The feelings of hypnosis will vary from person to person, but the overall hypnotic experience can be described as follows.
Let's get one thing straight, hypnosis doesn't create a sense of amnesia where you forget everything that has taken place. While under hypnosis, you know where you are; you know what's going on around you; and, you can hear what the hypnotist is saying. Contrary to popular beliefs, hypnosis doesn't put you under some sort of zombie spell. You're always in complete control of the hypnosis session through your subconscious mind. Even though I use the word, "sleep," you're not actually asleep. There's just no other word that creates that powerful feeling of relaxation and that's why most hypnotists use that term to induce someone into a hypnotic state.
Under hypnosis, you will feel extremely relaxed. This relaxed state allows you to have a natural impulse and desire to follow instructions. When your hypnotist gives you a request or message, you will naturally want to obey the command. That being said, take comfort in knowing that a hypnotist will never be able to get you to do something that goes against your core beliefs, thoughts and behaviors.
This natural impulse/feeling to follow instructions can be compared to the natural impulse you experience when you feel like you're in danger. Almost everyone has studied or experienced the "Fight of Flight Response." When you feel like you're in danger, your subconscious mind will overpower your conscious mind to seek out a solution. Although hypnosis doesn't bring about such negative undertones, your subconscious mind will override your conscious mind and allow a hypnotist to embed messages, beliefs and statements when in a hypnotic state.
When your hypnosis session is completed, you should experience a great feeling of relaxation, ultimate comfort and a feeling of restfulness.
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