7. Attempted suicide
DESCRIPTION: first attempted suicide at a very early age, chronic assumption of calming drugs since thirty years; several hospitalizations in psychiatry; no results by means of conventional therapies; hypnosis attempted by a couple of physicians, but failed; several other attempts of suicide; severe insomnia.
APPROACH: offering the opportunity of developing her "evident ability to stay alive"; indirect strengthening of her self-esteem; deep and quick hypnosis.
RESULT: immediate improvement; firm scepticism mixed with the fear that "it can be not true"; nocturnal sleep almost normal; reduction and then suspension of anti-depressant drugs.
UPDATE (several months): phone call, expression of an intense desire to enjoy a better life; calm in voice, gentle in her way of talking to me.
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