posted on Jun, 3 2012 @ 11:13 AM
reply to post by smyleegrl
I have been on both sides of the hypnotherapy chair, as a hypnotherapist and also as a client.
Anyone can be hypnotized as long as they are willing to try it. Someone who doesn't want to give it a try will really not benefit from it, because it
does take a willingness to change something on the recipients behalf in order to be successful. As with anything, self effort is needed for
I can only speak for myself and my clients, but there is never a time during our session where you are not in control and conscious not only of where
you are within yourself, but also there is always a conscious acknowledgement of what you are doing and where you are, although your sensory input
from your surroundings will be greatly diminished because of the deepened hypnotic state you will be in, if this makes sense. It is extremely similar
The number of sessions depends on how difficult it has been for you to overcome the situation you are working on and how much reinforcement is needed
to respond with a permanent cessation of said problem, or simply how open and willing you are to overcome it. For example, I had a friend that went
to a large group stop smoking session on a whim (it was not my group). It lasted 45 minutes but she said it felt like only ten. After this one group
session she never went back to smoking.
I would encourage you to give it a try! The hypnosis CD's are a great and inexpensive place to introduce yourself to hypnotherapy. If you like it and
want to work one on one with a therapist, I can give you the names of some credentialing organizations that can help you find a qualified therapist. I
myself would love to be able to skype with clients but I am a nursing student and working full time in the hospitals and don't have the time anymore.
If you have any other questions feel free to ask.
Good luck to you, and let me know how it goes!