Hypnosis to Help You Quit Smoking
Some people have had success using hypnosis to help them ]]>quit smoking]]>. Can it help you?
Hypnosis tries to change subconscious beliefs and attitudes that may be getting in the way of your efforts to quit smoking. Often hypnosis includes relaxation methods, ]]>meditation]]>, rewards, and counseling. There are different approaches to hypnosis. For example:
- Making direct suggestions to smokers to change their perceptions about addictive behavior
- Hypnoaversion—using hypnosis to instill an aversion to addictive behavior
- Hypnotherapy—using hypnosis with psychotherapy and teaching self hypnosis
Hypnosis for smoking cessation can be done in private sessions or in a group session.
New England Society for Clinical Hypnosis
Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
The Canadian Lung Association
Boston University website. Available at: http://www.bu.edu.
Ohio State University website. Available at: http://www.osu.edu.
Last reviewed August 2007 by ]]>Edward R. Rosick, DO, MPH, MS]]>
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