Is HypNosmoke Guaranteed? There is no such thing as a legitimate or legal guarantee about the effectiveness of any type of counseling or psychotherapy. Hypnosis is no exception. If another person could truly guarantee your behavior, wouldn’t that service be worth thousands of dollars? And wouldn’t there be a full money-back offer? You are the only person who can guarantee your own behavior — I can show you how to make and keep your own guarantees.
But They Offer A Lifetime Guarantee. Anyone offering a Lifetime Guarantee on any method to stop smoking is charging you in advance for future services, and overcharging for the time and quality of attention you will receive. Some franchised operations charge up to $800 dollars for a pre-scripted, one hour session that is “Guaranteed for Life.” You’ll notice that’s not a money back guarantee — it’s not even a promise that you’ll stop smoking — it’s just saying that you can repeat the same 60 minute session any time you want. They are selling a lifetime service plan on a very brief, generic service. In fact, that type of operation is more profitable by being less helpful — the less satisfied you are with your first claim against that guarantee, the less likely you are to ever come back again.
But They Claim To Have An XX% Success Rate. Legitimate counselors and therapists never advertise a numerical success rate for any kind of therapeutic process. When scientists publish success rates and percentage results about methods of tobacco cessation, they are subject to very rigid experimental controls, long term follow-up reporting and clinical accountability measures (such as nicotine testing) to verify claims of abstinence. If a hypnosis-related business advertises a 90% success rate, you can be sure they have not conducted an FDA-approved scientific study! Most likely they are saying something like, “We don’t receive complaints from 90% of our customers.” Success with any therapeutic process is an individual collaborative outcome between the client and the therapist, it can not be attributed to a particular technique or to the therapist alone.
How Successful Is HypNoSmoke? “Success rate” in tobacco cessation hypnosis is a combination of the therapist’s ability to teach and the client’s motivation to learn. With a client who is motivated to succeed, I know that we can achieve success because I will work with that person until they attain their desired goal, whatever that takes. Every client is different, so every process is different. I only make two appointments per day to make sure that I have up to 4 hours available for each client, so that I never have to rush anyone. If additional time is needed, I do not charge for immediate follow up sessions or telephone support. The best proof of my ability to help my clients succeed is in the verbal comments and written testimonials I receive from them, also in the fact that about half of all new clients I meet each month are referrals from former clients, doctors, dentists, businesses and hospitals.