We know that smoking is bad for our health and can cause cancer, lung diseases, heart disease and many other problems. Then why do so many people keep smoking? Nicotine is addictive and affects human emotions, mood and behaviour. When a smoker uses tobacco to help manage unpleasant emotions and feelings, it can become a serious problem for some when they try to quit.
The statistic shows that Hypnosis patients are twice as likely to remain smoke-free after two years, three times as effective as a patch, 15 times as effective as willpower and more effective than drug interventions!!!
“Of 43 consecutive patients undergoing quit smoking treatment protocol, 39 reported remaining abstinent from tobacco use at follow-up (6 months to 3 years post-treatment). This represents a 90.6% success rate using 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)
A field study of 93 male and 93 female CMHC outpatients examined the facilitation of smoking cessation by using hypnosis. At 3-month follow-up, 86% of the men and 87% of the women reported continued abstinence from the use of tobacco using hypnosis. (Performance by gender in a stop-smoking program combining hypnosis and aversion. Johnson DL, Karkut RT. Adkar Associates, Inc., Bloomington, Indiana. Psychol Rep. 1994 Oct;75(2):851-7)
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. (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-session intervention. Elkins GR, Rajab MH)”
If you are thinking to quit smoking, help is available. Your health will benefit as soon as you stop smoking. At QLV Counselling & Hypnotherapy we can help you to learn about different quitting methods. Call/email us now to find out more. You too can free yourself from this habit of smoking; it is so rewarding!
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