Hypnotherapy and Emotional Freedom Techniques Clinical Research

Go to Research.EFTuniverse.com and http://energypsych.org/research to view over 110 articles on clinical studies on depression, anxiety, pain reduction, phobias, weight issues and athletic performance using emotional freedom techniques.

For clinical research into Hypnotherapy you can go to –

  • The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
  • The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
  • Journal of Consulting  and Clinical Psychology

Here is a small list of some of the extensive research commissioned over recent decades that demonstrates the effectiveness of hypnotherapy.

87% Reported abstinence from Tobacco use with Hypnosis

Performance by gender in a stop-smoking program combining hypnosis and aversion, Johnson D.L., Karkut R.T. Adkar Assoc., Inc., Bloomington, Indiana Psychol Rep. 1994 Oct; 75 (2) : 851-7 pmid: 7862796 [Pub Med – indexed for MEDLINE]

90% Success rate for Smoking Cessation using Hypnosis

University of Washington School of Medicine, Depts. of Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2001 July: 49(3): 257-66 Barber J.,

81% Reported they had stopped Smoking after Hypnosis

Texas A&M University, System Health Science Centre, College of Medicine, College Station, TX USA Int J. Clin Exp Hypn. 2004 Jan;52(1):73-81.  Clinical hypnosis for smoking cessation: preliminary results of a three-session intervention, Elkins GR, Rajab MH.

Hypnosis most effective says largest study ever 3 times as effective as Patch and 15 times as effective as willpower

University of Iowa, Journal of Applied Psychology, How One in Five Give up Smoking, October, 1992 (Also New Scientist, October 10, 1992)

Hypnosis over 30 times as effective Weight Loss

Cochrane, Gordon; Friesen, J. (1986).  Hypnotherapy in weight loss treatment.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 54 489-492.

Hypnosis subjects lost more weight than 90% of others and kept it off

University of Connecticut, Storrs Allison DB, Faith MS.  Hypnosis as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy for obesity: a meta-analytical reappraisal. J Consult Clin Psychol.  1996; 64(3) : 513-516.

Hypnosis group with stress reduction achieved significantly more weight loss than the other two treatments (60 obese patients with sleep apnea)

J Stradling, D Roberts, A Wilson & F Lovelock, Chest Unit, Church Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7LJ, UK.

Hypnosis reduces the pain of headaches and anxiety

Melis PM, Roolmans W, Spierings EL, Hoogduin CA, Treatment of chronic tension-type headache with hypnotherapy: a single-blind time controlled study, Headache 1991; 31 (10) 686-9.

Hypnosis can more than double the effects of traditional weight loss approaches

University of Connecticut, Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology in 1996 (Vol. 64, No. 3, pgs 517-519).

Hypnosis reduces the frequency and intensity of migraines

Anderson JA, Basker MA, Dalton R, Migraine and Hypnotherapy, International Journal of Clinical abd Experimental Hypnosis.

Hypnosis shows 77% success rate for Drug Addiction

Intensive Therapy: Utilizing Hypnosis in the Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders.  Potter, Greg, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Jul 2004.

Raised Self Esteem & Serenity. Lowered impulsivity and Anger

American Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy (a publication of the American Psychological Association 2004 Apr;46(4):281-297.