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Does stopping smoking using hypnosis work? by Trevor EivErs

One of the questions I usually get asked about hypnosis is 'Does it work?' My answer is ''Yes, if you WANT it to work". Of course it can’t MAKE you stop but if you are motivated to stop then Hypnosis is a great way of stopping smoking without any side effects. You will have a completely

different way of thinking (or not thinking!) about smoking. Hypnosis

communicates with your subconscious mind which can help fast track the transformation, so that you instead of a filthy habit, you get enjoyment from deep breaths of fresh air!

There is a large amount of research evidence on the effectiveness of Stop Smoking using hypnosis. Here is some of that evidence.

90.6% success rate for smoking cessation using hypnosis

Of 43 consecutive patients undergoing this treatment protocol, 39 reported remaining abstinent from tobacco use at follow-up (6 months to 3 years post-treatment). This represents a 90.6% success rate using hypnosis.

Reference: University of Washington School of Medicine, Depts. of Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2001 Jul;49(3):257-66. Barber J.

87% reported abstinence from tobacco use with hypnosis

A field study of 93 male and 93 female CMHC outpatients examined the facilitation of smoking cessation by using hypnosis. At 3-month follow-up, 86% of the men and 87% of the women reported continued abstinence from the use of tobacco using hypnosis.

Reference: Performance by gender in a stop-smoking program combining hypnosis and aversion. Johnson DL, Karkut RT. Adkar Associates, Inc., Bloomington, Indiana. Psychol Rep. 1994 Oct;75(2):851-7. PMID: 7862796 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

81% reported they had stopped smoking after hypnosis

Thirty smokers enrolled in an HMO were referred by their primary physician for treatment. Twenty-one patients returned after an initial consultation and received hypnosis for smoking cessation. At the end of treatment, 81% of those patients reported that they had stopped smoking, and 48% reported abstinence at 12 months post-treatment.

Reference: Texas A&M University, System Health Science Center, College of Medicine, College Station, TX USA. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2004 Jan;52(1):73-81. Clinical hypnosis for smoking cessation: preliminary results of a three-session intervention. Elkins GR, Rajab MH.

Hypnosis patients twice as likely to remain smoke-free after two years

Study of 71 smokers showed that after a two-year follow up, patients that quit with hypnosis were twice as likely to remain smoke-free than those who quit on their own.

Reference: Guided health imagery for smoking cessation and long-term abstinence. Wynd, CA. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2005; 37:3, pages 245-250.

Hypnosis most effective says largest study ever: 3 times as effective as patch and 15 times as effective as willpower.

Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit. A meta-analysis, statistically combining results of more than 600 studies of 72,000 people from America and Europe to compare various methods of quitting. On average, hypnosis was over three times as effective as nicotine replacement methods and 15 times as effective as trying to quit alone.

Reference: University of Iowa, Journal of Applied Psychology, How One in Five Give Up Smoking. October 1992. (Also New Scientist, October 10, 1992.)

There are no advantages to smoking, it really is a waste of health and money. You do deserve health and happiness! For more information, contact Trevor at 086 8211677 or check out his website at http://www.waterford-hypnosis.com

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