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 $129, you get three 50-minute weight-loss hypnosis sessions at LAB Hypnosis’s locations in Los Angeles and Tarzana (up to a $375 value).
LAB Hypnosis’s seasoned hypnotherapists meld minds with clients in an attempt to bolster weight-loss efforts with subconscious reinforcements. During initial sessions, clients learn about hypnosis and the subconscious mind, and work with hypnotherapists to create a custom plan based on personal goals. Later sessions explore the underpinnings of negative diet and exercise patterns through pleasant guided imagery, positive reinforcement, and lessons on how to do pushups on the astral plane. Along the way, hypnotherapists make gentle suggestions to free minds from the tyranny of old habits and have them associate positive images, words, and feelings with healthy eating and exercise. Hypnotherapists teach clients self-hypnosis techniques and positive affirmations to practice between sessions, and provide educational materials on nutrition and food. Clients also take home a recording of their session, allowing them to reinforce their experience or personalize hip-hop records with homemade samples.
Modern art decks the white walls of LAB Hypnosis’s clean, spacious office, and reed diffusers scent the air with calming aromas. Before the session, clients can relax on the waiting room’s soft couches, browse a variety of books, or practice hypnosis techniques on the office’s suggestible flowers and potted plants.