You might have heard that hypnotist Mark Patrick is coming to do seminars locally on Oct. 22 and 23. If you are like us, you are probably wondering if that stuff even works.

Below Mark Patrick explains how hypnosis works with a simple exercise he teaches at his seminars. Try it. See if you pass and let us know how you did!

And in case you haven't heard, his stop smoking and weight loss seminars are in the area soon and for only $49.99. The seminars come with a satisfaction guarantee. They will be taking place at the Holiday Inn and Suites (formerly the Crowne Plaza) in Pittsfield and at the Orchards Hotel in Williamstown.

You can take the test and/or sign up by going here.