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