Hypnotherapy to stop smoking sells as fictionby Tanisha Sakhawat
Hypnotherapy has made such an impact to people's lives, that a fiction book has been published about it and recognised. Alex Robinson's "Too Cool to be Forgotten" tells the story of a 40 year old father of two who is has tried everything to quit smoking and failed, until he undergoes hypnotherapy.
His cynicism transports him back to his teenage years in 1985, where he gets a second chance at life. He is forced to re live his high school life, taking him through a journey to make amends for his past life, or make the same mistakes again.
The novel combines a story through graphic images in a comic style, which Anthony Bregman's New York based production company Likely Story worked with New Media entrepreneur John S Johnson to create. They have recently purchased a 33 per cent interest in graphic novel publisher Top Shelf Productions. Robinson's novel was Likely Story's first deal, which was named one of Amazon.com's top ten graphic novels of the year.
The company also produced upcoming Sundance film premiers such as: 'Please Give' and 'The Extra Man'.
This big break is a success also for the hypnotherapy industry, even though the story diverts slightly, it is a metaphor of how hypnotherapy works. From delving into past triggers of smoking, the father is transported back to see where he went wrong and he still ends up giving up smoking,