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You are not “in the hypnotist's power” the way some fictional works describe. If a suggestion goes against your beliefs or safety you will ignore it or more likely will come out of the “trance” immediately.  Your unconscious mind is totally protective, and if something seems wrong or dangerous it will protect you from it.  In fact, it is easier to trick the "conscious" mind than the unconscious part of the mind.

The same applies if you have a strong reason to return to your normal conscious state. For example a mother can be in an ultra deep trance (coma state) but let her hear her baby cry and she is back into her normal state of consciousness and on her way to find out what is wrong.

What will you experience? First of all, you will find yourself very relaxed and comfortable. Sometimes you may find yourself remembering or dreaming or just relaxed and listening. What you experience depends in part on what you expect. You definitely will not be asleep because you will be aware of everything that is going on.

Most likely you may feel like you do when you wake up before the alarm goes off. You are relaxed and comfortable and know you could get up and do something, but you'd just rather stay relaxed and comfortable a while longer.

One thing you will notice afterwards is that you will feel like you've had a full night's sleep or a long nap—well rested and refreshed. One comparison of hypnosis is that 15 minutes in trance is the equivalent of 3 hours of sleep. In fact the so called “power nap” is actually self-hypnosis for relaxation.

The best explanation of hypnosis is that it is any altered state of consciousness that allows you to set aside your disbelief and make the changes that you want to make but did not believe that you could.

That sounds like a very vague definition, but it is accurate. It covers meditation, prayer, formal hypnosis and any number of other states. But for now, let's discuss “formal hypnosis” of the kind that is used in hypnotherapy.

Hypnosis is not sleep, if anything, you are more awake and aware than you normally are. You will feel relaxed and comfortable, and you will know that at any time you could move or come completely out of the state, but unless you have a reason, you are just too comfortable to change.

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