In 30 years of heavy smoking, 10 years as a stop smoking hypnotist and 15,000 clinical hours with smokers, chewers and vapers, I spent a lot of time studying why stopping is so easy for some and so difficult for others.

Did you know that most people who stop easily do it cold turkey? No medication, NRT, e-cigs, acupuncture, lasers OR hypnotherapy.

They use simple mental techniques and practical behaviors that they didn't have to "Get Hypnotized" to learn. I've developed an interactive verbal process to teach that skill set and helped thousands of clients kick the nicotine habit easily and completely.

No pills. No patches. No problem.
All you have to change is your mind.

Frank Oden CH/NLP

Denver, Colorado
303-246-0354

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I really enjoyed the session and found you very easy to talk to. In addition to quitting smoking I was able to stick with my new workout routine and actually lost 50 lbs in under a year. Thank you for what you helped me do.*

Rob M Commerce City, CO

You took the time to understand me and my life and how smoking affected it, and provided me with engaging intellectual conversation about smoking patterns that really tipped the scales of reason in my favor.*

Brian B Denver, CO.

You have given me the confidence to be a non smoker and feel good about myself doing it. I also incorporated your program into other aspects of my life. I am working out and even running a little. Just wanted to say thank you.*

Catie P Broomfield, CO.

6 Mental Hacks for Nicotine Freedom

That person you know who "just quit" one day, and said it was easy? Chances are they did it with one or more of these tools.
Relaxation

Relaxation

You can succeed with skills you possess. When you begin any task that you know you will accomplish, you go with positive expectation. If it isn't automatic, you can create it on demand.

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Information

We tend to accept ideas that support existing views. Smokers favor info to support continued smoking (difficulty, craving, failure). Nonsmokers use a totally different information set.

Motivation

Motivation

Smokers often think that fear or hate will help them quit, but negative motivators vanish quickly. Don't leave inspiration to chance, use valid behavioral strategies for positive motivation.

Perspective

Perspective

"Our greatest weapon against stress is the ability to choose one thought over another." -- William James

"Nothing is good or bad but thinking makes it so." -- Hamlet

Certainty

Certainty

You don't need willpower when you're acting in accordance with your true beliefs. Whether a person smokes or not isn't really a battle, it's always a decision. In your life, you get to cast the only vote.

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Attitude

A smoker trying to quit keeps saying, "I want to smoke, but I can't." That creates internal struggle. A nonsmoker says, "I could smoke any time I want to, but I honestly don't want to."

I am so happy and grateful to you to finally be over smoking for good. I owe that reality to the conversations we had, the hypnotic techniques, all the fantastic information you shared with me about addiction and nicotine, about behavior and the best ways to align our beliefs with our actions.*

Mikal M Littleton, CO

You offered truth and laid the smoking problem out so clearly; your words really were the final push for me. I remember hearing your voice rapping in this Kerouac/Cassady rhythm. It really struck deep.*

Nancy W Denver, CO.

I can not explain why this really worked for me to my friends and family, it just did and I am so grateful. The session with you was easy, comfortable and successful.*

Becky M Broomfield, CO.

Personal Coaching

Becoming Nicotine Free for life is simple to do and easy to sustain, but that first big step to getting there can often seem like a big challenge, not only for first-timers but especially for those who have struggled and failed repeatedly in the past. While the public seminar is designed to provide all the information you need, affordable private sessions are available for individuals, couples and small groups who prefer more personal attention with deeper focus on advanced topics and/or hypnotherapy.

Private Client - $300
Couple / 2 Person - $500
MORE INFO : Coaching & Fee Structure

Frank Oden CH/NLP

Denver, Colorado
303-246-0354
CLICK OR CALL NOW
Many of the fears and concerns that smokers encounter when "Trying To Quit" are based on common rationalizations shared by many others. We needed these stories in order to feel okay about smoking. Most can be effectively addressed in seminars, while some clients prefer to explore their personal smoking narratives one-on-one through private coaching.

Top 6 reasons to Not Quit Smoking

Some or all of these classic explanations why smokers think it will be difficult to stop are bound to come up in any seminar or session. "Taught" by prior failures, we fear these outcomes.
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Quitting Sucks

Everyone knows quitting is hard, so you need gum and patches. Craving and withdrawal makes you angry, it's punishment.  

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Cravings

When I'm really jonesing it's so tough there's nothing I can do.   I feel I'm gonna die / explode / scream / hurt someone if I don't get that smoke!  

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I miss it

I like smoking. It's my best friend, a long term relationship. My family /friends /coworkers are smokers, I'd feel sad and left out if I can't smoke.  

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Stress

It's a really bad time to try quitting right now, I'm under too much stress. Smoking at least relaxes me. I'll quit later, when things calm down.  

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Weight Gain

The last time I tried to quit I really started putting on weight. I know someone who gained 50 pounds when they quit, I'd rather smoke than be fat!  

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I'm Hooked

I'm really addicted. I've tried stopping but I can't. It's the toughest one to beat, and I have an addictive personality. I can't help it, I'm not in control.

I am so happy and grateful to you to finally be over smoking for good. I owe that reality to the conversations we had, the hypnotic techniques, all the fantastic information you shared with me about addiction and nicotine, about behavior and the best ways to align our beliefs with our actions.*

Mikal M Littleton, CO

You offered truth and laid the smoking problem out so clearly; your words really were the final push for me. I remember hearing your voice rapping in this Kerouac/Cassady rhythm. It really struck deep.*

Nancy W Denver, CO.

I can not explain why this really worked for me to my friends and family, it just did and I am so grateful. The session with you was easy, comfortable and successful.*

Becky M Broomfield, CO.

Frank Oden

After 30 years as a heavy smoker and 10 years in private practice as a stop-smoking hypnotist, Frank Oden writes, speaks and coaches Nicotine Freedom to individuals and groups of all sizes. He combines the neuro-linguistic persuasion secrets of a professional hypnotist with the proven behavior techniques of an expert tobacco clinician.

Frank Oden CH/NLP

Denver, Colorado
303-246-0354
CLICK OR CALL NOW
I spent half of my life (so far!) smoking up to two packs a day. I tried everything to stop, but struggled and failed countless times. Sometimes I'd make it a few weeks or months, I even quit for two years once. But I kept falling back to the same old habit. Then I learned a neat mental trick to stop easily and make sure I never smoke again. It's been working perfectly for the past twelve years, now I teach others how to create that outcome.
Frank Oden's Blog- The Art of Cold Turkey.

"Hi Frank-- I am 35 years old and I have tried quitting multiple times in my life. I have tried everything from cold turkey, nicotine patches, nicotine gum, Chantix and I am still a heavy smoker. The biggest problem I face is the extreme anger and irritability I get, even becoming a little violent. I am very skeptical about hypnosis but at this point I absolutely need to quit. I would like to give it a shot. Could you please provide me more information as to how this works and if it's guaranteed? -- Thanks, Ursula"

Dear Ursula,

Your concerns are shared by countless others and demonstrate very well the complex mindset of smokers trying to quit.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy isn't helping you quit. NRT gum, patches and vaping continue delivering nicotine to your brain. That doesn't eliminate triggers, it reinforces them with the same drug effect. Many clients have not used tobacco in years but continue chewing NRT gum or vaping in all their same smoking situations, even adding new indoor triggers.

And you don't need nicotine for any physical reason. The anger you experienced was not nicotine withdrawal. Anxiety symptoms are more likely attitude/behavior problems, like childhood temper tantrums. You've taught your brain that sufficient anger/suffering/negotiation will result in delivery of a nicotine drug effect, this creates more anger. It's not difficult to resolve once you understand the correct response.

It’s clear from ongoing attempts that you're Ready to quit. But experience has taught you to fear stopping, and that has an effect on how Willing you are to change. Your mental preview of being a non-smoker seems very bleak! And prior difficulty can lower confidence of being Able to stop. Your doubts are based on the way you perceive your smoking history, but you can change those perceptions and turn prior experience to your advantage.

That may sound like a lot, but there are simple ways to solve each of those topics when properly understood and addressed. You may not feel "Ready, Willing and Able" at the moment, but each outcome can be learned and applied.

Like you I'm very skeptical about hypnosis, especially about hypnotists with guarantees. I know for sure that hypnosis cannot make you stop smoking, and no credible teacher or coach would guarantee the success of any student or athlete. In seminars and private coaching, my goal is for you to make and keep your own guarantee to become and remain a nonsmoker for life. All you have to change is your mind. -- Frank

It's easy to assume a personal failure when "Trying To Quit" turns out to be difficult and ineffective. But if you've struggled or failed in the past, it does not mean that you're weak, dumb, lazy, crazy or broken! It just means you were doing it wrong. There are countless methods that don't work and actually create difficulty. There is no pill, patch, product or process that can make you stop smoking. Only one thing works -- a properly motivated and correctly implemented personal decision to become and remain a nonsmoker for life.

Are you Ready, Willing and Able
to be a nonsmoker for life?

If so, congratulations, you're done!
If not, I can help you get there.

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