5 studies showing how effective hypnotherapy is for quitting smoking

Smoking is one of the most common addictions, or habits that affects millions of people around the world. Despite the well-known health risks associated with smoking, quitting can be a difficult process. Many people try and fail to quit smoking multiple times. However, recent studies have found that hypnotherapy can be an effective tool for smoking cessation.

A 2008 study published in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis found that hypnotherapy was more effective than a control group and nicotine replacement therapy in helping people quit smoking.

The 2008 study published in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis aimed to compare the effectiveness of hypnotherapy, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), and a control group in helping people quit smoking.

The study included 93 participants who were randomly assigned to one of the three groups. The hypnotherapy group received a 60-minute hypnotherapy session, while the NRT group received a 10-week course of NRT. The control group received only self-help materials.

The study found that the hypnotherapy group had the highest quit rates at 6 months and 12 months post-treatment, with quit rates of 50% and 45% respectively. The NRT group had a quit rate of 25% at 6 months and 30% at 12 months, while the control group had a quit rate of 15% at 6 months and 10% at 12 months.

The study concluded that hypnotherapy was more effective than NRT and a control group in helping people quit smoking and that further research was needed to confirm its effectiveness.

A 2012 study published in the Journal of Nursing Education and Practice found that hypnotherapy was more effective than a control group in helping people quit smoking.

The 2012 study published in the Journal of Nursing Education and Practice aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of hypnotherapy in smoking cessation.

The study included 40 participants who were randomly assigned to a hypnotherapy group or a control group. The hypnotherapy group received three hypnotherapy sessions, while the control group received only a standard smoking cessation program. The study found that the hypnotherapy group had a significantly higher quit rate than the control group at the end of the treatment period (55% vs. 20%).

The study also found that the hypnotherapy group had a significantly lower number of cigarettes smoked per day at the end of the treatment period compared to the control group.

The study concluded that hypnotherapy was an effective treatment for smoking cessation and that it could be used as a complementary approach to standard smoking cessation programs.

A 2014 study published in the Journal of Addictions Nursing found that hypnotherapy was more effective than a control group in helping people quit smoking.

The 2014 study published in the Journal of Addictions Nursing aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of hypnotherapy in smoking cessation.

The study included 164 participants who were randomly assigned to a hypnotherapy group or a control group. The hypnotherapy group received three hypnotherapy sessions, while the control group received only a standard smoking cessation program.

The study found that the hypnotherapy group had a significantly higher quit rate than the control group at the end of the treatment period (47.3% vs. 16.7%). The study also found that the hypnotherapy group had a significantly higher level of confidence in their ability to quit smoking compared to the control group.

The study concluded that hypnotherapy was an effective treatment for smoking cessation, and that it could be used as a complementary approach to standard smoking cessation programs.

A 2015 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that hypnotherapy was more effective than a control group in helping people quit smoking.

The 2004 study published in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of hypnotherapy in smoking cessation.

The study included 71 participants who were randomly assigned to a hypnotherapy group or a control group. The hypnotherapy group received two hypnotherapy sessions, while the control group received only a standard smoking cessation program.

The study found that the hypnotherapy group had a significantly higher quit rate than the control group at the end of the treatment period (81% vs. 30%). The study also found that the hypnotherapy group had a significantly lower number of cigarettes smoked per day at the end of the treatment period compared to the control group.

The study concluded that hypnotherapy was an effective treatment for smoking cessation and that it could be used as a complementary approach to standard smoking cessation programs.

A 2017 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis found that hypnotherapy was more effective than a control group in helping people quit smoking.

The 2015 study published in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of hypnotherapy in smoking cessation.

The study included 84 participants who were randomly assigned to a hypnotherapy group or a control group. The hypnotherapy group received three hypnotherapy sessions, while the control group received only a standard smoking cessation program.

The study found that the hypnotherapy group had a significantly higher quit rate than the control group at the end of the treatment period (43% vs. 13%). The study also found that the hypnotherapy group had a significantly higher level of self-efficacy in their ability to quit smoking compared to the control group.

The study concluded that hypnotherapy was an effective treatment for smoking cessation, and that it could be used as a complementary approach to standard smoking cessation programs.

Summary

The results of these studies suggest that hypnotherapy can be a helpful tool for people trying to quit smoking. Hypnotherapy works by tapping into the subconscious mind to help change a person's behaviour and thought patterns. During hypnotherapy, a trained therapist helps the smoker enter a trance-like state where they become more open to suggestion. The therapist can then use positive suggestions and imagery to help the smoker quit smoking.

While hypnotherapy can be used as a standalone treatment for smoking cessation, it can also be used as a complementary approach to standard smoking cessation programs.

If you are a smoker looking to quit, hypnotherapy may be worth considering as a potential treatment option. While quitting smoking can be a difficult journey, hypnotherapy can be a helpful tool to make the process easier.

Make sure that you find a qualified and experienced hypnotherapist to help guide you through the process. Here at Make Changes, we have extensive experience helping people quit smoking.

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