How Many Times Do You Need To See A Hypnotherapist?

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in General

Planning Your Hypnosis Treatment

Getting hypnotherapy help will probably be one of the most rewarding things you have ever done. But if you’ve never had hypnosis before one of the first things you’ll probably want to know is how many sessions of hypnotherapy it will take to solve your problem.

The answer to the question depends on a number of factors, including how long you’ve had the problem and how deep it runs. You can only really find that out by getting started and taking it from there. Some people only need one session and others need a few more.

In the case of quitting smoking, for example, many of my clients only need one session of hypnosis in order to be able to quit for good.

Generally speaking, Melbourne hypnotherapy can accomplish profound changes in a very short period of time if you compare it to traditional counselling or psychotherapy. Many of my clients have been in therapy for years and still haven’t resolved anything. They tell me: ’I’m tired of TALKING about it! I know why I’m doing this  – but  I just can’t seem to STOP!’

Another plus is that we don’t always have to go into lengthy detail about past traumas or negative experiences in order to have success.  This is because your subconscious mind is an incredible tool that often only needs a vehicle (A clinical hypnotherapist) in order to let go of blocks and old beliefs that are getting in the way of your happiness and success.

When a hypnotherapist works with you she doesn’t need to find the source or cause of a problem. The focus is on making a change and moving forward.  So it’s possible to achieve incredible changes in just a few sessions of hypnotherapy.

In fact it is very rare that an issue requires more than six sessions and I would have to say that the average number of sessions people usually need is about 2-3 sessions. I will qualify this statement with a warning, though; everyone is different. I’m the first to admit that I can’t help everybody. For one thing, you have to be willing to take some responsibility for your behaviour.

For example, I can’t make you quit smoking if you don’t want to; similarly, I can’t make you lose weight if you’re not willing to eat right and exercise. But if you ARE willing to do something different, then hypnotherapy could benefit your situation. Why not do a cost-benefit analysis?

Ask yourself:

What will it cost me to keep smoking/overeating/getting drunk/etc…?

I’m not just talking about a financial figure here. Yes, it will cost you a whole heap off cash to keep smoking – that’s obvious. You could use that cash for something else, even if it’s paying off the mortgage. The financial pitfalls of overeating, a sedentary lifestyle or binge-drinking are less obvious, but equally as devastating. So let’s talk about the REAL value of your life:

What will it cost you in terms of your health and longevity?

Most people don’t think about this until it’s too late.  Don’t wait until you are diagnosed with cancer or diabetes to do get hypnotherapy for your problem.

And don’t worry too much about how many sessions of hypnotherapy you will need. If you’re seeing an experienced therapist it won’t break the bank.

You can start right here, right now.