Truth #8: Hypnosis is a state of mind.
Hypnosis isn’t a feeling. Rather, it’s a state of mind where you're highly focused and receptive to selective positive suggestion.
In this state of mind, you become aware of things you weren’t aware of before, leading to important insights and mental clarity. This natural, altered state of awareness allows you to (a) become oblivious to external distractions and (b) get in touch with the inner, powerful you that has the solutions to all of your problems.
Some people in hypnosis feel light, like they’re floating. Others feel grounded and safe, like a tree. Some feel a light buzzing feeling. Others feel nothing at all. All of these feelings are correct and, as each of us is unique, we experience the hypnotic state in our own individual way. Most commonly, people report a feeling of pleasant, deep relaxation.
And importantly, upon emerging from hypnosis, people report having gained insights and clarity into the issues that have kept them feeling blocked.
About the author: Solange Dunn, BA, CH
I’m a Consulting Hypnotist certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists. I'm also certified as a Master Hypnotist, a 5-PATH® Consulting Hypnotist, 7th Path Self-Hypnosis® Teacher and Regression Hypnotist. To learn more about my background, please see my 'About' page.