When you’re driving a familiar route and disappear off into a daydream do you lose control? Do you lose control when you’re watching a film or reading a book? No, not at all, you retain the control and power to emerge from that trance state at any time, just like you can wake up from a dream.
When you realise you are the one in control, then you become aware of what hypnosis is and can decide just how deeply to go into trance. The hypnotherapist is a guide for you on a journey, providing suggestion, but any change can only be made by you.
The realisation that you are in control, and that you can make change yourself, is actually very empowering. You’ll find that the more often you going into hypnosis, aware that you are in control, the easier it is to let go, safe in the knowledge that you can always stop at any time.