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Posted by Kay Mawson on September 17, 2013 at 12:05 AM

I wanted to share this with you all.  It was taken from a parent - with permission, from my Facebook Group Page and thought it may interest your all: :)

"Well yesterday my 15yo Daughter had her first session of hypnosis. Must admit I was skeptical that it would help but we were both desperate enough to try anything. The counselor is a credentialed mental health nurse and it was obvious very early that she totally understood the condition and how debilitating it is. The hypnosis is all about addressing the sub conscious. She explained that DD's cognitive brain wanted desperately to do the right thing but her sub conscious had learned over a long period that the best way to avoid feeling anxiety was to stay home and not go to school. The pattern had become so ingrained that it was now an automatic response. DD came away feeling light as a feather. She hasn't been to school for 2 weeks and has only managed 1 - 2 days all term at best. This morning she woke up, said she felt fine - got out of bed without drama (I usually spent up to an hour coaxing her out from under the doona), got dressed and came skipping out to me saying "I feel normal"... dropped her at school and she got out of the car with a smile and said "see ya". Early days I know but I am rejoicing today"

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Reply Amanda
12:38 PM on March 9, 2014 
Hi, I have got to the stage now where I can't expect my son to cope with this any longer and have found a hypno-therapist who is happy to meet with us. I was just wondering how your daughter is?