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When you think of hypnosis, you probably visualize villains or
doctors with pocket watches, but all stereotypes aside, experts say real hypnotherapy can cure some of
the most common problems.
"Smoking, weight loss, anxiety, depression, anything
that they would like to be worked on," said HypnotherapistPattie
Freeman has gotten into the minds of everyone from
celebrities to athletes. It all begins with relaxing.
"Every muscle throughout your body but your toes
especially are starting to relax," she said. "Let go of the obstacles. Let go of anything that
stands in your way."
She's says it's not much different what we unknowingly
go through everyday.
"You daydream when you're driving home. You miss
your exit," Freeman said. "You're in your own little world. When you're on the computer and you
find, wow, time has flown by."
The term hypnosis comes from the Greek word "hypnos,"
which means sleep, but what people don't know is that during hypnosis, you are more relaxed than
"Everyone thinks hypnosis means you have to be totally
asleep. That's not true. It's just a state of mind where you're in a dream state and when that
happens, then you can really take in all the suggestions," Freeman said.
Whether or not you believe in hypnotherapy, if you've
ever been mesmerized, say by a spinning black and white pattern, you can thank Franz Mesmer--the
father of hypnosis.
While Freeman says you can't be hypnotized against your
will, she has gotten people to do some pretty silly things, like pretending to surf on dry land or
performing an Irish jig during a comedy show at the fair.
"Once you try it and you feel how great it feels, it's
not so scary anymore," Freeman said.