A short heart-warming story for whomever may need a little brightness today:
Juliette (name changed for privacy of course) had in a previous happy marriage, gone through two courses of IVF to try and start her family.
It was emotionally difficult, to say the least.
The IVF team warned her that because she was a smoker, she would reduce her chances of a successful conception.
However, she could not kick the habit no matter how hard she tried.
The IVF treatment failed and the stress of the process and failure, coupled with the stress from her husband, who was a non-smoker, meant that the marriage also didn’t survive.
In April last year, I got a phone call from Juliette, in a panic, begging for an urgent appointment. She was in a new relationship with a childhood friend, whom she had re-met online soon after her marriage failed.
Now 42 years old, she was totally astonished to find herself 6 weeks pregnant.
Unfortunately she was still smoking and she desperately wanted to quit, as she didn’t want to put her baby at risk.
As with all my hypnotherapy clients who want to give up a difficult habit, I took her through my sessions, spaced a week apart.
The first session for the addiction and the second for the habit.
The second session reinforced the fact she no longer needed to smoke.
After the first session she was amazed how easy it was to totally stop, after all these years, with no cravings whatsoever.
This was in her eyes a small miracle after all the time that she had been enslaved by cigarettes.
I also helped her to manage her fears of losing her baby by considerably reducing her anxiety. By the second session, she said she felt as though she was floating out of my clinic!
I was so happy when Juliette rang me to tell me she had had a beautiful healthy baby girl and to thank me for saving both of their lives.