, suggestions cover all salient concerns: stress, eating, sleeping, self confidence and positive thinking. Each participant receives Robert Egby's self-hypnosis reinforcement tapes or a CD, plus a workbook. The largest quit smoking group he conducted was for a Community Health Association where 119 people attended.

To set up a group smoking cessation program for your company or community organization, call us and we can discuss your requirements. We have special rates for community groups. If you're seeking an individual smoking cessation program, call us. These are set by appointment, days or evenings.

Robert D. Egby DHP CH
13 Wynwood Drive, Pemberton, New Jersey 08068

Tel: 609-351-5878