Stop Smoking ... Start Living


Quitting smoking is not about just breaking a “bad habit.” It is about changing your life so cigarettes are no longer a part of it. Our six-week individual program “Stop Smoking ... Start Living” is based on a model developed by Yale University using the practice of mindfulness to meet and overcome cravings for cigarettes.  

In a study comparing the mindfulness-based program with the American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking program, those who used mindfulness techniques were twice as likely to quit and had more success at staying “quit.” You are supported by a certified mindfulness-based stress reduction teacher as you develop the ability to greet and overcome cravings for nicotine through the practice of mindfulness. 

Suggested donation: $120 for the six-week program. Additional one-hour sessions are available for a suggested donation of $30 per hour.

To be registered for the class you must complete the online registration and mail your donation (checks payable to St. John's Hospital) to:
Mind-Body Health Services
Attn: Bridget Rolens
HSHS St. John's Hospital
800 E. Carpenter St.
Springfield, IL 62769

Please write the class title and start date on the check. To register with a credit card, please print and complete this form and mail to the address above.

For more information please contact Bridget Rolens by email bridget.rolens@hshs.org, or by phone 
217-544-LIVE (5483).