Does hypnotherapy work for everyone?
While it is not a panacea, nor a substitute for medical or psychiatric attention, hypnosis has proven effective for literally hundreds of issues, from overcoming test anxiety and bad habits to overcoming procrastination and boosting test scores. So chances are excellent it can help you as well, whether you want to use hypnosis as your sole method of treatment or in conjunction with other therapies recommended by your doctor or therapist.
How many sessions will I need?
There are no simple answers to this one. Each person and each situation is different. It depends on the number of issues to be addressed and the complexity of the issue(s). It is best to schedule the first session and then determine your progress and goals at the end of the first session. One exception is smoking cessation, which is scheduled in three sessions package. Remember, you may have spent years thinking and behaving a certain way, so it may take some time to achieve the desired results. Prepare to make an investment in your self-care. Hypnosis is proven to be more effective and efficient than traditional therapies. Often people experience dramatic results after the first visit.
How do I know if I can be hypnotized?
Anyone who can daydream can be hypnotized, if they are willing. Nobody can be hypnotized against their will. If a person is not willing to cooperate, they cannot be hypnotized. However, the idea that some people are just not hypnotizable is incorrect. Some patients may initially have problems with feeling that they may lose control in some unacceptable way. This may lead them to intellectually second guess and over analyze what is going on. Thinking too much will interfere with relaxing enough to enter trance.