The type of trance used in hypnotherapy is very different from what we might see in ‘stage hypnosis.’
We all naturally go into and out of trance states many times throughout the day – for example, while driving, reading a good book, or even out for a walk. Have you ever had that scenario where you are driving somewhere and the next thing you realise is that you are 20 miles further down the road with no recollection of that space of time?
We experience changes in our conscious awareness in this relaxed state, almost as if we are daydreaming. The unconscious mind is more aware during this time and can focus on helpful suggestions and thoughts.
Trance is a natural and safe state to be in. Trance is not mind control, despite what you may have seen on television. It can not make you do anything you do not want to do, even cluck like a chicken!