Hypnotic trance is a normal and natural state that we all experience quite regularly.
Think of the last time you were so completely absorbed in a book, a film, or even a task, that you were totally unaware of everything else around you, perhaps even losing track of time; and every single one of us daydreams at some time, getting lost in thought.
Hypnosis is simply a gentle way of inducing trance in order to alter your state of consciousness.
During this state the subconscious part of the mind (where all our past experiences and emotions are stored) is more receptive to suggestion which then allows beneficial changes to be induced.
Hypnosis is a very pleasant and relaxing experience; in fact just think of it as ‘guided relaxation’.
At no point do you lose awareness or control. In fact during trance, awareness is heightened, and because it is a collaborative process, you remain capable of making your own choices throughout, and can terminate the session at any time.
After hypnosis you will be always be returned to a full waking state, feeling refreshed.