Cancer Screening Not Keeping Track With Cures

Cancer Screening Not Keeping Track With Cures

Cancer Screening Take Up Rates Are Falling.

I am feeling well.   YES – I AM FEELING WELL – VERY WELL AND I have cancer!

It has been strange for me this year as I learned in February that I have a tumour with some smaller deposits in my abdomen and in my lungs.

Why Strange?

Well because here we are in November and I still have not got any symptoms and YES I am still feeling well – even though my treatment has now started.

No symptoms – but a secret, silent, hidden cancer.

I will tell you my story below – but first of all let me explain why I am writing this blog.

[The figures I quote in this blog are from UK studies]

50% of Briton’s will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes.  So this is an issue which will affect every family.

But even with this alarming statistic I read this in the paper this week: levels for breast cancer screening are at their lowest for a decade according to NHS digital data.  NHS figures showed uptake of screening checks for cervical cancer fell for the fourth year to hit 71.4% in 2017-18.

What a crying shame as early cancer diagnosis makes all the difference to treatment outcome.

In fact – UK cancer survival rates have fallen to the bottom half of world league tables for seven cancers and only come in the top 10 for two.

This is really disturbing when you look at what is possible with early detection and screening.

A pilot program in Manchester recently scanned more than 2500 people in three deprived areas of the city where lung cancer is more prevalent and discovered 46 cases of cancer. Of these 80% were early stage one, the scheme funded by the Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups and Macmillan Cancer Support has quadrupled the early diagnosis rates for lung cancer in Manchester

https://www.raconteur.net/healthcare/early-diagnosis-cancer

The difficulty is that the majority of cancers present with vague symptoms and are much more likely to be something else.

  • headaches are rarely brain tumors,
  • abdominal pains, rarely bowel cancer,
  • lower back pain and tightness, rarely, kidney cancer

GPs (doctors) are gatekeepers and have to decide which merit urgent investigation. Money and politics get in the way!  Why the GP practices are not working well to achieve good fast referrals will be for another blog.

This week, the former National Director of cancer Professor Sir Mike Richardson published a report on how NHS treatment could be transformed and speeded up. It is driven by the new understanding that delays of a few months really matter.   It requires a radical rethink, including investment in many more machines and staff so that diagnostic tests can be done far more rapidly alerting people to the importance of having their symptoms seen at the earliest point, more screening and specialist cancer centers and pushing GPs to refer anyone whose chance of cancer is higher than 3%.

Let Me Tell You My Story Which Has a Quirky Twist and a Touch of Romance.

I had cancer of the kidney five years ago, which I discovered through finding blood in my urine. So I had a clear symptom and followed up right away. I had that kidney removed and have been for yearly follow up since.

This year was the fifth anniversary, and in February I went along to see my consultant surgeon, Mr Wedderburn at Bournemouth hospital.

All was looking good – bloods were fine, my renal function from the remaining kidney was good. I felt well. So Mr Wedderburn said that he would get a scan done and if that was ok I could be discharged from his care.

Three days after I had the scan a letter arrived with an appointment (I nearly wrote invitation :-)) to see the consultant. It had been two years since my previous scan and a tumour had not been apparent at all then. However now two years later there was a growth near to where the kidney was originally – but also there were some new small deposits including in my lungs.

The thing to stress is that from that day in February right through to this day in November – I have had no indication or symptoms that anything is wrong. Everything normal, pilates classes, badminton and daily walks all carried on as usual. A strange situation really – knowing you have cancer but totally well. A fortunate scan giving earlier warning and earlier treatment.

Isn’t Life Strange – Location – Randomisation – ROMANCE thrown in.

Bournemouth – 5 miles from home

My starting point was locally. I was referred to Dr Delgart an Oncologist at Bournemouth.

In a nutshell – the cancer cells that I have are papillary. Now that apparently is not good as clear cancer cells respond more easily to the standard treatment currently available. Trust me to have the wrong sort!

However the doctors world being very research based meant that Dr Geldart had colleagues working elsewhere that were doing clinical research into the papillary cells that I have.

Southampton – 30 miles from home

So from Bournemouth – I was referred to Dr Wheater in Southampton  where they were hoping to start the new clinical trial in September.

The study has a great name SUNNIFORECAST which is a European randomised phase 2 study of Sunitinub/Ipilumumab immunitherapy. Basically attacking the tumours with two antibodies at the same time.

I had another scan arranged for September and with a bit of luck I would meet all the right criteria (checking other things medically such as my heart background – heart attack and stroke in the past!) That scan showed that the tumour was growing slowly.

However a disappointment. In September it became clear that the clinical trial was not going to start till next year.

BUT here was the big surprise for me!

Dr Wheater also had a colleague who was going to start the Clinical Study in London at the Royal Free Hospital and that had the go ahead to start in November.

Royal Free Hospital – Hampstead, London – 120 miles from home

The Royal Free is a 120 mile journey from my home in Poole – but the thing that made it attractive was because I had worked there for four years as a Charge Nurse on a Surgical Ward in the 1970s.
AND
I had also met my wife Barbara there as she was a student nurse when I first got to know her. She came to work on my ward as a staff nurse when she finished her training and – well – I was her boss then. (Guess she is the boss now).  Love her.

Anyway it is an area of London we both love. I was due to start my treatment at the Royal Free on Monday and so we made a weekend of it.  We spent last weekend around Hampstead and the picture is me and Babs with our daughter Zoe and a friend of hers.

My Clinical Trial For a New Combination Of Immunotherapy Infusions.

Doctor Boleti is my new Oncologist and she has a terrific team at the Royal Free. My real champion has been the renal cancer research nurse Anna Pejovik who has arranged tight schedules for investigations and frankly everything!!

I had one concern because there is a slight lottery about all of this.

It is a randomised trial and there is a chance that you will be selected for the old treatment rather than the new therapy. I prayed that the computer would pull my name out and it did. A week ago Anna rang me to say that I would be getting the new combination immunotherapy and it would start on Monday.

After the treatment on Monday all has been well. No side effects to date!  AND Yes I am Feeling Well!

I Am Telling My Story Here For a Couple of Reasons.

1. Cancer Treatment is changing fast and Immunotherapy is the name of the game.

My journey over just a few months show how much is changing and new treatments are emerging all of the time. Dr Boleti told me that dealing with cancer is like control of any chronic condition, and that most people will die from some other cause.

In last weekends Times Supplement there was an article about James Allison who was one of the first research scientists looking into Immunotherapy.

The long article was entitled (which I can’t give you the URL link because it is a paid subscription)

‘Immunotherapy could revolutionise care for cancer patients. So is this the end of chemotherapy as we know it?’

Quote from Times Article:

Cut, burn, poison, aka surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, were the options for cancer sufferers. But one man had other ideas. James Allison pursued his belief in immunotherapy for years when the medical world was doubtful. No longer. Last month he won the Nobel prize for medicine (with help from his brilliant colleagues and brainy wife – Dr Sharma). Now his research is changing everything we know about treating cancer.

What do I owe this man and his team?

And yes, it is quite amazing that treatments like the chemotherapy treatments (which I was involved with at times in my nursing days)  that we hear about from the past, which were pretty onerous and very toxic drugs – have now been replaced by much better treatments.

2. Cancer Screening

I was lucky because my original cancer was obvious because of the bleeding. The cancer this time was not obvious but post surgery after care highlighted the problem.

So I got my scan 9 months ago and the secret, silent, hidden cancer was revealed.   If my cancer had got to the stage where I was showing symptoms  … need I say more.

The answer is to really improve our screening rates. Get those take up figures rising.

Depending on your age, sex, occupation – there are various screening checks available.   PLEASE seek them out and give yourself a better chance of picking up any issues early.

Cancer Screening picks up the problems before symptoms occur and at an early stage where the treatment and control will have a better chance to work.  The solutions and treatments are improving daily.

Big Letters to Shout Again – KEEP YOUR SCREENING UP TO DATE!

Please share this blog message – it is so important to emphasise the need for early access.

Retirement or Part Time Online Income – Maybe For You?

Retirement or Part Time Online Income – Maybe For You?

This Online Income Secret Plan

I have been working all this year to put together my Hypnosis For Streaming package with a simple online income plan for affiliates

The real SECRET is to read this page and take ACTION. 

Any questions at all JUST call me on 07401 719619 or Skype keithaw2k1 me.

Online Income – No Age Barrier – Please Read This And Fully Understand My Plan.

 

Each week I join a group of people on a weekly masterclass in internet marketing and making online income.   In fact the timing of the online meeting is a nuisance to me because I have to get back from badminton and am always hot and disheveled – we are visible on the screen to other participants – I might not look good but it is great that they can’t smell me.

The participants on the Zoom (great webinar service) masterclass call are a great source of knowledge – and I never want to miss the session.  I will tell you more about David and Jen who run this group, below.

The participants all have different niches products, experience etc.  One lady is a gardener and she is learning how to put out information products about her field.

The Online Income Issue

There is a fundamental issue though with making money online.  You need to know how to do it. 

It doesn’t just happen.  When doing anything online – you have to learn a few tricks to make things happen. 

The knowledge you need gets labeled as Internet Marketing;

  • building mailing lists
  • driving traffic
  • social media promotion
  • etc etc and so on – always more to learn

Yes – Lots to learn – but great fun when you begin to see the action happening and income coming in.

All Great If You Have Products – But What if You Don’t?

Well – One of the best ways to make money online is to sell other peoples products.

NO that is not strictly TRUE  —  It is about pre-selling – but that is part of the training.

Affiliate programs are what you join and GUESS WHAT!  I have one which I am inviting you to join.  More about that below – but first of all some background knowledge – an inside look into my thinking. 

 

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BACKGROUND:

[**PLEASE NOTE** I Have Moved Away From This BUT It Explains Why I Made Big Changes]

 

Last year I set up an affiliate program for an online E-commerce store  –  HypnosisForDownload.com.

What we have at ‘Hypnosis for Download’ are well over 200 evergreen products to promote. They are audios and videos that are downloadable and sell worldwide – with immediate delivery.

Ideal evergreen products – great value and we have  zero refunds.
Digital for immediate Delivery –
Good products, worldwide audience.

Now obviously I can advertise the website and sell the products myself – and I do – but my aim is much more ambitious than that.

I WANT to welcome some affiliates, BECAUSE promotion by others is preferable and adds social proof.

My original approach to get affiliates seemed sensible but in reality I was wrong – and I realised I needed to change my approach.

What was my mistake?

I assumed that the best affiliates would be hypnotherapists as they would have the knowledge of the subject and would be able to pre-sell potential purchasers. 

That may well be true – BUT what most of them didn’t have was the internet marketing training and knowledge.  Most of them did not know how to attract traffic, build mailing lists and attract targeted potential clients via social media.

We had a couple of affiliates who made some money but I began to question whether the the affiliates needed to be hypnotherapists. Mmmmmmm !! ??

The  most important thing is that new affiliates need to know all about the products AND have training.

Everything Was Evaluated Early This Year.

 The  conclusions were clear and can be summed up in this short list

  1. The affiliate program software we had used was not great – find better
  2. The problem with the promoting individual products in our store was too complicated – make the affiliate package simpler.
  3. The internet was now very mobile and downloading of products was a nuisance – better to be streamed and deliverable to any internet connected device.
  4. The affiliates on board needed more training – and I was not the best person to provide that – I was already a member of  NAMS and I knew they were the team to work with.
  5. The affiliates do not need to be hypnotherapists – as long as they have some access to the products and understand how to build lists and get traffic etc.
  6. There was no commitment from many potential affiliates that joined and took NO ACTION – so get them to be paying members before offering them affiliate links.
So a new strategy was essential.  It looked formidable AND it has been a lot of work- BUT IT IS NOW all in place and getting the message out there is now the task ahead for me.

I have an online income plan in place and I would like you to join me. 

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OK!  –

HERE IS MY LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE

NEW ONLINE INCOME STRATEGY

THE STEPS and WHY

1. A Streaming Hypnosis Membership (Netflix type approach)
The members have all of the audios and videos available to members.   High Value because £1500 (and rising) worth of audios and videos available on all digital devices with wifi or telephone access anywhere in the world.

2. Simple Affiliate Programme and Recurring Monthly Income.
The great advantage for affiliates is that a membership offers MONTHLY 50% payments.

[SECRET – just see what is on offer – you pay £7.50 to join – get your affiliate code and just ONE new member gets you £3.75 monthly.  Introduce 2 Members and you have FREE Membership.  Oh and of course Multiply that up for monthly income – you can do the maths.] 

So what you may need training.

3. Training – I Strongly Recommend that You Join NAMS Membership.
Above I was writing about NAMS marketing membership.  You can be trained to be a great affiliate for my streaming hypnosis – but of course following David and Jen you will ALSO be able to promote many online products.

[SECRET – The same situation applies.  As a NAMS Insider you will also get the opportunity to be an affiliate – and get 50% commission for new members  – Two new members in and you have FREE training!]

4. Both Affiliate Programmes Are Only Available To Members.
If you want to be a successful (and some affiliates are super successful) then you need to know and enjoy the product you are promoting.  If you are a member you have every opportunity to use the product and speak about it from first hand knowledge.  Your recommendations will be authentic and will ring true. 

To put it bluntly ‘No BS’

hypnosis streaming membership and affiliate opportunity

Your Chance To Get Started Today By Checking Out Both Memberships

1. Hypnosis For Streaming – Three Days

What I have on offer to you right now is three days access to the Hypnosis For Streaming membership site.  Free Access with no obligation.  Please take a look and I will be available to you to answer any questions.

1. NAMS Insiders Club – 14 Days Trial Access For $1

As I mentioned above I am a member of this group run by David and his daughter Jen. During the 14 Days you will be able to take in the amazing array of resources and training available in the membership area. The Integrity and

I am not suggesting for a moment that you get the internet market training just to promote our products.  The fact is there are countless affilate projects and the training with David will help you acquire the skills.

Don’t forget – you can join and with your affiliate links find potential members (much as I am doing here) to get further income for yourself.   Just two new members and you have your membership covered.

Having been around the scene for many years I can tell you that there is an abundance of poor internet training online. – I can put my hand on my heart and tell you that David and Jen offer the best training resources I have come across online.

THE NEXT STEP FOR YOU

By Clicking The Button Below

  • You will get access to three days free no obligation access to the Hypnosis For Streaming membership   You will have a link to register.
  • You will also get to a page on Marketing Training NAMS website where you will be able to check out the amazing arrange of resources and training content for just $1.  This will give you 14 days to check out and link with me to ask any questions.

I have a few surprises up my sleeve for those of you who link up.  Get on board and it will be great to chat.  This is my baby – a retirement project and I welcome you along.

Clinical Hypnosis Audios

Clinical Hypnosis Audios

Audio Recordings For You:

I have some clinical hypnosis audios for you today recorded by Adam Eason. (see below)

Body To The Mind

But first of all I will tell you about how I met Adam and got interested in the field. 

The last eight years of my nursing career were out in Muscat Oman where I was helping to set up a Nurse Training School at the University Hospital. 

My wife and I returned with our two kids to Poole in Dorset.

In Oman I had begun to create websites for businesses (Antique Dealers) from the UK and the intention was to begin a web design business.  In 1996 we returned home to get the business going.

Crazy in many ways because I was a little bit early.  I spent a large amount of time showing businesses what internet websites looked like and trying to persuade them they needed a website.

One of the ways I got new clients was through Network meetings and I joined BNI.  At the heart of every BNI meeting throughout the world is the “BNI 60 Second Slot”. This is each member’s opportunity to educate everyone at their meeting – members and visitors alike about their business.

One of the people I met was a hypnotherapist called Adam Eason.  I enjoyed listening to his 60 second presentations.  There are so many myths and misunderstandings about how hypnosis works. 

I knew very little about clinical hypnotherapy before I met Adam – but that was about to change.

Before I tell you tomorrow more about my own introduction to the subject I will offer you these audios to listen to.

Introduction To Self-Hypnosis and Self-Hypnosis Sessions Audios

One audio is an Introduction from Adam with a simple introduction to clinical hypnosis.

The other two are self-hypnosis sessions.

Teach Yourself Self-Hypnosis

by Adam Eason | Hypnosis Session

Safe Controlled Relaxation

by Adam Eason | Hypnosis Session

Enjoy!

Physical and Mental Health

Physical and Mental Health

Wats-on With Physical and Mental Health

This website domain is  Wats-on.net  and the tag line is Physical and Mental Health.   My blog Wats-on my Mind is my retirement project to get as many people as possible using hypnosis and psychological techniques in their everyday lives.

The extraordinary thing about our bodies is that so  much is governed directly from our powerful organ the brain.

Get control of those thoughts!

I was hospital nursing for 30 years and I have to admit that most people working directly with everyday illnesses, surgery etc can be very busy – oh and HOW BUSY!

The emotions, fears and anxiety of patients going through the clinical scenario can be less than ideal.   No bad intent from the staff, but the administrative pressures, time pressures and safety issues, money pressures all reduce the time available.

Nursing tried to do something about this.

I was involved when something called the Nursing Process was introduced which was a scientific method to ensure the quality of patient care.

The 5 Steps of the Nursing Process

Assessment Phase

The first step of the nursing process is assessment. During this phase, the nurse gathers information about a patient’s psychological, physiological, sociological, and spiritual status.

Diagnosing Phase

Nurse making an educated judgment about health problems of a patient – eg sleep deprivation

Planning Phase

Once a patient and nurse agree on the diagnoses, a plan of action can be developed.  The Nursing Interventions Classification may also be used as a resource for planning.

Implementing Phase 

The implementing phase is where the nurse follows through on the decided plan specific to each patient.

Evaluation Phase

Evaluation to determine of the goals for patient wellness have been met.

Still not Getting To The Mental Issues

I can only talk in general terms and my comments here are fairly sweeping.

The thing is that nursing leaders had realised that the clinical interventions be they medical or surgical could have a great effect on the well-being of the patient.

Of course I worked directly with doctors and witnessed the pressures on them – such as crazy number of overnight hours on call after a full days work –  so I am not knocking them – but their interest could often be focused on a specific area of the patients body.   Nurses had a more well-being holistic approach because of their closer relationship with the patient.

Despite these efforts by nurses to personalise the care and offer a secure, safe treatments, I still believe we did not begin to really get to grip with the mental aspects of the care.

For example I remember a patient who had changed quite suddenly.  He clearly was concerned and I was trying to establish whether something had happened with his family etc.  It was several days before I found out from a relative that he was concerned because a man had died in the ward, that he had been talking to.  He thought that the patient had the same condition as him and was convinced he was also not going to go home.  What is going on in a busy ward is very unsettling and a poor environem

Let me remind you what I said in my blog a couple of days ago.

The reason that I called my Blog ‘Wats-on My Mind’ is to introduce and educate as many as possible about controlling what goes on inside our heads.  As a nurse I realised that people with positive approach to their illness or surgery responded so much better than those that worried and were anxious.  My work with Adam and observing his hypnotherapy work reinforced that point.

My feeling that I had while I was nursing has been reinforced since I started working with Adam Eason a clinical Hypnotherapist.

Continued Tomorrow…

So what I will introduce you to tomorrow is a really fleeting look at what has influenced me since I retired from nursing in 1996.

You will hopefully understand why I link the mental and physical so closely.

For now just think about blushing – or sexual attraction and physical reaction to just seeing the person of your dreams.  Pretty powerful physical responses from thoughts.

Retirement Project – Stories and Getting To Know Me

Retirement Project – Stories and Getting To Know Me

STORIES COMING YOUR WAY DURING OCTOBER

I have a RETIREMENT PROJECT.  Shouted out loud with huge letters because it is EXCITING for me and hopefully for you.

Who wants to come along for the ride?  Well ….   let me not get ahead of myself.

During the last six months I have been setting up a membership area for my new  ‘Wats-On My Mind’ project.  Work, work and more work.

Now the promotion of the membership area begins and it is for a NEW audience(s)  – so all of the social media work begins.

First of all I want to tell you story after story about why I am setting up this is setting about a retirement project being 70, years old.

I am 71 years this month – which must seem a strange time to start something new, – BUT of course just wait for the story …

In fact many of my life decisions have been weird – but fantastic stories…

Any regrets? – NO.

Made awful mistakes at times – but what a way to learn.

The strange thing for me writing a blog is actually wanting to say too much at once.  As I am writing this – I am pulling back from stories today as I am trying to set out a structure and putting a plan in place.

So here it is – below is a basic plan of the areas I will cover if you follow my blog this month.

HEALTH – MENTAL AND PHYSICAL.

Health has has been my life.  I trained as a nurse when I was 21.  You will get  background to how I moved from being a electronics engineer – through a temporary job and on to a starting out in a job that was predominantly women in those days.  I loved being in a set of nursing recruits – 48 women and me and one other guy – hey the joy.   Stories…  well carefully selected stories

A confession though – I still admit that I  never really learned how women think – even with that constant exposure. Men are from Mars, Women from Venus.   Stories …

When I retired from nursing in 1996 – I set up a web design company.  One of my clients was a guy called Adam Eason who is a hypnotherapist.  Together we developed audio and video products, books and a training school.  What a fabulous subject hypnosis is – BUT very often totally misunderstood.  The shame is that so few people understand the power of the mind.  There is total ignorance about the subject –  Stories …

THE INTERNET

In fact, there are many stories about my introduction and growth on the internet.  For eight years I was out in the Muscat, Oman helping to commission a new hospital.  It was a University Hospital and while I was there I first came across the www – very basic but infancy of something very important.

I put up my first website about antiques in 1994. and been involved with 2500 websites since.  Can you even imagine the changes over those years.  Putting up my first website with a very slow modem over phones from the Middle East is the first of my Internet Stories…

PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET

Anyone wishing to run any sort of internet business needs help.  It is impossible to know it all.  Just keeping up with new developments is a full time job – without earning a penny.  During the month I will introduce you to some of my mentors and professional experts.   You will never get a recommendation from me about anyone suspect.   There may be the odd affiliate link – but again that will be explained and I will have always used the service or know the person that I am recommending.

I will introduce you to some of my online mentors and friends.

Oh boy!

I will introduce you to people that are mustard.

Let me give you an example – Paul Taubman

Paul is the man to turn to for WordPress Security.  I came across Paul and this challenge through a marketing membership – so more about Paul, David and Jen and others another day  – via stories.

MY RETIREMENT PROJECT – FROM PRODUCTS TO STREAMING MEMBERSHIP SERVICE

This is a time in life when I can really do what I want to do and not worry so much about the financial income, although income will be fine.  But it’s more about doing something that is enjoyable and worthwhile.

The reason that I called my Blog ‘Wats-on My Mind’ is to introduce and educate as many as possible about controlling what goes on inside our heads.  As a nurse I realised that people with positive approach to their illness or surgery responded so much better than those that worried and were anxious.  My work with Adam reinforced that point.

I am not a hypnotherapist or Cognitive Behavioural Therapist – BUT I have recorded hours of videos and audios and have indeed used hypnosis sessions for my own personal issues.    More stories…

OK – SO WHY THE STORIES THIS MONTH

My Secret Tip For Today.

If you have read yesterday’s blog you will see that I listen to podcasts every morning as I take my exercise walk.

This morning I listened to the 100th podcast recorded by a guy called Brandon Gaille.  I have listened to them all and what an education – all for free.  I feel I really know him though and that is the key point.

Here is a paragraph from his home page.   In fact this below is an introduction to many stories that punctuate his podcast.

Here is Brandon’s website – https://theblogmillionaire.com/

FROM BRAIN TUMOR TO 1 MILLION
After a brain tumor left him physically and mentally disabled, Brandon overcame the odds to regain his health so that he could help his pregnant wife beat breast cancer. Three years later he launched his blog, BrandonGaille.com. Within four months, his blog had surpassed 100,000 monthly visitors. Less than two years after his first post, there were over 1 million business owners reading Brandon’s blog every month.

The thing is that the stories improve the relationship.   I know and respect Brandon – and I have never met him.

MY SECRET EXPOSED

If you have found your way to the bottom of this blog post  then you may be somebody I am looking for.

I am looking for affiliates for my evergreen hypnosis membership website.   Affiliates care who they work with – rightly.

The most important issue for me is that anyone working with me – can understand me – trust me – know how I click and so on.

The stories I will tell you during October will help you get to know me – warts and all.  I will also have to add some video as well.  For you to comment and make contact – you will make my day.

Some personal stuff coming your way.

See you tomorrow.

Stop Smoking – Who Dunnit Story?

Stop Smoking – Who Dunnit Story?

Stop Smoking – A Who Dunnit Story?

Some Background First

Stop Smoking – Many hypnotherapists making impressive claims regarding hypnotherapy and stopping smoking.

Adam Eason (Hypnotherapist, Tutor and Author) wrote an article on his blog about the research:
https://www.adam-eason.com/what-is-the-actual-evidence-for-using-hypnosis-for-stopping-smoking/

Yes indeed, a fairly well-known UK hypnotherapist who markets her one-hour stop smoking programme actually also refers to the 1964 study by Von Dedenroth (conducted in 1964, published in American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis in 1968) who made these claims of a 94% success rate. She claims to have a ‘comparably high success rate’ and there are many others that use this study in their marketing literature if you google it.

Then Adam points out there have been several other bits of research since that have not been so convincing.

Then he points out:

However, however, however, all is not lost, oh no…

Racing to our rescue in the early 1990s, as featured in the New Scientist and referred to by many of us in the field, was published a study by Viswesvaran and Schmidt (1992) who had conducted a metaanalysis on 633 studies of smoking cessation which included a whopping 48 studies in the hypnosis category which they investigated.

This also had a total number of 6,020 participants. Which is impressive. Hypnosis did prove to be better and more effective than just about every other treatment it was compared to including nicotine replacement therapy and aversion techniques, yet still only really offering up a success rate far inferior to that of the Von Dedenroth 1968 study.

It is complex and there are other factors.

 

Stop Smoking Research

Our Stop Smoking Product Warning

In our Hypnosis For Download store we have a self-hypnosis product called ‘Stop Smoking Now’

But right at the top of the sales page we have the following copy:

Purchase Warning

Let me be honest with you.

Please please – do not buy this product if you REALLY DON’T want to give up smoking.

WHY?

The straight forward truth is because it won’t work. So you might as well save the purchase price of this product and buy another pack of cigarettes instead.

ALSO…

Please don’t buy this as a gift for someone else if they don’t REALLY WANT to give up smoking.

YOU SEE…

The absolutely essential first step is to WANT TO GIVE UP SMOKING

Hypnosis will work if you want your behaviour, addiction or whatever to change.

Without the desire – well forget it.

I like to think of hypnosis as the ‘willpower assistant’.

 

Now In My Last Blog

In my last blog   https://wats-on.net/hypnosis-and-hypnotherapy-control/

I pointed out this:

Many people who have used hypnosis will say the same thing. “I don’t know how it worked – but it did.”

Now The Stop Smoking Story

I remember Adam telling this story to a class of his hypnotherapy students.  Adam is a great story teller and this is not exactly word for word but the giso is there.

A man (who I will call John) came to see Adam at  his practice to stop smoking.   All the usual chats were done.  John made it clear that somebody had suggested hypnosis – but he himself, didn’t believe it could work because he was sure nobody could hypnotise him.

Adam tried to give him examples of how we are all in a trance like state at times, reading a book or watching a film.  Just think how absorbed you are and ignoring people around you.  What about calling a child downstairs for lunch – when does play and imagination not interfere.

John and Adam agreed to give it all a go.

The hypnosis induction was done and Adam could see that John’s eyes were flickering and that there were breathing changes.  In fact Adam knew that John was in hypnosis.  The stop smoking script was provided and after 20 minutes it was time for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and now you are back in your surroundings.

Well asked Adam “How was that”.

“No” says John, I can’t see that working.  I could hear you but I wasn’t hypnotised.

Adam then suggested that John wait till the next session in a weeks time to discuss it again.

During the week John rang Adam to tell him that even though he had paid for the next session that was no problem.  He wasn’t going to attend because he didn’t thing he could be hypnotised.

AND then came the funny bit.

John carried on by saying to Adam that he really didn’t need it now ANYWAY as he had manage to stop smoking all by himself.  He pointed out that he didn’t know how that had happened but he clearly didn’t need hypnosis.

Ha ha!

 

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