As most habitual behaviors and thought patterns take a minimum of three weeks (21 days) to create or change, for most applications I suggest starting with three sessions, approximately a week apart. These three sessions will address your issues, fortify your new thoughts and behaviors, and desensitize you to things unexpected which can surface from the past, or appear suddenly in the present. Occasionally issues are cleared up in one or two sessions, and some take more than three. There is no one size fits all with hypnosis; and I will have a better idea of what we can expect after our first session. The hypnosis I practice is highly individualized from person to person, and that is one reason it works so well.
Factors which can come into play regarding number of sessions needed are the underlying willingness and/or relative resistance of the subject to undergo hypnosis, the strength of the desire for change, the relative responsiveness of the subject (which is improved with practice at home), and the application to be addressed. For example, weight loss can sometimes take six sessions or more, and smoking has been achieved in as few as one (although three sessions are recommended for fortification and desensitizing negative peripheral issues that could cause a relapse).
The first session is longer than subsequent sessions. Following are the time and fee rates for each:
With the first session you are taught self-hypnosis; which you should practice daily for at least three weeks and which will be an important part of cementing the change you are looking to make. Learning self-hypnosis will also assist you, if needed, with your responsiveness while undergoing sessions with me. Additionally, once you are comfortable with self-hypnosis, you will be able to be self-sufficient in creating future changes for yourself down the road.
In addition to self-hypnosis, at the first session I also teach you several relaxation/coping tools and thought-clearing tools; all of which you can you use at any time - for any purpose - without anybody knowing you're using them.
I accept payment at the time of services by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and PayPal (you do not need your own PayPal account for this).
Clients are not held financially responsible for their first cancelled appointment. Thereafter, appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice may be charged any part of or up to the full session fee.