Hypnosis is simply an altered state of awareness that is generally called a trance.  It is a natural state whereby your focus of attention is inward, rather than on what is around you.  Everyone has experienced this trance state many times in their lives.  Common examples are getting lost in a daydream, being absorbed in a good book or T.V. programme and being unaware of things going on around you, and driving your car safely yet being unaware of much of what happened during the journey.

Contrary to popular belief, when you are hypnotised you are NOT asleep or unconscious.  Everyone experiences trance differently.  Some describe it as a drifting or floating sensation, a feeling of heaviness, lightness or deep relaxation.  Other people simply feel relaxed and don’t even feel like they are in a trance.  For most forms of treatment it doesn’t matter if you go into a light or deep trance.  However you experience going into a trance, it will be just as effective.  In the relaxed state of hypnosis, you are aware and in control, in fact your concentration and awareness actually become heightened.  In this altered state of awareness your unconscious mind can become highly responsive and will accept the changes you want to make quickly and easily. 



Do you have any questions about Hypnotherapy... Bonnie Silverback Therapies is committed to giving clients the best care and experience possible. See some of the most common questions and answers below. If you still need assistance, reach out.

Will I go to sleep?

No. You will simply be guided into a relaxed trance.

Can I get stuck in Hypnosis or trance?

No.  It is impossible to become “stuck”.  As mentioned above, as it is a natural state, your unconscious will bring you out of trance even in the event of the therapist leaving the room.

What is trance?

It is a naturally occurring state of mind.  How often have you found yourself engrossed in a good book, so engrossed you have not noticed the passing of time? Or you have driven a route only to find yourself at your destination but cannot recall X, Y and Z landmarks?  Or simply daydream? These are all naturally occurring trance states.

How long will the sessions last?

Typically, a session will last for an hour.


Bonnie Silverback Therapies 


Haverhill CB9, UK

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