Hypnosis for smoking cessation in particular has been well researched. There are numerous studies on this standard use of hypnosis and its success rate. However, the fact is that there is no manualized procedure for smoking cessation. This means, unlike behavioral therapy, each hypnotherapist performs smoking cessation differently.
Thus, smoking cessation can vary greatly from one therapist to another. Some therapists use a process in which they have used up to 6 sessions. Others do the cessation in just one session.
I personally used to do up to three sessions as well. However, now I have fully switched to a one-session protocol because there is a great advantage in doing everything in one session.
Smokers often suffer from multi-session protocols because they are only half weaned. In one variation of this modality, they stop smoking immediately, but the withdrawal and triggers and habit are not broken until the next sessions. In the others, some of the effect fizzles out because they are allowed to continue smoking.
But a multi-session protocol also takes pressure off the client that everything has to work out right away. There is an aftercare that is missing completely in one-session protocols.
To bring the best of both worlds together, I’ve opted for a one-session strategy with a lifetime guarantee.
So you see that the results in the studies fluctuate due to factors like this and many more. But what the studies do show is: smoking cessation through hypnosis can help if a suitable therapy method is chosen.
Smoking cessation through hypnosis has been well studied
The studies that I list below can give you an overview of why hypnosis has the highest success rate of all non-smoking programs.
90.6% success rate for smoking cessation through hypnosis
Of 43 consecutive patients who underwent this protocol, 39 reported that they were abstinent from tobacco use at follow-up (6 months to 3 years after treatment). This corresponds to a success rate of 90.6% in hypnosis. University of Washington School of Medicine, Depts. of Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2001 Jul; 49 (3): 257-66. Barber J.
After 12 months: 48.1% success with hypnosis, 22.6% in control group
149 participants were divided into 3 groups. 66 participants received a group hypnosis, 46 participants received single hypnosis, 43 participants were treated without hypnosis in a control group. All participants (including the control group) also received nicotine patches and behavior therapy elements.
At 3 months, 66.3% of the hypnosis group were abstinent (single hypnosis slightly better than group hypnosis) and 27.3% from the control group. After 12 months, 48.1% were still abstinent from the hypnosis group (group hypnosis slightly better than single hypnosis) and only 22.6% from the control group.
Dr. Cornelie Schweizer, Dipl.-Psych. Angelika Schlarb, Cand. Psych. Anita Ottenwälder, Faculty of Information and Cognitive Sciences
the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen
Hypnosis most effective says the biggest study of all time: 3 times as effective as a nicotine patch and 15 times as effective as willpower.
Hypnosis is the most effective way to stop smoking, according to the largest scientific comparison of ways to break the habit. A meta-analysis that statistically combines the results of more than 600 studies with 72,000 people from America and Europe to compare different listening methods. On average, hypnosis was more than three times as effective as nicotine replacement and 15 times as effective as trying to quit alone. University of Iowa, Journal of Applied Psychology, One in Five Give Up Smoking. October 1992. (Also New Scientist, October 10, 1992). Studies on the effectiveness of hypnosis for smoking cessation. (2009, April 8). Retrieved from http://johnmongiovi.com
For hypnosis patients, it is twice as likely that you will remain smoke free after 2 years
A study of 71 smokers found that hypnotic patients stopped smoking twice as often after two years of follow-up than patients who stopped alone. Guided health pictures for smoking cessation and long-term abstinence. Wynd, CA. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2005; 37: 3, pages 245-250.
81% said that they no longer smoke after hypnosis
Thirty smokers participating in an HMO were referred for treatment by their family doctor. Twenty-one patients returned after a first consultation and received hypnosis for smoking cessation. At the end of the treatment, 81% of patients said they stopped smoking and 48% said they were abstinent 12 months after the treatment. Texas A & M University, System Health Science Center, College of Medicine, College Station, TX USA. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2004 Jan; 52 (1): 73-81. Clinical hypnosis for smoking cessation: preliminary results of a three-hour intervention. Elkins GR, Rajab MH.
Hypnosis more effective than drug interventions for smoking cessation
Group hypnosis sessions rated at a less effective rate of success (22% success) than individualized hypnosis sessions. However, it has been shown that group hypnosis sessions are more effective than drug interventions. Ohio State University, College of Nursing, Columbus, Ohio, USA 43210, USA Descriptive Results of the American Lung Association of Ohio’s Hypnotherapy Program on Smoking Cessation. Ahijevych K, Yerardi R, Nedilsky N.
87% reported abstinence from tobacco use after hypnosis
In a field study with 93 male and 93 female CMHC patients, the facilitation of smoking cessation by hypnosis was investigated. At 3 months follow-up, 86% of men and 87% of women said they continued to abstain from using tobacco with hypnosis. Performance after sex in a smoker program that combines hypnosis and dislike. Johnson DL, Karkut RT. Adkar Associates, Inc., Bloomington, Indiana. Psychol Rep. 1994, Oct. 75 (2): 851-7. PMID: 7862796 [PubMed – for MEDLINE]
What do these studies tell us about smoking cessation through hypnosis?
- Hypnosis is the effective method of smoking cessation
- Hypnosis is 15 times as effective as sheer willpower
- Long-term success requires a comprehensive program
Hypnosis for smoking cessation can have a great success rate. It is important to note that there are many different methods and approaches.
Problems can arise during the session that can cause you to lose your investment.
To give you the necessary security in hypnosis for smoking cessation, I offer a lifetime guarantee.
This means whenever a person gets a craving to smoke again, they can book themselves a free session and we will eliminate the remaining cravings.
If you want to become a non-smoker, I can assist you with hypnosis that:
- Your subconscious mind no longer sabotages you
- Your withdrawal symptoms disappear or no longer bother you
- The subconscious triggers for your smoking will be resolved
- Your subconscious mind gets new and better ways to act than smoking
Whether you really have the will to stay non-smoker and whether your social environment allows you to stay non-smoker decides on success. If your friends sabotage your attempt to become a non-smokers, your chances of success are lower.
But if you really want to be a non-smoker, we have good chances with my FINALLY SMOKE-FREE program.
What is included in the smoking cessation with lifetime guarantee
- smoke free in one session (3h)
- working with the whole nervous system
- Become free of triggers, habits and smoking cravings
- learn self-hypnotic techniques to get relaxation wherever you want