|Surprise, of all the researched methods, hypnosis comes out on
Because we receive a lot of
questions about hypnosis for quitting smoking, we have been doing some serious
investigating. We have done a review of the research, interviewed experts, and have
sampled a plethora of audio hypnosis programs that claim hypnosis can help with smoking
The Good News
The good news is that we learned that hypnosis can be highly effective for smoking
cessation; research shows that when done correctly the success rate is slightly above 66%.
Compare that to the success rates of trying to quit on your own: 5%, using behavior
therapy 25%, or using Nicotine Replacement Products, 25% and hypnosis looks like the best
option out there. In fact, there is no other method supported by research that
even comes close.
BY THE WAY, BEWARE OF ANY PRODUCT CLAIMING A 99% SUCCESS RATE IT SIMPLY CANNOT BE
The Bad News
It turns out that in order to get the 66% success rate, you have to pay attention to a
couple of details. First of all, it requires at least 4 sessions. Yes, this means that all
of those one session promises and traveling group hypnotherapy sessions are pretty much
worthless. Secondly, there is a specific protocol used that only licensed psychologists
have access to that the research is based on. Whether therapists
studied at traditional schools or received accredited online
degrees, make sure any therapist you see is licensed. When choosing a hypnotherapist, it is
extremely important that the therapist be a licensed psychologist, otherwise the results
will not even come close to the 66%. One thing we can tell you after this investigation is
that the quality of hypnotherapy varies widely and it is very important to do your
research before choosing a therapist.
An Affordable Alternative
Hypnosis audio programs for home use are getting to be very popular and in a lot of cases
can be just as effective as seeing the therapist in person. The good part about these
types of programs is that they are far more affordable and you can listen when you want,
for as long as you want. We evaluated the most popular programs out there, and found one
program was far superior to the rest.
Non-Smoker's Edge The Review
This 7-cd hypnosis program was developed by Randy Gilchrist, Psy.D. Dr. Gilchrist is a
licensed psychotherapist with advanced training in clinical hypnosis. He holds a
masters degree and license in marriage and family therapy, a doctorate and license
in clinical psychology and a certification in clinical hypnosis. Dr. Gilchrist works in
private practice helping people recover from addictions to alcohol, drugs, food and
smoking, among other things.
The program offers users 4 primary sessions of hypnosis to quit smoking:
Learn how to build a strong desire to stop smoking. Reasons to quit and benefits of
quitting are covered.
In order to quit successfully, we must change what cigarettes mean to us and the
connections they have in our lives.
New, Healthier Connections
Time to reprogram our minds with healthier choices. Great guided visualization of
cleansing our bodies of the toxins smoking leaves behind.
This session cements the value of quitting and provides help with avoiding a smoking
relapse. Each hypnosis
session is 25 to 30 minutes in length. Testers reported that not only was quitting easy,
but that the sessions were relaxing and helped them with every day stress.
Supplementary Hypnosis Sessions
Along with the basic 4-session set described above, there
are 5 additional 20 to 30 minute hypnosis sessions targeted at these specific issues:
feelings without cigarettes
/ people skills
smoking with unpleasant experiences also known as aversion therapy.
These sessions are helpful in preventing relapse by
helping you resolve the issues that cause you to smoke in the first place. The weight
management is very powerful and probably could be sold as a stand alone product.
Product Review: The Non Smokers Edge
This hypnosis program is a solid tool to help you quit smoking. The user is given a wealth
of information and support, along with several hours of quality hypnosis sessions that can
be replayed frequently. The recording quality is excellent, and Dr. Gilchrists voice
is soft with a soothing cadence. He is extremely effective at helping the listener relax
For visitors to QuitSmokingSupport.com, The
Hypnosis Network is offering the complete CD program for $79.00,
that's a saving of $70.00 off the normal price
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Non-Smokers Edge Program Here