Whether your vice is a smoke with an early morning coffee, a late night sugar fix, too many beers with the boys, a drug fueled weekend, an expensive spending spree, or too much time spent perched at the pokies: we all need to enjoy life, but what happens when it gets out of control? Habits and addictions can be serious obstacles to our well-being if not kept in check.
According to New Scientist magazine, Vol 316, Hypnosis is the most effective way to stop smoking. A meta sudy of over 70,000 smokers was conducted and the results were conclusive.
Hypnosis has proven success rates for addictions: in clinical trials in the US, of twenty-one patients who received 3-4 sessions of hypnosis for smoking cessation, 81% reported they had stopped smoking, and 48% reported abstinence at 12 months post-treatment*. Eighteen clients treated for alcohol, cocaine and marijuana addictions showed a 77% success rate for at least a 1-year follow-up**.
Sydney City Hypnotherapy offers support to overcome the initial withdrawal symptoms and also to replace the addiction with healthier habits that are more workable for you. We use hypnosis to target the core habitual patterns that lead to an addiction, so that you can exercise impulse control and are able to make better long term choices.
*Texas A&M University, System Health Science Center, College of Medicine, College Station, TX USA. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2004 Jan;52(1):73-81
**Intensive Therapy: Utilizing Hypnosis in the Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders.American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Jul 2004 by Potter, Greg