How Many Hypnosis Sessions Will You Need?

HypnoTherapy - HypnoKelly

Hypnosis can help with a variety of issues. How many sessions needed can vary according to different issues.


For example, smoking. One of the top things I help people with is to quit smoking. Believe it or not, about seventy-five percent of the clients that I see are done in one session. Only 25-30% of the people who see me for smoking might need to come back for a follow-up. But usually, I don’t see anybody for help quitting smoking more than three times.


Generalized anxiety is a different issue. And honestly, it really depends upon the individual. Some people have come to see me for panic attacks that were affecting their whole life and after as little as one session were panic attack-free. Actually, panic attacks are one of the easiest things to treat with hypnotherapy. There are other forms of anxiety that are from lifestyle habits or old patterns of thinking and working with those could be from 3-5 sessions. See my article on Hypnotherapy to Help Anxiety for more about how hypnotherapy can help you work with your anxiety.

Weight Loss

The sessions needed for weight loss might be in the ballpark of three to six. Weight loss is very multifaceted. And actually, food is the most emotional thing in our lives. So a lot of my clients for weight loss may benefit from anywhere from three to six sessions. Read more about how hypnotherapy helps with weight loss here.


Sometimes I do see clients that come in once a month for a little while just for accountability. The hypnotherapy is helping them stay on track, but sometimes coming in on a once-a-month basis can really be great for accountability. I have some clients that have spouses and families that are on board with helping them support their lifestyle habits. And typically those clients see progress a little bit faster. But people that don’t have as much support in their life come to me for that support. And I’m happy to do that.

If you have any other questions on any of the issues I work with or how many sessions you might need, please reach out! I’m always happy to answer any questions you may have.