Sometimes we get the impression that hypnosis means you are not in control of your own body. It isn’t like being a robot and doing things on command that the hypnotist commands you to do. Make sure you are not confusing hypnotherapy with stage hypnosis.
Hypnosis is not unconsciousness; it is more of a subtle consciousness. You can still think logically but in this relaxed state you and your hypnotherapist will have access to the ‘software’ of your mind so that it can be updated. It is the patient whom decides what happens as the hypnotherapist will need to go at their speed and respond to their needs and expectations.
Hypnosis is a safe environment to try new behaviours and emotional patterns before you experience them for real. For example, a young women suffering with anxiety can give the perfect presentation at work in a calm and relaxed hypnosis so that when she does it for real she feels natural and relaxed. Successful people use hypnosis naturally all the time because it helps us learn how to respond and unlike medication it carries no negative side effects.
So hypnosis gives you more control of yourself and your life, it’s natural and the benefits start straight away. It’s a way of establishing new patterns of emotional response and behaviour, enabling you to develop yourself emotionally.