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My interest in hypnosis began many years ago when I played in a band that opened for various other artists.  Among the artists was Dr. R.E. Bellows.  I was fascinated with how people reacted on stage when under hypnosis.  When I talked with Dr. Bellows about hypnosis, I learned how it was not only a venue of entertainment, but a means to help people better their lives.  

Hypnosis: Motivational, Educational and Entertaining

Rick travels throughout the United States speaking on the benefits of hypnosis for self-motivation, stress management, sports enhancement, drug abuse programs, study habits and many other life enhancing topics as well as presenting highly entertaining Stage Hypnosis programs for schools, colleges, universities, churches, organizations and corporations.

Rick Minter, CMH is an excellent resource for Stage Show Hypnosis and Motivational Speaking engagements. Select this link to learn more and book your next event
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Hypnosis Article Posts

Watch for new articles published on this blog and links to Ezine articles. Each article will describe how hypnosis can be used as a primary choice of treatment for self-improvement, relationships, sports enhancement, tobacco use and so much more. You will also learn how hypnosis can be used as an appropriate adjunct to biological or psychotheraputic techniques.

Browse this blog to select the topics that interest you most. However, once you begin don't be surprised if you find yourself reading all of them!

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Case studies - the use of Hypnosis to stop smoking

Freedom from smoking: integrating hypnotic methods and rapid smoking to facilitate smoking cessation: Of 43 consecutive patients undergoing this treatment protocol, 39 reported remaining abstinent at follow-up (6 months to 3 years post-treatment). This represents a 90.6% success rate using hypnosis. Reference: University of Washington School of Medicine, Depts. of Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2001 Jul;49(3):257-66. Barber J.

Smoke Free International: A comparison of hypnosis to quit smoking and hypnosis combined with NLP reported a 95% success rate using hypnosis combined with NLP and 51% using hypnosis alone. Reference: Smoke Free International's Proprietary Method - http://www.smokefreeinternational.com/report.php

Performance by gender in a stop-smoking program combining hypnosis and aversion: A field study of 93 male and 93 female CMHC outpatients examined the facilitation of smoking cessation by using hypnosis. At 3-mo. follow-up, 86% of the men and 87% of the women reported continued abstinence using hypnosis. Reference: Johnson DL, Karkut RT. - Adkar Associates, Inc., Bloomington, Indiana. Psychol Rep. 1994 Oct;75(2):851-7. PMID: 7862796 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Clinical hypnosis for smoking cessation: preliminary results of a three-session intervention: Thirty smokers enrolled in an HMO were referred by their primary physician for treatment. Twenty-one patients returned after an initial consultation and received hypnosis for smoking cessation. At the end of treatment, 81% of those patients reported that they had stopped smoking, and 48% reported abstinence at 12 months post-treatment. Reference: Texas A&M University - System Health Science Center College of Medicine, USA. - Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2004 Jan;52(1):73-81.

Guided health imagery for smoking cessation and long-term abstinence: Study of 71 smokers showed that after a two-year follow up, patients that quit with hypnosis were twice as likely to still be smoke-free than those who quit on their own. Reference: Wynd CA. - Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2005; 37:3, pages 245-250

Descriptive outcomes of the American Lung Association of Ohio hypnotherapy smoking cessation program: Group hypnosis, evaluated at a less effective success rate than individualized hypnosis (at 22%). However, still demonstrated here as more effective than drug interventions. Reference: Ohio State University, College of Nursing, Columbus 43210, USA

How One in Five Give Up Smoking: Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit. A meta-analysis, statistically combining results of more than 600 studies of 72 000 people from America and Europe to compare various methods of quitting. On average – hypnosis was over three times as effective as nicotine replacement methods and 15 times as effective as trying to quit alone. Reference: October 1992. - (Also New Scientist October 10, 1992) - University of Iowa - Journal of Applied Psychology