Yes, totally. It is a natural state and we are in trance many times during a day without realising it.
No…hypnosis is a bit like daydreaming and it’s not possible to get stuck in a day dream. You can open your eyes at any time, because you are not unconscious, just very relaxed.
It feels different for everyone. Some people say they feel heavy, or light, or that it feels a bit like meditation. You are conscious, aware of what is going on and you feel incredibly calm and relaxed. It’s all good!
No absolutely not. The therapist is there to facilitate. You will only accept suggestions that will have a positive effect.
This is a common concern. You are in control at all times, so that won’t happen. In hypnosis your subconscious will only accept suggestions that are beneficial to you.
No, you will be aware of your surroundings most of the time. Some people do drift off because they feel so relaxed, but that’s fine. The subconscious mind can hear all the time, so the therapy is effective.
The only side effects are positive and beneficial, because it’s very relaxing.