Ok this is a daft one. This shows how quickly I forget clients that don’t turn up. Alex’s partner rings up and tells me he’s a compulsive gambler and he needs help so she books him in for a hypnotherapy session on Saturday 28th of February, but he never shows up. A few days later on the Wednesday, another guy called James comes along for a session on gambling – there’s a lot of it about – booked in and paid for by his concerned father. The session went very well indeed.
On the Friday, I get a phone call from Alex, telling me he came in for a session but the hypnosis hasn’t worked, and as I’m no good remembering names, I’m immediately thinking of the guy who did show up, and I’m pretty surprised to be told there’s a problem. So I’m telling him he needs to come back so I can find out what the problem is, and I said: “Your Dad paid for the session, isn’t that right?” to which he rather angrily said no, he paid for it himself. So I explained that I see quite a few people for gambling these days and apologised for not remembering him, then booked him in for another session on Saturday 7th March.
It was only when he didn’t show up for that one either that the penny dropped, and I checked back in the diary where sure enough it said “fta” – failed to arrive the previous week! So the irate phone call must have been a cheeky bit of playacting for the sake of someone else – probably the partner who booked the first session – pretending he had attended when he did not, in fact.
So Alex is telling lies as well as gambling, and one thing is for sure: as long as he’s doing that, his relationship is based on nothing but lies and deception. Bad choices, Alex, bad choices. And a wasted opportunity for salvation, because this was the feedback I got from James’ Dad by text:
“Hi Chris, thank you so much for helping my son James overcome that awful gambling habit, it is like I have got back my son the way he was before this terrible blight. Words do not do justice for the appreciation I feel, please feel free to use this message as a testimonial if you wish, regards, Jimmy Snr.”
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Consultant Hypnotherapist Chris Holmes is Director of Central Hypnotherapy and has been helping the people of Stockport, Cheshire, Manchester and Tameside quit expensive nuisance habits since August 2000.