A practitioner's perspective:
"New clients, who are coming to work on lifelong patterns, frequently ask, "How many sessions will it take?" It's a valid question! These sessions are an investment of time, money, and effort. I ask in return, "How many, to do what, exactly?"
Are we talking about, how many to start feeling the effects of opening blocks to your beautiful Life Force? Could be one!
Are we talking about how many to sustain opening? That depends on you. How many until you feel completely satisfied with your life? To that I say, that sounds like complacency. It's important to get clear on the question.
Perhaps a better question is, "How long until I get a sense of whether this work is moving me in a good direction?" To that I would say, give it three or four sessions. It takes varying amounts of time to feel safe enough to really allow the gentle confrontation that you need. It takes time to become conscious of the subtleties of blocking and opening. If you could have mastered this yourself, quickly, you would have. The truth is many of my clients work with me over a period of years, not because that's how long it takes to "work". Rather, because after years, it's still working! It's still supportive of the evolution they want. Some clients stop for a while and come back for a workshop to get that evolutionary boost. I DO know this, that your rate of evolution correlates pretty well with your level of commitment to really face yourself. You need support to see what you cannot see for yourself. While you may feel the pain of resistance, at times, evolution means expansion and expansion means pleasure. It's so worth it!"
I hope this is useful, and thank Kate Holt, Core Energetics practitioner, for sharing.