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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 Acupuncture 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 partner:
Cheryl WarnkeL.Ac., Dipl.Ac., is the owner of Silver Sage Acupuncture. She has been in practice since 1993 and is a California Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, Diplomate National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics, Nationally Certified Licensed Acupuncturist. She was formally educated at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and traditionally trained by master acupuncturists. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition.
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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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