This page describes how pricing works for our private, individualized programs: like most professionals who perform specialized work, we need to understand your requirements before we can estimate a price for one-on-one work. To start as soon as possible, we suggest attending a group hypnosis event at our facility in downtown Toronto.
When you ask how much we’ll charge to help you, we take the question seriously, and in most cases our most honest answer will be “let’s set aside some time to figure that out.” We don’t bill for intakes, planning or communication—only actual, eyes-closed hypnosis sessions—which makes it possible for us to hear the details of your case first and then quote a price estimate along with a written plan. Having a proper estimate means you won’t start a program you can’t afford to finish, and you won’t commit to a longer program if you only need a couple of sessions.
Human beings are complex. As a rule, we won’t say that we can help you until we can also say how we can help you, which is important for your full, informed consent. Once we can articulate a how, we can estimate how long your program will be. If we don’t believe we can help you after considering the details and parameters of your case, we will let you know politely and for free, which happens more often than you might think.
If you already understand why this is the best way to begin, you can click here to skip forward and schedule your consultation at our office or online—it’s a relaxed and informative meeting that leads to a written treatment plan at no cost or obligation.
If you aren’t comfortable with that depth of conversation yet, you can experience one of the many free sessions on our YouTube channel to become familiar with our work, practices and principles first.
If You Just Want to Know How Much It Costs…
Most hypnotists operate and bill like psychotherapists or counsellors, which means you pay them for every hour they spend with you. We do not believe that per-hour billing serves our clients’ best interests, since it does not align our interests with yours, and it does not reveal anything about total costs. We won’t even let you hire us on a per-hour basis (the way your dentist doesn’t).
Instead, we only bill for sessions after you approve the plan we’ve written for your case. If you need extra time entering hypnosis, no extra charge is incurred. If we can’t hypnotize you, we don’t charge for the session in the first place. We’ll even refund up to three sessions if you aren’t satisfied (conditions apply). All of this means that we only make money from happy clients, and because we’ve been operating under this principle since 2006, we’ve become one of the best in our industry.
Many people benefit from our insights and end up spending $0. To proceed with hypnosis and reasonably expect results, we can usually work with a minimum budget of $700 Canadian dollars (plus applicable taxes), typically by using one of the sessions to make a recording for at-home repetition if the budget is restricted. Most of our clients can afford more than that and prefer more comprehensive plans that do not incorporate recordings, but even our months-long, “give me your best” plans are usually around $1500 (doing our best means that we have to recognize your time as valuable). If your case is especially complicated, your program will need to be longer, but we will offer a lower per-session rate to make a longer program easier to commit to. That said, fewer than 1% of our clients will spend more than $2000 with us, and by choice rather than necessity.
Until we know the details of your case, we can only provide this rather broad range of numbers. The best practice really is to set aside some time to figure out the details.
What Goes into a Hypnosis Session
As you already know from working with contractors or other professionals, hourly rates aren’t a helpful guide to total costs. An experienced practitioner can make a bigger impact in less time, and they can prevent more expensive problems from getting out of hand (such as by referring to other professionals). The last thing that you want is to hire a hypnotist who makes up for a low hourly rate by accepting cases they aren’t qualified for or adding unnecessary sessions—practices we counter by providing a written plan upfront that includes a price estimate. We have developed our internal best practices through years of hard-earned experience, and comparisons with other hypnosis centres are often apples-to-oranges.
Once you become familiar with our work, you will start to understand why we operate differently. Primarily, we make every effort to meet your expectation that we can help you in a small number of well-defined sessions, often two or three and rarely more than five or six—which is a very small amount of time in the counselling and therapy worlds. We achieve this by practising as traditional, formal hypnotists rather than acting like unlicensed therapists, which means we’re more interested in verbally delivering helpful ways of thinking than examining your past or feelings in depth. Because a traditional hypnotist will be speaking nearly non-stop during the duration of a session, we can only see a handful of clients every day, but these clients will have a rested, attentive practitioner who is present to their needs.
To plan a series of private in-office sessions, we must consider several factors, including:
- Your personal life history
- Ongoing influences on your mood or thinking
- Potential challenges that we can foresee
- Hypnotic suggestibility (which we will assess)
- Your level of self-motivation
This information all goes into your plan, which summarizes the messaging that we intend to communicate during your sessions, for you to review and consent to before you agree to work with us.
We do understand that nearly all of our clients are paying for our services out of their own pockets. We make this easier for you by providing as much quality information as we can upfront, such as through our YouTube channel and our free consultation. If we do not believe that we can realistically help you, we will recommend alternative and often free or low-cost next steps, such as books that are relevant to your situation. Finally, since our inception in 2006, we have had a money-back guarantee in the event that a client is dissatisfied with our work, for up to three sessions. Even if you would never take advantage of this policy, you will benefit from the feedback provided by every past client who has.
Our “getting to know each other” process is a free, one-hour consultation, at our office or online. Most clients find this process to be informative and helpful, and we view it as an important stepping stone before we accept you onboard. We want our price quote to be based on facts, and whether or not you decide to proceed with us, we want your decision to be based on sound information too.
Book a Free Consultation, for a Treatment Plan with Cost Estimate
If you’re from out of town or have a hard time scheduling time off work, completing our self-directed online consultation is the best way to start for simple or non-sensitive issues.
Otherwise, complete the form below or call us at 416-556-4068 and we’ll get back to you with our next availabilities for an in-office consultation. Whichever option you pick, you will receive a written treatment plan with a fee estimate within a few days. We look forward to helping you make an informed decision.