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05 Feb 2004

Break up blues
Hi doctor,
I broke up with my girlfriend after a relationship that lasted for 3 blissfull years. We broke up because she got a job at a game reserve far away from me. We tried our best to see eachother as often as possible but eventually the strain got too much and it ended. This happened 5 months ago but I just can't get her out of my head. It's getting to the stage where it is starting to affect my work, my sleep and my health. It really is driving me insane. I recently found out that she is together with a guy I have always disliked, and that just made it so mush worse.
All I want to do is forget about her, put this all behind me and move on, but I can't. Do you think Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy might help me to forget? Are there any Hypnosis practices in Mpumalanga?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Edward,
Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy would be worse than useless in a situation like this, and any "hypnotherapist"who claimed that it could help, would be practising quackery, and attempting to use a method for which there is no evidence whatsoever of value in dealing with a situation like this.
And the situation you describe is far too complex to try to work with by such a simplistic method, anyway. Fortunately, what would be far more likely to help, would be basic counselling, free to explore whatever issues turn out to be relevant, likely to be cheaper, and able to help you place the episode in perspective, rather than trying to blot it out.
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