Smoking Cessation with Hypnosis

Learn How Hypnosis Can Help You Quit & Stay A Non-Smoker
For The Rest Of Your Life

"Smoking cessation represents the single most important step that smokers can take to enhance the length and quality of their lives." - The US Surgeon General

Hypnosis has been described by the New Scientist as "the most effective way of giving up smoking." - New Scientist vol. 136 issue 1845 - 31 October 92

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Guided Health Imagery for Smoking Cessation and Long-Term Abstinence

Guided Imagery is a hypnotic technique used successully in helping overcome many everyday problems. Here, smoking abstinence rates were shown to be over twice as effective using the guided health imagery method than the control group in the long-term smoking cessation study. At the end of this two-year study involving 71 adult smokers, it was concluded that, "guided imagery was an effective intervention for long-term smoking cessation and abstinence in adult smokers."

Christine A. Wynd; Wynd, CA. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, September 2005; Volume 37, Issue 3, pp. 245-250.

Freedom from Smoking: Integrating Hypnotic Methods and Rapid Smoking to Facilitate Smoking Cessation

Hypnotic intervention was shown to be successfully integrated with a 'Rapid Smoking' treatment protocol for smoking cessation to achieve a staggering 90.69% success rate in 43 consecutive patients. During the follow up ranging from 6 months to 3 years after the treatment, 39 reported remaining non-smokers.

Joseph Barber; University of Washington School of Medicine, Depts. of Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation Medicine, The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, July 2001; Volume 49, Issue 3; pp. 257-266.

Performance by gender in a Stop-smoking Program combining Hypnosis and Aversion

86% of the men and 87% of the women participating in the study reported continued abstinence from smoking after a three-month follow-up. The program suggested greater success of smoking cessation of both men and women by combining aversion techniques with hypnosis.

Johnson DL, Karkut RT.; Adkar Associates, Inc., Bloomington, Indiana. Psychological Reports; October 1994; Volume 75, Issue 2, pp. 851-857

Clinical Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation: Preliminary Results of a Three-session Intervention

Following this individualized, 3-session hypnosis program for smoking cessation, 95% of the patients were satisfied with the treatment they received. Of the 21 patients who completed the hypnosis treatment, 81% reported that they had stopped smoking after the program. A year later, 48% reported to have remained non-smokers.

Elkins GR, Rajab MH; Texas A&M University, System Health Science Center, College of Medicine, College Station, TX, USA; The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, January 2004; Volume 52, Issue 1, pp. 73-81.

Hypnotherapy For Smoking Cessation Sees Strong Results

Dr. Faysal Hasan reported that "our results showed that hypnotherapy resulted in higher quit rates compared with NRT alone" in patients with cardiopulmonary disease who, when approached at the time of discharge, expressed a desire to quit smoking. In this study conducted at North Shore Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, of the patients who have received a hypnotherapy session alone, 50% reported to have remained non-smokers 6 months after being dischared from the hospital. They were also taught self-hypnosis and received audio tapes. The NRT/hypnotherapy group was just as effective, and only quit 15.78% in the NRT only group. The quit rate in the control, "cold turkey" group was reported at 25%.

Chest 2007: The 73rd annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, October 2007,

Outcomes of the ALA of Ohio Hypnotherapy Smoking Cessation Program

A large study involving 2,810 smokers who participated in single-session, group hypnotherapy smoking cessation program sponsored by the American Lung Association of Ohio, demonstrated moderate efficacy of group hypnosis method for smoking cessation. Of the 452 randomly selected group interviewd 5 to 15 months after the session, 22% reported not smoking in the month prior to the interview. The study concluded that "hypnotherapy smoking cessation treatment offers an alternative cessation method, which may meet the unique needs of certain individuals."

Ahijevych K, Yerardi R, Nedilsky N.; Ohio State University, College of Nursing; Columbus, Ohio, USA; International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 2000; Vol. 48, Issue 4, pp. 374-387