Can Hypnosis Really Help You Quit Smoking?

Interesting article about the effectiveness of hypnotherapy for smoking cessation. Article by Nina Emkin. Emkin holds degrees from UCLA and Sarah Lawrence College and has written for DipDive and Citysearch. She currently lives in Los Angeles and also wrote for The Fix about relapse and coming out as an alcoholic. Extracted from the Huffington Post, First Posted: 02/11/2012 11:18 am EST Updated: 02/11/2012 12:29 pm EST Click here for full article

Extracts from article:

…”It wasn’t scary,” she (Mary) remembers. “I was quite unaware that I was being hypnotized. The hypnosis was just deep enough for everything she said to take root. She (the therapist)told me that I shouldn’t ever touch another cigarette, not to think I can smoke and get away with it, and that one cigarette can restart the addiction over again. It was very easy. I was really quite surprised.” Margaret hasn’t taken a puff since.

Margaret, Jonathan, and Nelson: three different smokers with three very different hypnosis experiences. But all quit — at least for a while. Is there a common thread? And why did it work for Margaret and Jonathan, but not for Nelson?…According to Dr. Ken Grossman, a clinical hypnotherapist in Sacramento, “The only quality that makes someone a good candidate for hypnosis is that they want to stop. What makes someone a poor candidate is that they have no desire to stop.” McGrail agrees, adding, “There are very few people that will not allow themselves to be led into a hypnotic state.”…

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About Anna Pons

Certificat (CPPD), Post Graduat Certificat (PGCert) i Post Graduat Diploma (PGD) en Hipnoteràpia Clínica, London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) i Universitat de West London (UWL)
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4 Responses to Can Hypnosis Really Help You Quit Smoking?

  1. quit smoking says:

    Useful info. Lucky me I discovered your web site
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    • Anna Pons says:

      Thank you for your comment; Hypnosis is a powerful tool and it can be very helpful in the solving of many conditions, amongst them smoking cessation. I will be very happy to share information in any particular topics or questions that may be interesting to you.

  2. Deloris says:

    Yes, tell all your friends you know to search on the web for e-cigarettes to check
    how big this industry is, and how large the
    selection is for these superb products is.
    What p*sses me off, though, are the increasing number
    of stories in the media saying how awful they are. Apparently
    pharmaceutical companies – the manufacturers of quit-smoking aids
    are putting their money behind an anti e-cig smear campaign –
    less so the cigarette firms (as you might suppose) – as many cigarette companies
    are putting money into them. I can really appreciate the improvements of e cigarettes.
    Just stating – that there is always a secret accord with big companies trying
    to censure electronic cigarettes … the EU and FDA could do a lot more to help.
    This makes me cross. Thanks Can Hypnosis Really Help You Quit Smoking?
    | CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY.

    • Anna Pons says:

      Thanks for your comment. I am not informed in detail about e cigarrettes but, as far as I know, there are no tested results of the consequences they may cause. What do they do to the body, how do they interact with our organism? If you have any information on this subject, any experiment or investigations which may be informative on this subject, it would be excellent if you could pass on the links, information etc. Many thanks!

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