A New & Improved
Maybe. Improved? Definitely, if you are talking about
the hypnotist's profit!
I admit it, the local hypnotist was doing his yearly seminar rounds
and I just had to sneak by to see what was what. Now keep in mind
that I personally had been to see this very same hypnotist over
fifteen years ago, so I am speaking from experience as well, but
things sure have changed. The hypnosis seminars used to be
advertised as ‘Stop smoking in one evening.’ Not any more
apparently, but we’ll get to that in a moment.
I couldn’t just
hang around outside the doors as there were three ladies guarding
the inner sanctum, but it just so happens that this conference room
has an unobstructed window from a tropical courtyard and my hearing
What I heard
absolutely blew my mind. The hypnosis session was over and now came
the real selling, and unfortunately for those attending, the scare
tactics with it. In order for the seminar to be REALLY effective,
attendees were informed they should purchase further materials in
order to bolster their confidence. This would be fine if it only
cost a few dollars or they were told of these things up front. No,
scratch that, it is not fine. These people were promised a result
that they had already paid near a hundred dollars for. Why should
they have to pay more? Especially when the additional material
costs nearly double the seminar fees if you took everything they
offered. It’s not right.
And adding to the
injury, the up-sells were presented with scare tactics. ‘If’ the
people didn’t acquire the up-sell product immediately (and at a
specially discounted price) then the hypnotist couldn’t ‘guarantee’
long term success. What kind of support is that? Where did the
stop smoking in one evening promise go?
It’s true, the
basic program comes with a so called lifetime guarantee, but what
good is that when the follow up session is only available one night
every year? As we said before, this type of behavior is just
preying on the desperation of smokers who want to quit.
Remember, we feel
that hypnosis is a fantastic relaxation tool and therefore would
wholeheartedly recommend a stress relief version, but to prey on the
desperation of smokers is deplorable. Especially when these same
poor people had already fronted the money to come to a hypnosis
session which they had placed their faith in only to hear that more
No, I’m afraid we
won’t play that game here at End the Habit. What we promise is what
you get – everything we list in the program. This includes the
audio CD, the program guide, the supplements, and unrestricted access
to the support forum for as long as YOU need, not when it is
convenient to us.
Spend your money
wisely. You cannot beat a 10, 20 or 30 year habit in one evening.
If it were that easy, wouldn’t we have all done it already?