Host: 97.7 KCRR Classic Rock from Thin Lizzy, the boys are back in town and the boy is back in town. On the phone with us the hypnotist himself, Mark Patrick, how are you sir?
Mark: Thanks for having me on.
Host: Hey, not a problem at all. And ugh where are you right? I know you do a lot of traveling, where are you right now?
Mark: I am in New Jersey
Host: You’re in New Jersey, that’s a good place to be, right, right?
Host: Good enough. Now, you are a hypnotist and what you do is you help people lose weight and quit smoking under hypnosis, and that is what you are going to do when you come to Waterloo, Five Sullivan Bros. Convention Center downtown Waterloo it is going to be October 16, 5:30-7:30 will be the weight loss clinic and then from 8-10 will be the stop smoking clinic, and how do you make that happen? How do you make somebody not have to use willpower through hypnosis to do what they want to do?
Mark: Well here is the thing with will power and this is the biggest misconception is that you need willpower to change habits. Will power is the conscious behavior when you change a habit and that is what we do during hypnosis. A habit is a thousand times more powerful than any type of willpower so it’s all about changing your habits, whether they are stop smoking behaviors or weight loss behaviors.
Host: Alright and you guarantee this 100% don’t you Mark?
Mark: Absolutely. We’ve been doing this stuff for 17 years, and we have a great track record and a great following, and we’ve got some incredible success all over the country.
Host: Alright, so we are going to have a bunch of people there, and they are going to try to get under hypnosis. Now, not everybody can’t be hypnotized, is that correct?
Mark: Well, here is the thing. Absolutely everybody can be hypnotized. Most people’s perception of hypnosis is what you see on TV or stage hypnosis shows where you see people barking, clucking, doing all these crazy silly things. When you go into hypnosis, here is how simple it is: Every single day of your life. When you drive in your car a long distance and you zone out, you go over the last 20,30,40,50 miles and you think wow that was a blink of the eye, you just went into a light hypnotic or alpha state. When you go to bed at night, before you are fully asleep, you enter into a state of consciousness, known as an alpha state. You wake up in that state in the morning. So if you want to know how it feels, it is a very light state of awareness so that is what we are going to put everybody into during the hypnosis session.
Host: Alright, and during that time under hypnosis, you give them clues or keys to help them deal with what they are dealing with, correct.
Mark: Well here is how smoking working. Every smokers will you tell you this – they love to smoke even if they know it is killing them. If you are listening right now and you are a smoker, you are conditioned or hypnotized through a series of events in your life that made you smoke. Think about when you were a child and you played with candy cigarettes. You smoked them, you ate them, you had a first experience with pleasure towards smoking long before you ever lit up your first cigarette, so what we are going to do during a hypnosis session is this: we are going to put all of the smokers back into the scenes in which you smoke right now: cup of coffee in the morning, break at work, driving and smoking, stress, and we are going to break those mental connections, and then put you back into those scenes as a healthy non-smoker.
We are going to associated all the things in your life, real things that give you pleasure towards becoming and remaining a non-smoker. Now, when you get out of hypnosis, here is what happens: that pleasure association is gone, those connections are gone, and you are able to be around other smokers and not want to smoke, and be in full control.
Host: This is the most inexpensive way you can stop smoking, isn’t it? I mean really, for $49.99 very inexpensive you get to go and you get hypnotized, Mark’s going to help you trigger those sensations, all those things he just talked about, and you’re going walk out of there once again and not want to smoke anymore. And for $49.99 I don’t think it gets any easier than that Mark.
Mark: Even if you are not even sure you can be hypnotized, even if you are a little bit skeptical. I’ve found that the most skeptical clients are this: usually highly analytical personalities. Sometimes teachers, engineers, people in law enforcement. They are actually the best clients to hypnotize once you teach them what to expect during a hypnosis session.
Host: Yes, it’s going to be a great time and it’s very easy. Once again, it is Thursday, October 16, Five Sullivan Bros. Convention Center, 5:30-7:30 is weight loss, 8-10 is the quit smoking and you show up a half hour before the session starts to register and seats are limited so you’re going to want to get there asap, but $49.99 to quit smoking, to lose weight, you’re not going to find any helpful scenarios out there that are that inexpensive with the results that Mark is promising. It’s going to be a great time, and if nothing else, very educational.
Host: That’s what we are looking for. Mark, always a pleasure man, thank you so much for calling in today. I do appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks. We are going to make sure we make this place a healthier place to live, thanks to you man.
Mark: Thanks for having me on.
Host: Alright, if you want to find more about Mark, you can head to his website, markpatrickseminars.com and you can find out all those good success stories. Just head there or go to kcrr.com we are going to link right to his page, right on our page on 97.7 KCRR.