Like any other skill, the learning curve depends on the patient. If one is motivated, one can learn this technique easily and quickly.
In learning any new skill, one can improve one’s ability by working with an instructor or coach, and by practicing. The more one practices, the better one learns the skill. Like a coach, Dr. Lazarus teaches his patients a powerful technique of self-hypnosis. It is up to the patients to practice it.
And, like any other skill:
• The more you practice, the better you get at it.
• The more you practice, the easier it gets, and
• The more you practice, the faster you get at it.