One of the most common statements I hear from new clients is “I’m not sure I can be hypnotized”.  

Actually, hypnosis is a natural state of mind that we all go in and out of several times a day. You’re commonly in a state of hypnosis while watching tv, engrossed in a good book or working at your computer. It’s simply a pleasant brainwave state that occurs when you are mentally focused on something specific and not aware of outside stimuli. Daydreaming is another example of hypnosis.

Virtually anyone who wants to be hypnotized to achieve a goal can be hypnotized. Three factors that influence your success are:
1. Willingness to relax and to enter hypnosis
2. Ability to use your imagination
3. Motivation for change

As a naturally occurring event, the hypnotic state is perfectly safe.  Actually, you cannot be hypnotized unless you want to be. Since you will never lose consciousness and will hear every word during your session, you will never relinquish control of your own self-will and decision-making abilities. If a suggestion were made with which you fundamentally disagreed, you would simply emerge from this state of relaxation on your own.