Have you ever day dreamed? Ever been driving and realised you had missed
the last 5 minutes of the journey? You were in a trance – the same natural state
that we create during hypnotherapy.
Do you believe Friday 13th is unlucky or if a cat crosses your path something good will happen? You have subconsciously accepted a suggestion.
Everyone can be hypnotised as long as there are 3 conditions in place:
1. You have given consent to be hypnotised
2. You trust the person hypnotising you
3. There is clear communication between you and the hypnotist
Whilst you are in hypnotic sleep (trance) you are still fully in control.
If a suggestion made to you was unacceptable, you WOULD NOT do it. A person who dances naked on tables when drunk, would accept a suggestion to undress under hypnosis. In TV shows where people have been hypnotised to commit crimes, those subjects had values that meant committing crime was acceptable to them.
Thousands of tests have proven that if an improper suggestion is given, people either reject it or come out of trance.
It is also important to recognise that the Hypnotherapist’s role is to assist you in achieving your goals, not to be entertained!
Hypnotic sleep is fantastically relaxing and some people do slip into the natural state of sleep we all seek to gain at night. But just as you would wake up if a fire alarm went off, or you heard your child crying at night, you would also come out of the trance, regardless of how deep it was. In over 50 years of recorded cases of hypnotherapy, no one has ever failed to return from the trance state.
When in a trance state your subconscious is in charge. And it is the
subconscious that stores all of our memories (which is why we can access
things under hypnosis that the conscious has forgotten).
The result of working with your subconscious is that your memory is enhanced meaning that when you come out of trance, people are often able to recall the session vividly and also experience an improvement in their memory in their normal wakened state.