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In a trance,
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This review is from: Hypnotherapy - Supreme Self Confidence (Audio CD)
Paul Mckenna's audio CDs are a great example of how a hypnotherapy session should feel. He doesn't claim to work 'magic'. Instead the listener should accept that the idea is to go into a trance, which is simply a form of deep relaxation.
You are not supposed to try to listen to everything he is saying and if anything I think the fact that he sometimes uses 2 voices actually helps to accentuate this point and allows you to relax and let his words flow over and around you. When he talks about breathing in and out you just follow your own relaxed breathing pattern. When he says count you can begin to count and then let your mind wander. Once you have achieved 'trance' then this will be possible and like many of the previous reviewers have said, you find that you have not literally heard all that he said but instead have let your mind go. I guess, if you did not go into trance and you ended up listening to this 'cold' like listening to a radio station, you will get very bored of it. However, for anyone who finds they can achieve trance, you will 'wake up' feeling refreshed and positive.
When you see a hypnotist in person they have the luxury of being in the room with you and gauging your reactions. Considering Paul Mckenna does not have this luxury, I think he has done a sterling job of making an audio version that should suit as many people as possible and carry them along regardless of how easily they achieve trance.
Every time I listen to his CDs I hear something else that I never heard before. Sometimes I go into trance quickly and sometimes I go in and out during the session. Each time can indeed be different. If you have listened to any of these CDs and are not able to go into trance then think again about what trance is... it is a deep form of relaxation. Let your mind relax as if sinking into sleep and hopefully it should happen for you. I think of trance a bit like those 3D magic eye pictures. Remember them? Some people can see them straight away and some people have to keep trying. But once you can do it you can keep doing it with ease.
I did read somewhere that people who have a good imagination and are focused can achieve trance... so have a go. It's only deep relaxation after all, and that has got to be good for you.