Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation Imagine back to the time before you ever started smoking. Really sink back into your old self and how well your lungs worked. Remember what it was like to be able to breathe fully and not lose your breath. You reading this, tells me you are ready for change. Have you considered all that you have to gain when you STOP SMOKING? You deserve to kick the habit. Baltimore Maryland Hypnosis has a variety of techniques and strategies that can address tobacco use.*
*Results may vary from client to client - hypnosis works best when the client is committed and ready for change.
Are you embarrassed by your tobacco use? Are you afraid your health may be impacted by your tobacco use? Do you feel 'different' standing in the designated smoking area? Do you regret all the money you waste on tobacco? If you answer yes to any of these questions, then maybe it's time!
QUICK FACTS Costs of Smoking
Cigarettes in Maryland cost on average $7.00 per pack = over $2500.00 a year for a pack a day!
Two packs of cigarettes a day in Maryland is costing you over $5000.00 a year!
According to the American Lung Association** once you average in all the personal costs, workplace losses and overall social health care impact, the real cost of a pack of cigarettes to society and to the economy is $18.05 per pack.
The above statistics sourced from cancer.org. Learn more about the true costs of smoking here: http://www.cancer.org/research/infographicgallery/tobacco-related-healthcare-costs?gclid=CjwKEAjw0KK4BRDCiKHD5Ny8pHESJACLE620IgxgBJ1b0Qb64KHZr39Uig8Pzrzx7AM6hHbXiLaiwRoC4nbw_wcB
Smoking and Health* Heres what the American Lung Association** has to say about the benefits of quitting smoking:
Your blood pressure may go down
Your breathing may be easier
You could have more energy
You could reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease and other health problems.
* Individual results may vary. ** Learn more at http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/i-want-to-quit/
Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit. A meta-analysis, statistically combining results of more than 600 studies of 72,000 people from America and Europe to compare various methods of quitting. On average, hypnosis was over three times as effective as nicotine replacement methods and 15 times as effective as trying to quit alone. University of Iowa, Journal of Applied Psychology, How One in Five Give Up Smoking. October 1992. (Also New Scientist, October 10, 1992.) Studies on the Effectiveness of Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation. (2009, April 8).
Thirty smokers enrolled in an HMO were referred by their primary physician for treatment. Twenty-one patients returned after an initial consultation and received hypnosis for smoking cessation. At the end of treatment, 81% of those patients reported that they had stopped smoking, and 48% reported abstinence at 12 months post-treatment. Texas A&M University, System Health Science Center, College of Medicine, College Station, TX USA. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2004 Jan;52(1):73-81. Clinical hypnosis for smoking cessation: preliminary results of a three-session intervention. Elkins GR, Rajab MH.
Of 43 consecutive patients undergoing this treatment protocol, 39 reported remaining abstinent from tobacco use at follow-up (6 months to 3 years post-treatment). This represents a 90.6% success rate using hypnosis. University of Washington School of Medicine, Depts. of Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2001 Jul;49(3):257-66. Barber J.
A field study of 93 male and 93 female CMHC outpatients examined the facilitation of smoking cessation by using hypnosis. At 3-month follow-up, 86% of the men and 87% of the women reported continued abstinence from the use of tobacco using hypnosis.Performance by gender in a stop-smoking program combining hypnosis and aversion. Johnson DL, Karkut RT. Adkar Associates, Inc., Bloomington, Indiana. Psychol Rep. 1994 Oct;75(2):851-7. PMID: 7862796 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
Study of 71 smokers showed that after a two-year follow up, patients that quit with hypnosis were twice as likely to remain smoke-free than those who quit on their own.Guided health imagery for smoking cessation and long-term abstinence.Wynd, CA. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2005; 37:3, pages 245-250. Studies information retrieved from http://johnmongiovi.com.
**Studies are provided to inform BMH potential clients on the observations & experiences of third-party researchers - your individual results may vary.
Additional Links Learn more about the true cost of smoking by checking out these resources: http://www.lung.org/