Jan. 4 is recognized as World Hypnotism Day and one Hagerstown hypnotist helps with one man’s road to quit smoking.
Carroll Woodring made a visit to Marie Hawse, a certified hypnotist, to help reduce his stress and efforts to stop smoking.
“It makes it very difficult to breathe, you lose your breath real quick,” said Woodring.
Hawse says her mission is to clear out any misconceptions about how hypnosis is conducted and help people like Woodring overcome obstacles like smoking.
“Hypnosis is such a under utilize resource that’s so beneficial and can help with so many people in numerous areas,” said Hawse.
Woodring decided that trying out hypnotism may help in his journey to a healthier life.
“I’ve got several grandchildren and I’d like to see them grow up a little bit longer,” said Woodring.