Stop Your Smoking Habit Through Hypnosis
Have you been waiting for the right time to stop smoking? If you REALLY want to STOP smoking and have the determination to do so, hypnosis is a fast, safe, and effective method available to you.
I’m sure you’ve been told innumerable times about the health risks from smoking – and if that’s not enough, even the manufacturer reminds you each time you take a cigarette out of its packet, when you read the warning: ‘Smoking Kills’!
But you still smoke! Despite all that you have been told about the serious effects of smoking, you still smoke! You continue to poison yourself even though you know (and it doesn’t matter how often you try to convince yourself that none of the bad effects of smoking will ever happen to you – deep down you know) that smoking is doing serious harm to you.
Why Hypnosis is so much more successful as a method to stop smoking
- Hypnosis focuses on breaking the habit
- Hypnosis works with your specific triggers – with the intention of identifying and eliminating your personal situational triggers
- Hypnosis works by helping to reduce tension and control stress
- Hypnosis works by identifying your fears (such as putting on weight), with the intention of eliminating them
- Hypnosis works by giving you confidence in yourself
Nobody knows you as well as you know yourself, so only you can know which of the issues below are relevant to you and your smoking habit, and therefore which issues you need to address. In my experience as a consulting hypnotist, the following issues are the most frequently uncovered in conversations with my clients.
Self belief – Many people have tried to quit smoking before and have failed, and now hold the belief that they do not have the ability to stop smoking. Take a moment to remind yourself of all the times in your life when you have had the determination to succeed or the times when you have successfully completed something that you have set out to achieve. You do have the ability to make lasting changes. Perhaps all you need is a new, clearer path and a little bit of help to navigate it. Discover how the smart choice to use hypnosis to stop your smoking habit is the first step in a true and lasting change. You’ll never again have to say, “I’m trying to quit.”
Stress – Many people claim that they smoke because of the stress in their lives. I’m not going into details here about the fact that inhaling nicotine actually does the exact opposite of relaxing the body, but if you identify stress as a factor in your own smoking habit, then you need to deal with the stress. During your hypnosis session I’ll guide you in the use of self hypnosis to help remove the impact of stress in your life.
Habit – It is my belief that smoking is more a habit than an addiction. So, if you want to end a negative habit, you need to replace it with something positive! During your hypnosis visits I work with you to provide and create new positive behaviors.
What are the statistics on the effectiveness of Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation? - Here's The Research -
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guided health imagery for smoking cessation and long-term abstinence. Wynd, CA. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2005; 37:3, pages 245-250.
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.
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.
University of Iowa, Journal of Applied Psychology, How One in Five Give Up Smoking. October 1992.
Single-session hypnosis subjects smoked significantly less
A study involving 60 subjects assigned 20 to single-session hypnosis group, 20 to placebo control, and 20 to a control group receiving no intervention. In follow-ups at 4, 12, 24 and 48 weeks the hypnosis group smoked significantly less and were significantly more abstinent.
Williams, J. M., & Hall, D. W. (1988). Use of single session hypnosis for smoking cessation. Addictive Behaviors, 13(2), 205-208.
*Results may vary from person to person.