Each person experiences hypnotic trance in their own way. There is no right or wrong way. However, most people report feeling deeply relaxed and completely at ease. While in a trance state the therapist will give positive suggestions to help make adjustments in the subconscious mind…for life changes will not happen until the conscious mind and the subconscious have the same beliefs. When you are hypnotized, your unconscious mind is introduced to new beliefs so these changes can happen effortlessly and quickly. Depending on the depth of your trance, you may not always be aware of your surroundings, or of what is exactly being said—but you cannot be made to do or say anything against your will. You will be able to adjust positions if you need to, talk with the hypnotherapist and make decisions and choices. Your subconscious mind will continue to hear and process everything while in a trance.
Even though the hypnotic experience is different for everybody, the majority of people agree that hypnosis is a very relaxed state of deep inner calm. Many people even deny ever being in hypnosis until they see the transformations happening before their eyes. Although the hypnotherapist talks to the client throughout the process, all the work is done by the client themselves. Sometimes while in a trance, the client will verbally interact with the hypnotherapist.
When your system is reminded that it can heal…it will heal itself. The hypnotherapist is only a guide—all hypnosis is self-hypnosis.