There is a misconception that the deeper you go, the more effective the hypnosis session. In terms of managing anxiety, this is a complete myth. It actually takes a very slight change in brainwave function for you to achieve a state of hypnosis.
In fact, most people don’t realize that they actually spend the majority of their day in a state of hypnosis. Many people who come to my office for treatments involving hypnotherapy first have to be taken OUT of their state of hypnosis before we are able to move forward with our work.
When it comes to medical hypnotherapy, it’s recognized that different depths are more or less effective for different types of healing processes. For example, changes in behavior without triggering emotional trauma is best done in the shallower depths of our subconscious while chronic physical ailments are most affected if we can achieve deeper states of hypnosis.
Don’t be concerned if you don’t feel hypnotized. Most times, you feel much different than usual – especially if you are first learning or doing the work on your own. Rest assured, you are achieving some level of hypnosis.