What Does It Feel Like to be Hypnotised?
This is a question that many clients new and curious about hypnotherapy will ask me in my Chester Hypnotherapy Practice. The truth is that we are all unique and so every person will experience hypnosis in their own way.
Hypnosis is simply a natural, pleasant, relaxed state in which you are more aware of your internal experience than the world around you.
For some it’s a pleasant ‘day-dreaming’ feeling, such as being absorbed in a book or a hobby, except what you are becoming really absorbed in is you! Others can feel more relaxed or sleepy than they expected, sometimes dramatically so although you are always in control.
What's important to know is that how you feel isn't an indicator of how effective hypnosis is. Regardless of what it feels like for you - its working!
Contrary to popular belief results using hypnosis do not depend at all on 'going deep' and are not reserved only for those who can be deeply hypnotised. In clincial work, only a very light level of hypnosis (also called trance) is required for phenomenal results.
How hypnosis feels can change as sessions progress. If you like hypnosis is an 'inner skill' that you develop the more you use it, so whether you practice self-hypnosis at home or notice a change over several sessions with me, you are likely to find you become more deeply absorded in the inner wonder and wisdom of you each time you experience it.
Hypnosis is one of those experiences that is hard to explain until you experience it! So if you are curious, I would highly recommend you allow yourself the opportunity to enjoy it and discover for yourself its power and potential in your life. Hypnotherapy can truly be a life transforming experience.
Its really important of course that you seek who you choose to work with in hypnoisis wisely - Not all hypnotherapy is the same at all and WHO you choose to work with is a huge factor in your experience and your success.
If you are curious about how hypnotherapy can help you achieve your best health and wellbeing, please don't hesitate to contact me to find out how I can help.
Dr Emma Rae Rhead Hypnotherapy and MInd-Body Coaching
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