What does hypnosis feel like?
As a consultant Hypnotherapist for over 17 years I often get asked, what does hypnosis feel like?
So, in this episode I’m going to share with how hypnosis feels and what you can expect, so stay tuned…
So, what does hypnosis feel like, how does it feel to be hypnotised?
Because of the way hypnosis is often portrayed on TV, or in movies, it often looks like it’s some kind of magical, mystical, spooky mind control, and this is not the case. In fact, it’s the complete opposite, it’s a heightened level of awareness, you’re more aware than you normally are.
You are not asleep, or unconscious, you’re fully aware and in control of everything the whole time. In fact, it’s such a natural level of awareness, that’s also similar to other natural levels of awareness that you have experienced many times throughout your day, let alone in your entire life.
Think about times on a journey, either as the driver, or a passenger, when you go into your own world, and you lose track of parts of the journey, where perhaps you can’t remember passing, or getting to a certain point.
In this context you’re wide awake, you’re fully aware, but all that’s happens is you’ve gone into a daydreamy like state where your attention has narrowed and gone into a more focused level of awareness. You are still wide awake, your eyes are open, and you’re aware of everything, if the car in front you suddenly put its brakes on, you instantly react, or if you arrived at your destination, you don’t stay stuck in that level of awareness until someone lets you know you’ve arrived.
This natural level of awareness is very similar to what hypnosis is, the only difference is that as a hypnotherapist one of my roles is to guide you through some steps, to help achieve and replicate a similar level of awareness, because at that level of awareness your subconscious is more open and receptive to change, as long as it’s for your benefit.
Most people find the experience very relaxing, and as none of us relax enough, this alone is a tremendous benefit, it’s very similar to meditation and other relaxing mindfulness approaches.
in fact, the first time I was formally hypnotised, I said to the chap, that feels just the same as the mediation we do at the end of yoga class. and it is very similar, the main difference and the reason we utilise this level of awareness is because we then look to utilise that level of awareness to make the change you desire.
Here’s a video where I talk more about what hypnosis is and the different parts of the mind;
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