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Hypnosis found close in effectiveness to counseling




A recent study conducted with 246 men and women who desired to quit smoking apparently showed that hypnosis is similar in effectiveness to traditional counseling.

Further, the study showed greater effectiveness for hypnosis in a group that identified themselves as having experienced depression!

The study was conducted over one year by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and funded by the California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program.

It seems that a lack of research exists in this area. The design of studies is full of potential pitfalls as well, such as what script they hypnotist is using, whether or not they even use a script, their hypnotic technique, and more variables that can affect the outcome of using hypnosis to achieve any goal.

For more details on the study: http://pub.ucsf.edu/today/cache/feature/200806201.html

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The design of studies is full of potential pitfalls as well, such as what script they hypnotist is using. Thank you for the info!

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Posted by: Self esteem Affirmations | Jan 17, 2011 12:36:05 PM

Self Hypnosis can also be an effective way to change the way you think . A hypnotherapist can teach you how to make the magic of hypnosis work for you at home also with the aid of self hypnosis

Posted by: Vanessalee | Dec 28, 2010 5:10:08 AM

I certainly agree, stop smoking hypnosis is really a big help for those who wants to quit smoking. It is also with their willpower and determination to stop.

Posted by: Hazel | Sep 16, 2010 1:37:31 PM

Thank you for the article. It has got me to think.

Posted by: Steve | Mar 22, 2009 8:50:21 AM

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