YES, you can.

Myth has it that only those who are "very suggestible" can enter a hypnotic trance and so benefit from hypnosis/hypnotherapy. However, almost everybody can be hypnotised if they want to be apart, perhaps, from those who are unable to focus their attention for prolonged periods of time, such as the very young or very old, or those who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Relaxation of the conscious mind (the trance state) is, in fact, a naturally occurring state that you will have experienced daily, many times a day, pretty much every day of your life - you just didn't realise it. Every night, just before sleep or when daydreaming, absorbed in a good book or film, watching TV or even, on occasions, when driving; these are all examples of natural trance states. So, drifting into a hypnotic trance ia a perfectly normal state of mind to be in.

Given sufficient confidence in the therapist and a strong desire to change, the one thing that normally prevents a person from being guided into a hypnotic trance, other than resistance, is a wariness of the process.

If you have any worries about the process of hypnotherapy, please click here or use the 'what is hypnotherapy?' link below.

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