In the Hypnotic State, the doorway between the conscious and the subconscious mind is open, memories become easily accessible, and new information is stored. In the Hypnotic State, you are not really “thinking” in the traditional sense. You are “experiencing” without questioning without critical judgment or analysis, like when you watch a movie, and the hypnotherapist can make suggestions that are very likely to “stick” – precisely because your conscious mind is not getting in the way. You are not “judging” or being “critical” of the suggestions. With the critical faculty bypassed, specific thoughts and suggestions can be lodged in the subconscious where they can propel the client toward a desired goal or change behavior in a positive, permanent way.
All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. The individual is in complete control of his or her thoughts, feelings, decisions and actions. The hypnotherapist is a facilitator, guiding the individual with questions and offering suggestions that assist them in reaching goals and solutions. A person will not accept suggestions that are against his or her values or belief system.
*Individual results may vary