Hypnosis is simply a state of focused attention.
Clients often comment about how ‘ordinary’ hypnosis feels, not unlike daydreaming. During hypnosis, although you maybe in a deeply relaxed state, you can hear everything that’s going on around you.
We all experience the hypnotic state in our everyday lives. For example, have you ever been driving and unable to recall parts of the journey? Or have you ever been engrossed in a book and not noticed time passing? If so, you’ve been in a state of focused attention, not unlike the feeling of being hypnotised.
Contrary to the image portrayed in films, books and the media, hypnosis doesn’t involve the therapist taking control of your mind. No one can hypnotise you against your will.