Tracie McCann ‘Leader’ Advertising Manager.
Tracie turns to hypnosis in a bid to beat the weed.
Leader advertising manager Tracie McCann has tried almost everything to kick her 40 a day habit into touch.
However up until last week Tracie was still locked in her addiction with no sign of a way out.
That’s when she made the decision to put hypnotherapist Stephen Chan’s claim, that he can get smokers to stop smoking in just one hour, to the test.
Stephen is an analytical and clinical hypnotherapist and has offices in Portadown and Newry. He claims that over 95% of the hundreds of smokers he has helped quit gave up easily and permanently after just one session. And Tracie is now a firm believer in the power of hypnosis after a very positive session with Stephen.
“I was smoking 40 cigarettes per day for the past 17 years and was really struggling to give up,” said Tracie. “I’d tried just about everything without success and jumped at the chance to go and see Stephen.”
“He explained to me that smoking wasn’t about an addiction to nicotine but rather it was all in my mind, Stephen said that my beliefs are my reality and if think in a certain way I can change.”
“The hypnosis past lasted about 15 minutes and was completely different to what I imagined.”
“I had prepared myself for some Paul McKenna type antics, however it wasn’t like that as I was to made to wear headphones and listen to a tape of subliminal messages.” “Stephen told me to relax and feel myself becoming more and more relaxed throughout my body.” “While I was in this state Stephen put very positive suggestions into my head and told me I was a non-smoker.”
So far the treatment seems to be working with Tracie still off cigarettes.
“Since my session with Stephen I haven’t thought about smoking which is amazing as before I constantly thought about having a cigarette.” She said.
“I would certainly recommend Stephen and after being very sceptical about the whole process I am now a firm believer.”