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The Promise of Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation

April 14, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT

The Promise of Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation

Presented by Joseph P. Green


Friday, April 14, 2023

9:00AM-10:30AM PST / 11:00AM-12:30PM CST / 12:00PM-1:30PM EST


Event held online via Zoom. Link to access provided upon registration.


This program, when attended in its entirety, offers 1.5 CEs for Psychologists or 1.5 BBS California CEUs for LPCCs, LPSW, and LMFTs.


Workshop Description:

Over 20 million adults report attempting to quit smoking each year (CDC, 2022). This webinar will begin with a review of the health risks associated with smoking and discuss prevalence rates and consumption trends within the US and across the EU before discussing the rationale for including hypnosis within a multi- faceted program to achieve smoking cessation. Specifically, this webinar will detail the CBT-based program utilizing hypnosis, mindfulness, and acceptance-based strategies for smoking cessation. Participants will explore using implementation instructions to craft self-determination promoting suggestions. Further, we will discuss common obstacles and clinical considerations associated with the treatment of smokers using hypnosis.


Learning Objectives:

After attending this introductory-level presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Identify at least two empirical studies supporting the use of hypnosis for smoking cessation.

2. Differentiate authoritarian versus permissive suggestions and those based on implementation instructions

Program Standards and Goals:

This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.1: Program content focuses on application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that have overall consistent and credible empirical support in the contemporary peer reviewed scientific literature beyond those publications and other types of communications devoted primarily to the promotion of the approach.

This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 1: Program is relevant to psychological practice, education, and/or science. 


Workshop Schedule (shown in CST):

11:00 am – Event Begins

12:30 pm – Event Ends

Registration & Fees:

Community members: $65.00

SCEH Members/Faculty: $55.00

Students: $15.00

Refund Policy: 100% of tuition is refundable up to 48 hours before the program. Within 48 hours of the program, tuition is nonrefundable.



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Green, J.P., Laurence, J.-R., & Lynn, S.J. (2014). Hypnosis and psychotherapy: From Mesmer to mindfulness. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 1(2), 199-212. doi.org/10.1037/cns0000015

Green, J.P., & Lynn, S.J. (2017). A multifaceted hypnosis smoking cessation program: Enhancing motivation and goal attainment. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 65(3), 308-335. doi.org/10.1080/00207144.2017.1314740

Hasan, F.M., Zagarins, S.E., Pischke, K.M., Saiyed, S., Bettencourt, A.M., Beal, L., Macys, D., Aurora, S., & McCleary, N. (2014). Hypnotherapy is more effective than nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation: results of a randomized controlled trial. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 22(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2013.12.012

Lynn, S.J., Cardena, E., Green, J.P., & Laurence, J.-R. (2022). The case for clinical hypnosis: theory and researchbased do’s and don’ts for clinical practice. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 9(2), 187- 200. doi.org/10.1037/cns0000257


Target Audience: Psychologists, LCSWs, LMFTs, LCPCs, all mental health disciplines, graduate students welcome. Hypnosis practitioners. Members of SCEH and the TCSPP community.

Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.5 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to [email protected]. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are licensed outside of California please check with your local licensing agency to to determine if they will accept these CEUs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to offer continuing education programming for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in Sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code.

Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.

Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.

*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.