I disagree with your assessment in this regard (if it is an assessment).
If you haven't seen the show, you really should take a look.
Personally, I can see how a lot of people need this type of inspiration in their lives and I'm not ashamed to admit, I'm one of them. Hi Although I haven't watched Paul Mckenna, I practice something called NLP, he does incorporate this in his type of therapy.
Sometimes life is just too hard to have to deal with alone and inspiration and encouragement aren't always there for you. I have installed a programme using mostly visualization and language to gain my preferred body image.
That is his where his expertise lies and what his name is associated with.
He isn't as far as I'm aware a doctor/nutritionist/physical instructor of any kind.
I don't disagree with your views, in fact, I agree, however, I feel there is merit in Mc Kenna's work, too.
It's not so much about hypnotizing people (although I saw on the website that he has a CD that does that), as much as giving them hope that they can make the changes needed.
EG: Would i be able to call myself a hypnotherapist and set myself up in business today ? From your comments it seems that you haven't, as you've said nothing that points directly to it.and leave the hypnotised victim helpless and open to all sorts.The character in little Britain[ 1-2-3 back in the room] has no doubt altered my views.IE: don't have your calorie intake exceed the number you burn off.You can lose weight safely and in a controlled manner and just as/if not more, importantly, can keep it off instead of yo-yoing from one extreme to the other. P for a quick once over and either join a Gym or find a suitable friend you can train with.I saw a couple of programmes last year [I think ] in which he 'treated' a young man with a chronic gambling addiction on fruit machines.