“Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking”, as reported by the New Scientist, 1992

23 October 2012 at 19:12

SUCCESS RATE METHOD  

95%  success rate of a “Stop Smoking In One Hour” technique –  Report by Michael O’Driscoll. 300 subjects followed up by telephone over a two year period. Although this was not considered a scientific clinical trial it does support the high success rates claimed for hypnotherapy as an effective method for stopping smoking.

 

94%   of 1000 people stop smoking with hypnotherapy for 18 months or more.  Von Dedenroth, T (1968) American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis  

 

88%   Success with hypnotherapy based on one years’ follow up.  Kline, M.(1970) International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis  

 

67% – 88% Published research findings by Watkins, Sanders and Crasilneck and Hall for Hypnotherapy.  

 

60%   Single session hypnosis using latest relaxation methods  

 

30%   Suggestion hypnosis only or just listening to cassette tapes.

 

29%   Exercise and breathing therapy

 

25%   Aversion therapy  

 

24%   Acupuncture

 

20%   Nicotine patches + seeing a counsellor

 

10%   Nicotine gum

 

6%    Will power alone

 

 

*The above table based on information in the New Scientist article of 31st October 1992, Vol 136

     and in the book Stop Smoking in One Hour:  published by John Blake Publishing,