It isn't possible to hypnotize someone who does not want to be hypnotized.
This is why it’s important that the client is seeking out hypnosis out of their own free will. The first step to a successful experience is you wanting the change! Realize that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis, so willingness to transform is necessary before deep change can occur. When you are willing to be hypnotized, will find that the hypnotist is just the facilitator. The power is all within you own mind. Although you're in a relaxed and open mental state during your hypnosis session, you never lose control over your behavior. You are never under the control of the hypnotist. In fact, you are aware the whole time. You are in charge. The hypnotist remains your supporter throughout your sessions together.
Despite what is commonly believed, a hypnotist does not have the ability to make the subject do something that goes against their own ethical or moral code.
Hypnosis is a trance-like state involving a heightened level of focus and concentration. A trained hypnotist will commonly use verbal repetition, mental images, and anchors to guide you and achieve the changes in thought and behavior that you seek. When you're under hypnosis, you feel calm and relaxed. It is easy in this relaxed state to bypass your usual conscious blocks and mind chatter so your mind is more open to suggestions for change.
Hypnosis can be used to help you gain control over undesired behaviors, create new habits or to help you overcome grief, fears and anxieties.
A common misconception about hypnosis is that you will lose consciousness and not be able to recall the session. This is only true in a very small percentage of subjects. Most hypnosis clients find that they remember everything that is said by both themselves and the hypnotist.
It is not possible to “get stuck” in a hypnotic state.
Hypnosis is a state of hyper-awareness. You can come out of it whenever you choose. What you get to keep once out of trance is the hypnotic suggestions that you and your hypnotist have chosen for your betterment.We go into a hypnotic-like state every day. Most of us don't even realize it. When you find yourself spaced-out in front of TV, daydreaming, or finding that you’ve reached your destination after a long time in the car, not remembering how you got there, you’re experiencing a similar trance state to what you will experience during a hypnosis session.