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What does hypnosis feel like?

Many people ask me what it will feel like to be hypnotised when they come for an appointment. There’s no simple answer and I’m pretty sure it’s a different experience for different people.

The most common thing that people say at the end of a session is “that was weird”. I never probe this too much except to ask if they mean “weird” in a good way, and they do.

It feels weird because it’s different, people are used to the feeling of falling asleep or being relaxed, but very rarely do people have the experience of having their conscious thought guided by somebody else. Of course we have all watched a film or read a book and felt our thoughts and emotions respond to the story, sometimes we might read or watch something that affects us in a profound way and makes us feel different, and I suppose on that level there are some similarities.

Hypnosis and in particular hypnotherapy is different because it happens at such a personal level.

As for the question of what it would feel like for you, there’s only one way to find out!