Liberating lives: Empowering an athlete to break free from vaping

As a hypnotherapist, few journeys are as inspiring as witnessing the transformation of individuals determined to make a significant change in their lives.


One such story that stands out is that of a vibrant, athletic individual in his 30s, driven by a passion for sport and an ardent desire to start a family. His pursuit of a healthier lifestyle led him to seek help in relinquishing his vaping habit, a decision that not only altered his own life but resonated deeply within his athletic ambitions.

The client, let's call him Mark, approached the sessions with a mix of determination and a hint of scepticism, having never experienced hypnotherapy and initially unsure about its efficacy, especially conducted remotely over Zoom. However, having been recommended by four colleagues at his workplace, each with their own success stories, Mark approached the program with cautious optimism.

Mark's motivation stemmed from two pivotal aspirations: starting a family and excelling in his beloved sport. As an avid athlete preparing for a 100-mile bike road challenge, he recognised the significance of abandoning his vaping habit, not just for his physical health but also for the mental clarity required to achieve peak performance.

The sessions began with understanding Mark's deeply rooted reasons for wanting to cease vaping. It wasn't merely about breaking a habit; it was a commitment to crafting a healthier lifestyle conducive to his aspirations. We delved into his passion for sport, his vision of a family, and the vitality he wished to embody in both arenas. This personalised approach allowed us to tailor the sessions to align with Mark's goals and motivations.

One of the initial hurdles was convincing Mark about the effectiveness of remote hypnotherapy. However, as we progressed through the sessions, his scepticism gradually waned, replaced by a growing trust in the process. The virtual sessions didn't hinder progress; instead, they offered him the flexibility to maintain his routine, fitting the sessions seamlessly into his busy schedule.

The power of hypnotherapy lay not just in addressing the habit itself but in reprogramming Mark's subconscious mind, reinforcing positive beliefs and motivations while diminishing the allure of vaping. Visualisations were crafted around his bike road challenge, envisioning the stamina, resilience, and freedom from the shackles of addiction propelling him forward.

As the sessions progressed, Mark experienced a notable shift in his mindset. His cravings diminished, replaced by a newfound sense of control and determination. He began noticing changes not only in his physical well-being but also in his mental clarity and emotional resilience. The synergy between his determination and the therapeutic intervention began yielding tangible results.

The turning point arrived when Mark noticed a significant enhancement in his athletic performance during training. His endurance surged, his focus sharpened, and his breathing improved, starkly contrasting his vaping-induced limitations. Encouraged by these tangible improvements, Mark's belief in the process solidified, propelling him further towards his goal.

By the culmination of our sessions, Mark had successfully bid adieu to his vaping habit. He stood not just as a testament to his determination but also as a living example of the efficacy of remote hypnotherapy in transforming lives. Armed with newfound vigour and a clear mind, he fearlessly embarked on his 100-mile bike road challenge, surpassing his expectations and relishing the exhilarating freedom of a vape-free life.

Mark's journey is a testament to the transformative power of hypnotherapy. It showcases the profound impact of a personalized approach in fostering lasting change, empowering individuals to break free from their shackles and embrace the vitality they seek. His story continues to inspire others, reinforcing the belief that with determination, the right guidance, and an open mind, any obstacle can be conquered.

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Written by Deanne Bloomfield, DSFH AFSFH REIKI NLP
Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5

Deanne Bloomfield is a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist. Her passion is helping clients reach their potential through a combination of Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming and Mindfulness. Deanne works online and sees clients all over the world

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