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What happens to me during hypnosis for quitting smoking?

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There is debate about how hypnosis works. Some people believe that when you are hypnotized, you relax and concentrate more, and are more willing to listen to suggestions, such as giving up smoking. Although you appear to be in a trance during hypnosis, you're not unconscious. You are still aware of your surroundings, and you can't be made do to anything against your will.

From: Hypnosis for Quitting Smoking WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Guide to Quitting Smoking."

National Cancer Institute, "Quitting Smoking: Why to Quit and Where to Get Help."

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis: "Facts About Hypnosis: What is Clinical Hypnosis?"

Barnes, J.   2010 Oct 6. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews,

Tahiri, M. 2012 June. The American Journal of Medicine,

American Cancer Society: "Other Methods of Quitting Smoking."

 

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 14, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Guide to Quitting Smoking."

National Cancer Institute, "Quitting Smoking: Why to Quit and Where to Get Help."

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis: "Facts About Hypnosis: What is Clinical Hypnosis?"

Barnes, J.   2010 Oct 6. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews,

Tahiri, M. 2012 June. The American Journal of Medicine,

American Cancer Society: "Other Methods of Quitting Smoking."

 

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 14, 2019

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