There have been numerous studies over the past 20 plus years of the effectiveness of hypnosis in helping with addiction, pain relief, weight loss, emotional trauma and changing behavioral patterns.
Here’s a sampling:
90.6% Success Rate for Smoking Cessation Using Hypnosis- University of Washington School of Medicine, 2001.
87% Reported Abstinence From Tobacco Use With Hypnosis
“Performance by gender in a stop-smoking program combining hypnosis and aversion,” Adkar Associates, Inc., Bloomington, Indiana, 1994.
81% Reported They Had Stopped Smoking After Hypnosis
“Clinical hypnosis for smoking cessation: preliminary results of a three-session intervention.”
Texas A&M University, 2004.
Hypnosis Patients Twice As Likely To Remain Smoke-Free After Two Years
“Guided health imagery for smoking cessation and long-term abstinence,” Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2005.
Hypnosis More Effective Than Drug Interventions For Smoking Cessation
“Descriptive outcomes of the American Lung Association of Ohio hypnotherapy smoking cessation program.”
Ohio State University, College of Nursing.
Hypnosis Most Effective Says Largest Study Ever: 3 Times as Effective as Patch and 15 Times as Effective as Willpower. “How One in Five Give Up Smoking.”
University of Iowa, Journal of Applied Psychology, October 1992.
Hypnosis Over 30 Times as Effective for Weight Loss
“Hypnotherapy in weight loss treatment,” Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1986.
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
“Hypnosis as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy for obesity: a meta-analytic reappraisal,”
University of Connecticut, Storrs, 1996.
Hypnosis More Than Doubled Average Weight Loss
“Hypnotic enhancement of cognitive-behavioral weight loss treatments – Another meta-reanalysis,”
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1996.
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,” Psychology Reprints, 1997.
“Hypnotherapy group with stress reduction achieved significantly more weight loss than the other two treatments,”
Churchill Hospital, Oxford, England.
Hypnosis can more than double the effects of traditional weight loss approaches
University of Connecticut, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1996.
Weight loss is greater where hypnosis is utilized
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1996.
Showed Hypnosis As “An Effective Way To Lose Weight”
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1986.
Hypnosis Reduces Frequency and Intensity of Migraines
“Migraine and Hypnotherapy,” International Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis, 1975.
Hypnosis Reduces Pain and Speeds up Recovery from Surgery
“Hypnosis and its application in surgery,”
Service d’Anesthesie-Reanimation, Universite de Liege, Rev Med Liege, 1998.
Hypnosis Reduces Pain Intensity
“Differential effects of hypnotic suggestion on multiple dimensions of pain,”
Journal of Pain & Symptom Management, 1995.
Hypnosis Reduces Pain of Headaches and Anxiety
“Treatment of chronic tension-type headache with hypnotherapy: a single-blind time controlled study,”
Hypnosis Lowered Post-treatment Pain in Burn Injuries
“Baseline pain as a moderator of hypnotic analgesia for burn injury treatment,”
Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 1997.
Hypnosis Lowered Phantom Limb Pain
“Treatment of phantom limb pain using hypnotic imagery,”
Department of Psychology, University College, London, UK.
Hypnosis Has a Reliable and Significant Impact on Acute and Chronic Pain
“Hypnosis and Clinical Pain,”
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA USA, 2003.
“Hypnosis is a Powerful Tool in Pain Therapy and is Biological in Addiction to Psychological, ” European Federation of Chapters of the International Association for the Study of Pain, Copyright 1999.
“Functional anatomy of hypnotic analgesia: a PET study of patients with fibromyalgia,”
Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Karolinska Institute and Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, 1999.
Hypnosis Useful in Hospital Emergency Rooms
“The use of hypnosis in emergency medicine,”
Emergency Medical Clinic of North America, Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental Health Sciences, Menninger Clinic, Topeka, KS, USA 2000. firstname.lastname@example.org
Significantly More Methadone Addicts Quit with Hypnosis.
“94% Remained Narcotic Free: A comparative study of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy in the treatment of methadone addicts,” American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 1984.
Hypnosis Shows 77 Percent Success Rate for Drug Addiction
“Intensive Therapy: Utilizing Hypnosis in the Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders,”
American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Jul 2004.
Hypnosis Raised Self-esteem and Serenity While Lowering Impulsive and Angry Behavior”
American Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy, 2004.
Hypnosis For Cocaine Addiction Documented Case Study
“The use of hypnosis in cocaine addiction,”
American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 1993.
“Two Studies Show Hypnosis Makes Post-Operative Healing Over 40% Faster”
Harvard Medical School, and Union Institute in Cincinnati, 2003.