We all know how difficult it is to change a habit, never mind dealing with an addiction. Smoking is an addiction on many levels – on physiological, chemical, mental, and emotional levels. Have you tried using willpower, only to fail a day or two later? A nicotine substitute that you then became addicted to or, worse yet, the second you got off you were right back where you started: smoking cigarettes.
Hypnosis is a whole new way to win the battle against cigarettes. One that The American Cancer Society endorses and proven to be one of the most effective smoking cessation tools available today.
How Does Hypnosis Work for Smoking Cessation?
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 combined 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. University of Iowa, Journal of Applied Psychology, How One in Five Give Up Smoking. October 1992. (Also New Scientist, October 10, 1992.)
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. 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.
Hypnosis More Effective Than Drug Interventions For Smoking Cessation.
Group hypnosis sessions evaluated at a less effective success rate (22% success) than individualized hypnosis sessions. However, group hypnosis sessions were still demonstrated here as being more effective than drug interventions. Ohio State University, College of Nursing, Columbus, OH 43210, USA Descriptive outcomes of the American Lung Association of Ohio hypnotherapy smoking cessation program. Ahijevych K, Yerardi R, Nedilsky N.