You drive home from work or the grocery store just as you have done hundreds of times before and when you pull into your driveway, you realize you don’t actually remember the drive home – or – you are so engrossed in a book or movie that you do not hear when someone calls your name. These are forms of light trance and they are natural. Everyone has them, their very own “automatic pilot”.
On the subject of hypnosis, the brain is often explained as two parts: The conscious mind and subconscious mind.
The conscious mind is the part you are using right now to read this post. This is your awake mind. This is everything you are aware of; your environment for instance. Hearing cars drive by, someone mowing the lawn, a radio that is too loud, etc.
The brain is a wonderful thing, you see, because your subconscious mind takes in everything that is happening elsewhere. It works automatically, like how you breathe without thinking about it; you swallow, your heart beats, you blink your eyes.
Using hypnosis to connect with the subconscious mind gives you the ability to solve problems, re-program your bad habits, heal negative emotions or unresolved issues and it also can tap into your creativity, memory, dreams and more. This is, in fact, very similar to meditation.
To do any of this, the subconscious mind needs complete focus and attention. This is where your hypnotist (or guide) steps in. You, along with your hypnotist, will discuss what your goals and expectations are; if there is a problem to be solved or you would like to be entranced to experience lucid dreaming, etc. Hypnosis allows access to the subconscious by actually bypassing the conscious mind. In order to be hypnotized, the subject must be willing to participate. You cannot hypnotize someone if they do not wish to be. Hypnosis, itself, is not mind control.
Hypnosis is simply a state of relaxation where you focus all your thoughts and energy inward instead of focusing on the outside world. You may experience a sleepy, dream-like state but during a hypnotic trance you will remain awake, able to hear and understand everything that is happening and be able to respond.
Hypnosis as a fetish or erotic hypnosis is tapping into that part of your subconscious mind that may be limited and trance is a way to bring that part of your sexuality to the surface. Before leaping into trance for any hypnotist offering to trance you, though, know what you want. Whether it is be to become more submissive to women, to enjoy wearing panties – whatever your desire may be. Once you have found a hypnotist that you trust and have developed a rapport with the outcomes can be quite amazing. If you give your hypnotist permission to implant triggers or to re-program your brain in some fashion, it could be quite possible that your fantasies will come true.