How Effective is Hypnosis for Quitting?

Here is a brief review of some of the research evidence on the effectiveness of hypnosis for quit smoking:

90.6% Success Rate for Smoking Cessation Using Hypnosis

Of 43 consecutive patients undergoing this 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.


87% Reported Abstinence from Tobacco Use With Hypnosis

A field study of 93 male and 93 female CMHC outpatients examined the facilitation of quit smoking by using hypnosis. […]

What is hypnosis?

I frequently have clients that come to me to quit smoking and say that they had gone for hypnosis in the past and they had not been hypnotised.

My question is what is being hypnotised? We all go into hypnosis in different ways and not always in the same way.

When you come for hypnosis to help stop smoking cigarettes be very careful not to have a pre-conceived idea of what a hypnotic trance is like. I have people say, “I heard every word you said”. My answer is I hope so otherwise I wasted my breath talking to you.

The best frame […]

The ideal quit smoking client

The other day I had a lady phone me enquiring about quitting smoking and it drove home the importance of having the ideal client for the process of stop smoking cigarettes to work.

She started off by asking me to justify the price of the process and that she could go down the road and get it done cheaper. She also said that smoking was an addiction, this is contrary to all research which shows that smoking cigarettes is a habit.

The lady continued by saying that I could not get her to quit smoking in one session and that it would […]