ERIC Number: ED132465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Hypnosis and Smoking: A Five-Session Approach.
Watkins, Helen H.
An active five-session, individualized treatment approach to the stopping of smoking is described. This approach emphasized the following: (a) the feedback, in and out of hypnosis, of the client's own reasons for quitting, (b) the visualization of both positive and negative smoking experiences meaningful to the client, (c) maintaining contact with the client by telephone, (d) the use of meditation during hypnosis to obtain further individualized motives and mobilize inner fighting resources to kick the habit, and (e) self-hypnosis. After six months, 75% of those treated were nonsmokers. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (San Diego, California, February, 1973)