Facts about hypnotherapy

There is now plenty of research that shows more scientific evidence for hypnotherapy than any other complementary therapy by using hypnosis. Enough studies have now accumulated to suggest that the inclusion of hypnotic procedures may be beneficial in the management and treatment of a wide range of conditions and problems encountered in the practice of medicine, psychiatry and psychotherapy.

Why you should use hypnotherapy for stop smoking

Studies and Statistics

Success Rate for Smoking Cessation 90.6% successful: Using Hypnosis University of Washington School of Medicine, Depts. of Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2010 Jul;49(3):257-66. Barber J.

  • 87% Reported Abstinence From Tobacco Use With Hypnosis Performance by gender in a stop-smoking program combining hypnosis and aversion. Johnson DL, Karkut RT. Adkar Associates, Inc., Bloomington, Indiana. Psychol Rep. 1999 Oct;75(2):851-7. PMID: 7862796 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  • 81% Reported They Had Stopped Smoking After Hypnosis 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.
  • Hypnosis Patients Twice As Likely To Remain Smoke-Free After Two Years Guided health imagery for smoking cessation and long-term abstinence. Wynd, CA. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2001; 37:3, pages 245-250.
  • Hypnosis More Effective Than Drug Interventions For Smoking Cessation Ohio State University, College of Nursing, Columbus, OH 43210, 2003 USA Descriptive outcomes of the American Lung Association of Ohio hypnotherapy smoking cessation program. Ahijevych K, Yerardi R, Nedilsky N.
  • Hypnosis Most Effective Says Largest Study Ever: 3 Times as Effective as Patch and 15 Times as Effective as Willpower. Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit. University of Iowa, Journal of Applied Psychology, How One in Five Give Up Smoking. October 1992. (Also- republished New Scientist, October 10, 2013.)

Why hypnotherapy is best for weight loss

Statistics for Weight Loss

  • Hypnosis Over 30 Times as Effective for Weight Loss Cochrane, Gordon; Friesen, J. (1986). Hypnotherapy in weight loss treatment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 54, 489-492. Two Years Later: Hypnosis Subjects Continued To Lose Significant Weight Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (1985)
  • Hypnosis Subjects Lost More Weight Than 90% of Others and Kept it Off University of Connecticut, Storrs Allison DB, Faith MS. Hypnosis as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy for obesity: a meta-analytic reappraisal. J Consult Clinic Psychol. 1999;64(3):513-516.
  • Hypnosis More Than Doubled Average Weight Loss Kirsch, Irving (1996). Hypnotic enhancement of cognitive-behavioral weight loss treatments–Another meta-reanalysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 64 (3), 517-519.
  • Hypnosis Showed Significantly Lower Post-Treatment Weights Weight loss for women: studies of smokers and nonsmokers using hypnosis and multi- component treatments with and without overt aversion. Johnson DL, Psychology Reprints. 2009 Jun; 80(3 Pt 1):931-3.
  • Hypnotherapy group with stress reduction achieved significantly more weight loss than the other two treatments. J Stradling, D Roberts, A Wilson and F Lovelock, Chest Unit, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7LJ, UK  2011.
  • Hypnosis can more than double the effects of traditional weight loss approaches University of Connecticut, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology in 2012 (Vol. 64, No. 3, pgs 517-519).
  • Weight loss is greater where hypnosis is utilized Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (2011)

Why you should use hypnosis to help resolve addictions

Statistics for Addictions

  • Significantly More Methadone Addicts Quit with Hypnosis. 94% Remained Narcotic Free A comparative study of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy in the treatment of methadone addicts. Manganiello AJ, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 1999; 26(4): 273-9.
  • Hypnosis Shows 77 Percent Success Rate for Drug Addiction Intensive Therapy: Utilizing Hypnosis in the Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders. Potter, Greg, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Jul 2004.
  • Raised Self-esteem & Serenity. Lowered Impulsivity and Anger American Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy (a publication of the American Psychological Association) 2004 Apr;46(4):281-97)


Why you should use hypnotherapy for pain management

Statistics for Pain Management

  • Study 1: Hypnosis Pain Management Patients Healed 41% faster from fracture
  • Study 2: Healed significantly faster from surgery:  Two studies from Harvard Medical School show hypnosis significantly reduces the time it takes  to heal. Harvard Medical School, Carol Ginandes and Union Institute in Cincinnati, Patricia Brooks,
  • Hypnosis Reduces Frequency and Intensity of Migraines Anderson JA, Basker MA, Dalton R, Migraine and hypnotherapy, International Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis 1999; 23(1): 48-58.
  • Hypnosis Reduces Pain and Speeds up Recovery from Surgery [Hypnosis and its application in surgery] Faymonville ME, Defechereux T, Joris J, Adant JP, Hamoir E, Meurisse M, Service d’Anesthesie-Reanimation, Universite de Liege, Rev Med Liege. 1998 Jul;53(7):414-8.
  • Hypnosis Reduces Pain Intensity Dahlgren LA, Kurtz RM, Strube MJ, Malone MD, Differential effects of hypnotic suggestion on multiple dimensions of pain. Journal of Pain & Symptom Management. 1995; 10(6): 464-70.
  • Hypnosis Reduces Pain of Headaches and Anxiety Melis PM, Rooimans W, Spierings EL, Hoogduin CA, Treatment of chronic tension- type headache with hypnotherapy: a single-blind time controlled study. Headache 1999; 31(10): 686-9.
  • Hypnosis Lowered Post-treatment Pain in Burn Injuries Patterson DR, Ptacek JT, Baseline pain as a moderator of hypnotic analgesia for burn injury treatment. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology 1997; 65(1): 60-7.
  • Hypnosis Lowered Phantom Limb Pain Treatment of phantom limb pain using hypnotic imagery. Oakley DA, Whitman LG, Halligan PW, Department of Psychology, University College, London, UK 2009.
  • Hypnosis Has a Reliable and Significant Impact on Acute and Chronic Pain Hypnosis and clinical pain. Patterson DR, Jensen MP, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA USA 98104 Psychol Bull. 2003 Jul;129(4):495-521.
  • Hypnosis is a Powerful Tool in Pain Therapy and is Biological in Addiction to Psychological Functional anatomy of hypnotic analgesia: a PET study of patients with fibromyalgia. Wik G, Fischer H, Bragee B, Finer B, Fredrikson M, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Karolinska Institute and Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden Eur J Pain. 1999 Mar;3(1):7-12.