Hypnosis Research

Hypnosis for Smoking

 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0306460388900147  "Twenty of sixty volunteers for smoking cessation were assigned to single-session hypnosis, 20 to a placebo control condition, and 20 to a no-treatment control condition. The single-session hypnosis group smoked significantly less cigarettes and were significantly more abstinent than a placebo control group and a no treatment control group at post test, and 4-week, 12-week, 24-week and 48-week follow-ups."


 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1076/iceh. "Twenty-one patients returned after an initial consultation and received hypnosis for smoking cessation. At the end of treatment, 81% of those patients reported that they had stopped smoking, and 48% reported abstinence at 12 months posttreatment. Most patients (95%) were satisfied with the treatment they received."


Hypnosis for Weight Loss


https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2018-03961-001  "The average participant receiving some form of hypnosis lost more weight than about 94% of control participants at the end of treatment and about 81% of controls at follow-up."


General Hypnosis


https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0025619611632035 "Patients treated with hypnosis experienced substantial benefits for many different medical conditions."


Hypnosis for Pain Relief


https://psycnet.apa.org/buy/2003-06077-004  "Hypnosis has been demonstrated to reduce analogue pain, and studies on the mechanisms of laboratory pain reduction have provided useful applications to clinical populations. Studies showing central nervous system activity during hypnotic procedures offer preliminary information concerning possible physiological mechanisms of hypnotic analgesia. Randomized controlled studies with clinical populations indicate that hypnosis has a reliable and significant impact on acute procedural pain and chronic pain conditions, Methodological issues of this body of research are discussed, as are methods to better integrate hypnosis into comprehensive pain treatment."


Hypnosis for Self-Esteem


https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00029157.2004.10403613 "Results revealed a significant Time by Groups interaction for the hypnosis intervention, with individuals who played the self-hypnosis audio tapes “at least 3 to 5 times a week” at 7-week follow-up reporting the highest levels of self-esteem and serenity, and the least anger/impulsivity, in comparison to the minimal-practice and control groups."


Hypnosis for Cystic Fibrosis


https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/1099-0496(200012)30:6%3C461::AID-PPUL4%3E3.0.CO;2-4 "The patients successfully utilized self‐hypnosis 86% of the time. No symptoms worsened following hypnotherapy. Sixteen patients chose to practice hypnosis on their own for a half year or longer.


In conclusion, with the use of self‐hypnosis, patients with CF can quickly learn to enhance their control over discomforts associated with therapy and their disease. Consideration should be given to making instruction in self‐hypnosis available to patients with CF."

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