Hypnosis is simply a natural state of relaxation and concentration, brought about by the suggestion of the therapist and the co-operation of you the client. In this light state of relaxation you are more open to suggestion and in this natural state your unconscious mind has the ability to accept (or reject) information or suggestions given to you by the Hypnotherapist.
The predominant feeling of most people is “it did not work on me – I never went under” There is no such thing as a hypnotised feeling. It is merely a day dream state one that you access naturally and normally several times a day in your day to day life.
Hypnotherapy allows us to communicate with the unconscious mind and reinforce new patterns of behavior at a cellular level. The unconscious mind accounts for 90% of our daily activities, running our bodily functions, storing our memories and past experiences in a database and filtering information the brain receives every second into a manageable amount. During hypnosis, the unconscious mind accepts positive suggestions that will help us.
Hypnosis is natural, safe and enjoyable.
Everyone naturally, and spontaneously experiences trance similar to Hypnosis several time a day perhaps without recognizing or realizing it. Have you have ever become so involved or focused on an activity such as reading, watching the TV, listening to music or even driving that you were oblivious to all else happening around you such as not hearing someone calling or talking to you? Or sitting on a bus or train and while daydreaming and gazing out the window, miss your stop? Of course we all have!
All these ordinary everyday type of experiences are merely how we spontaneously move in and out of light trance like states and become highly focused and it’s the same with Hypnosis. So it is something everyone can achieve virtually effortlessly and there is no question of not being hypnotiseable.
Merely closing your eyes and relaxing and focusing on what the therapist is saying is all that is required during therapy to achieve effective, long lasting results.