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Effective Hypnosis in Peoria, Illinois

Research in Hypnosis Effectiveness
Deborah J. McKenna, CH BCC LCPC is pleased to offer you with a variety of resources that should inform you more about hypnotherapy and other types of therapy. Take a look at the resources we have gathered below.

Smoke Cessation Effectiveness
"90.6 % Success Rate for Smoking Cessation Using Hypnosis"
Of 43 consecutive patients undergoing this treatment protocol, 39 report remaining abstinent from tobacco use at follow-up (6 months to 3 years post-treatment). University of Washington School of Medicine, Depts. Of Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2001 Jul:49(3) 257:66 Baker J.
"Hypnosis 3 times better than other forms"
Hypnosis is 3 times as effective as patch and 15 times as effective as willpower. Journal of Applied Psychology
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Weight Loss Effectiveness
"Hypnosis Subjects Lost more Weight than 90% of Others and Kept it Off"
Researchers analyzed 18 studies comparing a cognitive behavioral therapy such as relaxation training, guided imagery, self-monitoring, or goal setting with the same therapy supplement by hypnosis. Those who received the hypnosis lost more than 90 percent of those not receiving hypnosis and maintained the weight loss two years after treatment ended. University of Connecticut, Storrs Allison DB, Faith MS. Hypnosis as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy for obesity: a Meta-analytic reappraisal. J consult Clin Psychol. 1996:64(3):513-516
Medical Effectiveness
"Hypnosis Reduces Pain and speeds up Recovery from Surgery"
Since 1992, we have used hypnosis routinely in more than 1400 patient undergoing surgery. We found that hypnosis used with patients as an adjunct to conscious sedation and local anesthesia was associated with improved intraoperative patient comfort, and with reduced anxiety, pain, intraoperative requirements for anxiolytic and analgesic drugs, optimal surgical conditions and a faster recovery of the patient. Hypnosis and its application in surgery. Faymonville ME, Defechereux T, Joins J. Adant Jp, Hamoir E. Meurisse M. Service Anesthesie Reanimation, Universite de Liege, Rev Med Liege, 1998 Jul;53(7):414-8.

Hypnosis was recognized by the American Medical Association in 1958 as a legitimate treatment method for applications in both medicine and dentistry.

Books and resources

  • Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Meguel Ruiz
  • The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn
  • Self Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem by Matthew Mckay and Patrick Fanning
  • Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
  • The Mood Cure: the 4-Step Program to Take Charge of Your Emotions Today by Julia Ross
  • Delivered From Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder by Edward M. Hallowell and John J Ratey
  • For CDs in a variety of Guided Imagery: Bellaruth Naperstek- on HealthyJourneys.com