Hypnosis in the News


“Over 400,000 Americans die every year from tobacco related diseases—more than AIDS, illegal drugs, alcohol, fires, car accidents, murders, and suicides combined. While more than 25 percent of U.S. adults smoke, studies show that 70 percent of them would like to quit.”  President Bill Clinton, June 27, 2000

Hypnotherapy is “no longer regarded as mere hocus-pocus; it’s been shown as an effective means of helping people quit smoking, shed pounds, reduce stress, and end phobias.” 

The Jane Pauley Show, September 2004

Hypnotherapy “can also be applied to improving study habits, stress reduction, and raising self-esteem; to those in search of better physical or mental health, it’s equally important that hypnotism is becoming increasingly accepted by the medical establishment and is certified by the American Psychiatric Association.”  Forbes, October 2005

“Hypnotherapy was proven to be the best method of stopping smoking by a meta analysis conducted at Iowa University by Viswesvaran & Schmidt (1992) involving 72,000 subjects, which was featured in the New Scientist magazine (October 1992). This study looked at many different ways to stop smoking and Hypnotherapy was shown to be the most effective method.”  The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy, UK

“Nicotine addiction is not the main problem in stopping smoking. Nicotine can be out of your system in as little as three to four days, whilst other chemicals (about 4,000 in all) may take another four or five days. With this in mind, one might ask why it is that people can give up smoking for one, two, or maybe three months and then drift back to cigarettes. The reason is simply that they have never overcome the psychological habit of being a smoker. The habit is lodged in the subconscious mind so that there is a constant desire for a cigarette….  Hypnosis allows the habit of being a smoker to be replaced with the habit of being a non-smoker. Hypnosis will strengthen the desire and motivation of the person to stop smoking in exactly the same way that Hypnosis is used by sportspeople to increase their motivation and performance."   Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association, 2000