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Hypnotist and Bobbie

As a stroke survivor, I once considered hypnotism as a way to walk fast again. The doctor said hypnotism doesn’t cure weak, atrophic body parts. But then there’s Bobbie.  

First, a little background. Bobbie is my caregiver, a word I hate except when Bobbie says it. She is a “real” caregiver, state-licensed, not somebody who goes into caregiving as a hobby or, worse yet, a past-time to get money for alcohol or drugs. I  had a few caregivers like that. (https://talesofastrokesurvivor.blog/index.php/2020/12/05/be-honest-caregiver-serious-profession-or-work-shy-pastime/)

Anyway, Bobbie goes through, at least, a half of a pack of cigarettes daily. She smokes in the car with the window rolled all the way down and it doesn’t bother me except for the fact that she has COPD, high blood pressure, and one heart attack around five years ago, and I don’t want to lose her. Bottom line: Cigarettes aren’t good for anybody, especially with her medical history. 
Since the day she arrived, she always said she wished she could stop smoking cigarettes, but she never did until now. She hired a hypnotist at $100 per session who uses Brain Working Recursive Therapy, or BWRT, as a method. She had her first session last Wednesday, and hasn’t had a cigarette since. Two more sessions to go to reinforce.
Oh, she still has urges. She just squeezes her thumb in the fold when she feels that longing, most likely learned when she was “under.” She takes care of her 80-year-old mom who lives 110 miles away on the weekends. That long drive is tough on Bobbie because automatically, she’d reach for that cigarette. But since Wednesday, she hasn’t touched one. 
Bobbie will continue with BWRT because that method also aligns with getting rid of bad thoughts. Her sister and brother tried to pry guardianship of mom away from Bobbie in a couple of court cases, citing phony physical, emotional, and financial abuse. Her sister and brother lost every time. I know her mom and met her on many occasions. A more loving duo between Bobbie and her mother does not exist!
But Bobbie wants to be done with the hate and repulsion she has for her sister and brother. BWRT to the rescue! Her hypnotist says BWRT will work for that loathing, too.
As Mark Twain said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” And you got started, Bobbie! Woo-hoo! 
And if you have bad habits and/or thoughts, and who doesn’t, find a hypnotist and ask about BWRT first before you spend your money. You’ll eventually find one. It’s worth the wait.
Joyce Hoffman

Joyce Hoffman

Joyce Hoffman is one of the world's top 10 stroke bloggers according to the Medical News Today. You can find the original post and other blogs Joyce wrote in Tales of a Stroke Survivor. (https://talesofastrokesurvivor.blog)
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