If you are looking for a Clinical Hypnotherapist
these are the four things you need to know
1. What are the benefits to me when I engage a HCA Accredited Hypnotherapist?
The first very real benefit is that you know the practitioner has completed an extensive course of training. There are a plethora of people out there calling themselves hypnotherapists with as little as three days of training. Would you want them “messing with your head?” The HCA Accredited Practitioner Logo is your security that your therapist has been thoroughly trained. There are many different forms of Hypnotherapy, but each of the Accredited Hypnotherapists has been through at least 600 hours of training in their chosen method.
2. How long should my treatment take if I engage a Hypnotherapist?
The number of sessions will vary depending on the presenting condition, and the specific model of therapist you engage.
Most HCA practitioners would usually require no more than four or six sessions, and sometimes less than that.
At the end of the day, it really comes back to how long it takes to learn how to operate differently in the world. The good news is that the benefits of a relatively minor investment in time and money compared to maintaining the problem.
If you think about what it costs you to be a smoker in a year or to struggle with anxiety, alcohol, or a phobia. If you think of the compensatory behaviour you are likely to run, whether it’s retail therapy or some other costly activity, the upside of good therapy is obvious.
The hourly rate for therapy varies enormously depending on your location, and the therapist’s individual fees. Some therapists will charge $150-$180 per hour, while other more experienced therapists are closer to $400 per hour.
Many will have some sort of package arrangement where you can pay for a series of sessions and receive some sort of discounted arrangement if you pay upfront.
Our suggestion is you do the first session to trial if this therapist is a good fit for you, and then at the end of the first session, you can decide if you want to continue and take the option of a package that suits your specific treatment needs.
Exactly what you specifically need should be established in the first session. By the end of the first session, your therapist should have a rough idea of how long you need to spend together. The length of treatment will vary on your openness to treatment, the type of therapeutic model, and the complexity of the condition itself.
4. Why Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is one of the briefest forms of therapy available. Because it is focused on the non-conscious process it requires less conscious discussion and deals with the issues where they exist, in the unconscious mind.
You would recognize that if you have a problem you invariably have an internal conflict. there’s a part of you that knows that you should do something, but you can’t bring yourself to do it. Or you know that you need to stop something, and for whatever reason, you can’t seem to stop. This is the conflict that makes it a problem.
This reflects the conflict between the conscious and unconscious mind. Hypnotherapy can integrate your conscious and unconscious minds affectively and quickly and is backed by a plethora of empirical evidence of its effectiveness.