Hypnosis St. Petersburg and Hypnosis Tampa - Logo - Hess Hypnosis - Improve the Quality of Your Life - Jay Hess, BBA, CHT - Advanced Certified Hypnotherapist - Since 1997

Serving The Tampa Bay Area 

With ​In-Office or Skype

Hypnosis Sessions 

For Over 20 Years 

Hess Hypnotherapy is a BBB Accredited Hypnotherapist in Largo, FL

How Many Sessions Does it Take to Quit Smoking?
Quitting smoking is a process that requires preparation and step by step adherence to a plan. You must feel very strongly that you are ready to quit before you commit. The number of sessions varies with each individual. An initial phone interview will help determine what would be most effective. Depending on how motivated you are to quit, strength and number of cigarettes you are currently smoking, age you started smoking, and other factors, it could take between one to four sessions to become an ex-smoker.

What is a Quit Smoking Session Like?
We begin by evaluating your smoking behavior. Next we outline a specific plan to keep you permanently smoke free. After testing your suggestibility, I hypnotize you. Finally, we review your plan. You leave with a fresh start as a non-smoker.

How Will Hypnosis Help Me?
During hypnosis we reinforce your motivation and desire to become and remain smoke free. Situations that are associated with your smoking habit, referred to as “triggers” are desensitized. We replace smoking with a positive coping mechanism, referred to as an “anchor.” Your self-image, commitment, and determination are strengthened. Your subconscious mind is behind 80% of your behavior. Imagine the power, when your subconscious and conscious minds are working together!

Congratulations on your decision to quit smoking.  No matter how long you've smoked, it's never too late too late to quit. You can do it!

*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary. 

Stop Smoking without:

  • Withdrawal
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Weight Gain
  • Willpower
Hypnosis Quit Smoking and Hypnosis Stop Smoking

Types of tobacco/smoking that can be treated with hypnosis:

  • Cigarettes
  • Chewing Tobacco
  • Cigars
  • Cloves
  • Pipes
  • E-Cigarettes



  • Blood pressure drops to normal
  • Pulse rate drops to normal
  • Body temperature of hands and feet increases to normal


  • Carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal
  • Oxygen level in blood increases to normal


  • Chance of heart attack decreases


  • Nerve endings start regrowing
  • Ability to smell and taste is enhanced


  • Circulation improves
  • Walking becomes easier
  • Lung function increases up to 30 percent


  • Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, and shortness of breath decrease
  • Cilia regrows in lungs increasing their ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs, and reduce infection
  • Body's overall energy increases


  • Excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker 


  • Lung cancer death rate for an average former smoker (one pack a day) decreases by almost half
  • Stroke risk is reduced to that of a non-smoker five to 15 years after quitting
  • Risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, and esophagus is half that of a smoker's


  • Lung cancer death rate is similar to that of a non-smoker
  • Pre-cancerous cells are replaced
  • Risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney, cervix, and pancreas decreases


  • Risk of coronary heart disease is that of a non-smoker

​I am your quit smoking coach!


*"I tried chewing the gum and wearing the patch, and they helped to a point, but they couldn't eliminate my constant thoughts of smoking.  I participated in one hypnosis session with Jay and I have been cigarette free for 6 months!  I still think about cigarettes but in an abstract way - its almost like I never smoked.  I highly recommend hypnosis if you are serious about quitting."
Mary A.  Waukesha WI. 

*"June 27th, 2001 you hypnotized me for smoking and that was the last day I smoked. Thank you Jay very much. I was smoking 1 1/2 to 2 packs a day! If anyone asks for references tell them to call me! Your awesome!!!" 
Danny R.  Milwaukee, WI. 

*"I just wanted to let you know that I am on 2 months of no smoking!! Thank you so much you did it again!"
Susan M.  South Milwaukee, WI. 

*"In October of 2010 I decided to quit smoking. I knew that I could not do it alone as I have tried the gum, the patch, and cold turkey - which neither have worked for me. My sister and I went to see Jay after our parents had been successful with his hypnosis session and take home CD. All I can say is that I have been a smoker for 16 years and I now I can say I have begun the process to becoming a non-smoker and I owe it all to hypnosis. I still think about smoking, but as soon as the thought enters my mind - it leaves and I can go about my day smoke free."  
Erika L.  West Allis, WI. 

*"Hypnosis worked for me and I tried everything else. It took much of the discomfort out of quitting smoking. I am just happy to be free of cigarettes."
Tom T.  Milwaukee, WI. 

*"I tried to quit smoking 5 or 6 times with no success until I got hypnotized. I definitely recommend HESS HYPNOSIS SEMINARS to anyone that is serious about quitting smoking." 
Mike P. Waukesha, WI. 

*"After one session of hypnosis, when the thought of a cigarette flowed into my mind it flowed out just as quickly.  I even had a hard time saying the word cigarettes for a while after the session.  Thanks Jay!"  
John F. Hustisford, WI. 

Hypnosis can make it easy.

Hypnosis will help you quit smoking easier than with just your willpower. Hypnosis also helps by minimizing the urge for tobacco without the common side effects such as irritability. Suggestions are also included to help non-smokers avoid weight gain. Imagine how much cleaner and healthier you will feel. If you have tried to quit smoking and failed before, know that most smokers fail a few times before quitting successfully. Learn from past failures  and view them as part of the normal process towards becoming a non-smoker. 

Quitting smoking and weight gain.

Smoking acts as an mild appetite suppressant and also increases your metabolism slightly. When you quit smoking, your appetite and metabolism return to normal which may cause you to eat more and burn fewer calories. Your ability to smell and taste food improves after you quit smoking which also might cause you to eat more. 

To avoid weight gain when you quit smoking, you may want to consider the 3 session option described below to keep you right on track. Above all, remember that the health benefits of being smoke-free far exceed the problems associated with even some moderate weight gain.

Quit Smoking Programs

Session one-Intake and Educate:
In this session we will discuss your smoking history, your goals, and you will be educated about hypnosis and how it  works. Also additional non-smoking techniques will be discussed. This session includes a deep-relaxation session and you will leave your appointment feeling relaxed and confident. The session is recorded and a CD is provided to listen and practice the relaxation at home. As far as we know we are the only hypnotherapy clinic in the area that provides free custom recordings of all hypnosis sessions. These recordings make the hypnosis much more powerful and effective. This session lasts about 1 1/2 hours.

Session two-Quit Date:
Your second session is your quit date. You will leave the office as a successful confident non-smoker. This session is recorded as well and a reinforcement CD is provided to listen at home. As far as we know we are the only hypnotherapy clinic in the area that provides free custom recordings of all hypnosis sessions. These recordings make the hypnosis much more powerful and effective. This session lasts about 1 hour and is scheduled about 3-7 days after the first session.

Session three-Reinforcement:
During your third session we will discuss any difficulties you may still be having. Any additional concerns such as weight gain will also be discussed. This session can include more quit smoking reinforcement, a complete weight loss session or anything else you would like to work on. This session scheduled 2 days after your quit date. This session lasts about 1 hour.

One session program: $145.00.  This option is recommended for people that have been hypnotized in the past or have successfully quit before for more than a few months. 

Two session program: $250.00. This option is recommended for those who have not experienced hypnosis in the past or have never quit smoking before or just feel they may need more reinforcement. The first and second session are scheduled about 5-7 days apart.  

Three session program: $375.00. This option is for smokers that feel they may need more reinforcement than the two session program or are concerned about weight gain.

People benefit from the support of friends or family. Please contact us for group discount pricing.