Alison Clarke -Sargent Hypnotherapist



What is hypnosis?


Hypnosis is a normal and natural altered state of consciousness, one that we all experience  everyday, and have been since the day that we were born, where the mind is able to becomes focused on something, for example have you ever become "completely absorbed" while watching TV? or so engrossed in a good book that you become unaware of anything else that is going on around you! Or perhaps you have driven to work and not actually remembered driving there because your mind was elsewhere "that is focused concentration". That is what is termed as highway hypnosis.


There are misconceptions about hypnosis, and that it's a frightening or an eerie state, or perhaps it feels weird, but it's actually very normal and above all an extremely relaxing and a very pleasant experience.



How does it feel to be hypnotised?


It feels great! Hypnosis is a natural state that feels similar to that feeling you get just before you drift off to sleep at night. Or that nice feeling when you wake in the morning, but your not fully awake and alert.

You feel relaxed and very comfortable and may well not realise just how relaxed you have been until its time to open your eyes. You can hear everything, that is going on around you, but may well become so relaxed that you just shut it all out, because it is not important to you.  If any emergency were to occur you would be fully aware of everything and able to act accordingly.


Think about it - your unconscious mind uses the same set of ears that your conscious mind hears with!