Could/Would this work??

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   Posted 4/3/2007 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,
Just wondering what you all think?
I have found a few hypnotherapists around about where I live and as soon as I don't know whats going on with me at the moment, was thinking of maybe going to see one?
Does or have any of you got any information or experience with them
Any comments woul be great :)

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   Posted 4/3/2007 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   


there are a lot of charlatins out there, just as there are some excellent hypnotherapists.  unfortunately, few, if any, municipalities regulate this form of therapy.  i have known a few licensed therapists who occationally used hypnosis in their practice.  however, i would not use a piece of paper (degree, license, etc) be my sole criteria in selecting a hypnotherapist.  remember that even freud, who more-or-less pioneered this specialty, gave up using hypnosis as a theraputic tool fairly early in his reserch.

i have also known unlicensed practicioners who were very good - and more who were as close to quacks as i would ever want to associate.

about 20 yrs ago my wife and i went to a non-licensed hypnotherapist to help us give up smoking.  he man was very capable, well educated, and well trained.  after a single session, my wife was able to do without a cigarette for about two weeks.  i lasted about two weeks and two days.  i had four VERAY large contracts that fell through at the same time.  if you lost over a million dollars, i expect the stress would drive you back to cigs, too.  devil
hope this helps.  let us kniow how it goes, whatever you decide to do.
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   Posted 4/4/2007 4:52 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi scotsgirl..Well, my thoughts on hypnotherapy and other such ideas is that for them to have to 'Believe' - that's the key..if you truly believe that it's gonna work and this is what it will take - it Will work! Choose your therapist wisely and give it a go..what have you got to lose - except $ lol...I tried hypnotherapy years ago with little and varied results - found it a bit hocuspocus..but on reflection I wasn't really in the frame of mind to believe - I was grasping at straws for wellness of mind at the time.


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   Posted 4/4/2007 6:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I personally am a non believer. But,like Jordan says if you believe then it might work.

Just be careful and try to take someone with you.

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