The Smoke Free Programme is a 3 session programme.
Each session lasts around 90 minutes.
The goal of the smoke free programme is not only to free you from smoking, but also to enable you to enjoy all the associated benefits including improved health, better control of your life, financial benefits and in many cases enhanced self esteem.
Prior to the first session you must complete the required reading (under Articles - Stop Smoking Pre Reading) and 2 questionnaires must be completed and returned via email.
The programme is based on the proven methodology developed by Maggie Wilde (The MindCentre, Queensland), who reports > 80% success rate with the programme.
The cost of the programme is $450 and includes reading materials as well as a CD with 2 audio exercises on it.
SMOKING CESSATION HYPNOSIS RESEARCH
A study presented at CHEST 2007, the 73rd annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), showed that smoking patients who participated in hypnotherapy werer more likely to be nonsmokers at 6 months compared with patiens using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) alone or patients who quit "cold turkey".
In a study where smokers attended one on hypnotherapy for stop smoking over three sessions, 81% had stopped smoking after the treatment ended, and at a 12 month follow-up nearly 50% remained smoke free. And 95% of the people were satisfied with their treatment.
Refereence: (1) Elkins GR, Rajab MH. (2004) "Clinical hypnosis for Smoking Cessation: preliminary results of a three session intervention." International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis 2004 Jan; 52 (1):73-81 as cited by Australan Hypnotherapy Association www.ahahypnotherapy.org.au
90.6% of participants of a study reported success for Smoking Cessation when using Hypnosis. Of 43 patients undergoing a treament protocol unvolving hypnosis for smoking cessation, 39 participants (that's 90.6%) reported remaining abstinent from tobacco use at a follow-up procedure conducted betewen 6 months to 3 years later.
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.
In a field study, 87% of participants reported continued abstinence from Tobacco Use with Hypnosis. In th estudy, 93 male and 93 female outpatiens used hypnosis for smokingi cessation. 3 Months later 86% of the men and 87% of the women reported that they continued staying abstinent from tobacco use.
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)
81% of participants Stopped Smoking after using hypnosis. Twenty one smokers referred by their physician for treatment of tobacco addiction received hypnosis. 81% reported that they had stopped smoking, and a further 48% reported continued absitnence 12 months later.
Reference: Texas A&M University, System Health Science, College of Medicine, College Station, TX USA. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. Jan; 52(1):73-81. Clinical hypnosis for smoking cessation:preliminary results of a three-session intervention. Elkins GR, Rajab MH.
Hypnosis patients are twice as likely to remain smoke free than those who quit on their own after two years. A study invovlving 71 smokers came to the conclusion that patiens using hypnosis were twice as likely to remain smoke-fre compared to those who quit on their own.
Guided health immagery for smmomking cessation and long-term abstinence. Wynd, CA,. Journal of Nursing Scholarshop, 2005; 37:3, pages 245-250
Meta analysis combing 600 studies involving 72,000 people concludes that hypnosis is 3 times more effective than Nicotine replacement therapy (patches etc.) and 15 times mroe effective than Willpower to stop smoking.
University of Iowa, Journal of Applied Psychology, How One in Five Give up Smoking. Octover 1992. (Also New Scientist, October 10. 1992.)
Research carried out on patients at Massachusetts at North Shore Medical Centre and Massachusetts General Hospital showed that "Hospitalised patients who smoke may be more likely to quit smoking through the use of hypnotherapy than patients using other smoking cessation methods". Published: "Medical News from News-Medical Net".
* Disclaimer: "The results may vary from person to person"