Breathe, Freedom! is a comprehensive stop-smoking program using self-hypnosis. Although smoking is viewed medically as a chronic relapsing condition, both psychological and medical research reveals that comprehensive smoking cessation programs boast as high as a 50% success rate after 12 months. Breathe, Freedom! includes not only the best known methods to help smokers quit, but also incorporates the best of what we know about hypnotic intervention. The book is written in story form while it includes a large resource guide and detailed methods. If you are a smoker, you are one of about 1.1 billion in the world. Ever wonder how that is possible given our current understanding of the hazards from longterm smoking? Ever wonder how you could quit easily by following a comprehensive stop smoking program? Breathe, Freedom! is the book you need.
About the author
Kevin Alderson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Calgary in 1978, followed by a Masters degree in clinical, school and community psychology in 1984. Before commencing doctoral studies, Dr. Alderson married, had two children, and then experienced his own coming out in 1993. The intensity of his struggle to find himself and become authentic was both tumultuous and exhilarating. Motivated by his desire to further understand his experience and that of others, he began a PhD program in counselling psychology at the University of Alberta in 1995. While there, he worked with persons who are HIV-positive and with others experiencing sexual and gender identity issues.