Hypnotherapy is a type of alterative medicine in which hypnosis is used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility during which positive suggestions and guided imagery are used to help individuals deal with a variety of concerns and issues. It’s been proven to be extremely effective in changing behavioral patterns.
What if I fall a sleep?
If you fall asleep during hypnosis, the subconscious mind does indeed become less receptive to suggestions for change. Therefore, you WOULD lose some of the potential benefits of the session.
HOWEVER, you may not actually have fallen asleep! Let me explain.
If you emerge as the hypnosis session is ending, then you did NOT fall asleep during the session. You simply experienced a deep level of trance, and parts of the session are simply not accessible to your conscious memory.
This is not unusual. In fact, it happens quite frequently when using direct therapy. However, it won’t necessarily happen every time.
If you emerge an hour or two later, well after the completion of the session you probably did fall asleep, but as the sessions are only 40 minutes, you would still have been in a highly susceptible state.
There’s No “Correct” Level of Hypnosis
Achieving a “deep” level of trance is NOT necessary for hypnosis sessions to be productive! Don’t worry about how “deep” you go!
It’s quite natural to achieve different levels of hypnosis every time you have a hypnosis session. Variables that affect your brainwave activity are:
Sometimes you’ll remember the entire session. Sometimes your memory will be spotty and sometimes you’ll have difficulty remembering any of it except the beginning. It doesn’t matter! Just be aware you’re still getting the full benefits of listening to the hypnosis session.
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