Host: Hi. Chuck, operations manager here at Cherry Creek Media in Wenatchee and I’m on the phone with Mark Patrick right now from Mark Patrick Hypnosis. Mark, first of all, I got to tell you what a great seminar. And I got to tell you also that it works. My wife and I are down in weight and inches since the last seminar.
And you would think that you know, people would be skeptical and say, “How can you get hypnotized and stop eating and smoking.” So, I’ll let you tell everybody.
Mark: Well, first of all, thanks for having me on. And secondly, it’s actually okay to be a little bit skeptical about hypnosis. I think because most people’s perception of hypnosis is what the heck we see on TV or in a stage hypnosis show. You see people out of control, barking, clucking, you know. The analytical part of our brains says, “How can somebody get control over your mind?”
Host: Vegas stuff. Vegas stuff. Yes.
Mark: Yes. And here’s the way it works. We go into a hypnosis state every day. It’s a relaxed state of awareness. Every time you drive you zone out you go into a highway hypnosis, you forget your last 30, 40, 50 miles. Felt like it was five minutes. Time distortion took place. That’s highway hypnosis. Before you go to bed you go into a hypnotic state. When you wake up in the morning you’re in that state. So, it’s actually a natural thing we do all the time.
And all we do as good hypnotherapists is get people back into those relaxed states so they can start working on the habits that they want to correct in the first place, which in our case happens to be losing weight and becoming a lifelong nonsmoker.
Host: February, 9th at the Ellensburg Days Inn and Conference Center. Weight loss seminar, 5:30 to 7:30. Stop smoking seminar 8 to 10. And Saturday here at Wenatchee at the Red Lion.
We were packed the last two times. You will be here February, 11th, weight loss seminar 10 AM to 12 noon, stop smoking seminar. Tell folks what they look forward to when they come out here. It is a lot of fun.
Mark: Yes, it’s a lot of fun. And here’s the thing we’re going to do. We’re going to show everyone who’s done this. If you’ve ever gone on a diet, lost weight, and gained it back, or if you’ve ever tried a whole bunch of stuff to stop smoking and were not successful it’s actually okay. We’re going to show you how to use the most powerful muscle in your body, your brain, to help you get control over these habits.
I mean, everybody knows what they should do, but knowing and doing are two different things. And the cool part is you actually don’t need any willpower to be successful. You just need to learn how to tap into the habitual part of your brain which is your subconscious part of your mind.
Host: Mark, thank you so much for spending your time with us this morning. We certainly appreciate it and everybody’s looking forward to the seminars. We’re in Ellensburg and also in Wenatchee. Thank you so much for what you do because it really works.
Mark: Thanks for having me on.