This Discussion Board is for women who
find it difficult or impossible to urinate in a public or social situation. Men should use the men's Board.
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Hi Jane, sorry for the late reply. I didn't find hypnosis successful when I tried it several years ago, and I tried more than one hypnotherapist. Through UKPT I have learned that CBT based therapies are considered the most effective approach. If you haven't already done so, you could ask for more detailed advice by emailing the address at the top of this page. I do feel for your daughter, it is hard enough dealing with this problem as an older adult. I hope that you will be able to find a therapist who can help. I and other women with paruresis have found it helpful to know that there are others 'in the same boat', and to be able to discuss our problems openly with people who understand and share our difficulties. I have also found it very helpful to attend UKPT workshops, although I realise that your daughter's age may be an issue here. Best wishes, Jane