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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

Posted by Steve in NLP / Hypnosis | Permalink | Comments (7)