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Will I fall asleep during hypnotherapy?

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Daniel Maresca, Clinical Hypnotherapist
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As others have stated here, the depth of state that the hypnotherapist takes you into should be appropriate for the type of work they are facilitating. With the exception of some longer verbal inductions, the process is typically an interactive dynamic between hypnotherapist and client, making it difficult to go to sleep. An attentive hypnotherapist will be tuned into your state and talk a little louder or more firmly if they need to bring your state up a bit.

That being said, sometimes a client may have an inner part that checks out during the process. Meaning that part of them doesn't want to work on what we are trying to work on and it causes them to blank out or drift off (not asleep but dissociated). In this case it may require speaking directly to that part and doing some parts therapy to get it on board.

You can however definitely get a great nights sleep after a quality hypnotherapy session!

I help my clients overcome stress, anxiety and panic attacks; I help them find and meet their goals, become their best version of themselves and ultimately find true happiness and satisfaction in life

Usually, the client does not fall asleep. But if the client goes a little deeper and does fall asleep, it's just for a very short time and not deep. Also the work we do involves talking (suggestions and affirmations etc) and even answering back which brings the client right out of the sleep state.

Sandy Hawke, CCHT
Tune into your own inner wisdom.

Not as long as your hypnotherapist maintains a strong rapport with you, and helps establish the right level of relaxation throughout the process. That said, most Reiki clients fall asleep during sessions. :)

Clinical Hypnotherapist, Physical Therapist, Certified Zero Balancing practitioner

Usually not, however many of my clients have had insomnia issues.They are so sleep deprived that when they get into the deep level of relaxation they naturally drift into sleep. I schedule sessions so there is no pressure so often those clients can get 5 to 20 minutes of uninterrupted sleep at the end of the session.

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