Hypnosis is a perfectly natural state. In fact, we all go in and out of a light state of hypnosis throughout the day without even being aware of it. For example, every morning when we wake up and every night when we fall asleep we naturally pass through a state of hypnosis. Maybe you can relate to a Sunday morning when you didn’t have to be anywhere in particular. You had woken up, but you weren’t wide awake yet. . . . . . you weren’t asleep anymore either. You were just resting in that very pleasant in between state. And in that state you could hear a phone ringing, or a dog barking, but you were just so relaxed – you didn’t respond to any of it. You could have if you wanted to, but instead you chose to just hang out in that very pleasant, relaxed hypnotic state. That is an example of a light state of hypnosis.
One important thing to remember is that hypnosis is a consent state. You have to allow yourself to be hypnotized. This is why we sometimes hear people say “I couldn’t be hypnotized.” No one can be hypnotized against their will. Hypnosis is like a massage. I refer to hypnosis as a mental massage. Just as in a physical massage no one can force you to relax your muscles, also in hypnosis no one can force you to relax. But with desire, anyone can be hypnotized. As far as going to the deepest levels, some people need to practice more than others. Hypnosis is a skill, much like playing the piano. Some people have a natural talent and go very deep the first time, and other people need to practice to get to the deepest levels (that’s why it’s so important to listen to your Audio Hypnosis Recording daily).
You can not force yourself to be hypnotized. You simply allow yourself to be hypnotized.