What To Expect On Your First Hypnosis

If you’re ready for hypnotherapy and have found a reputable therapist referred by someone you trust, you’re ready for your first visit, also known as a consultation.

What Should You Expect in Your First Visit?
A patient’s first visit to a hypnotherapist usually involves an assessment of his needs and a discussion of possible treatments.

A hypnotherapist will establish a comfortable connection with you by engaging in a conversation pertaining to your lifestyle, personality and medical history. The more personal information you provide and the more open you are, the easier it is for a hypnotherapist to determine which treatments will best suit you.

Hypnotherapists will plainly explain to you what hypnosis is, how it works, their preferred procedures and possible plans of action specific to you. Some hypnotherapists will begin the treatment at your first visit, while others will wait in order to establish a definitive treatment plan and to allow you to decide if the process can be helpful to you. Additionally, a hypnotherapist may take the time between the first and second visits to further establish a unique set of procedures tailored to your needs.

When Can You Expect to See Results?
If you don’t feel like you’ve made progress after your first visit, don’t be discouraged. Many patients do not begin to experience results until the fourth to tenth visit. Factors such as age, personality and the symptoms treated will impact the speed of noticeable results. It is common for younger people to improve faster because habits and traits have had less time to become embedded in their mind, and are thus easier to treat.

Successful hypnotherapy is often determined by the patient’s new ability to overcome her problem without the help of further therapy or prescription drugs.

How Can You Enhance Treatments?
Like many forms of rehabilitation and treatment, the more effort you put into the treatment, the faster the results will begin to surface. Hypnotherapy is very beneficial in treatments for everyday afflictions such as anxiety and stress, and a personal investment in the treatment’s principles can improve its effectiveness.

If nothing more, hypnotherapists aim to teach you how to manage uncontrollable problems.
If you prefer to hypnotize yourself, you can begin practicing self-hypnosis.