Since the legalization of pocket watches, hypnotists no longer wander the streets convincing dogs to recite the Magna Carta. Plunge the depths of your mind with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a hypnosis session and a personalized CD at Changing Lifestyle Counseling and Wellness Programs in Wantagh (a $100 value).
A nonprofit counseling and wellness center, Changing Lifestyle refocuses inner drives with deep-relaxation hypnosis sessions. During the 45–60 minute session, calmly spoken directives reroute various streams of consciousness that explain behavior and dreams of peanut-butter quicksand, stimulating a state of deep relaxation. This clearing of cognitive brush can inspire such benefits as decreased stress, weight loss, and smoking cessation. Modified minds are also given a personalized take-home CD containing session-reinforcing audio. Clients are introduced to a clinical hypnotherapy approach that emphasizes tangible benefits, practicality, and a lack of sleepwalking daydreams.