Just this morning I was on a blog with other hypnotherapists and we were debating the pros and cons of various hypnosis techniques. We agreed on some things and not on others but one thing we all agreed on was how quick hypnosis is at helping people change their lives compared with other therapies.
Then this afternoon I saw a man, for the second time, who had come to see me for overcoming alcohol addiction, after a 20-year addiction. After one session he was sober and it was completely changing his life.
At work he was successful but his personal life was a mess because he went home and drank himself drunk. Now he doesn’t and he can begin to plan the rest of his life. Sure, he still has work to do but he is sober and in a much stronger place in his mind.
In making a decision about what therapy you will do to help you in your life, you really need for psychological, emotional and even physiological changes to happen. So you need to consider several things:
How effective will the therapy you engage with be for you?
Hypnotherapy is proved clinically very effective
How long will you be in therapy?
Hypnotherapists try to get clients out of therapy as soon as possible
How will the cost mount up?
If you are in therapy for a short time then the costs will amount to less
How do I find a reliable hypnotherapist?
Check that the hypnotherapist is a member of a professional hypnotherapeutic association and consider how long they have been practising
How can I get my private health fund to help?
Some health funds packages reimburse for hypnotherapy
Will the government help me?
Differing countries have different health schemes that may cover hypnosis by health professionals – you would need to investigate
Ultimately whether you get any financial help or not, you have to decide how much getting good help will change your life at this point in time.
Some people procrastinate trying to pinch every cent but in reality because they are not getting better or moving on with their lives they lose a great deal of money every day.
Cheap is not necessarily a way to save money.
People who choose to invest in themselves tend to do better in therapy. They are more focused and driven to reach their goals. Also because they become more functional once again faster they can get on with their lives.
Maybe you think you cannot afford hypnotherapy.
Well let me tell you about Delores. She was a single mother with three children and was on welfare. She had tried to stop smoking for years but never managed to do so. She decided to seek my help and had to save for weeks to afford to come and see me and then could not afford to come and see me again for a month.
Initially it seemed she was paying a fee that for her was a large amount of money but she saved that amount of money in seven weeks by stopping smoking. By the eighth week she had a surplus income of $140 per week, which was the money she used to spend on smoking.
So what is the real cost of therapy?
Well the answer is more about how much will you lose by not fixing your life and what will you gain by overcoming your problems and living the solutions.
A life that works well is a truly profitable and bountiful life.
Book your appointment with Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH by calling 02 8021 6429
Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH, BHSc, ND, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist. Counsellor, PACFA registered Mental Health Professional and Naturopath In Sydney. You can get help by booking an appointment with her at Australian Health & Education Centre.