Hypnotherapy: crank or cure?

FRIDAY is World Hypnotism Day, so what better time for me to try hypnotherapy for the first time?

I will attempt to overcome my fear of spiders through a hypnotherapy session with Edinburgh hypnotherapist Robin Thorburn of Exclusive Hypnotherapy.

I've been afraid of spiders for as long as I can remember, and can't stand being in the same room as one.

I hate everything about them, from their long, hairy legs to the way they scuttle across a room at an unnatural speed.

So can I, after just one hypnotherapy session, achieve my ultimate goal of holding an enormous hairy spider at Edinburgh Zoo?

To find out if Alice is cured read tomorrow's Scotsman and watch the video at www.scotsman.com to see Alice confronting Boris the tarantula.

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