Hypnosis is a very old method used by many cultures for healing purposes. At the same time, it is a modern tool that has been scientifically researched. In hypnosis, people are put into a trance to gain access to subconscious resources. Hypnosis is based on the human capacity to concentrate attention and turn it inwards so it can focus on subconscious strengths and forgotten abilities. Therefore, hypnosis always means the patient's active participation to deal, consciously or subconsciously, with the background and circumstances of his private or professional issues.
Hypnosis can be used successfully to lose weight or quit smoking.