Hypnosis is one of the most powerful habit-changing processes you will ever experience. The idea is to activate your conscious and your subconscious mind to make changes in your body or your life.
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A hypnosis session is actually a guided meditation. The patient is fully dressed, lying on a massage table or seated in a comfortable chair and the practitioner leads the patient through a story with physical cues and repetition, designed to activate the physical and subconscious mind. At the end of a session, a patient is given an mp3 to listen to when falling asleep to reinforce the changes.  Hypnosis is extremely effective for stopping smoking, weight-loss and shifting other habitual behavior.