Have you been looking into hypnotherapy but been put off by the costly fees? In today’s blog post we are going to discover why hypnotherapy cost is higher than other talking therapies.
Most other therapies that fall in the category of “talking” therapies are largely based on listening. The therapist spends most of their time taking notes, asking the odd question to guide the client and letting them use their time to open up, remember what has happened to them, how it made them feel and go through the cathartic process of laying it all out in the open.
Hypnotherapists, on the other hand are much more hands on during the session. They are responsible for the input of subliminal guidance or suggestions which are bespoke to the client. Sessions tend to be longer with a much more in depth consultation so that such personalisation is possible.
An ‘induction’ (the phase that helps the client become focused and relaxed) is also included. All of these elements require immense concentration by the hypnotherapist who will do up to 90% of the talking in the session. This creates a much higher demand on the therapist. Effective and professional hypnotherapists will limit the number of clients per day in order to give their full attention to their clients. A hypnotherapist will also spend at least the same time preparing for a client as they will treating them, doubling the actual time spent on each client.
Get your facts about hypnotherapy right
A common misconception of hypnotherapy is that the hypnotherapist gets the client into a trance and then orders the client about. The media often gives the impression of hypnotherapy taking control away from people. In fact, clinical hypnotherapy is not like that at all.
The first part of the consultation is done at the conscious level and involves taking a case history and helping the client define a goal or outcome for the therapy. The client provides the cues as to the language they use and how they learn and think. Goals must be achievable, precisely defined in considerable detail, and morally ethical. Typical goals include becoming free of anxiety and phobias, being more confident, giving up addictions, passing exams, interviews, losing weight. Some people want to be able to cope with pain and for medical procedures. We need to know where we want to be, otherwise how are we going to get there? Any high achieving person will tell you this.
“Under hypnosis, the unconscious begins to see the goal clearly and to believe in it. The unconscious will then search for ways to knock obstacles out of the way in order to reach the goal. This is a unique path for each client.”
This action in hypnotherapy can be much quicker than other forms of therapy, depending on the individual, of course. Hypnosis goes straight to the crux of the problem. The subconscious is then able to correct it in a way that works for the client. The client is then able to move forward to create the future they want.
Yes, hypnotherapy does cost more, but the results can be so powerful, and they can come surprisingly quickly. Considering the kind of money we often spend on feeling good such as retail therapy, nights out, holidays, weekends away, etc. the actual cost of hypnotherapy is relatively small. Compared to those quick pick me ups that don’t do much for us in the long term, hypnotherapy has lasting results that can change your life for the better.
Is hypnotherapy a solution for you?
Samantha Culshaw-Robinson is a clinical hypnotherapist and has helped many people with a wide variety of issues. For more information and to book a complimentary session please get in touch via email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 075 222 777 22.
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*The original idea for this article was from Marian Barry of the Harley St Hypnotherapy Clinic