How long does Hypnosis take to work?


It’s becoming evident that you have a problem.

Perhaps you want to lose weight, or maybe you have a problem with insomnia, or it could be a host of other issues you need help with.

And you need help now…

So spending years of your life in talk therapy with psychologists is not a good solution. Enter hypnosis, but how long is that going to take?

On average, it takes 60 to 90 days of repetitive sessions for hypnosis to work permanently.

Keep in mind that this is an average because we’re dealing with the Subconscious mind, and you can’t force it to act.

So it can take anywhere from a few hours to 12 months before you see the full results from Hypnotherapy.

This may fly in the face of instant hypnosis advertisements but does it? Take a look at this promotion for smoking cessation in 88 minutes.

Notice how, on the one hand, he’s saying you can stop smoking today! And in some cases, you can.

But right below that, he commits to his future clients that he will help you quit smoking, however long it takes.

It’s not a contradiction so much as it’s lousy advertising to say it depends.

“Well, maybe we can get you to quit smoking today, but this may take longer. Each person is different, and it all depends on several factors.”

Saying it like that will not get butts in the recliner, even if it’s the truth.

You can only know how long hypnosis will take you if you try it

In a lot of cases, people see results quickly but not always.

And aside from smoking cessation, hypnosis does not work very well for other addictions to more hardcore drugs.

For instance, you’ll never hear about hypnosis helping someone overcome their cocaine addiction. The reasons why this is so are beyond this article.

But aside from drug addictions, success in hypnosis is likely if you can stick with it.

So if the first 2 or 3 sessions did not work like magic, it doesn’t mean hypnosis is not working. You may need 20 to 30 sessions before results become permanent.

The problem is most people are likely to quit if hypnosis doesn’t work in the first few sessions.

Unfortunately, hypnosis is still a poorly understood phenomenon. Even though many people, including medical doctors, dentists, and psychologists, use it in their everyday work.

The professionals still have no clue what the Hypnotic process is; they just know how to use it.

This means you can’t give up on hypnosis because you didn’t get immediate results the first few times.
Hypnosis can be powerful for some people but not as much for others.

However, hypnosis can work for anyone willing to keep going.

What if you have a weak response to hypnotic suggestions?

This is possible because not everyone is the same. 

There are several different ways of doing hypnosis that may be more suitable for some people than others.

But for all the different methods, there are only two types of responses that you can have to hypnosis: retention and susceptibility.

Retention means that the hypnotic experience has left an imprint in your brain. You recognize the information as genuine when you come back to it later on.

Second, susceptibility means that hypnosis has changed something about your mind that leads you to act differently in the future. 

The change is permanent and will remain as long as you continue practicing hypnosis. 

This is actually the most powerful effect that you can expect to get from hypnosis, no matter how long it takes. The problem is that people do not know how to practice self-hypnosis. 

There is evidence that self-hypnosis does work effectively in people with some practice.

The benefit of self-hypnosis is that it empowers you. You can help your hypnotherapist, or you can take matters into your own hands. 

Either way, using self-hypnosis is something you can do to help you use the hypnotic process more effectively. 

Even a mild light trance can be effective in making the changes you want.

You don’t need to tap into the unconscious mind, and you don’t need to dive into the unknown depths of your subconscious either. 

Those can be wonderful experiences to have but not necessary.

All you need to do is to get beyond your conscious thinking. Once you do that, the subconscious mind will be right there waiting for you.

And then, while in self-hypnosis, you’re going to use the power of your imagination to produce mental images that will affect your subconscious mind.

It’s really that simple. All you’re doing is going beyond the conscious mind so that the subconscious can do work for you.

And for a lot of people, self-hypnosis is an easy way to do this. Self-hypnosis is something that you can do for yourself, by yourself. 

It doesn’t take any special training or equipment, and you can learn how to do self-hypnosis for absolutely free. 

All you need is the willingness to set aside a short amount of time each day to practice. 

How many times should you listen to hypnosis?

The more you listen to and or practice self-hypnosis, the more effective it will be for you. If you can listen to hypnosis recordings often, you will get better results.

How much better is different for each person. Try listening to it every day at least twice a day. If you fall asleep listening to the session on repeat, all the better.

You can also listen to your hypnosis recording while using other recommended or prescribed resources for whatever it is that you want to improve upon.

When you’re listening to a hypnosis session, relax and become involved in the process.

You’ll find that, with practice, you can relax more quickly, and it will become easier for you to be more involved in the hypnotic process.

Make sure you avoid listening to hypnosis while driving or doing anything that requires complete alertness or concentration.

It’s also a good idea to keep a journal and record how you feel after listening to a session and especially if you’re doing self-hypnosis.

Take note of any changes you notice in your overall behavior and attitude. Write down any thoughts or insights you have as well. You will be amazed at what perceptions you had when you look back at what you wrote months later.

If you’re not getting the results you want from your practice of self-hypnosis, you may also want to look at working with any conflicts within your self-image.

Suppose you are fighting against a situation your inner self believes is the reality. In that case, you will not get the outcome you’re looking for.

You have to believe that change is possible, and you have to desire the change. Those are prerequisites; nothing will happen unless those two conditions are in order.

But as long as you believe in the possibility of change. And you desire to experience that change in your life, hypnosis can work for you.

What is the Success rate of Hypnotherapy?

On Average, 80% to 85% of the people who try hypnosis will succeed with it. And if you are one of the 15% that have a weak response to the hypnotic process, the best thing you can do is practice Self-hypnosis regularly. 

You’ll find that it will become a natural and sometimes automatic process for you. 

And speaking of being natural, hypnosis is a natural occurrence, so your trace will not be like anyone else. 

Everyone is different, and the level of trance that one person needs will not be the same for someone else. You may not need to go into the deepest depths of your mind just to lose 30 percent of your body fat. 

Nor is it necessary to become a  somnambulist and learn automatic writing to deal with depression.

This is why I love Self-hypnosis because here, you are letting your body and subconscious mind work together to put you in just the correct state.       

Hypnosis can work for anyone willing to relax and become involved in the dynamic experience.

It does not matter what your belief system is or what your background is. Hypnosis can be powerful for some people but not as much for others. 

However, hypnosis and furthermore Self-hypnosis can work for anyone willing to keep going.

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