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Here’s how I know you can already go into a hypnotic trance

Day in and day out for the last 10 years I have spoken to people about hypnosis and how they could use it in order to bring about changes.  I get asked the same questions about hypnosis on a regular basis but I enjoy being able to give people the facts to dispel the myths that surround hypnosis.

One of the questions I get asked A LOT is

"Can I go into trance?"

The answer is...

"Yes! Without a doubt"

How can I be so sure? Because you have been going into trance states/hypnotic moments for your entire life.

You go into trance all the time

You have lots of different names for these naturally occurring hypnotic trances too. You called it...

  • Being off with the fairies
  • On automatic pilot
  • In the zone
  • Zoned out
  • Daydreaming

These are all names for being in a trance. Let me give you some real-life examples of trance states you might have experienced yourself.

When you were a kid watching cartoons on TV and didn't even hear what parents said when they were talking to you, you were in a trance.

When you zoned out of particular classes that didn't capture your imagination in school and stared out of the window, you were in a trance.
When you were engrossed in something you love, like a playing a musical instrument or doing yoga, and time whizzed by... You. Were. In. A. Trance.

Trance is completely normal and natural

Every single one of us is designed to access this state naturally. We do it pretty much every single day. It is a state of focused attention and when you deliberately access that focused attention and turn your attention to your goals, your dreams, your ambitions that is when your imagination joins your focused attention and the really great things can happen.

You tend to get more of what you think. As a general rule. When you focus on how great it will be to be slimmer, calmer, more confident or whatever it is you are aiming for you begin to see what it is you can do to get there. Your unconscious chips in by making certain choices you make more automatic, the kind of choices that move you forward towards your goal.

The happy byproduct of this style of thinking is that you will spend less time telling yourself what you don't want. As you think less about the things you don't want they can begin to fade. They can fade like your memory of what it is that had for your evening mean 2 weeks ago last Wednesday.

Using sound to go into trance

There is a way of helping yourself to go into trance and that is with sound. I am sure there have been times in the past when you have been listening to some music which has provoked in you a physical or emotional response. Music can have a  really powerful effect on us mentally.

Some music is soothing and relaxing. Some music can take this soothing, relaxing aspect and it can be amplified by binaural tones. These are low frequency notes that are almost undetectable, consciously, but they are still registered.

These binaural tones are the frequency the brain operates at . If the tone frequency associated with deep relaxation is played it influences the brain to match that frequency and the end result is that you deeply relax.

There is one company who are excellent at creating music with these binaural tones embedded within them. The company is called Silencio Music and they are highly recommended. Much of their content is hypnotic as well as relaxing. We highly recommend you have a listen.

In conclusion...

So if you are ever unsure about your ability to go into trance just remind yourself that you have had a whole lifetime of practice and so you are really good at going into a hypnotic trance.

To find out more you can call me or you can try trance for free by checking out my amazing offer. Love it and continue with hypnotherapy or get a refund. Simple.

About the author:


Richard Hennessy is a hypnotherapist in Sheffield
Richard Hennessy is the principal hypnotherapist at Focused Hypnosis. He founded Focused Hypnosis in 2009 and since then it has consistently been one of the highest rated hypnotherapy clinics in Sheffield. It is now the biggest hypnotherapy practise in Sheffield. Richard specialises in weight management.