Driving to work today, I heard the radio ad for the Midwest Center for Stress and Anxiety. In the ad, they promised they knew how you could relieve yourself of stress and anxiety through their exclusive method and offered a free CD to explain how the program works. Since, as a Certified Hypnotherapist and Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, I regularly help people to live a stress free and anxiety free life, I wanted to find out more about their program and called the toll free number.
It came as no surprise to me that instead of the phone being answered by a caring and sympathetic practitioner, I was greeted by an aggressive telemarketer with a very heavy accent. He was quick to tell me that he too once suffered from stress and anxiety and that the solution was the Midwest Center for Stress and Anxiety's package of 16 self help CD's that I could have for the "bargain" price of only six easy payments of $66.50. When I asked him the total he actually had to get a calculator to do the math plus $14.95 in shipping and handling.
He said the program was based upon Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) but when I asked him to explain it he couldn't saying only that it was all explained in the CD's that he wanted to ship me after I gave him my credit card number. When I told him I just wanted the CD they offered for free, he mumbled something and hung up. So much for caring and compassionate care.
Fortunately, I don't suffer from stress and anxiety but I can only imagine how much dealing with an aggressive telemarketer trying to push you into giving up your credit card number to purchase their package would increase their stress levels.
Further investigation revealed consumer complaints about the company failing to honor it's 14 day money back guarantee and basic disrespectful treatment at the hands of company representatives. Digging a little deeper, I discovered that the founder of Midwest Center for Stress and Anxiety, Lucinda Basset sold the company to a Canadian firm TransCap Corporation in 2008, a company that has been charged by Canadian securities regulators with fraud and making materially false and misleading statements.
If you're suffering from stress and anxiety, there are plenty of self help solutions on the maket today but, as well intentioned as the authors are, they have no idea about your particular situation or the specific root causes of your stress and anxiety. When you come to Happiness Now Hypnosis, we'll spend time together exploring both how you experience stress and anxiety as well as why. Then I'll develop custom strategies that are specific to you and you unique set of circumstances. Most of my clients experience significant relief even after their very first session and find that in just a few sessions, they are living a happier, more stress-free life.
You are a unique person and, as such, CD's designed for the masses, even good ones can't compare to the positive results you will experience when you work one on one with a competent and caring Hypnotherapist and Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner like me. Schedule a session today using my online booking system and take the first step to a happier and more relaxed and peaceful life. You deserve it.