Hypnosis is a perfectly natural state – similar to a daydream – in which you are in total control but very relaxed in body and mind.
During hypnosis you are awake, and can be more aware of what is taking place than usual. A person in this state can converse quite easily although probably can’t be bothered to move or open their eyes.
To induce you into a state of hypnosis, I use my voice along with tensing and relaxing various muscles, taking deep breaths and imaging relaxation flowing down. This technique is suitable for both face-to-face and virtual sessions. You then feel physically relaxed but more mentally alert and your past memories are then more easily accessible.