Has your New Year's resolution to stop smoking or lose weight already gone south? Have you ever just wanted to see what it was like to be hypnotized? There's a great seminar coming to Cedar Rapids Thursday, February 9th at the Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, that will have you mesmerized.

Wikipedia defines hypnosis as,

a state of human consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness and an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestion. The term may also refer to an art, skill, or act of inducing hypnosis.

I got hypnotized once, but it was strictly for demonstration and entertainment purposes.

A popular hypnotist had come to town for a show at Penguin's Comedy Club and was being interviewed on KDAT's sister station, 94.1 KRNA. I was a willing guinea pig, as they needed someone to allow him to demonstrate his craft.

It was pretty fun, but Thursday's event is going to be a little bit more useful in nature. Let the presenter, Mark Patrick,  tell you more about his work in the short video below.

To find out more about how you can attend the Mark Patrick Stop Smoking and Weight Loss hypnosis seminars Thursday, at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively, just click HERE.

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