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Need Hypnosis to Quit Smoking?

Hypnosis is the single most effective way to quit smoking. Don’t believe me? Read more.

Research has shown that people who manage to stop smoking for 28 days- just under a month- are five times more likely not to start again.

Research has also shown that when you give up smoking at the same time as a loved one, including a friend, a spouse or a sibling, there is a greater chance that you will give up with ease and stay smoke free. Its all about accountability and having someone go through the process with you.

However, sometimes you have to go it alone. It is undeniable that quitting solo makes the going much more difficult.

Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit.The research, carried out at the University of Iowa, was a meta-analysis which combined 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 was published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. The study clearly showed that people were six times more likely to quit smoking with a single session of hypnotherapy and remain non-smokers over 12 months after the session, compared to those who used nicotine replacement therapy.

A typical hypnotherapy session for smoking cessation includes a consultation detailing your smoking and general lifestyle habits. How we create anxiety and stress will also be covered as well as a recap on the dangers of smoking and the health improvements from which you will benefit once you’ve stopped smoking. The consultation is followed by hypnosis, which will firstly get you in a  relaxed state using guided visualization, metaphors and stories followed by clear language about smoking cessation, which will help you kick the habit for good.

Want to get started? Contact me for more information.

Reference:
(1) Schmidt, F.L. & Viswesvaran, C. (1992). A Meta-Analytic Comparison of the Effectiveness of Smoking-Cessation. Journal of Applied Psychology, 77 (4), 554-561
By | 2017-02-21T11:44:33+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Hypnotherapy|Comments Off on Need Hypnosis to Quit Smoking?
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