A scientifically informed intervention to help smokers quit for life, based in cognitive-behavioral therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation: A Scientifically Informed Intervention presents a comprehensive program developed by noted experts to help smokers achieve their goal of life-long abstinence from smoking. This brief, cost-effective intervention, called The Winning Edge, incorporates state-of-the-science advances and best clinical practices in the treatment of tobacco addiction and offers participants a unique blend of strategies based on cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and hypnotic approaches to achieve smoking cessation. This valuable treatment guide, developed and refined over the past 30 years, provides all of the information necessary for health care providers to implement the program on a group or individual basis.
This important resource:
• Provides a detailed, step-by-step guide to conducting the program, with scripts for providers and handouts for participants
• Explains the scientific basis for the many strategies of cognitive, behavioral, and affective change in The Winning Edge program
• Contains information for treatment providers on frequently asked questions, adapting and tailoring the program to the needs of participants, and overcoming challenges, ambivalence, and resistance to stop smoking
Written for a wide audience of mental health professionals, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation: A Scientifically Informed Intervention offers a comprehensive, science-based approach to help participants achieve their goal of a smoke-free life.
About the Authors:
JOSEPH P. GREEN, PHD, is Professor of Psychology at The Ohio State University, Lima. Elected President of APA Div.30 Society for Psychological Hypnosis three times, he conceptualizes hypnotic phenomena as resulting from social, cognitive, motivational, and interpersonal variables.
STEVEN JAY LYNN, PHD, is distinguished Professor of Psychology, Binghamton University, SUNY. Lynn's research interests include dissociation, memory, mindfulness/acceptance, hypnosis, experimental psychopathology, and science versus pseudoscience.