Most of my clients achieve their goals, largely because I limit my practice to motivated people. There are three vital elements that make hypnosis effective for you: motivation, belief, and expectation. Motivation means wanting something (be it quitting smoking or losing weight). Next, you must believe that it is possible to reach your goal. Finally, you must have the expectation that change will occur. Since hypnosis is a partnership between the hypnotist and client, success depends on both participants.