Does Hypnosis Work To Quit Smoking?
So you've decided you want to quit smoking and you heard about "this hypnosis thing."
Maybe a friend or relative quit smoking with hypnosis and you want to learn more before you give your local hypnotist a call.
It all sounds great, but the big question still is: "Does hypnosis work to quit smoking?" or better yet... "Will it work for me?
Well, you're not alone. There have been dozens of individual scientific studies conducted to determine the effectiveness of hypnosis to help people quit smoking.
And the results are amazing.
On this page I'm going to show you the results of several studies. You'll discover, just like these researchers did, just how effective hypnosis can be to quit smoking. And I'll show you how you can get started quitting smoking for yourself.
Let's get started.
87% reported abstinence from tobacco use with hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy over three times more effective than nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation
A study compared smoking cessation rates between groups that used 1. hypnotherapy (a 90-minute session), 2. hypnotherapy with nicotine replacement, and 3. nicotine replacement only. Analysis of the results showed that the groups using hypnotherapy were over three times more likely to abstain after 6 months than the group using nicotine replacement.
Successful outcomes from hypnotherapy at 6 and 12 months.
Hypnosis compares favorably to behavioral counseling.
A study of 286 smokers compared the effectiveness of hypnosis versus behavioral counseling when both interventions were combined with nicotine patches. At 6 months, 26% of the participants in the hypnosis group were abstinent compared with 18% of the behavioral group. At 12 months, the abstinence rate was 20% for the hypnosis group compared to 14% for the behavioral group. It was concluded that, for long-term quit rates, hypnosis compares favorably to standard behavioral counseling when used with nicotine patches.
Intensive hypnotherapy for smoking cessation.
Twenty subjects were given intensive hypnotherapy (8 sessions over 2 months) for smoking cessation or assigned to a control group. Abstinence rates for the hypnotherapy group were 40% at the end of treatment; 60% at 12 weeks, and 40% at 26 weeks.