A dental patient underwent hypnosis to have two rotten teeth removed because he could not afford private treatment. Leslie Mason was facing a £400 bill for the procedure to be performed privately as his local surgery in Colchester, Essex, had exhausted its NHS budget. Mr Mason, 54, instead chose to play the role of guinea […]
Hospitalised patients who smoke may be more likely to quit smoking through the use of hypnotherapy than patients using other smoking cessation methods. A new study* shows that smoking patients who participated in one hypnotherapy session were more likely to be nonsmokers at 6 months compared with patients using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) alone or […]
According to Mailin Colman, president of the Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA), hypnosis can work well for clients seeking help with weight loss; however, she points out that the virtual lap banding option isn’t suitable for everyone. Virtual lap banding has been around for a few years and can work well for some people, but weight […]
Purpose: Females who are heads of households, due to considerable life difficulties, are a vulnerable population that needs more support, including psychological treatment and empowerment programs. The current paper aims at ego strengthening and decreasing negative self-talk as useful strategies to achieve this goal. Methods: This paper was a quasi-experimental study that aimed to strengthen […]
Abstract; The efficacy of clinical hypnotherapy is now being established. Studies are using anecdotal information as the foundation on which to research into hypnotherapy. The research outcomes are demonstrating the effectiveness of hypnotherapy and calling for further research to determine the clinical range of hypnotherapy. This literature review on the efficacy of clinical hypnotherapy has […]
Mr Mason faced a £400 bill for the procedure to be performed privately. A dental patient underwent hypnosis to have two rotten teeth removed because he could not afford private treatment.
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Research studies have found hypnosis to be an effective weight loss tool. In one study, the results indicated that adding hypnosis increased weight loss by an average of 97%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Group hypnosis sessions, evaluated at a less effective success rate (22% success) than individualized hypnosis sessions. However, group hypnosis sessions were still demonstrated here as being more effective than drug interventions.
Hypnosis is Three 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.
Investigated the effects of hypnosis in weight loss for 60 females, at least 20% overweight. Treatment included group hypnosis with metaphors for ego-strengthening, decision making and motivation, ideomotor exploration in individual hypnosis, and group hypnosis with maintenance suggestions.