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My Advice Column

Here is a collection of some of my favorite entries from my advice column which has run in a number of publications throughout Texas.

STOP SMOKING WITH HYPNOSIS, Cleburne Times Review Dear Dr. Andrews,
I hope you can help me because I don't know what to do about my smoking. I have been a smoker for 35 years and find it impossible to quit. Right now, I'm using the gum and it is not helping. Is Nicorette Gum any good because it makes me nauseous? Is there anything else I can do to stop smoking?
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BE A NON-SMOKER AND NEVER GAIN WEIGHT, Fort Worth Star-Telegram Dear Dr. Andrews,
I have been smoking for a long time and would like to stop. Can hypnosis help me to quit my smoking? I don't want to gain any weight.
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STOP SMOKING: A DAUGHTER'S LETTER TO HER FATHER
Dear Dr. Andrews,
I am a 13 year old, and I have a younger brother and younger sister. May dad, when his is home from work, spends most of his time on the patio smoking. My mother and my sister are allergic to smoking. The rest of the family does not like the smell of cigarettes either. I am very sad that my dad smokes. He reads your column, so I would like him to know the reasons why I wish for him to stop smoking.
1. Dad, sometimes I feel you prefer smoking better than your own family.
2. I wish you would spend time not smoking but with all of us.
3. I worry about your health. You are always tired, out of breath and look older than you really are. I'm  afraid you may die from heart trouble or lung cancer and I cry when I think this can happen to you.
4. Your smoking causes you and Mom to argue, and we all are very unhappy when the two of you don't get along. We want to live in a happy family.
5. Cigarettes cost money, and you work hard on your job. Event then, we cannot afford many extras. I feel as though you are taking away from yourself and from all of us.
Dad, you are a good person, and I think if you decide to quit smoking and you ask God for help, he will give it to you. Dad, I hope you will read these reasons and think about what I've said to you.
Love,
Your Daughter
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HYPNOSIS AND EFT CAN HELP TEENAGER STOP “EMOTIONAL EATING” - Cleburne Times Review
Dear Dr. Andrews,
My daughter is an overweight teenager. She refuses to go to school because of the way she feels about herself. She doesn't seem to think a lot of herself and is constantly depressed. What can I do to help her?
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HYPNOSIS, THE KEY TO ACTIVE METABOLISM AND PORTION CONTROL -
Cleburne Times Review
I have a girlfriend who came to see you, and she was able to lose 12 pounds in three weeks. She is an accountant and she says that pound for pound she has spent less money utilizing hypnosis than many of the other programs she used and she never had to buy any special foods or supplements. Could you explain how her success was possible?
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TEN RULES FOR RESOLUTION SUCCESS,
Burleson Star
Dear Dr. Andrews,
Every year I make my new year’s resolutions but for some reason I never have any success in sticking with them. This year I would like to put exercise into my daily routine and quit smoking. In the past I lost my enthusiasm quickly and I was back where I started, which made me feel like a failure. Are other people successful in their resolutions, and could you give me some suggestions on how to realize mine.
I want to stop feeling disappointed in myself.
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YOUR PSYCHOLOGIST SPEAKS, AWOG Bulletin, Athens Greece
Dear Dr. Andrews,
I am going through a divorce, and my attorney has suggested divorce counseling. I want to know more about it and how I can benefit from it. Do you think that divorce counseling can be helpful to somebody in a divorce situation?
"Trying to Handle it"
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GET HELP TO HELP YOUR SON, Cleburne Times Review
Dear Dr. Andrews,
I just discovered through a friend that my son, who is fourteen, is smoking pot and using Zanax. He says "everybody does it" and not to worry because he is going through a phase of curiosity, and he does it occasionally. He was always a good student, but this past year his grades went down and he started having the wrong kind of friends. His room is a mess and he doesn't do his chores. All he does is hide in his room or he stays out until very late with his friends. We don't know how to help him.
"Scared for his life"
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HYPNOSIS BOOSTS SELF-CONFIDENCE FOR JOB SUCCESS, Burleson Star
Dear Dr. Andrews,
I had been laid off from my job and have finally got a new job, in the area of sales. My income depends on commissions and personal effort is rewarded in my field. I know that I have not yet begun to reach my true potential. I want to be more successful at my job. One of my friends tells me that hypnosis helped him visualize his dream and he came to fulfill it. Can hypnosis help me?
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HELPING YOUR TEEN COPE WITH PEER PRESSURE, Burleson Star
Dear Dr. Andrews,
My 16-year-old daughter has been spending her time in and out of school with the wrong group of people. Her friends are making poor grades, skipping school frequently, smoking pot and, when they get together on weekends, drinking alcohol. I am very worried about her, and her teachers have told me that she has lately let her school performance and behavior deteriorate. They say her friends have become a bad influence on her. I want to help her see that and still keep us from fighting with each other over this. I need some ideas on how to approach her with these concerns of mine.
- WORRIED
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IS THERE A TREATMENT FOR ANOREXIA, Cleburne Times Review Dear Dr. Andrews,
My daughter is 19 years old and she has me very worried over her weight. She gained some extra weight rather quickly when she entered puberty and since a couple of years ago she went on a strict diet to lose the weight. The bad part is that she lost the weight but is still continuing to diet. She picks at her food and eats a few bites of salad. Other times she secretly eats a lot of chips, pizza, or donuts and she then makes herself throw up in the bathroom so she won’t gain weight. She is very thin but she thinks she is fat. I don’t understand what’s going on. Our family doctor says that if she continues like this, she will need to go to the hospital for treatment. Can she get better?
“Desperate Mother”
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SUCCESS IN SPORTS WITH HYPNOSIS, HEB Times
Dear Dr. Andrews,
My son who is 16 has always done well in sports since he was 5 years old. He has had problems concentrating though when he gets on the court in the last year. He told us that he feels his legs are shaky and his heart starts pounding. He has had a complete medical examination and he is in great health. School started and he began playing again. He is worried that these symptoms are still there and he gets very upset thinking about it. My friend, whose son plays college football, told me to consider hypnosis for his problem. She said that her son’s team has a hypnotist who works with them and it turns out their team has done better than ever since he started. Do you think that hypnosis can help him?
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MOM DOESN'T SHOW LOVE, Cleburne Times Review
Dear Dr. Andrews,
I am almost 13 years old and the oldest of three children. I have had this problem for some time now and my best friend told me to write to you. My mom and dad were divor¬ced when I was ten years old. My brother, my sister, and I went to live with my dad, because my mom did not want custody of us kids. My problem is that my mom hardly ever sees us. When she does, she shows more attention to my brother and sister and I feel left out. We always end up getting into an argument and I start crying and go hide. Eugenia, sometimes when I think about my mother I feel like she doesn't care about me. I hurt inside and I get headaches before I go to visit her. Are there other kids with my problem? My mom reads the paper and if you write me back she will prob¬ably read your answer. , This is for my mom; "I love you mother and I wish we were all back together again." , Thank you for listening,
"Want my mom back"
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