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Hypnotist to overcome fear of snakes
The traffic on the Cleveland Park Listserv usually includes requests for help finding a silk scarf lost on the neighborhood’s streets or for advice on how to deal with a ladybug-infested condo. Once in a while, though, someone wants a recommendation for a hypnotist to help overcome her fear of snakes. “Kimberly” turned to her neighbors after discovering snakes in the garage of her vacation home. The snakes were removed, but after living with this phobia for 40-plus years, Kimberly decided it was time to face it dead on. She’d already tried eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), a psychotherapy treatment used to alleviate distress associated with traumatic memories, and that didn’t work. Lucky for Kimberly, neighbors suggested a licensed hypnotherapist right there in Cleveland Park. After the first two sessions, Kimberly wrote to City Paper to report success.