Ok well thats what I think of it, I mean ultimately its nothing but talk, influence, suggestion, a placebo effect, and motivation. I just don't see where that can help you in a physical way.
The main reason I think that is because I watched a show on TLC one time following three smokers trying to quit. They were each given different methods of help to stop smoking, one of which was hypnosis, and it really really didn't seem to help the woman the least little bit. She just didn't feel like it was helping her any. I think thats why that example came to my mind too.
And no, I haven't pegged you as a "heretic." lol I realize you have said you are a theistic evolutionist, and a Christian.
Well it doesnt work for any one. First you have to be willing to allow it. Second you really have to want to do what ever is suggested. MAybe she really didnt want to quit. Third it doesnt work for every one. Just like regualr medicince, food, learning, etc.
I have seen it help people. You cant give a true judgment based on one show on TLC. Its an unfair judgment.