Hypnotic techniques for smoking control and psychogenic impotence

Am J Clin Hypn. 1990 Jan;32(3):147-53. doi: 10.1080/00029157.1990.10402818.


In the past 35 years I have used a variety of hypnotic techniques to help patients stop smoking. The most successful method has been to see the patient for 3 consecutive days with a follow-up session about 3 weeks later. With this technique, about 81% of patients stopped smoking. Psychogenic impotence has many possible causes and must be approached with an understanding of the dynamics involved. However, hypnotic suggestions can be helpful in restoring erectile function. I have used the technique described here with almost 3000 patients with a success rate of 88%.

MeSH terms

  • Erectile Dysfunction / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Hypnosis / methods*
  • Male
  • Smoking / therapy*
  • Suggestion