Using Hypnosis to Quit Bad Habits:
- One of the most important uses of hypnosis is its use in not only breaking unhealthy habits or creating healthy ones but in SUSTAINING beneficial change.
- SMOKING: Studies have shown that the success rate of using hypnosis to quit smoking versus spontaneously quitting is much higher.
- SLEEP: In a neurological study, healthy, young women took a 90-minute nap after listening to a hypnotic suggestion tape. The women who were deemed the most susceptible to hypnosis spent 80 percent more time in slow-wave sleep after listening to the hypnosis tape than they did after listening to a neutral spoken text.
Spiegel, D., E. J. Frischholz, J. L. Fleiss and H. Spiegel (1993). "Predictors of smoking abstinence following a single-session restructuring intervention with self-hypnosis." Am J Psychiatry 150(7): 1090-7.
Maren Cordi, Angelika Schlarb, Björn Rasch. Deepening sleep by hypnotic suggestions. Sleep. 37(6). June 1, 2014
“As a stressed out mom of four, there was no time to take care of myself. After my heart attack, I was motivated at first but was back to my old ways after six months. Hypnosis with Stacy has helped me make lasting change. I know I won’t smoke again and now really believe my exercise, healthy food and meditation keep the whole family happy.”
- Diana Ingalls
"My mind just runs at night. The heavy medicines made me feel groggy. The light ones didn't work. I listened to all of the guided meditations I could find and still couldn't sleep. Doing hypnosis with Stacy was different than with other hypnotherapists. The hypnosis helped me access patterns of causes of my anxiety, of which I had not been aware, even in many years of psychotherapy. My anxiety went away. I found myself continuing to listen to the hypnosis at night because I slept so much deeper with it than without."
- Thomas Quinn