Every hypnotherapy session is unique and caters to each individual and his or her specific goals. It is common to schedule a series of weekly sessions. Hypnotherapy can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer-term, where more complex issues or ongoing personal growth issues are addressed.

There may be times when you will be asked to take certain actions outside of hypnotherapy sessions, such as keeping records to track certain behaviors. It is important to process what has been discussed and to integrate it into your life between sessions. For hypnotherapy to be most effective, you must be an active participant, both during and between sessions.

People seeking hypnotherapy need to be willing to take responsibility for their actions, work towards self-change, and practice various structured exercises between sessions. These exercises involve only a few minutes each day.