Hypnotherapists help many smokers achieve their goal of quitting on a regular basis. It is a well-known area of our work, and the results we produce are quite astounding, that’s why so many ex-smokers send their friends and family members to us. Deciding to become a smoker is not a decision that most people take logically. It is an emotional decision taken at a subconscious level. Therefore, any decision to stop needs to be taken at that same level. Quite simply, this is why hypnosis is such a successful way to give up smoking cigarettes. Many people considering stopping smoking feel that their true choice is being taken away from them. The secret of hypnotherapy is that it gets people to use their imagination to create a non-smoking future. This often feels very positive and empowering. Stopping smoking becomes the positive and definite choice.
This is an excellent program: 10 steps to become a non-smoker
The National Council for Hypnotherapy recently circulated information about new research into the effectiveness of hypnotherapy as a way of stopping smoking.
To investigate the most effective method of stopping smoking, the University of Iowa's Frank Schmidt along with research student Chockalingham Viswesvaran carried out a meta-analysis, using the results of more than 600 studies, with a total of nearly 72,000 people. The results included 48 studies of hypnosis covering 6000 smokers, and were published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. They clearly showed that hypnosis was three times more effective than nicotine replacement therapy.
This piece of research was originally posted by Josephine Teague. She has a clinic in
Cambridge - www.hypnosisandhealth.com/
Note to therapists - If you are passionate about helping people with stopping smoking, join the British Stop Smoking Association, which is completely free. The aim of this association is to act as one voice for all non-pharmacolgical methods of smoking cessation, and to offer this register to Quit and the NHS Health Action Zone. www.british-stop-smoking-association.org (Elliot Wald - EasyStop)
General quit smoking tips - Visit our "quit smoking" tips page for more general help.
Hypnosis recordings which can be downloaded right now and listened to via your computer or mp3 player. Available for many issues. Titles include 'Quit Smoking - Stay Stopped.' Hypnosis is the best way to stop smoking.
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