Hypnotherapy is the single most effective method for quitting smoking. Frank Schmidt and research students from the University of Lowa conducted a meta-analysis which combined the results of over 600 studies covering 72,000 people. The research was covered by The New Scientist Magazine in 1992 and miraculously revealed that hypnosis is both the most effective and safest method for quitting smoking. The research analysed the effectiveness of hypnotherapy in comparison to other quit smoking techniques including the following:
- Nicotine Replacement – Hypnotherapy was 3x more effective.
- Drugs such as Varenicline & Zygon
- Willpower- Hypnotherapy was 15x more effective.
The results were quite remarkable, and in the largest ever comparison of quit smoking techniques, hypnotherapy clearly came out at the top. Miraculously, it revealed that willpower alone is the least effective method for stopping smoking.
So with these amazing results, containing scientific analysis from some of the greatest minds on the planet, let’s take a look at what is involved in a typical hypnotherapy session and see how it actually works.
How Does Hypnotherapy Work?
Somebody that wants to overcome a fear or phobia will do everything that they can do to consciously alter it. But they are forgetting one thing. Our deep instincts, fears and beliefs are held by our subconscious mind- the one we can’t actually control; not with willpower alone anyway, and that is where hypnotherapy comes in.
The subconscious mind is a far more influential force compared to our conscious. The hypnotherapist will alter the state of your consciousness so that the analytical side of your brain is turned off (left-side); the non-analytical (right-side) is then made more alert. The subconscious mind is awoken.
The hypnotherapist will then be able to ‘suggest’ ideas into your subconscious mind. If you wanted to give up smoking, the hypnotherapist would ‘suggest’ the behaviour of a non-smoker into your mind, transforming your thoughts entirely. Quite simply, you would have absolutely no desire to smoke, whatsoever.
So there we go, you now have the understanding of how hypnotherapy works alongside extensive research that provides concrete evidence regarding its effectiveness. Hypnotherapy is quick, and you can see outstanding results in just a 2 hour session; for many people, a 2 hour session is all that they needed!
Imagine the amount of money you could save from quitting smoking, not to mention the health benefits! Research shows that non-smokers can expect to live for 6 additional years on average.
So stop struggling in vain, trial a hypnotherapy session and see how you get on, what have you got to lose?
Daniel Blinman is an aspiring blogger and SEO enthusiast that recommends Fix My Mind‘s hypnotherapy services for anybody looking to quit smoking. Based in London, Fix My Mind have over 19 years’ experience, were feature in the Daily Mail for their excellent results, and even offer free 20 minute consultation’s valued at £50.