Truth #2: Hypnosis is a normal and natural state of mind.
You’ve likely been in a state of hypnosis thousands of times in your life. For example, a light state of hypnosis is achieved anytime you lose track of time.
Without realizing it, we experience self-hypnosis several times during our day. Everyday states of hypnosis include: listening to great music; getting “lost” in a book; or missing your exit on a highway because you were daydreaming.
We also experience a light hypnotic trance when we begin to fall asleep because we naturally slow down our brainwaves to reach the deep sleep (REM) state.
Simply put, hypnosis is a state of relaxed and focused attention that bypasses the judgemental conscious mind.
As your hypnotist gently walks you through breathing and visualization exercises, your body relaxes deeply, which enables your mind to enter a light to medium state of hypnosis and naturally shifts your focus inward so that you may communicate with your deeper subconscious mind and inner wisdom.
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.