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Why not? What have I got to lose? Maybe it will help me not be so high-strung. Maybe it will help me get closer to the "psychic change" everyone is always talking about. Who knows, maybe it'll work splendidly and remove all desire to drink.
I'll keep you posted.
I am the storm after the calm.
That's great BF ... I hope it helps ...Personally, I think the 'spiritual principles' of the AA program, to be successful, needs to be that of a 'conscious' decision to change, not subconscious ... but what do I know ???
"Life offers no guarantees ... just choices; no certainty ... but consequences; no predictable outcomes ... just the privilege of pursuit." -Tim Conner
I just had an odd thought ... what if you returned from the hypnotist as a Bible thumpin' knock down, drag out AA'r ... LMAO at myself ...
"I spent a lifetime in hell and it only took me twelve steps to get to heaven."
"Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you."
Sure, give it a try. Whatever stops you from being tipsy.
LMAO again there AlcoHater ... thanks for the chuckle!!!
Sober Strummer wrote: But the Big Book says it is not the only way. If something works for you, that is awesome!
But the Big Book says it is not the only way. If something works for you, that is awesome!
It also says....
We thought we could find an easier, softer way. But we could not.
I know the steps were the easier softer way for this alkie. But hey...Give it a shot...I guess the thing that would worry me about hypnosis...Is every time someone clicked their fingers I'd wake up in a gutter. Good luck to you!
When all else fails...Follow the directions.
I had an ex wife try that.....
She got worse...so we put her on Prozac..
No problems since :)
I thought about doing hypnosis, Butterfinger. It wasn't for drinking, it was about getting more confident and not being so what I thought was so "me" during that time. A few years ago, I watched this program on a woman who had hypnosis for smoking, and she ended up losing some of her memory. It can be dangerous and I hope if you decide to do that you will research it as well as whoever you choose. As for me, I found that I am more confident than I have been in ages, maybe ever and I give credit to my HP as well as AA helping to keep me sober. It is not a quick fix, by any means, like what you are talking about, but it is working for me.
I may have been sober before today, But I've never been sober today before :)
PC makes an excellent observation here ... a lot of 'common sense' in his statement ... and Tom, ... LMAO again, and for that I am truly grateful ... ... ... we need more humor ... to enjoy being alive, not so much for running someone down ... which I don't think was your intention ... least I didn't take it that way ... we simply need to 'lighten up' once in a while ... it took me a long time before I could 'laugh at myself' again, for some of the idiotic things I find myself doing, or saying, LOL ... I think I better stop there, LOL ... ... ... don't want to reveal too much ... huh? ...
onya Butterfinger - we Must use whatever we can .
I was already sober(18mths) when I started using Louise Hay books .
Including Affirmations , Worked for me , so well , in fact a Neuro surgeon
told me to "keep them up as they were the only chance I had of further recovery ,
as medicine could Not help you". I also used a hypnotist at this stage as well , it did
not work for me , would get deep then deeper But could/would not go too deep.
I am Not saying th BB should be changed , there has been a Lot of change in Therapies
& Psycho therapies in th last 50/60yrs , let alone pre war 30s . I have also used them .
@ 37 I was too young & good looking to be an alkie.
28yrs later I'm still too young , still got th good looks.
still n alkie.