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How to use The Non-Smoker's Edge

The Non-Smoker's Edge was created by Dr. Randy Gilchrist, a clinical psychologist and specialist in smoking cessation who uses hypnosis in his practice.

Hypnosis is one of the most effective methods yet discovered to break the smoking habit. In fact, multi-session hypnosis, like the program you are holding, has been proven to be as much as 10 times as effective as quitting "cold turkey" without other tools or resources.

What's contained in this program:

The Non-Smoker's Edge is composed of 17 sessions.

Sessions 1-7: These Sessions introduce you to the concept of hypnosis and provide a thorough discussion of smoking-cessation research, withdrawal products, and behavior modification strategies. You'll listen to these first to help you understand the quitting process. They are information only, not hypnosis.

Sessions 8-12: Session 8 is informational and the rest of hypnotic. These hypnosis sessions, 9-12, are the core component of this program. You will listen to each of these four hypnosis sessions.

Sessions 13-16: These are bonus hypnosis sessions. You can choose to listen to any or all of these you feel you want or need. If you are concerned, for example, about weight gain or social stress, there are specific sessions for those issues.

Session 17: This is a smoking aversion technique often used by psychologists for smoking cessation.

DO NOT LISTEN TO ANY SESSION WHILE DRIVING OR WHILE ENGAGED IN ANY ACTIVITY THAT REQUIRES YOUR ATTENTION.

Directions For CD Version:

  1. First listen to all the informational tracks on CD1 and CD2. These seven tracks include "Introduction," "Hypnosis Primer," "Smoking Cessation Research," "Program Outline," "Smoking Information," "Smoking Withdrawal Products," and "Behavioral Modification Strategies." Listen to each track in order one time. We recommend that you listen in a comfortable place in which you are not interrupted. You may listen all at once if you have time, or spread your listening over two or three days.
  2. When you have completed CD2, listen to the first track on CD3, "Program Instructions."
  3. Now you're ready to begin the hypnosis sessions that are the core of Dr. Gilchrist's smoking cessation program. First listen to track 2 on CD3, "Motivation and Confidence." Listen to this session once (or if you have time, twice) a day for 3 days. See below for tips on using the hypnosis sessions effectively.
  4. Once you have completed 3 days with "Motivation and Confidence," move on and listen to the next track ("Overcoming Past Connections") for three days. Continue in this pattern until you have completed "Creating New Connections" and "Relapse Prevention" on CD4.
  5. After you have successfully completed CD3 and CD4, you may choose any or all of the hypnosis sessions on CD5, CD6, and CD7. These are optional hypnosis sessions aimed at specific issues ("Handling Feelings," "Preventing Weight Gain," "Overcoming Social Stress," "Maintaining Energy and Concentration," and "Smoking Aversion"). Choose to listen to any or all of these you want or need.

    Note: The smoking aversion session is vivid, and may not be appropriate for the squeamish.
  6. Once you have quit smoking, you may find you need reinforcement. At that point, choose the session that is appropriate for your immediate issue.

    The program is designed to be ongoing support for you because you are making major changes—in both your thinking and your behavior. The more you practice these sessions, the more likely your smoking cessation will be permanent.

Tips for a successful hypnosis experience:

  • You need to be comfortable and undisturbed when listening.
  • Make sure that your clothing is comfortable.
  • Dim the lights to increase your ability to focus on the session.
  • It is best to sit in a comfortable chair, but you can lie down if you prefer—so long as lying down does not make you fall asleep!
  • Be sure to turn off your telephone, television, etc.
  • You can wear headphones if you like.

Directions For MP3 Version:

  1. First listen to all the informational tracks in Sessions 1-7. These seven tracks include "Introduction," "Hypnosis Primer," "Smoking Cessation Research," "Program Outline," "Smoking Information," "Smoking Withdrawal Products," and "Behavioral Modification Strategies." Listen to each track in order one time. We recommend that you listen in a comfortable place in which you are not interrupted. You may listen all at once if you have time, or spread your listening over two or three days.
  2. When you have completed those, listen to the Session 8, "Program Instructions."
  3. Now you're ready to begin the hypnosis sessions that are the core of Dr. Gilchrist's smoking cessation program. First listen to Session 9, "Motivation and Confidence." Listen to this session once (or if you have time, twice) a day for 3 days. See below for tips on using the hypnosis sessions effectively.
  4. Once you have completed 3 days with "Motivation and Confidence," move on and listen to Session 10, "Overcoming Past Connections," for three days. Continue in this pattern until you have completed Session 11, "Creating New Connections" and Session 12, "Relapse Prevention."
  5. After you have successfully Sessions 9-12, you may choose any or all of the remaining hypnosis sessions. These are optional hypnosis sessions aimed at specific issues ("Handling Feelings," "Preventing Weight Gain," "Overcoming Social Stress," "Maintaining Energy and Concentration," and "Smoking Aversion"). Choose to listen to any or all of these you want or need.

    Note: The smoking aversion session is vivid, and may not be appropriate for the squeamish.
  6. Once you have quit smoking, you may find you need reinforcement. At that point, choose the session that is appropriate for your immediate issue.

    The program is designed to be ongoing support for you because you are making major changes—in both your thinking and your behavior. The more you practice these sessions, the more likely your smoking cessation will be permanent.

Tips for a successful hypnosis experience:

  • Find a room in which you can be undisturbed for approximately 20-30 minutes.
  • Dim the lights in order to minimize visual distractions.
  • Sit in a comfortable chair. Sitting up is preferable to lying down on a couch or bed because you want to be focused on the session. If you prefer to lie down, be aware that, should you fall asleep, the session will not be effective.
  • Wear clothing that is comfortable.
  • Turn off possible interruptions such as the ringer on your telephone.
  • Wear headphones if you like; this is optional.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I know if it is working? How do I know if I am actually hypnotized while listening to the sessions?

The experience of hypnosis is different for everyone. You might go very deep and not remember the session. In this case, it is obvious that you were under hypnosis. But for many people, hypnosis is much like reading a good book. You are absorbed, but you are still aware of your environment and your internal dialogue.

The depth of the trance has no effect on your results. The best way to notice if the hypnosis is working is to notice your decisions during the day regarding smoking. Gradually, it will be easier and easier to make the right decisions – but you will NOT be an automaton!

Will I lose control?

All hypnosis is essentially self-hypnosis, and hypnosis will actually give you more control over yourself than you had before. Hypnosis cannot make you do anything against your will.

Can I listen while sleeping?

It is not a good idea to listen to the hypnosis sessions while lying down to go to bed, because, if you fall asleep, the sessions will not be effective. A great time to listen is in the morning when you wake up, or in the evening when you get home from work.

Can I listen while driving?

Absolutely not. Never listen to a hypnosis session while driving or engaged in any activity that requires your attention. Please listen in a quiet place where you will be undisturbed, without operating a vehicle or any dangerous machinery.

Please let us know if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions. We always welcome customer input.

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