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The American Cancer Society says that, "The truth is that quit smoking programs, like other programs that treat addictions, often have fairly low success rates. But that doesn't mean they're not worthwhile or that you should be discouraged." "Only 4% to 7% of people are able to quit smoking on any given attempt without medications or other help". Studies in medical journals have reported about 25% of smokers who use medicines can stay smoke-free for over 6 months. Counseling and other types of emotional support can boost success rates higher than medicines alone." "Behavioral and supportive therapies may increase success rates even further. They also help the person stay smoke free."
Hypnotherapy can help provide that support by addressing the top reasons given for being unable to stop - stress, anxiety, irritability and cravings.
(Excerpts from www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/guidetoquittingsmoking/guide-to-quitting-smoking-success-rates. Last revised and reviewed 02/06/2014)
A randomized controlled trail study in 2014 showed that Hypnotherapy was more effective than nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation. (Link to study reference).
To find the most effective method to stop smoking Frank Schmidt and research student Chockalingham Viswesvaran from the university of Iowa used a meta-analysis, utilizing the results of more than 600 studies totaling nearly 72,000 people. The results, which were published in the Journal of Applied Psychology and included 48 studies of hypnosis covering 6000 smokers, clearly showed that hypnosis, to use the same terminology as the quit counselor, was three times more effective than NRT (nicotine replacement therapy). (Link to study references)
Will power fails because it utilizes the conscious mind which is rational, analytical, thinking and judging. We know why it is good to stop, yet we can't. Hypnosis addresses the issue using the part of the mind that is "in charge" of the behavior, the subconscious. The subconscious is responsible for our habits, behaviors, emotions, memories and even automatic body functions.
We also address the emotional drivers. Smoking serves a positive purpose or people would not continue to smoke. We ask the unconscious to come up with healthy beneficial alternatives that work as well or better than the smoking habit so people do not need to “take the habit back” when stressed or faced with situations that trigger the desire to smoke.
Click this link to learn about the Great American Smokeout (To learn more about smoking cessation)
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Advanced Hypnotherapy has teamed up with Silver Sage and Lien On Me Acupuncture clinics creating a program to help you become free of the cigarette habit.
Acupuncture and hypnosis have been around for hundreds of years and are safe and effective. Most people have heard of using hypnosis or acupuncture to stop smoking, yet they don't realize they can be effectively combined. Many people who try to quit on thier own experience withdrawal symptoms during the first week. This special program can help you deal with those symptoms that make quitting so difficult. Hypnosis deals with the habit, cravings and negative emotions, while acupuncture speeds detoxification also addressing any irritability, sleeplessness, cravings or anxious feelings.
Our smoking cessation program consists of one 90 minute hypnotherapy session and three 45 minutes acupuncture sessions. We highly recommend that all treatments be taken within a 5-8 day period to get optimal results.
The cost is $299.00 Call (858) 270-5756
Our program partners:
Jared Lien L.Ac., Dipl.O.M., Rn (www.LienOnMeAcupuncture) is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. He is certified by the California Board of Acupuncture, & nationally by NCCAOM. He completed his Masters of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine at the prestigious Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. He is currently enrolled at PCOM for his Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and will finish in 2018. Jared has worked as a registered nurse for the last 10 years at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, CA. During his time as a cardiac nurse he has realized the importance of preventative and holistic medicine. While attending PCOM he enjoyed studying sports medicine and Japanese meridian therapy. He trained in pediatrics at Rady Children’s Hospital. Jared specializes in pain management, sports medicine, & pediatrics. He understands the importance of integrative medicine and wants to help people function at their highest potential.
Megan Lindsey L.Ac., Dipl.O.M. (www.silversageacupuncture.com) When our program partner Cheryl Warnke retired on May 1st, 2017 she knew Megan Lindsey L.Ac. was the right person to begin this new chapter at Silver Sage acupuncture and we are proud to have her as our new acupuncture partner at Advanced Hypnotherapy. After attaining her degree in psychology she spent the next five years earning her Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Highly skilled she continues to study and research the most current and up to date methods as well as using tried and true ancient techniques. Megan finds incredible fulfilment in building healthy bonds with her patients and spends a good deal of her free time offering her services to various volunteer agencies.
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Are you tired of making sure you have enough cigarettes?
Had enough of having to figure out when and where you can smoke?
Ready to stop sneaking and hiding your smoking?
Would you like to have more money to spend on things that are more important to you than smoking?
Do you want to stop feeling like an outcast in social situations?
Sick of the smell on your cloths, body and in your environment?
Weary of ignoring the health risks?
Worn-out by coughing or shortness of breath?
Would you like more energy?
Do you want this for yourself and not because someone else is telling you to stop?
Are you ready to improve the way you feel about yourself and your life?
If you answered yes then it’s your time to quit. You are ready to let hypnosis help you stop smoking and “reprogram” yourself to be a non-smoker for life. Yes, you can reduce or eliminate cravings, increase your motivation, relax, de-stress and develop new healthier alternatives to smoking.
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