What does hypnosis feel like?
If you’ve been considering hypnosis you’ve probably also wondered what it feels like to be hypnotised.
The media presents us with all sorts of magical, mysterious and entertainment driven ideas of what hypnosis looks and feels like, but how much of that is real and how much is just for show?
The process of hypnosis
Unlike stage hypnosis and entertainment, hypnotherapy is much more than a quick click of the fingers, eerie music and a puff of smoke.
A qualified clinical hypnotherapist will take time to get to know you, to understand your fears and goals and to discover what changes you looking for in your life.
They will then use that information to craft a session that is completely unique to you.
The process of hypnosis usually starts with a simple conversation where both you and your hypnotherapist can ask questions.
This chat helps to address any concerns you may have and allows the hypnotherapist to gather important information around personal experiences, goals and your desires for change.
As the conversation progresses, your hypnotherapist will guide you gently into a deep feeling of relaxation and calm state of hypnosis.
Once you are settled into hypnosis, your hypnotherapist will harness the power within your subconscious mind by suggesting appropriate changes and ideas that help to move you towards your desired goal or outcome.
As the session comes to an end, your hypnotherapist will slowly bring you back to a state of full awarness. At this point you will discuss your experience and feelings from the session and make a plan for your next or future sessions if required.
What does it feel like to be hypnotised?
The closest comparison to the feeling of hypnosis is meditation or that feeling just before you slip into sleep.
Once in hypnosis, clients continue to hear and sense their environment but will often feel a pleasent, euphoric state of being.
Everybody’s experience with hypnotherapy is a little different, but for the most part, clients report a deep state of calm and openness.
Some experience a feeling of detachment and find it difficult to remember the whole session. While others hear and remember everything that was said, however experince a deep physical and mental relaxation.
The depth of trance usually depends on the willingness of the client to let go and trust the therapist.
There is no right or wrong way to feel during hypnosis. While most people find it to be a powerful, calming and relaxing way to improve health and wellness, its always best to chat to a professional to see if it’s the right fit for you.
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