Is hypnosis getting a bad rap for putting people under a spell or trance so they'll do whatever the hypnotist tells them? Sort of, but not really. But how many people would cluck and peck like a chicken in front of hundreds of people if they're really using their own free will? I'll tell you later. But for now, let me emphasis how important it for the hypnotherapist to understand what you truly need. For example, when a person wants to lose weight, how does that work? Can you lose weight by thinking of losing weight?