Hypnosis is a natural state in which there is a change of your brainwaves, the waves that your brain is producing. Your brain will change from the focused brainwave of Beta (awake, alert) to Alpha (relaxed, calm, lucid, not thinking) to Theta (deep relaxation, meditation, mental imagery, hypnosis).
This same change happens when you are daydreaming or when you are driving a familiar road and thinking about other things (Alpha) , and when you are sunbathing, meditating or falling into asleep (Theta). Everyone is already familiar with the brainwave patterns that you have while in Hypnosis but most people are not aware of that fact. When you do fall asleep your brainwaves are in Delta.
While in Hypnosis you will experience your body relaxing deeply and releasing all tension (going to sleep) while your mind remains relaxed but aware. You are in control at all times. All clients report that being in Hypnosis is a wonderful and relaxing feeling.
While you are in hypnosis you are likely to experience at least some of the following sensations:
- Feeling that you have sunk into and become a part of the chair that you are sitting in.
- A particular heaviness or lightness of the body and deep relaxation.
- A feeling that your hands/arms/legs are not there.
- A pleasant tingling in your arms or legs.
- A slower and deeper breathing pattern.
- A reluctance to move due to being so relaxed.
- A gentle fluttering of the eyelids as in REM sleep.
- A feeling of a distortion of time. (Half an hour in Hypnosis can feel like just ten minutes).