“As a successful CEO, I have always been in control of my life, except for my weekend relaxation activities.  I would have a drink or two to unwind and relax after a hectic workweek.  The problem was that I would not stop until I was so inebriated that I should not have driven myself or anyone else home. I was embarrassed to admit this, but knew I needed help.  On a cruise with family, I had the opportunity to be part of a hypnosis show and to my amazement following the hypnotist’s suggestions was able to release long term pain I had in my shoulder for years.  I thought that if this worked so well on my physical pain it might work on my issues with alcohol.  When I returned home I contacted the National Guild of Hypnotists organization and I asked for a hypnotist in my area.  They directed me to contact East End Hypnosis.  I scheduled the appointment with Gale.  In her office, she guided me into hypnosis and allowed me to look at several options in dealing with my conflict between needing to relax and let go of the tension of my busy work responsibilities and the social atmosphere of dining out and drinking with family and friends.  I was not told what to choose but offered options and allowed to see and feel these options.  I did not realize that I had choices.  I have now taken a better healthier path in my need to destress and socialize.  I am thankful.”

Anonymous, New York