This is a great question! And it includes other questions such as ‘what will it feel like?’ and ‘what will you do to me?’
The answer is that hypnosis is a natural human state, that we all experience several times an hour every day. If you drive a car on the same route every day, I’m sure there will have been times when you arrived at your destination without really having been aware of your surroundings. Those ‘blank’ moments were when you were in trance, or in a hypnotic state. Your subconscious mind was dealing with the driving, whilst your conscious mind was off doing it’s own thing!
Being hypnotised is a very relaxing experience. Unlike mindfulness, when you are asked to focus deliberately on what is happening right now, in hypnosis we want the mind to let go, and to wander freely. In this altered state of awareness, we are creative, and able to see things in a different way – often coming up with new ideas or solutions. It is when we arrive at these conclusions through our own thoughts, that they have the most power, and that is why hypnotherapy is so effective.
At all times, you the client have control, so, unlike stage hypnosis, you will never be in a position where you do or say anything that you don’t want to. Instead you will discover a new calm clarity of mind where you are fully in control of your life.
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