Freedom from smoking: Integrating hypnotic methods and rapid smoking to facilitate smoking cessation

  title={Freedom from smoking: Integrating hypnotic methods and rapid smoking to facilitate smoking cessation},
  author={Joseph Barber},
  journal={International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis},
  pages={257 - 266}
  • J. Barber
  • Published 1 July 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Abstract Hypnotic intervention can be integrated with a Rapid Smoking treatment protocol for smoking cessation. Reported here is a demonstration of such an integrated approach, including a detailed description of treatment rationale and procedures for such a short-term intervention. Of 43 consecutive patients undergoing this treatment protocol, 39 reported remaining abstinent at follow-up (6 months to 3 years posttreatment). 
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