What is hypnosis?

It’s probably not what you think.

Have you ever driven your car from point A to point B and arrived at your destination without any conscious recollection of turning, merging with traffic, or stopping along the way?  You safely drove the car a great distance, yet your mind was elsewhere.  This is often referred to as “highway hypnosis”.

Hypnosis is simply a state of relaxed focus.  It is used to access a deep state of meditation from which subconscious beliefs and associations can be seen and understood.  From awareness comes change, and hypnosis helps facilitate both.

Most people experience hypnosis as a relaxed state of being.  Some feel light and free, others feel peaceful and embodied.  Some have visual imagery, while others experience auditory, tactile, or even olfactory sensations.  For others, there’s a greater sense of connection with their feelings.  Ultimately, most people experience guided hypnosis sessions as a very deep form of meditation.

Does Hypnosis Work?