When I get a client coming through with the hopes of getting over the habit of smoking, they have usually tried “everything” else in their own words. Often as a final resort they call upon Hypnotism to help stop smoking.
The main question asked is “Does Hypnosis Really Work?”
The Short answer is “Yes… and quite effectively at that”
However, simply saying it is effective does not always reassure one of its true efficacies, so I will let Science research give you the true insights and do the talking on my behalf.
What does the Research Say?
In 2001, A study done at the University of Washington surveyed 43 patients undergoing a hypnosis-based protocol to remain abstinent found that 39 of these patients remained smoke free in follow-ups from 6 months to 3 years later.
The Study concluded that hypnosis had a 90.6% success rate for smoking cessation.
Before this, in 1994 a study done in Indiana which was meant to examine the performance by gender in a stop-smoking program combined hypnosis and aversion therapy. The study took 93 male and 93 female subjects and at a 3 month follow-up, after having used hypnosis as a smoking cessation tool, 86% male and 87% female subjects reported continued abstinence from the use of tobacco.
In 2004, Texas A&M University enrolled 30 smokers that were referred by their primary physicians for hypnosis to stop smoking. Of the 30, 21 returned after the initial consultation to receive hypnosis to stop smoking. At the end of the 3-session series 81% of these subjects reported being smoke-free and after a year 41% of those attested to remaining abstinent.
In 2005 the CA. Journal of Nursing Scholarship released a paper on Guided health imagery for smoking cessation and long term abstinence. The study had 71 smokers under-go hypnosis and after a 2 year follow up found that patients that stopped smoking with hypnosis were twice as likely to remain smoke-free than those that quit on their own.
Ohio State University concluded that Hypnosis is more effective than drug interventions for smoking cessation.
With all of these studies pointing to the efficacy of hypnosis as a tool to quickly and easily become smoke-free and stay that way, there is however one more study I want to introduce you to.
In the Largest Scientific comparison of ways to break the smoking habit, the University of Iowa performed a meta-analysis of over 600 studies spanning over 72,000 people from America and Europe in order to compare the efficacy of methods to stop smoking.
The study found that on average, hypnosis was the most effective method to stop smoking. Hypnosis was 3 times more effective than a nicotine replacement and 15 times more effective than trying to quit on ones own.
Science has spoken. One can effectively stop smoking with hypnosis.
Do you really want to take control of your life and stop smoking quickly and easily now?