Practice makes perfect, which is why it’s so difficult to quit smoking or begin a career as a Halley’s comet spotter. Practice letting go of bad habits with today’s Groupon to The Meridian Center for Hypnosis, valid at locations in Los Angeles and Costa Mesa. Choose from the following options:
- For $45, you get one 60-minute hypnosis session (a $125 value).
- For $85, you get two 60-minute hypnosis sessions (a $250 value).
- For $155, you get four 60-minute hypnosis sessions (a $500 value).
At The Meridian Center for Hypnosis, Doctor of Psychology Bobbie McDonald and her staff help guests pole-vault over mental barriers on the way to losing weight, reducing anxiety and building confidence, or eliminating a habit, such as smoking. During each session, a skilled hypnotherapist will help coax patients into a state of relaxation, in which the subconscious is more likely to leave its spiky shell and finally go grocery shopping. Next, the mind maven rattles off a series of suggestions and imagery, which aim to resonate deeper into the mind and break up patterns of repeated behavior. Patients may need several sessions to reinforce the changes, and results will vary depending on individual needs and propensity to travel back in time.
The Meridian Center for Hypnosis
Dr. Bobbie McDonald completely dedicates herself to helping patients bring healthy, positive change into their lives. In addition to earning a doctorate in counseling psychology and sharing her expertise with CNN and ABC 15, Dr. McDonald also champions the salutary effects of hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
Each session begins with the hypnotherapist gently talking the patient into a more relaxed state, where the mind is more vulnerable to suggestion. Highly specific language patterns and techniques can reduce the subconscious urges that encourage people to fall into bad habits, such as smoking, overeating, nail biting, impulsively buying big-ticket items, or paying for big-ticket items with nothing but pennies. McDonald also claims hypnosis may help patients to overcome fears related to test taking, public speaking, or sports performance.