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Quit Smoking

You can quit smoking for good!

Thousands and thousands of people have quit smoking using hypnosis. We are successful when our clients become non-smokers. Here is how it works. You come in for a session, when we meet we will learn about your smoking habit and discuss how you want to quit. You can stop all at once or taper off.

We suggest that you make a minimum of two appointments, three to seven days apart. Most people will either stop smoking or cut back to only one or two cigarettes a day after the first session. The next session will usually be ten times more powerful and effective than the first session and will reinforce the changes.

There is a small percentage, about 10-20 percent, that will require more sessions to quit smoking. For that small percentage that need more help, we are here for them, too.

You don’t have to gain weight because you quit smoking! Follow our plan and you may even lose weight. Our education component helps you to replace the smoking habit with good positive behaviours. These good behaviours help you to take advantage of the time you used to spend smoking. If you now smoke 30 cigarettes a day and spend about 5 minutes on each cigarette that equals about 150 minutes, or 2 1/2 hours a day smoking. You need to plan for that time or you will tend to gain weight.

If you are ready to quit smoking call us today! If you have any questions we would love to talk to you too.

The studies below confirm the effectiveness of hypnosis in stop smoking programs around the world.

Study 1

In a study where smokers attended one-on-one hypnotherapy for stop smoking over three sessions, 81% had stopped smoking after the treatment ended, at a 12 month follow-up nearly 50% remained smoke free. And 95% of the people were satisfied with their treatment. Elkins GR, Rajab MH.(2004) “Clinical hypnosis for Smoking Cessation: preliminary results of a three session intervention.” International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis 2004 Jan; 52

Study 2

90.6% participants of a study reported success for Smoking Cessation when using Hypnosis. Of 43 patients undergoing a treatment protocol involving hypnosis for smoking cessation, 39 participants (that’s 90.6%) reported remaining abstinent from tobacco use at a follow-up procedure conducted between 6 months to 3 years later. University of Washington School of Medicine, Depts of Anaesthesiology and Rehabilitation Medicine, int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2001 Jul; 49 (3); 257-66. Barber J.

Study 3

In a field study, 87% participants reported continued abstinence from Tobacco Use with Hypnosis. In the study, 93 male and 93 female outpatients used hypnosis for smoking cessation. 3 months later 86% of the men and 87% of the women reported that they continue staying abstinent from tobacco use. Performance by gender in a stop-smoking program combining hypnosis and aversion. Johnson DL, Karkut RT. Adkar Asspciates, Inc., Bloomington, Indiana. Psychol Rep. 1994 Oct; 75 (2);851-7. PMID:7862796 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Study 4

Hypnosis patients are twice as likely to remain smoke free than those who quit on their own after two years. A study involving 71 smokers came to the conclusion that patients using hypnosis were twice as likely to remain smoke-free compared to those who quit on their own.Guided Health Imagery for Smoking Cessation and Long-term Abstinence. Wynd, CA. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2005; 37:3, pages 245-250.

Study 5

Meta analysis combining 600 studies involving 72,000 people concludes that hypnosis is 3 times more effective than Nicotine Replacement Therapy (patches etc.) and 15 times more effective than Willpower to stop smoking.University of Iowa, Journal of Applied Psychology, How one in Five Give Up Smoking, October 1992. (Also New Scientist, October 10, 1992)

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