....quitting "cold turkey", cutting back, vaping, nicotine gum, Chantix (or similar), meditating, exercise or you may have even quit for a period of time, but keep coming back to tobacco. So what gives? Do you lack will power? Do you not care about your health or the health of others? Not even close.
As a former, pack-a-day smoker, I have the unique ability to identify with those that struggle with tobacco addiction. I've been there myself, and I know what you're facing. What you need is support, not accusations, shame or blame. Because chances are, you're already more upset with yourself than any else can possibly be. That's why I've developed the all-positive smoking cessation program, and it's wildly effective.
Quitting tobacco isn't about will power, knowing about health consequences, downgrading nicotine in your system, caring about your body or even caring about others. It's about altering a very ingrained subconscious behavior - and hypnosis is the answer to freeing you from that behavior.
Hypnosis is actually the most effective way to quit tobacco. So why aren't we shouting this solution from the roof tops?! Because there is no prescription for hypnosis, or pretty box to sell, or logo to brand. Because your success depends on your commitment to quit. And chances are, if you've read this far, you are committed to quitting.
My approach is to teach you how to change your subconscious patterns through suggestion, and that is accomplished over the period of 3-5 hypnosis sessions. That means there are no tapes to purchase and no lengthy hypnosis routines.
The best part? Learning the steps of self-hypnosis not only enables you to quit your tobacco habit, but teaches you how to use hypnosis to overcome difficult situations throughout your life.
Session 1 (60-90 min) - Stop Tobacco Session + Learn Self-hypnosis Step 1
Session 2 (45-60 min) - Support for Tobacco Cessation + Learn self-hypnosis Step 2
Session 3 (45-60 min) - Ongoing support for Tobacco Cessation + Learn self-hypnosis Step 3
Sessions 4 & 5 (45-60 min) - Optional/Ongoing support for Tobacco Cessation and/or other issues (such as: stress management, self confidence, anger, financial success, motivation, productivity, creating the life you envision)
Research Showing Success for Using Hypnosis for Tobacco Cessation:
Hypnosis has been shown to be effective for smoking cessation.
A study conducted by the American Lung Association of Ohio showed positive results from a single hypnotherapy session. Over 2,800 smokers participated in this study. Participants were contacted one month after the hypnotherapy session and asked to report their progress. Over 20% of the participants reported not smoking at all in the month following the hypnotherapy session (Ahijevych, K., et al., 2008).
Ahijevych, K., Yerardl, R., & Nedilsky, N. (2000). Descriptive outcomes of the American Lung Association of Ohio hypnotherapy smoking cessation program. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 48(4), 374-387.
In a study conducted at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Hypnosis was found to be an effective therapy for smoking cessation. The subjects in this study participated in either hypnosis or behavioral counseling in order to quit smoking. The participants were then interviewed six and twelve months after their respective treatments. The study showed that the hypnosis participants experienced a significantly greater success rate than the behavioral counseling participants (Carmody, T., et al., 2007).
Carmody, T. P., Duncan, C., Simon, J. A., Solkowitz, S., Huggins, J., Lee, S., & Delucchi, K. (2008). Hypnosis for smoking cessation: a randomized trial. Nicotine & tobacco research, 10(5), 811-818.
Hypnosis Most Effective Says Largest Study Ever:
3 Times the Effectiveness of the Patch and 15 Times More Effective than Willpower Alone.
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.
How One in Five Give Up Smoking. Schmidt, Chockalingam. University of Iowa. Journal of Applied Psychology, October 1992. (Also New Scientist, October 10, 1992.)
Hypnosis Patients Twice As Likely To Quit
Study of 71 smokers showed that after a two-year follow up, patients that quit with hypnosis were twice as likely to still be smoke-free than those who quit on their own.
Guided health imagery for smoking cessation and long-term abstinence. Wynd, C.A. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2005; 37:3, pages 245-250.
90% Success Rate with Hypnosis
Authors report a success rate in smoking abstinence of over 90% with hypnosis. MMW Fortschr Med. 2004 May 13; 146(20):16. [Article in German]
87% Reported Abstinence Using Hypnosis
A field study of 93 male and 93 female CMHC outpatients examined the facilitation of smoking cessation by using hypnosis. At 3-mo. follow-up,
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86% of the men and 87% of the women reported continued abstinence using hypnosis.
Performance by gender in a stop-smoking program combining hypnosis and aversion. Johnson, D.L. and Karkut, R.T. Adkar Associates, Inc., Bloomington, Indiana. Psychol Rep. 1994 Oct; 75(2):851-7.
81% Reported They Had Stopped Smoking
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.
Clinical hypnosis for smoking cessation: preliminary results of a three-session intervention. Elkins, G.R. and Rajab, M.H. Texas A&M University, System Health Science Center College of Medicine, USA. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. 2004 Jan; 52(1):73-81.
More Effective than Drug Interventions
Group hypnosis, evaluated at a less effective success rate than individualized hypnosis (at 22%). However, still demonstrated here as more effective than drug interventions.
Descriptive outcomes of the American Lung Association of Ohio hypnotherapy smoking cessation program. Ahijevych, K; Yerardi, R and Nedilsky, N. Ohio State University, College of Nursing, Columbus 43210, USA.