I am writing this report from a much different angle than a customer of one of these seminars. I volunteered to assist the hypnotherapy seminar because i knew it would be quick cash with no strings attached.
Upon arrival i was greeted by James Hoffman, the hypnotherapist for the evening. I had my doubts going into the seminar and at the end my gut feeling was right.
For the first hour and a half these poor customers sat through a sales pitch, which basically fed them information (available free on the internet) as to why they are unable to lose weight. Having some nutritional background i agreed upon the advice given about exercise, eating healthier etc. But who wouldnt? What wrenched my heart were the people buying these costly packages of supplements. These people didnt have extra money anyway and to see them throwing their hard earned money out the door was enough for me to file a complaint. [continued below]....
..... The entire spiel at the beginning leads everyone into believing the only way they can lose weight is by taking these vitamins/minerals which conveniently he has "limited stock" on hand at "half price". Thats a lie. There were boxes of these "supplements" conveniently hidden under the tables.
During the break, it was all i could do not shake my head at these people spending $300-$600 on supplements. There is a reason they don't show you what they are selling because the supplements themselves look extremely sketchy with names like Carb-out and Lipo-C. Im not sure how successful these supplements are but judging strictly on labels alone it looks like i could buy this in an alley. Other complaints proved they are a crock too.
Finally, i am no professional on hypnotherapy but by the way he was informing customers that "everyone can be hypnotized", "opening your eyes will break the hypnotherapy" and "you will hear background noises but just ignore them" i could tell something wasn't right. After watching the entire "hypnotherapy session" i doubt anyone was hypnotized. I would sleep too with the lights turned out and soft music playing in the background. The only thing keeping me awake was his creepy voice.
I hope this gives insight into the costly scam as i too can be sucked into smooth talking salesmen. Buyer beware!!
P.s If this doesnt convince you enough, visit http://www.gorayebseminars.com/ and see for yourself how cheap and unreliable this scam is.