There are more and more medical institutions and private practises around the world apply hypnosis and hypnotherapy to help its patients to fight their unhealthy habits- “HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System, will offer hypnotherapy programs aimed at tobacco cessation and weight release starting in January.

Hypnotherapy uses guided relaxation, intense concentration and focused attention to achieve a heighten state of awareness. In this naturally occurring state, a person may focus his or her attention, with the help of a trained profession, on specific thoughts or tasks such as quitting tobacco or releasing weight.” (Hays Post, 2017)