When actually we are in a trance state many times a day.
Do you know the feeling of waking up or falling asleep? That in between place where we know what's going on around us , but are so comfortably relaxed we have no desire to engage with anything around us, that's a hypnotic trance.
Some say we are in & out of trance all day. Have you ever been driving and suddenly you arrive at your destination not remembering getting there? You were in a trance!
When you are in a trance state, your unconscious mind is able to make changes that your conscious mind might find it difficult to accept.
If you decide to begin an exercise program, every time you think about going to the gym your mind says... you don't exercise, this will take too much time, it will be too hard etc.... Once your conscious mind is distracted new ideas about working out & living a healthy life style can be suggested to your unconscious mind. It's so much easier to make changes this way!
So how can you expect to feel when you see a hypnotherapist?
You can expect to feel relaxed, maybe a light floating feeling or heavy feeling of relaxation. There is no one specific hypnotized feeling. You are in complete control. The hypnotist might suggest that your hands feel heavy or your eyes are stuck closed, you could actually lift your hand or open your eyes is you wanted to. Usually you feel so relaxed & comfortable that it's just not worth the effort to try.
The next time you decide to make changes in your life... become healthier, get rid of old self sabotaging behaviors, give hypnosis a chance!