A Therapy That Banishes the Horror

Excerpts from Hartford Courant Article | Susan Campbell

On that bright September day, Peter M. Gioia was at a conference in the ground floor ballroom of the Marriott that in a few minutes would become ground zero. There was a fierce noise, the room shook, and everyone ran out into a horror movie laced with the smell of burning hair. The next day, Gioia was back at work. And then things devolved. A beautiful day or the sound of a jet overhead or even the smell of gasoline put Gioia back in that scary movie, feeling the fireball’s blast, smelling the hair.

Over the next six plus years, he tried traditional therapy, hypnosis, anything to stop the real tape but nothing worked. But Gioia wanted relief and after one session with Rosenzweig, the pain simply went away.